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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,777 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Wynne Jones Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN:
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Christopher Chant has no real power. He can't perform spells or do anything magical. However, he does possess something that most humans do not. Christopher has nine lives. Gerard Doyle's spellbinding narration is sure to capture every listener's attention. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary-Beth | 2/19/2014

    " Christopher Chant has a unique ability to enter other worlds while he sleeps, but the violent mishaps that occur in these dreams have a funny was of coming true in his ordinary life. I love this story because of its unique ideas and the fact that it is told realistically from a child's point of view so that at times we are as fooled as the main character by events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 2/13/2014

    " Another Chrestomanci. In case you were wondering, no, you do not have to read any of the Chrestomanci books in order. They are stand-alone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mech | 2/1/2014

    " A real crowd-pleaser - everybody in the family loved this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Clough | 1/18/2014

    " Although this is billed as #2 it really is the first in the series, since it is the childhood of Christopher Chant. Utterly delightful; Jones was doing Harry Potter way before Harry was ever thought of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 1/16/2014

    " Great fun! I think I like this best of the Chrestomanci books I've read so far. "

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

    " Lives of Christopher Chant was much more adventure-filled than the first Chrestomanci book. This is a prequel to the first book, though it really does need to be read after the first one, not before. Christopher has "dream" traveled to other realities since he was young but as he gets older and people begin to find out about his abilities, complications arise. Lots of them. I like how the book had a great twist with who is good and who is bad getting switched up. That's always one of my favorite plot devices! After reading this book together, my kids and I now started calling our favorite salad dressing "Millie Dressing" instead of Green Goddess dressing because of a character in the book. It is always fun to have great stories become ingrained in family culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya | 1/10/2014

    " For me, this is her best book after HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE. Christopher is a funny narrator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 1/7/2014

    " Giant Chrestomanci Re-Read, Part 2. This book is also fabulous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maham | 11/16/2013

    " loveeddd it! i love chrestomanci. both of them "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cera | 11/5/2013

    " The goddess with her cats is so awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Val | 10/19/2013

    " This was my first Diana Wynne Jones book, and the one that made me crave more of her writing. Sentimental. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 8/6/2013

    " I really like Diana Wynne Jones and her creativity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ayanapunya | 7/14/2013

    " mgkn bakal lebih seru klo baca buku sebelumnya dulu "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shai Coggins | 6/13/2013

    " Another wonderful book from Diana Wynne Jones, one of my latest favourite YA fantasy authors. The second book from the Chrestomanci series is every bit as magical as the first one. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/1/2012

    " Great story. I wish Christopher had been a bit more careful with his lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JJ | 7/9/2012

    " The best thing about Diana Wynne Jones is I can open any of her books and be thoroughly charmed by her whimsy and humor. Another gem. (But has she ever written a dud?) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellyann | 2/16/2012

    " Chrestomanci before he was Chrestomanci, and lots of background for Millie as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 9/27/2011

    " My favorite book. DWJ, I miss you terribly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JJ | 5/18/2011

    " The best thing about Diana Wynne Jones is I can open any of her books and be thoroughly charmed by her whimsy and humor. Another gem. (But has she ever written a dud?) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vance | 5/11/2011

    " This has been my favorite Chrestomanci books. A fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tikikitty | 5/1/2011

    " currently: my FAVORITE book. this book is the BEST!!!!!!! it has EVERYTHING! humor, romance (not much, so dont worry if you dont like that stuff!) Science fiction, drama, bad parenting, you name it, its got it! realy amazing and i would suggest it to anyone!
    :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 4/24/2011

    " I really enjoyed this prequel to Charmed Life. It was fun getting to know more about both Christopher and Millie (her back story surprised me a lot!). Reading this has definitely made me excited to read more Chrestomanci books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 4/13/2011

    " A tale of an English schoolboy wizard that long pre-dates Mr Potter. In someways, it's a much slighter, less-developed tale. In other ways, it's better for being quieter, slower and less frantic. Already well-known but deserves to be better-known. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/7/2011

    " What a fantastic tale! And it's told in such an irresistible way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Val | 3/28/2011

    " This was my first Diana Wynne Jones book, and the one that made me crave more of her writing. Sentimental. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenne | 3/19/2011

    " Not quite as enjoyable as the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 1/5/2011

    " When I was little this was one of the best books I had ever read, and to be honest to this day it's probably still pretty awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/15/2010

    " I thought it was AWESOME! One thing though--the world filled with rude, stuck-up, prideful people was only inhabitated by black people? Is Diana Wynne Jones a racist? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/14/2010

    " This was wierd/cliche, but oddly entrancing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mech | 12/11/2010

    " A real crowd-pleaser - everybody in the family loved this one. "

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About the Author
Author Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) was an internationally bestselling British fantasy author. Although she was best known for her children’s books, Jones wrote anthologies, short stories, and nonfiction works for both children and adults. She has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Guardian Award for Children’s Books, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award; she has also been a runner-up for the British Carnegie Medal twice. A number of her novels have been adapted into movies, both for the big screen and for television. Her book Howl’s Moving Castle was made into a Japanese animated movie by filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Among her most well-known works are the Chrestomanci series, the Derkholm series, and The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, which won the Hugo Award for Nonfiction. Jones lived in Bristol, England.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, multiaward-winning narrator, was born of Irish parents and raised and educated England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator, he has been awarded thirty-one AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2006 for The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty.