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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,816 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It’s war time, and the Carver family decides to leave their home in the capital and move to a small coastal village where they’ve recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners’ son, who drowned.

With the help of their new friend Roland, Max, and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist, a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden, an adventure that will change their lives forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A melancholy horror tale.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Jonathan Davis is excellently cast; his voice throbs with understated menace, which slowly intensifies toward the dramatic conclusion. Sound effects subtly add to the suspense and pleasure of listening. The audio performance is also accompanied by haunting original music written and performed by the author.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “This superb young adult novel crosses into supernatural realms, and Jonathan Davis’ performance offers its own kind of magic. Davis makes the transition from commonplace teen angst to paranormal regions naturally and believably. Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s lyrical prose creates plausible characters and thrilling situations, all given substance by Davis’ spot-on narration. A conversation with the author (who also composed and performed the incidental music) follows this engrossing tale.”


  • “Translated seamlessly, this atmospheric tale is set in 1943 in an unspecified seacoast village…Permeated with a delicious sense of looming menace, the story lines converge inexorably in a terrifying climax. Intelligent and eerie, Zafón’s story will create nightmares and admirers.”


  • The Prince of Mist hooks readers from page one. It is a combination of mystery, suspense, and supernatural thriller. The author keeps readers guessing all the way till the end in a story that’s fresh, frightening, and beautifully translated. Awesome.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Zafón is a master storyteller.”

    VOYA (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults in 2011

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fawad Janjua | 2/16/2014

    " The theme is what appealed to me though meant for younger audience. The desire to realise dreams rarely understanding in full the consequences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nags | 1/26/2014

    " There's something about Carlos Ruiz's writing that I can't really place my finger on but find mysteriously endearing. This book was a fast read and quite unputdownable. Towards the last 1/3rd of the book, it lost its pace but a bit but overall, a great a read and pretty spooky. I kept imagining the scenes in my head as I was reading and realised this would make a pretty scary movie that I may not watch! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Liviu | 1/14/2014

    " Not bad as writing goes but very YA and I just could not muster that much enthusiasm about the children in the story; would have been a great book when I was 10 or so but not now, though I will still check out the next installment just in case it becomes more complex and subtler "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jody | 1/11/2014

    " Okay so I might just be a chicken but this book reminded me a little of Stephen King novels. Just for teenagers. It really had me thinking and guessing the whole way through about what was really going on! "

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