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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,484 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Nimmo Narrator: John Keatin Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Magician Trilogy Release Date:
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On Gwyn’s ninth birthday, his grandmother tells him he may be a magician, like his Welsh ancestors. She gives him five gifts to help him—a brooch, a piece of dried seaweed, a tin whistle, a scarf, and a broken toy horse. One blustery day, unsure what to do with his newfound magic, Gwyn throws the brooch to the wind and receives a silvery snow spider in return. Will he be able to use this special spider to bring his missing sister, Bethan, home? The Snow Spider spins an icy, sparkly web of mystical intrigue that sets the stage for the next two books in this outstanding trilogy! Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Keating’s reading of the tale is flawless. He easily ranges from the boy’s excitement and anticipation to the wavery voice of his eccentric grandmother…[Keating’s] mastery may well convince readers that this fictional world is real.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

  • “[An] enchanting tale…Swiftly paced and cleverly plotted, Nimmo’s novel fluidily fuses fantasy, suspense, and drama.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “From the opening music to the first note of narrator John Keating’s beautifully accented voice, the listener is transported to the Welsh countryside…With narration like this, it is as if John Keating were himself the snow spider, spinning richness into Jenny Nimmo’s tale.”


  • “Nimmo weaves elements of Welsh folklore into a story that combines magical elements with a realistic modern setting…[An] adventure story with likable characters that are deftly, succinctly portrayed.”


  • “Harry Potter fans have reason to rejoice. A new young magician has arrived from the UK with exciting adventures…Beautifully written.”

    Children’s Literature

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristin Redmond | 2/18/2014

    " I finished this on audio so I think I will try the next. A childrens fantasy/magic takes place in Wales. Gwyn a 9 year old learns on his birthday he may be a magician. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sara | 2/17/2014

    " This book was great!!!! I liked it because it was so adventurous!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cat McNeece | 2/15/2014

    " This is just the only best spider ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thebruce1314 | 2/15/2014

    " I originally picked up this book because I enjoyed the Charlie Bone books. The Snow Spider is pretty similar in style and storyline to Nimmo's more popular series. It follows the story of a boy in Wales who discovers that he has magical powers which manifest themselves through five items that his grandmother gives him for his birthday. It was a quick, easy read, but fairly predictable. Nothing earth-shattering happens, but it was a good read. "

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