Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2003
CS ISBN 0754063518 $24.95 Three cassettes
David Eliot was shocked when he first learned that Groosham Grange was a school of magic, but now he's the top contender for the Unholy Grail, the school's highest academic prize. When David starts slipping in points and his rival, Vincent King, starts climbing, David suspects, but can't prove, foul play. The similarities between Groosham Grange and J.K. Rowling's famous Hogwarts can't be denied, but narrator Nickolas Grace gives all to a story that is fun in its own right. Grace knows when to speed up and slacken the pace to keep the listener hooked. He creates distinct voices for an unusually large, and odd, set of characters. A fun listen for fantasy fans. A.F.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]