Author: Boston, L.M.
Narrator: Simon Vance
Format: Digital Download
Length: 5 Hours
Ping and Tolly love spending their vacations in the ancient manor house, but this summer, things are different. Granny Oldknow's story of a mad alchemist digs up the past and brings the odd Melanie Powers knocking on the door, in search of a certain unspeakable book. Granny Oldknow, Ping, and Tolly soon find themselves defending Green Knowe from black magic. Plagues of maggots, wayward ghosts, nests of snakes--the attacks are as weird as they are relentless.
Will the three lose their beloved manor house? Or will good conquer the worst that evil has to offer?
Lucy Maria Boston (1892-1990) purchased a ramshackle manor house near Cambridge, England, in 1935, which over a period of two years she lovingly restored. It is the house that inspired her, at the age of sixty-two, to take pen in hand and create the beloved Green Knowe chronicles. L.M. Boston said she wrote her books to please herself--but the pleasure of her stories extends to all who read them.
Simon Vance is a native of Brighton, England. After graduating from the Brighton School of Music and Drama, and Leeds University, Vance embarked on a lengthy career with the BBC, in addition to narrating for the Talking Book Service of the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Later, he moved his residence and narrating career to California. His work has received five AudioFile Earphones awards and three Audie Award nominations.
"For those willing to suspend their disbelief and read carefully, the world of Green Knowe offers a wondrous escape."
The Washington Post
"Magic and mystery combine... Boston is an effortless stylist and her magic seems as simple as breathing."
"Stands on its own as an intriguing time-shift fantasy, deftly blending the real and the fantastic...written with grace and conviction."
"Full of a shivery sense of eerie menace."
The Horn Book
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