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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (713 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garth Nix Narrator: Miriam Margolyes Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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Jaide and Jack Shield's lives are changing in a very, very strange way. The weather is turning against them. Magical disasters occur when they're around. And a mysterious explosion has just destroyed their house... from the inside. Without knowing why, the twins are stolen away to live with Grandma X - a relative they've never, ever met.

At Grandma X's house, things are even stranger. Weather vanes point in the opposite direction of the wind. Doors appear and disappear. Cats talk.

Jaide and Jack Shield don't know the reason behind all this strangeness. They don't know that they're troubletwisters, and that they must defend the world against a dark, evil force. The time has come for them to discover the truth - and the powers that come with the truth. Are they ready?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mistyblue | 1/31/2014

    " I read this book to my kiddos and they seemed to enjoy it. :) It took a while to really feel like I had handle on the book, but part of that might because it took me several 15 minute sessions to read more than a few pages. :) The ending left several threads hanging and I look forward to seeing how the authors resolve these story strands in the second book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna Knippling | 1/28/2014

    " A fast, easy read, entertaining enough. No meat to it, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 1/23/2014

    " Loved it! Mystery, fantasy, interesting characters and the promise of more to come without a heinously cliffhangered ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 1/20/2014

    " It is amazing it is like percy jackson but less godly I got hucked to it on the 5th page it is about twin how are born to a warden. a warden is somone with powers that protect the world from the evil with there powers. And they use object to boost there powers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mo | 1/18/2014

    " While it was a fun read, it felt like the authors were trying way too hard to build a series that cashes in on the recent wave of kids-with-magical-abilities-in-extraordinary-circumstances-facing-evil-and-saving-the-world trend that's been popularized by Harry Potter as of late. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 1/10/2014

    " I started listening to this when my son checked it. My goodness, what an irritating book. I think I must have listened to the phrase "the evil" 3000 times. Maybe it would have been easier in a written form... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandi Rae | 12/25/2013

    " Book club choice...not my favorite, but the kids really seemed to like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 12/7/2013

    " A fast paced book that will appeal to many young readers, however my 10 year old was lukewarm on this. Her astute analysis was "too much random stuff happens". I agree! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anja247 | 11/14/2013

    " It was a good enough story, well read too (audio book) but Garth Nix can do so much better. He's set the bar very high, I don't think he quite reached it here... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/9/2013

    " Pretty good. Fantasy about twins who learn they have powers and need to save the world from a dark power. First book in a series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Allegrini | 9/1/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading this book.It was fun and easy to read,good for kids with a great imagination! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrianne Rosal | 6/21/2013

    " This one was ok but. it took long enough for the children to actually find out what a Troubletwister was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 6/8/2013

    " Not my favorite Nix book but I would continue reading the series. It seem too long to get to what was going on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 11/30/2012

    " I picked up this book because one of my kids brought it home and it turned out to be pretty good. I would say it is too intense for grade school kids but it kept my attention the whole time and now I'm curious to see how the next book goes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dushyant Ahuja | 11/12/2012

    " Very nice book - nail biting at some points and overall very fast paced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Navarr0 Newton | 8/17/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. The suspense for all the juicy details killed me halfway through but i got over that and loved it. The story left me with my hands empty and wanting more...Can`t wait for the Next installment!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Srosch | 7/30/2012

    " A fun read about a pair of twins who have special gifts :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rena | 6/5/2012

    " Joins the ranks of the likes of Savvy by Ingrid Law and Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood, a lighthearted book about kids growing up in a family with secret magical abilities. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony Keefer | 3/10/2012

    " Ok, I can see some kids liking it. Found myself skipping through some of the dialogue between the characters. The idea behind the book has some promise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 11/24/2011

    " Good start. I'm eager to see if the series takes off. Maybe a modern option for those kids who liked Narnia, and the Dark is Rising type books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Áine King | 9/28/2011

    " finished it in 2 train journeys, prob about 10hours.. could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connor | 6/21/2011

    " If I could, I would give it 6 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronmorris2 | 5/16/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. I read it too fast the first time so went back and read it again in a couple of days, picking up some of the more subtle things which are important later in the book (and maybe in the next book in 2012). I am mailing the book to my grandchildren. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 5/4/2011

    " When twins Jack and Jaide's is house is destroyed they are sent to go live with their eccentric grandmother. Except when they arrive nothing is what it seems and they begin to think their grandmother is a witch.
    A bit over the top and very fast paced "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 4/30/2011

    " An enjoyable middle-grade fantasy novel. "

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About the Author
Author Garth Nix

Garth Nix, born in Melbourne, Australia, has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, before becoming a full-time writer in 2001. His books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen and the science fiction adventure A Confusion of Princes. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and Troubletwisters, cowritten with Sean Williams. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, and his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Australian, and London’s Guardian and Sunday Times.

About the Narrator

Miriam Margolyes received the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence. She was the voice of Fly the dog in Babe and appeared in Ladies in Lavender with Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. In 2002 she played the role of Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.