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Download Over Sea, Under Stone: Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,929 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Cooper Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN:
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On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 2/9/2014

    " Settings vivid, and magic in our world is always fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 carissa | 1/20/2014

    " Three children on vacation in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the Dark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yvonne | 1/17/2014

    " Never read this classic of Junior fantasy. Scary and intense, but I was disappointed that the characters do not continue in the "sequence" of novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannine | 1/11/2014

    " Love Susan Cooper's writing style! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette | 1/8/2014

    " This is a well-written fantasy book for youth. Her books have received many honors. She wrote them long ago (well not too long ago, I was alive)but they have a timeless quality to them. The story is linear but interesting. She develops the characters well and is quite visual. I highly recommend the series to younger readers who like Harry Potter and other magical stories and especially anyone who is interested in King Arthur mysticism. They are clean, no swearing, good stuff books like they used to write! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ziggy | 12/28/2013

    " Absolutely adored this as a child "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilie | 12/21/2013

    " This is a fantastic series--I read it years ago when I was visiting a friend in Olympia, Washington. They were written for kids, so are a really quick read, but great stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sinho | 12/20/2013

    " Great book. Not as good as the other books in the series, but worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 12/15/2013

    " I know this is a prequel and the start of a series and so, in a way, it suffers like The Magician's Nephew does with the Narnia books. While it's a nice, self-contained story about Precocious British Children finding the Holy Grail, I kept wanting the REAL action to start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 12/9/2013

    " We listened to this while we drove to Utah. It took the whole drive but we all really enjoyed it. "

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

    " Just re-read this book. Less fantasy that I remembered and more simple treasure hunt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia | 10/17/2013

    " Better pacing than most of the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanna | 8/3/2013

    " I read this entire series when I was young. I have only encountered it once since then, but I still remember almost everything in them and how enthralling they were. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddy | 6/13/2013

    " First of the series before the Dark is Rising (see that). It's much brighter and more interesting. You should read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 6/13/2013

    " This series is phenomenal. It's an exciting, fast paced, plot line that has all sorts of twists. A good one for the "magic aspect", and has [unpurposeful:] analogies to the Christian faith. "

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

    " I like books about smart kids, and this is certainly one of those. The story wasn't particularly complicated, but it was well-written and kept me interested. I'm interested to see how the series plays out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/1/2013

    " This was a suspenseful children's tale of two brothers and a sister on a quest to find a certain artifact and protect it from some bad guys. I like this book and plan on reading the other books in the series, especially the newberry winners in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A.L. | 10/21/2012

    " I read this in about 24 hours, and liked it, but it is a little slow-moving, and there was less of the fantastic than I was expecting. It's definately an interesting way to begin a fantasy series, and I'm interested to see how the sequence plays out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh Henry | 7/26/2012

    " This book is about siblings having a great adventure on their summer vacation. They're being pursued by evil while fighting for good. It's a bit younger, but really a blast! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 11/25/2011

    " Quite enjoyable, although not the usual happy children's fare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvonne Jones | 10/23/2011

    " Loved this series when I was younger. Highly recommended!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Solomon | 8/5/2011

    " even though these books are really old i still enjoyed reading them i had been hearing about these books for years and only now have i finally started reading them "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Murray | 7/1/2011

    " I LOVED these books as a kid! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 5/21/2011

    " This should be a good series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/29/2011

    " Another YA fantasy classic I reread on a regular basis. Susan Cooper's books are dark, lyrical, unforgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 4/23/2011

    " I remember loving this series as a kid — dark, haunting, exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 3/24/2011

    " One of my first favorite fantasy books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/20/2011

    " These are children's books, but still some of the best I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Farmgirl | 3/16/2011

    " Classic. Should be better known. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/20/2011

    " I like this series, both for mysef and for students. It has the classic dilemma of good vs evil and ties in legends of King Arthur, and the Green Witch in an adventure that catches the reader's attention quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 2/9/2011

    " A very good series. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 1/26/2011

    " I remember loving these as a child, and found them to be much darker than I had remembered upon reading them as an adult. Epic battle between good and evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/26/2011

    " A must for every fantasy library! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qing | 1/14/2011

    " It draws on the King Arthur/Holy Grail thing. Pretty interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 1/6/2011

    " Just as good as when I first read it. I hope some kids who saw the craptacular movie will check out the books and find out what they missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kusanar | 1/4/2011

    " An AMAZING series! A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ara133photography | 12/29/2010

    " LOVED. Her descriptions are wonderful, I loved the settings & characters. Fast-paced yet she gives you time through the descriptions to actually develop an idea of where you are to really be able to experience things as the characters do. "

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About the Author
Author Susan CooperSusan Cooper is best known for her acclaimed sequence of fantasy novels known as The Dark is Rising. She has also written three books for younger children as well as the Broadway play Foxfire and the television film The Dollmaker. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Susan Cooper moved to the United States in 1963 and now lives in Connecticut.
About the Narrator

Alex Jennings is an award-winning narrator and actor of stage and screen. He has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been named a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Literary Fiction Narration. As an actor, he enjoyed a highly successful run at the Old Vic in Too Clever by Half, for which he won an Olivier Award, the Drama Magazine Award, and the Plays and Players Award for Actor of the Year. He has also won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Peer Gynt. Among his numerous television credits are Inspector Alleyn, Hard Times, and the lead role in Bad Blood.