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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (652 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Nimmo Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Magician Trilogy Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545047616
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The thrilling conclusion of the award-winning fantasy trilogy from The New York Times bestselling author Jenny Nimmo. Gwyn can feel danger coming in the wind. Somehow he knows the warnings have to do with the broken toy horse that holds the evil spirit of a prince who lived long ago. When Gwyn discovers that the prince’s dark soul has escaped from the horse and is seeking revenge, Gwyn, Emlyn, and Nia have to figure out how to save the mysterious soldier who claims to be Nia’s distant cousin. With the help of the Snow Spider, can they recapture the princes soul without hurting the Chestnut Soldier? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A rewarding fantasy, especially for fans.” 

    Booklist

  • “With the clipped accent and lilting intonation of Welsh, John Keating gives voice to the wide assortment of extended family, school friends, and villagers caught up in dangerous events beyond their control.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Nimmo has skillfully woven the ancient story into the modern one, making it accessible to those who do not know the legend. This satisfying fantasy introduces young readers to the genre.” 

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan Lengel | 1/17/2014

    " The magician Gwyn must once more use his powers when a wicked spirit breaks free. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 1/12/2014

    " Not quite as fantastic as the previous two--a little slower perhaps, but still wonderful. My kids wished the series kept going. So did I. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/9/2014

    " Written nearly a decade before Harry Potter appeared on the scene, the Magician Trilogy remains fresh and interesting, rich with Welsh history and complex, appealing characters. Nimmo fits tremendous stories into small books. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys flat-out great stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 12/2/2013

    " It is real interesting and all, but if u didnt read the first 2 books, it is hard to understand, like i was all what the heck when i started reading it, but then i read the prologue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikki Cabrera | 11/30/2013

    " Great kid's story! Third in the magician trilogy. Took about an hour to read. 203 pages "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gheeta | 11/29/2013

    " This was by far the darkest of the three books in the series. Overall, a good story, but I'm not sure I'll want to reread it any time soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 11/27/2013

    " Good story. Great Childrens book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 7/18/2013

    " This trilogy was okay. I enjoyed it more than Griffin's Castle, another of Jenny Nimmo's books I recently read. It seemed better developed and more believable. Decent read, but not likely a re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mario dude | 4/2/2013

    " great ending to the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 3/29/2013

    " Series is suitable for older children (7th grade and up), although my youngest child was interested in and read the first two books in this series. Would depend of course on the maturity level of the child, as assessed by the individual parent. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 3/12/2013

    " This is the end of the series. And no offense, but for once, I'm glad a series is done. Nimmo's other series, Charlie Bone, is much much better than these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 12/17/2012

    " I thought these books were magical. A little dark, but imaginitive...and I love the names! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S*K*U*B*E | 9/18/2012

    " great ending to the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thia | 2/27/2012

    " short harry potter read alike "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bella | 2/8/2012

    " this book is about Gwyn and Nia too. in it a strong and an ancient evil escapes from the charred body of a broken toy horse and it inhabits Nia's cousin who comes to visit. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/27/2011

    " So I didn't mind the rest of the series but this book was a little too creepy and dark for me. "

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

    " The magic is back here in Book 3, definitely, but it is darker and more dangerous (until all is resolved in the end). I definitely liked this one the best of the three. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katterley | 4/16/2011

    " What a great ending to the trilogy, and satisfying with the growth of the characters and the establishment of new ones. A more mature read, but still understandable to middle grades. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gheeta | 1/27/2011

    " This was by far the darkest of the three books in the series. Overall, a good story, but I'm not sure I'll want to reread it any time soon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly | 7/24/2010

    " I felt like the author was trying to put too much in one book. The story line just didn't have a good flow and I kept having to go back to figure out what was going on. When the end came there was so much to resolve that the wrap up seemed to take for ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 5/11/2010

    " I thought these books were magical. A little dark, but imaginitive...and I love the names! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 12/13/2009

    " This is the end of the series. And no offense, but for once, I'm glad a series is done. Nimmo's other series, Charlie Bone, is much much better than these. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 10/13/2009

    " This trilogy was okay. I enjoyed it more than Griffin's Castle, another of Jenny Nimmo's books I recently read. It seemed better developed and more believable. Decent read, but not likely a re-read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 8/29/2009

    " The magician Gwyn must once more use his powers when a wicked spirit breaks free. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/22/2009

    " So I didn't mind the rest of the series but this book was a little too creepy and dark for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zippy | 5/11/2009

    " The best of the three books. It had a decent storyline/plot. Still not a great series though. I much prefer her Charlie Bone books.

    It would have been nice to have had a Welsh pronunciation guide for the names at the very least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikki | 2/15/2009

    " Great kid's story! Third in the magician trilogy. Took about an hour to read. 203 pages "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 2/2/2009

    " Series is suitable for older children (7th grade and up), although my youngest child was interested in and read the first two books in this series. Would depend of course on the maturity level of the child, as assessed by the individual parent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/7/2009

    " It is real interesting and all, but if u didnt read the first 2 books, it is hard to understand, like i was all what the heck when i started reading it, but then i read the prologue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 8/4/2008

    " The magic is back here in Book 3, definitely, but it is darker and more dangerous (until all is resolved in the end). I definitely liked this one the best of the three.
    "

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About the Author
Author Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Charlie Bone series as well as Griffin’s Castle, The Dragon’s Child, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy. Several of her books have been awarded and short-listed for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.

About the Narrator

John Keating is an actor, voice talent, and the winner of eight Earphones Awards for audio narration. His numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre’s production of Juno and the Paycock and La Mama ETC’s production of Cat and the Moon, as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He can also be seen in the HBO miniseries John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.