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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Dale Narrator: John Curless Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN: 9781400090860
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When Joe is traveling to stay with his mother and stepfather for Christmas, little does he imagine the excitement and magical intrigue that awaits him when he falls headfirst into an evil plot to rid England of witches. With great bravery and more than a little help from his half sister, Esme, and a new friend, Twiggy, he has to muster all his courage and ingenuity to solve the riddles surrounding him and save his newfound friends.

A fabulously detailed and richly exciting adventure story that grips the listener in its magical clutches from the very beginning. 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 Lucy | 2/3/2014

    " I read this book a few years ago so my exact memory of the details is a bit fuzzy. But from what I can remember even though this is a kid's book I found it quite gripping and thought this was a rather sweet story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JennLynn | 1/28/2014

    " A boy inadvertantly gets tangled up with a coven of witches and a young witch Twiggy. Together they help protect the witching world from imminent danger. C+ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 12/31/2013

    " I read this book in one afternoon one summer. I loved it so mcuh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 12/1/2013

    " this is a good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 11/27/2013

    " Good, not the best, but pretty good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/26/2013

    " Finished for the 48 Hour Book Challenge...review to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Gilfillan | 11/20/2013

    " This was a cute story. I liked how the witches seemed like completely ordinary people, with ordinary if somewhat eccentric concerns, but then would seem rather terrible and intimidating at the same time. I thought the story had a very satisfactory ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 10/27/2013

    " I just started, but it seems so exciting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 10/11/2013

    " Listened to this one - set at Christmas time and Joe has to spend the holiday with his Mom and step-family. He meets witches on the train to their house and it sets off the whole adventure. It was a nice escape where you knew everything would turn out okay in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/29/2013

    " Nice plot twists. Exciting character developement. Well written bad guys. However, the ending seemed a bit rushed and abrupt to me. Overall a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fullfaun | 9/26/2013

    " LOVED this! want to read more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana | 9/9/2013

    " I read this book when I was 10 years old and it has stayed with me ever since! Just recently I rediscovered it in the library after years of trying in vain to remember the name. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 8/18/2013

    " I read this when I was younger and really enjoyed it and added it to my favourites. If you like children's book i would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanne Reynolds | 7/22/2013

    " i think that it is more for children than young adults "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/8/2013

    " I read this book trying to get a feel for the types of books my daughter is reading. I ended up enjoying this suspenseful adventure. I would definitely enjoy reading more books by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Wan | 1/25/2013

    " If your in for magic this is the book you want. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica Hester | 12/14/2012

    " Whispering to Witches has that magic feeling you get when you read a good book.This is the best book with witches in I've read yet! This is Anna Dale's first novel and she really did a good job! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 4/5/2012

    " a great read-aloud book with the kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina | 2/15/2012

    " I was surprised by how good this book was. I listened to it on audiobook. It was so fun. The characters and the direction of the story was surprising. I definately would suggest this for young and old. Short book as well in case you want a good, and quick fun book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 1/19/2012

    " this book is so good my favorite is rose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 10/10/2011

    " Very cute and well put-together story. The twist with the villain was different too, which was nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/5/2011

    " I happened across this book at our library when I had a few minutes to browse, and I am so glad that I did! It was an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/25/2011

    " This is a great beginning fantasy for children. It was very cute and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline | 9/19/2011

    " This is a good quick read for those who are interested in witch stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karalee | 7/15/2011

    " This is a fun light book that is a quick read. This fantasy book was light hearted and magical as they try and solve the case of the lost page of the magic book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 5/5/2011

    " I read this when I was younger and really enjoyed it and added it to my favourites. If you like children's book i would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marikka | 4/29/2011

    " At first, I thought it was a pretty boring book. But as I got farther and farther into the book, it really caught me attention. I love fantasy books man <33 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 3/23/2011

    " a great read-aloud book with the kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corinne | 3/1/2011

    " Now, granted it's been several years since I have read this, I still vividly remember this book. It was my all time favorite. I read it over and over and it never seemed to get old. Luckily it is still kicking around on my bookshelf, I will definitely consider re-reading it for old times sakes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 2/13/2011

    " I just started, but it seems so exciting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 2/2/2011

    " I listened to this on CD. At first I thought it was too juvenile, but I then I got interested and enjoyed it. Good ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/11/2011

    " If your in for magic this is the book you want. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/21/2010

    " Listened to this one - set at Christmas time and Joe has to spend the holiday with his Mom and step-family. He meets witches on the train to their house and it sets off the whole adventure. It was a nice escape where you knew everything would turn out okay in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/21/2010

    " I happened across this book at our library when I had a few minutes to browse, and I am so glad that I did! It was an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley | 9/4/2010

    " That there is a lot of whispering involved but it is pretty good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ? ?te?h hølla?aÿ ? | 8/14/2010

    " I think i read this book a hundred times as a kid!!!!!! It never gets old- LOVE it!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Soph...... | 8/5/2010

    " this book was good.......... but to simple I think I would have liked it a lot more if I had read it when I was younger. But it was still a nice read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gustavo | 7/14/2010

    " Hace mucho tiempo leí este libro... me gustó muchísimo y si mal no recuerdo este fue el primer libro que me enganchó mucho después de Harry Potter... "

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About the Narrator

John Curless is a theater, film, and television actor. He has appeared on Broadway in Journeys End, The Sound of Music, and The King and I and off-Broadway in Passion Play, Comic Potential, and The Entertainer. His film and television credits include Vibrations, Ed, and NYPD Blue. His audiobook narrations have been awarded two AudioFile Earphones Awards.