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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (465 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Wynne Jones Narrator: Jane Asher Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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When the tourists invade the peace of Castlemaine, Heather escapes to the mound. People say it is the grave of Wild Robert, buried long ago with a box of treasure, but no one really knows. Heather is very unhappy: 'Wild Robert, I just wish you were really under there.' A voice replies 'Did somebody call?' The magical, handsome charmer comes back after 350 years to transform not only Heather's life, but the tourists' too...A brilliant, funny and touching fantasy about a very mischievous ghost, from acclaimed author Diana Wynne Jones.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 2/19/2014

    " Beguiling, but insignificant. Even if I were 8 years old I wouldn't love it. And the ending is abrupt - do you suppose there were thoughts of a series or sequel? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maddalena | 2/19/2014

    " Short, and with an unfinished feeling. I know this is a children's book, but still... usually Diana Wynne Jones is funnier, and cleverer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi | 2/8/2014

    " I only wish it was a full-length book instead of 100 pages (in large print). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariola Clark | 2/6/2014

    " I read this for a client. Interesting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tripleguess | 2/6/2014

    " I liked it, despite the two stars -- but it isn't finished! Not nearly! Where's the rest? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 1/20/2014

    " This is half of a fairly promising novel. And I really mean half -- not, "oh, this has potential but it needs a good rewrite," but "Here is the first half of my finished book. I left the second half on the train and can't be bothered to redo it." Almost more disappointing than a bad book, because I wanted to know how the story turned out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ingenue | 1/19/2014

    " This would have 4 stars if it were longer. How can it end so abruptly mid-story after less than 100 pages? Aaagh! Sequel! Now! Please! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 1/19/2014

    " Diana Wynne Jones, as always she has written an absolutely wonderful book. I was drawn in from the very beginning and was not let off the hook until the very end. The only reason I gave this delightful book only three stars was the ending. Or the lack thereof, as the case may be. Honestly, I wanted to read more. I wanted to see how the friendship between Heather and Robert progressed. I also wanted to see whether or not the relationship between Mr. McManus and Heather changed. And, what happens with Robert, Heather's parents, and the Castlemaine situation??? Overall, this book felt more like a first chapter instead of an actual book. It definitely left me wanting to read more without delivering any satisfaction, and that is why it only gets three stars. If Diana Wynne Jones had given a little more closure in the ending, the book would have easily gotten five stars from me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/17/2014

    " Is this an unfinished novel? It read like a first chapter, but there was no warning anywhere on or in the book that there wouldn't be a satisfying ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana Sandberg | 1/16/2014

    " A very short book, apparently slanted toward the younger child. Not bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milli Linnea | 12/19/2013

    " Wonderful, short story, for young children, but not too simple. A quick, but enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 11/29/2013

    " raises the question about whether growing up in a castle is all it's cracked up to be. It's also a shame this book doesn't have sequels. There just seems to be so much story left unwritten. "

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

    " Wild Robert is a good book for the very young. The ending was not satisfying. It reads like Jones didn't want to bother with tying up the loose ends. Everything was left floating in the wind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CAO | 11/17/2013

    " A brief tale of time travel at an historic castle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilary | 11/8/2013

    " One day I'd like to read the rest of the novel that should have followed on from this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Violinknitter | 11/8/2013

    " A fun little story, though it feels more like a short story than a middle-grade novel. Very quick read... I don't think it took me more than an hour, if that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dharma | 11/5/2013

    " I have had Ms. Jones on my list to read for quite some time as she comes highly recommended from friends on an email group. This one was cute, predictable, will be perfect for The Kid. I will get more of her books out to screen and enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 refgoddess | 8/4/2013

    " I read this several years ago, and, while any Diana Wynne Jones is worth reading, this was a slighter effort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Spazfungus | 8/3/2013

    " I picked this up from the free book pile. It caught my eye since it was written by the same author as Howl's Moving Castle. Cute but with a bittersweet ending and written for a much much younger audience than HMC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josephine | 4/20/2013

    " A well-crafted and well-paced short story. Memorable characters with depth and development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 3/24/2013

    " Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite authors, but the ending of this book left the reader hanging. I finished it with a "is that it?" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 robyn | 3/1/2013

    " For what it is it's fine! But what it is, I suspect, is the first chapter of a much longer story that Jones just never got round to. Pity. A young reader could read this as a complete story and enjoy it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 2/18/2013

    " Definitely for younger readers. Sweet, but felt like half a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tor | 11/23/2012

    " It was quite and interestiong book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 9/18/2012

    " Not my favorite of DWJ's books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ita | 7/3/2012

    " The ending was unsatisfying. It ended in the middle of nowhere IMO. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Collin Jones | 1/23/2012

    " Really a 3.5. It was alright, but a bit fast, and feels unfinished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia | 10/20/2011

    " This was a wild romp of a read one afternoon. There isn't much to highly recommend it. Not noteworthy at all. But it was a fun ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arwen | 5/21/2011

    " Cute idea but this book felt seriously incomplete. It should have been longer with a better ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/20/2011

    " Is this an unfinished novel? It read like a first chapter, but there was no warning anywhere on or in the book that there wouldn't be a satisfying ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maddalena | 10/5/2010

    " Short, and with an unfinished feeling. I know this is a children's book, but still... usually Diana Wynne Jones is funnier, and cleverer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milli Linnea | 8/1/2010

    " Wonderful, short story, for young children, but not too simple. A quick, but enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dharma | 3/22/2010

    " I have had Ms. Jones on my list to read for quite some time as she comes highly recommended from friends on an email group. This one was cute, predictable, will be perfect for The Kid. I will get more of her books out to screen and enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 2/26/2010

    " Wild Robert is a good book for the very young. The ending was not satisfying. It reads like Jones didn't want to bother with tying up the loose ends. Everything was left floating in the wind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Spazfungus | 1/31/2010

    " I picked this up from the free book pile. It caught my eye since it was written by the same author as Howl's Moving Castle. Cute but with a bittersweet ending and written for a much much younger audience than HMC. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/9/2009

    " raises the question about whether growing up in a castle is all it's cracked up to be. It's also a shame this book doesn't have sequels. There just seems to be so much story left unwritten. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Threez | 6/20/2009

    " Fun quick reading...

    This is what we get if we call a warlock who was buried in the mound 350 years ago... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CAO | 2/27/2009

    " A brief tale of time travel at an historic castle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariola | 8/6/2008

    " I read this for a client. Interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tor | 10/25/2007

    " It was quite and interestiong book. "

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About the Author
Author Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) was an internationally bestselling British fantasy author. Although she was best known for her children’s books, Jones wrote anthologies, short stories, and nonfiction works for both children and adults. She has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Guardian Award for Children’s Books, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award; she has also been a runner-up for the British Carnegie Medal twice. A number of her novels have been adapted into movies, both for the big screen and for television. Her book Howl’s Moving Castle was made into a Japanese animated movie by filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Among her most well-known works are the Chrestomanci series, the Derkholm series, and The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, which won the Hugo Award for Nonfiction. Jones lived in Bristol, England.