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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Stewart Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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In the floating city of Sanctaphrax, fusty old professors scheme and bicker with each other as they study the weather in minute detail - mistsifting, fogprobing, researching the air blowing in from beyond the Edge. But some experiments are best left alone...

Quint is the son of a sky pirate captain. He arrives in Sanctaphrax at the request of Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, who needs an apprentice he can trust to carry out a series of highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius' only daughter, Maris, are plunged into the midst of a terrifying adventure that takes them deep within the rock upon which Sanctaphrax is built.

You can practically feel the Banderbear's fur and smell the Tilder sausage of Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's well-loved fantasy world as the Edge is brought to life in glorious detail in a new reading by Alex Jennings. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/17/2014

    " I was worried that I would soon get a little tired of the series until this book completely revived me! An entirely new cast of characters (well, not ENTIRELY- wink, wink) and an unexpected shift in time brought the series back to life. For this story, Stewart takes us to the past to learn about Quint's (gee, where have I heard that name before?) introduction to the great academic city of Sacntaphrax. It was fun and fast paced, though pretty dark in places. Definitely a good read. And now I'm read for book five! "

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

    " A really good novel- creepy and fantastical with great characters. Totally weird, but i think that is what i like about it. Chris Riddell's distict style is easy to tell apart from the rest- it is an entertaining storline, and I love the illustrations. The characters are really the strong point- and the dialogue between them is funny and fitting for their personalities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 2/3/2014

    " I loved getting to know more about cloud wolf/quint in this series. I loved some of the parallels between quint and twig, let alone between the first three books and this one. It served as a great prequel, and the gloamglozer's premonition played out in the end. At times, I find the entire series very fast-paced, and centered around the plot, one of my least favorite parts of the series. I feel this book did it the most, and wished the author could have elaborated on the earth-scholars. It was nice to finally hear more about sanctaphrax. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vixen | 2/3/2014

    " this book is absolutely fantastic. its exciting and unlike anything else ive ever read. its creative genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 1/18/2014

    " Cute book. I love the illustrations, they follow the story exactly. I will certainly continue reading this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susi | 12/19/2013

    " I know it's for kids but I just love Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Great story too - who doesn't love Most High Acadames and Sky Pirates??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwynn | 11/11/2013

    " Exciting, adventurous, interesting, and very frightening at parts. LOVE IT!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 11/4/2013

    " I didn't like this one quite as much as the Twig adventures, but it was still pretty fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 katie | 10/31/2013

    " I loved everything about this, except the co-heroine Maris. It's all about boys and men in these books, and so I had high hopes for her, but alas. Sobbing and stubborn and in love with Our Dashing Hero. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 10/28/2013

    " Not my favorite book in the Quint trilogy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiana | 10/16/2013

    " I didn't like this one as much. Maybe I've read too many of them in a row and I need a break? I dunno. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ainsley Dole | 9/8/2013

    " a little less imaginative, but more detailed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja | 8/24/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book, the world that Stewart & Riddell created is so imaginative,, i love the illustrations! was surprised the main character in the first 3 books was not in this book, the book was about completely different characters, very fun :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 6/24/2013

    " This was a very good book packed with action that kept you reading. It even had a little bit of a love story in it. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 4/4/2013

    " The Curse of the Gloamglozer was an exciting adventure. It was also an emotional story that I really enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron Cox | 3/7/2013

    " This book is awesome because there is finally one of the books about the gloamglozer that is feared by every creature in the woods and the suspense is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Allen | 1/22/2013

    " Awesome book! One of the best in the series, especially since you get to find out the origin of the Gloamglozer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 11/27/2012

    " I love these books, even happier that it's a new series within the series. The author is so super creative, and I love the artwork. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chaotician | 3/10/2012

    " My definite favorite of the Edge Chronicles. Mysterious and thrilling, this is a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/12/2012

    " Big big plot build up, yet ending doesn't seem to match it. But, in general, the series is still a decent series. I look forward to reading the last three books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/21/2012

    " Fun, rollicking tale! Great imagined world. Looking forward to more books in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 2/6/2011

    " I didn't like this one quite as much as the Twig adventures, but it was still pretty fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bree | 9/25/2010

    " It's not a bad book. Especially for children!
    it tells an epic tale. one that few would want to miss out on. and even though i am a teenager, and it may be perceived as a little childish for me, it was great.
    i want to read the others :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Enzo | 4/3/2010

    " Im currently reading this agian , Brill but slow starting!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susi | 2/18/2010

    " I know it's for kids but I just love Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Great story too - who doesn't love Most High Acadames and Sky Pirates??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ainsley | 11/13/2009

    " a little less imaginative, but more detailed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja | 10/11/2009

    " Really enjoyed this book, the world that Stewart & Riddell created is so imaginative,, i love the illustrations! was surprised the main character in the first 3 books was not in this book, the book was about completely different characters, very fun :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwynn | 5/18/2009

    " Exciting, adventurous, interesting, and very frightening at parts. LOVE IT!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 3/24/2009

    " This was a very good book packed with action that kept you reading. It even had a little bit of a love story in it. Great book! "

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About the Author
Author Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart is the author of many books for children and with Chris Riddell is the creator of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles series. He lives in Brighton, England with his family.

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.