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4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: N. D. Wilson Narrator: Russell Horton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The 100 Cupboards Series Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9780307705914
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When Henry York found 99 cupboards hidden behind his bedroom wall, he never dreamed they were doors to entirely new worlds! Unfortunately, Henry’s discovery freed an ancient, undying witch, whose hunger for power would destroy every world connected to the cupboards—and every person whom Henry loves. Henry must seek out the legendary Chestnut King for help. Everything has a price, however, and the Chestnut King’s desire may be as dangerous as the witch herself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the most fascinating new fantasy worlds grown on American soil since Oz. MuggleNet.com
  • Highly appealing characters whom readers will want to encounter again. The Horn Book Magazine
  • Henry becomes a stronger and more resourceful kid as he tests his mettle against the creatures in the cupboards. The Bulletin
  • The story is chilling, but the creepy quotient never exceeds the book’s target audience. Booklist
  • An entirely satisfying finish. Kirkus Reviews
  • Well crafted and gratifying. School Library Journal
  • This is my favorite kind of fantasy, combining the secret and the ordinary. Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 jennifer | 2/15/2014

    " Last in the 100 Cupboards series. Terrible. Destroyed the series. How an author can get this off track from an original and amazing concept is beyond me. Too bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carissa | 2/12/2014

    " If over half of a book's characters need to be stashed away in various places (including a cupboard carried around in the protagonist's backpack) so that the plot can advance, then maybe those characters don't need to be in the book in the first place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 2/12/2014

    " Awesome conclusion. Loved the ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Gatekeeper | 2/8/2014

    " A fantastic conclusion to a fantastic trilogy. I absolutely loved it. N.D. Wilson had better write some more books, fast! :-D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra aka The Meanest Momma | 2/2/2014

    " loved it! excellent end to an excellent trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 2/2/2014

    " I am sad to see this series end. N.D. Wilson wrapped it up very well...all things considered for a kids book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 1/18/2014

    " In the first two books, I had to grapple with getting my head around the mythological structure and nuances of the Cupboard worlds. In this volume, I could just strap in with the author and take a wild ride. A series well worth a read and reread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory Dickison | 1/17/2014

    " Second read. Now how am I supposed to kill my dandelions? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 11/18/2013

    " This is one of the rare times when the sequels are just as good, even better, than the first. Just like the Harry Potter series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 9/1/2013

    " The Rest Of The Series Has Been Good, So I Hope This Book Will As Good As The Rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josiah Nance | 7/28/2013

    " But sphere prisons containing the lives of a thousand incubi are by far the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 6/11/2013

    " i liked this series, though i think Wilson's creative inspiration clearly comes from Rowling. The protagonist, Henry, seems modeled after Harry Potter. And i found the story complicated at times. Nonetheless the overall adventure pulled me through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/10/2013

    " I listened to the audiobook of this one as well. Still like the story ... but got lost a couple of times. It seemed to jump around without enough explanation as to why or where. Don't know if that was in the story or because maybe my mind wandered while listening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jael | 3/4/2013

    " This was definitly the best of the three books. The villians were most ominous in this final book, and I was sad to see the series ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 9/8/2012

    " Fun book to read. This was the best one of the 3 in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Kant | 5/10/2012

    " Best book of the trilogy, This time the author really sinks into the charachters and dimension bringing about horrors of the physical and emotional world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsey | 3/28/2012

    " Great! This is my favorite series and all 3 books were equally wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shailey | 3/28/2012

    " Good ending to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hr | 2/26/2012

    " The best of the three! They just got better and better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krsten | 2/20/2012

    " Could not put this one down. Wow. The story took off and never let up on the action. Very fun and I am a fan of this author! His characters make good choices. Even some of the bad guys are likeable - the three notched ear guy (Coradin?)- because they have good in them. Enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hari | 12/18/2011

    " The end was a little too... too for me, but I loved it. Te suspense was so intense, I had to take breaks from it. I'm such a scaredy-cat. This is the best book series I ever read that I know I'd be way too chicken to ever see if they made a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 9/6/2011

    " The Chestnut King was hard to put down especially toward the end. Great job N.D. What other grand stories are floating around in that head of yours? I hope you share them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 8/21/2011

    " It was pretty good. It took me forever to get through this series, which goes to show that they we not the best ever. But I was interested enough to finish the series. I am still a little confused though, but was happy with the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Higgins | 8/9/2011

    " Loved it. Broke down a few times near the end. Really good for those that need more story in their thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Watoosa | 7/1/2011

    " A great end to a great trilogy. Reminiscent of Narnia, Chrestomanci books, Harry Potter, etc., by a talented writer. And super exciting! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Esther | 5/13/2011

    " It's rare for me not to finish a book - but for this one, I didn't! Found it confusing and in the end too hard to wade through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 3/12/2011

    " What an exciting ending for the great series! The twists and turns made it very enjoyable. Loved it!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nico | 3/9/2011

    " Good finish. Loved the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gil | 3/5/2011

    " Excellent. Wilson is genuinely creative. A little bit of the dialogue seems forced, perhaps, but the story is compelling enough to keep me up way too late in search of a stopping point. Wyrd in all the right ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LJh* | 2/5/2011

    " The Wizard of Oz of its time. "

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

    " Definitely the best in the series. The others are probably only 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 12/24/2010

    " As with Dandelion King, I wished less time had elapsed between my reading of the previous book in the series, so I would make all the connections, but...oh well.

    It was fantastic, the plot rich and woven like Mordecai's vines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aegine | 12/23/2010

    " These series are pretty good. The first one us a little slow but the next two definately pick up the pace. And I'm really glad to say I'm from Kansas where not much happens except for adventures like these! ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 12/5/2010

    " Wonderful book series. Explores and exploits many of my favorite themes in faerie tales. For a more expansive review, see my review of the first book of the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 11/30/2010

    " This is one of the rare times when the sequels are just as good, even better, than the first. Just like the Harry Potter series. "

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About the Author

N. D. Wilson is the bestselling author of the Ashtown Burials series. When he was a kid, he spent nearly a year living in his grandparents’ attic. If there were cupboards in those walls, he never found them. He and his wife live in Idaho, along with their five young explorers.