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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: May 2010 ISBN: 9781607883739
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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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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.”

    Booklist

  • 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 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 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 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 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brit | 12/22/2013

    " It's no Shadow of the Wind, but a nice read none the less. It's definitely YA-- a lot less complex (and unfortunately less interesting, as a result) than SOTW, but I think I would have loved it at 12 or 13. If you like Zafon give it a try, it's a fun quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anbolyn | 12/21/2013

    " This started out very promising - gothic and slightly scary and mysterious. I really loved the first half. The ending, though, was a tad overwrought and disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TheSecretWriter | 12/15/2013

    " A fairly short and easily read story for teenagers and adults alike. As Carlos Ruiz Zafon's first published work, you can easily see how he has gone on to write best sellers. There is a dark side to this tale so watch out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 11/29/2013

    " After reading Shadow of the Wind. U can not be in the spell of Mr Ruiz Zafon.. Easy writing that we readers think we can do. Get between the lines though, and we have no idea! A Master... Thanku for my peace "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo Ashmore | 11/21/2013

    " This was ok but I think you can see the inexperience compared to his later works. Although this is for young adults so to be fair I'm not the target audience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virna | 11/15/2013

    " is dark in a good way ,but the end a little sad "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Minli | 11/4/2013

    " Sadly, the book is too short to go into any of the detail a good fantasy deserves, and too long to be a short story. Zafon's writing (and Graves's translation) is smooth and readable, but that alone wasn't anything that stood out. Also, female character fail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edo De | 11/1/2013

    " Presented as a youth book, it's not so bad for adults too. It's a mix of phantasy and fiction and just over hundred pages a quick to read book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire | 2/2/2013

    " i had mixed feelings about this book. for me i didnt enjoy reading so i couldnt finsh the rest. i didnt find it scary i just could not finish the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian herrera | 1/26/2013

    " I think that this book is good for family because the book is about a family that was going through a hard time but then a new friend comes and the family"s life gets better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy Haemmerle | 8/13/2012

    " good story, but i do prefer his later writing, or perhaps his books for adults. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eileen | 8/9/2012

    " This was more of a young adults book. I didn't really like it so I didn't finish it. Good teenager book for those into mystery and supernatural. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 6/16/2012

    " I read this book because of the author's adult books The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game. I enjoyed it but it is a YA book so it doesn't have the plot twists and turns. Still enjoyed it though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Shields-Szostak | 1/17/2012

    " 1st edition US, signed by author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SheWunders | 10/7/2011

    " Very scary and interesting, but I didn't enjoy the perspective or writing style. Too much telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 2/2/2011

    " Good creepy fun. The audio version is great with haunting music composed by the author. Recommend for middle schoolers and up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 7/26/2010

    " Great story, well-told. Only problem: Borrows more than a little from Bradbury's superior "Something Wicked This Way Comes." The Prince is, in nearly every way, identical to Mr. Dark. Except for the unoriginal feel, this novel makes for an excellent young adult horror/mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Farrah | 5/11/2010

    " This was a quick read and not at all what I was expecting. "

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About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of two critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novels, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game, is one of the world's most-read and best-loved writers. His work, which also includes prizewinning young adult novels, has been translated into more than fifty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He divides his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.