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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (25 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: May 2007 ISBN:
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The Pinhoes don't want the Chrestomanci to find out that they've been misusing their magic, but when Cat finds a mysterious old egg at Gammer's place, the Chrestomanci is sure to notice.

Author Diana Wynne Jones has won the prestigious Guardian and Mythopoeic Awards. The Pinhoe Egg, the fifth book in her popular Chrestomanci series, brings back Cat Chant. 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 Jane | 2/16/2014

    " when did christopher chant stop playing cricket? that is a story i would like to hear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 2/13/2014

    " Another charming Diana Wynne Jones books. This one starts off a little faster than a lot of her books do, and the characters, as usual are completely lovable. Grammar takes the center stage and her wise cracks and shenanigans are a riot to read. I absolutely adore her books and I hope that I keep discovering new ones I haven't stumbled across yet. DWJ is the best :-D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunshie | 2/13/2014

    " This book was highly entertaining. The main characters Cat an Marianne were well paired. Nutcase and Klartch provided endless amusement. It was not as good as Howl's Moving Castle but still a worthwhile read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tess carlton | 2/4/2014

    " Want to read more crestomani "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drucilla | 1/27/2014

    " While reviewing books three and four of the Chrestomanci Chronicles I complained that, while they were good books, Chrestomanci was hardly in them. Well, I can't make that claim here. The book is divided evenly between Cat's p.o.v. and Marianne's so the reader sees a great deal of both the castle's inhabitants and the new characters introduced. Speaking of new characters, there were so many Pinhoe's introduced it was hard to keep them straight. Overall, though, it was a great addition to the series. "

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

    " More about Cat, and of course Crestomanci being Crestomanci. I really liked the characters in this one, DWJ is good at delineating a broad spectrum of people. Particularly like Marianne, though. "

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

    " Giant Chrestomanci Re-Read, Part 3. This was the first time I re-read this one, and it's so good. I really love Marianne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/6/2014

    " Love Diana Wynne Jones books. They are so much fun to read or listen too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 12/30/2013

    " Definitely my favourite Chrestomanci book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 12/26/2013

    " A really fun read, it's quick and sweet and interesting and somehow never gets too cute even with horses and baby griffins and unicorns and magic and whatnot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beckett | 12/16/2013

    " I liked it, but there were a lot of characters to keep track of. The main characters are kind people...I like that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nerd Goddess | 11/25/2013

    " Wow! Will the wonders of Diana Wynne Jones never cease? Excellent book, another classic for the Chrestomanci series. The writing was amazing, and the characters memorable, as always. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Hokanson | 11/15/2013

    " :oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 10/8/2013

    " Good. Imaginative. Bit long in places. Really loved Syracuse and especially Klartch, and it was fun to see Cat, Julia, and Roger from Charmed Life again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindywho | 7/11/2013

    " I'm sad to finish the last of the Chrestomanci stories. This one was a little unfocused, jumping from Cat's new adventures with animals to the woes of the Pinhoe siblings who are dealing with an oppressive family. Witches, enchanters, griffins, unicorns and faeries all converge into a sweet muddle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olesya | 1/13/2013

    " Cute book that was loads of fun :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K T | 12/10/2011

    " Perfectly cozy, magical, fun. My only critique is that most of the plot was brought about by the main character's not telling people stuff he ought to (frustrating!). Though as he himself was aware of that, I guess it's a character trait. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 10/23/2011

    " Good, the curses in it are funny "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marianne | 6/8/2011

    " There wasn't anything wrong with the book; it just didn't grab me the way other Diana Wynne Jones books did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 2/6/2011

    " I absolutely love this author and especially the Chrestomanci books. They are such a pleasure to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maren | 1/25/2011

    " I just love these Chrestomani books--this one was by far my favorite. The characters were enjoyable and wonderfully complex without being tortured souls. The story was fun and I was dragged in like the rest of the family wondering what would happen next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 8/28/2010

    " Some good parts mixed in with a lot of meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam | 4/2/2010

    " More like a three and a half than a four. A pretty good read but didn't always have the charm that I'd found in prior volumes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 9/6/2008

    " I think I liked this addition to the Chrestomanci books best of all. Conrad's Fate was hilarious, and it was good to see Cat a bit more grown up in The Pinhoe Egg. He even meets a girl I assume will be the next Millie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Izlinda | 7/22/2008

    " I far preferred "The Pinhoe Egg" to "Conrad's Fate." "

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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 was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, 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 of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.