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Stones of Green Knowe, The (Unabridged)

Written By : L M Boston
Narrated By : Simon Vance
Published By : Listen & Live
Runtime : 5 hours
Categories : Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Magic
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Price : $27.95 $25.15
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L. M. Boston's thrilling and chilling tales of Green Knowe, a haunted manor deep in an overgrown garden in the English countryside, have been entertaining readers for half a century.

This is the sixth book in this classic series. While eagerly following each stage of the new stone manor house his father is building to replace their old wooden Saxon hall, a young boy, part Saxon and part Norman, becomes involved with ancient magic that carries him through time.

Roger, the son of a Norman lord, is the very first child to live in the house that much later becomes known as Green Knowe. One day while wandering the hills near the great house, Roger comes upon two ancient stones, shaped like chairs, hidden under some brush. He calls them King and Queen. Even more mysterious than their presence is what happens when Roger sits on the stones. The King Stone brings him forward in time, and the Queen Stone sends him back!

Roger uses this magic to reveal the fate of his beloved home, which he wishes would stay as it is forever. The Green Knowe he visits in the future is startlingly different, but the children who live there—Toby, Linnet, Susan and Tolly—all welcome him warmly. Roger teaches these children, who live centuries apart from one another, to use the stones so they can all gather together at once and experience marvelous time-traveling adventures as he does.

AUTHOR
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.

NARRATOR
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 ‘Earphone’ awards and three Audie Award nominations.

REVIEWS
Amazon.com
"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."

The Bulletin
"Stands on its own as an intriguing time-shift fantasy, deftly blending the real and the fantastic... written with grace and conviction."

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