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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (56,366 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Ende Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781452676302
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In this classic fantasy novel from author Michael Ende, small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Gerard Doyle's performance grounds this new production of Ende's enduring fantasy about Bastian, a grieving boy whose life is changed by a stolen book. AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie Powell | 2/20/2014

    " I loved it, I really did, and I'm sorry I never read it when I was young. It was glorious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joel | 2/14/2014

    " I love the start of this book, but I have qualms with the second half concerning the attitude of the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/22/2014

    " Fantastic book, so glad a friend recommended it to me. Definitely a book for those who enjoy reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorena Martinez | 1/20/2014

    " My very favorite book. Movies are just not fair with the book. I love every new adventure of Bastian and Atreyu. My favorite ones are the passing through the oracle and the desert lion. Lovely. I highly recommend reading this book. "

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

    " This book was phenomenal. It's incredibly imaginative. The parts of it that are predictable are intentionally so. It's not a page turner but definitely enchanting. Highly recommend. I read it for the first time as as adult! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/6/2014

    " Love this book. looked everywhere to find it before finding a copy in a second hand book store..... Now its one of my most prized books, one I will encourage my future children to read as the journey it takes you on is one you will never forget!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 12/10/2013

    " Such a beautiful amazing book that I still love to this day. The descriptions pull you in and make ou feel like you are part of the story like Bastian is! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ChristinaJL | 11/1/2013

    " I read this years ago, prompted by a teacher reading out an exert from the book in class. When I asked him about the details, he said it would be too complicated a book for me to understand. So, just to prove him wrong I went out, bought it and read it. Loved it, think I was about 10 at the time!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty Jo Pritchett | 10/25/2013

    " I would give this book 3.5 stars if I could. It was good, creative... I liked the themes and characters. But it was hard to really get into it and I liked the movie better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Schaeffer | 10/17/2013

    " Highly creative story! I loved the story but what really enjoyed was the meaningful underlying themes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Hernández | 10/5/2013

    " One of The best books I've ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Adams | 7/5/2013

    " Love love Love this book. I have read it several times--the first when I was a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeline Stone | 1/2/2013

    " the book was alright, but DO NOT watch the movie; it is unbelievably stupid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ella Brooke | 10/22/2012

    " I would have given it 5-stars because I love the story and the theme, but it really dragged in the middle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Cheek | 7/7/2012

    " I read this as a 15-year-old kid and loved it. Much better than the movie(s). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yumi | 7/6/2012

    " This is more of a 4.5 out of 5 mainly because I think it should've been broken up into two books, the latter half being a sequel. But overall, it was WONDERFUL. I loved it so much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Gubler | 6/11/2012

    " I didn't read this until I was an adult reading to my children. I was a enthralled as they were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elin | 5/28/2012

    " The kind of story you disappear into, forgetting the "real world". "

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About the Author
Author Michael Ende

Michael Ende (1929–1995) was a German author of fantasy and children’s literature. His best-known works include Momo, Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, and Mirror in the Mirror. His The Neverending Story has been translated into more than 30 languages, was made into a hit movie in 1984, and remains a much-loved international bestseller.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, award-winning narrator, was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in 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.