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Extended Audio Sample The Nixies Song: #1 Beyond Spiderwick Chronicles Series Audiobook, by Holly Black Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,259 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Narrator: Andrew McCarthy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9780743569286
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The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow.

But an "expedition" to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem - the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety - and it's up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian (plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles) to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A neat mix of the whimsical, the weird, and the exciting.” 

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • Fans of the Spiderwick Chronicles, rejoice! The saga continues, brimming with the same sly humor and old-fashioned design that marked the original series.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 2/18/2014

    " good, really short, i read it in less than 2 hours "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 2/6/2014

    " i do believe this book hasnt come out yet, but i read all of the other spiderwick books and they were all pretty neat, so i would like to read this one sooner or later. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 2/5/2014

    " I read all of the original Spiderwick Chronicles and thought they were mediocre at best, so I really wasn't expecting much out of this book, but I was still disappointed. Obviously these books are not supposed to be Tolkien-level writing, but if I wanted to introduce my children to fantasy literature, I just don't think I'd choose these. For example, there is too much focus on the fantasy aspect of the story and very little on developing strong characters with any kind of moral underpinnings. I'll give it two stars instead of one, however, because I may have lost my edge in evaluating adolescent literature when I turned twelve. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 1/26/2014

    " So I haven't read the real Spiderwick C. yet, but will probably finish the first and second books tonight. This was a bit different than I expected. I mean, I think I'd tell that Nixie to shut the hell up and that I didn't owe her anything. Still, good book and perfect for kids 7-10 "

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

    " It was really cool how they saw Jared from the other books!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 1/8/2014

    " This bonus series is not a good at the original series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily L | 12/22/2013

    " I wanted to read more after the spider wick series. I found the beyond. I do not think they are as good a the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twyla | 12/22/2013

    " A quick little read and a cute story. The pages are only about half filled with words, the rest blank space and occasional illustrations. Makes me wish I had the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis Hartford | 12/21/2013

    " It's much like the first Spiderwick Chronicles. There is nothing different or special about it. At first it is really slow but it is still good for little kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 12/18/2013

    " These books are very special to me as I poured over them, the spin-off series (Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles) and the supplementary materials (including the actual Field Guide) when I was younger. However, it is true that they are not fantastically written, but I love them all the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte Jackson | 12/17/2013

    " It was AMAZING!!!!!! A guy get a step sister and thinks she a geek and hes not wrong! She tells him that if he finds a four-leafed cover to give it to her. But he doesn't listen. That night there was a storm and he Sees a Nixie and she needs some help............ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serena | 12/11/2013

    " Definitely not as good as the first Spiderwick Chronicles series but still good. I think I just don't like the main characters as much and I can't stand Taloa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 12/6/2013

    " A good follow up series ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Triscia | 12/6/2013

    " As a kid I loved these books it dragged me into a fairytale world I had never heard of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 11/8/2013

    " This is a quick read and lots of fun. Its full of imagination! Can't wait for the next in the series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilee | 10/23/2013

    " I read this with my eight year old and I wasn't impressed with the language it used for a young reader. Of course the eight year old loved it and wants to read the next one. I guess it worked for me to read to him and edit a little as I went along. He didn't really hear the parts I changed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaden | 9/28/2013

    " It was ok. But it's diffrent from the other spiderwick series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 8/27/2013

    " entertaining enough spin-off series opener set in florida. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tia | 3/3/2013

    " Cute and short. Not much depth since it's for relatively young children, but I think it's a fun series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jhale | 11/3/2011

    " I wasn't as impressed by this one as much as the others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 10/18/2011

    " I don't even know how to read it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 9/9/2011

    " I love this new branch of Spiderwick! This is a water approach to the world of faerie and magic. I really like the new characters and illustrations. I also like that the story is told in three books that are a bit longer instead of the five it took for the original series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arman Kassam | 5/2/2011

    " alright compared to the original series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/29/2011

    " More fun stories about fairies and other fun creatures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fish | 4/19/2011

    " I do like these books, but they aren't as good as the original books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeleine | 3/15/2011

    " I think this is a fantastic book to read but you have to read the whole serious before hand (the spiderwick chronicle) before you read this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyndsey | 2/19/2011

    " Awesome I loved the frist series and I love this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikayla | 2/15/2011

    " I thought this book was amazing i loved it and was very interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Very good book very magical and takes you through adventure and builds on your imagination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/29/2011

    " We got the CD of these for commuting and thoroughly enjoyed listening to this one in the car. we are desperate to get the next one if there is..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arman | 1/23/2011

    " alright compared to the original series
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bek | 1/11/2011

    " It was really cool how they saw Jared from the other books!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/11/2011

    " I love this new branch of Spiderwick! This is a water approach to the world of faerie and magic. I really like the new characters and illustrations. I also like that the story is told in three books that are a bit longer instead of the five it took for the original series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/2/2011

    " Not what I would call an entertaining read - hardly worth my time with its poor plot structure; but since I'm an avid reader of the original Spiderwick series, I owe it to Tony and Holly to be generous with my rating - even though I feel like I'm betraying the Grace children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franki | 12/31/2010

    " I really loved it. It was the first Spiderwickc I ever read, and I just really enjoyed it. "

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About the Author
Author Holly Black

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. She is best known for writing the Spiderwick Chronicles, a series of fantasy books for children; all of the books were adapted into a major motion picture in 2008. Her first novel, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002. Her novella, The Wrath of Mulgarath reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list in 2004. She is also a frequent contributor and editor to a number of anthologies, including Geektastic, Zombies vs. Unicorns, and Bordertown. A graudate of the College of New Jersey, Black lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Andrew McCarthy is an actor, director, and award-winning writer who has written for National Geographic Traveler, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. His The Longest Journey Home was a Financial Times (London) Best Book of 2012.