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Download One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (127 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garth Nix Narrator: Stig Wemyss Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN:
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Here's a great gift idea and a wonderful audiobook for school holiday listening. It received 4.5-star reviews on Amazon.com.

One beastly beast that's more than meets the eye.... Two aliens with slimy tentacles and too many eyes fixed on adopting a human son.... Three inventors and a sea serpent, a princess, an orphanage, and two ships full of pirates....

Here are four fantastic tales by renowned fantasy author Garth Nix. Nix takes on a younger audience with this collection of magical adventures. His trademark fertile imagination and spellbinding storytelling is sure to capture a whole new generation of fans.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 2/19/2014

    " I'm trying to read one children's book per week, and this was the first. Maybe that was a mistake, because it will be a hard act to follow. Hilarious! Fun! Unexpected! My favorite story was the one about Princess Chlorinda, but I also loved the DVD-stealing pirates. Ha! Get it! Piracy! The illustrations also rocked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 2/11/2014

    " A cute, funny collection of four stories for small children. Adults will find it amusing as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Northrup | 2/8/2014

    " Who knew Garth Nix can write funny middle grade stories?! Fun, simple, and creative, these fantasy short stories will play well with the grades 3-5 crowd. An excellent addition to any classroom library, especially since books of short stories for this age group can be hard to come by. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Brown | 2/3/2014

    " Four short stories that are funny and fantastical. Although not mentioned in the title, there's a pirate story as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/20/2014

    " Great for reluctant readers. Even though the story is not quite the same I think Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants readers would enjoy this as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 amber | 1/19/2014

    " How can some of what Garth Nix writes be so awesome and some just be so shrug worthy? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roxanne Hsu Feldman | 1/16/2014

    " light, and amusing at times "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/15/2014

    " Nothing deep here...light-hearted fantasy short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/3/2014

    " Great for reluctant readers. Even though the story is not quite the same I think Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants readers would enjoy this as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 12/3/2013

    " Indefinitely not the target audience but I thought the stories were fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arren Q | 11/8/2013

    " cute. not life changing, but cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alohatiki | 10/24/2013

    " Like the one about the smart girl who becomes a penguin the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/23/2013

    " Four cute stories by Garth Nix (written for a much younger group than his other books). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 amber | 10/19/2013

    " How can some of what Garth Nix writes be so awesome and some just be so shrug worthy? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 1/13/2013

    " Skipped the first story about the video pirate rats. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanna | 10/4/2012

    " Not as quirky and random as I had hoped, but still relatively enjoyable, especially for a younger child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/30/2012

    " A set of cute short stories about kids having adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Javin | 8/28/2012

    " It was ok the plot was repetative. It was funny though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Brown | 8/4/2012

    " Four short stories that are funny and fantastical. Although not mentioned in the title, there's a pirate story as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roxanne Hsu Feldman | 7/13/2012

    " light, and amusing at times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleenish | 7/6/2012

    " These four stories were zany and fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 5/22/2012

    " Indefinitely not the target audience but I thought the stories were fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanna | 3/14/2012

    " Not as quirky and random as I had hoped, but still relatively enjoyable, especially for a younger child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arren Q | 12/13/2011

    " cute. not life changing, but cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Kent | 11/29/2011

    " Four light, happy, non-world-shaking short stories meant for the upper elementary school crowd. No lasting value here, but pleasant and humorous. Nix is one of the best YA writers out these days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Javin | 5/25/2011

    " It was ok the plot was repetative. It was funny though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Javin | 4/21/2011

    " It was ok the plot was repetative. It was funny though
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 amber | 4/4/2011

    " How can some of what Garth Nix writes be so awesome and some just be so shrug worthy? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie Jane | 5/19/2009

    " Recommended to me by a boy who always comes to me for book recs at the library. I can see why it appeals so much to young readers, but it's a little too juvenile for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 5/24/2008

    " A cute, funny collection of four stories for small children. Adults will find it amusing as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/18/2008

    " Four short stories that are funny and fantastical. Although not mentioned in the title, there's a pirate story as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alohatiki | 1/22/2008

    " Like the one about the smart girl who becomes a penguin the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/10/2007

    " Nothing deep here...light-hearted fantasy short stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roxanne Hsu | 8/28/2007

    " light, and amusing at times "

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About the Author
Author Garth Nix

Garth Nix, born in Melbourne, Australia, has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, before becoming a full-time writer in 2001. His books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen and the science fiction adventure A Confusion of Princes. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and Troubletwisters, cowritten with Sean Williams. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, and his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Australian, and London’s Guardian and Sunday Times.