Library Ed. Recorded Books 2009
CS ISBN 9781436161244 $56.75 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 9781436161299 $77.75 Seven CDs
When bookworm Charmaine is sent to care for a magic house during Great Uncle William's recuperation, she discovers that, even with magic, housework is a lot of work. Then there are the evil lubbock and the cranky kobalts to deal with! The menace and mayhem of these creatures are wonderfully voiced by Jenny Sterlin, who nicely contrasts them with the sensible-sounding Charmaine. When Charmaine's dream of working in the royal library comes true, she’s introduced to characters from the author’s classic works, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE and CASTLE IN THE AIR. Sterlin uses regal, whiny, and stern accents for elegant Sophie, wizard Howl, baby Twinkle, and fiery Calcifer. Sterlin relishes the story’s humor and suspense, and listeners will, too. D.P.D. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2009]
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