Friday, September 28, 2012

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Books 1-5: The Field Guide ; The Seeing Stone ; Lucinda's Secret ; The Ironwood Tree ; The Wrath of Mulgarath

Title: The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide ; The Seeing Stone ; Lucinda's Secret ; The Ironwood Tree ; The Wrath of Mulgarath

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black; Read by Mark Hamill

Publisher: Listening Library

Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Books 1-5

ISBN: 9780739356159

Length: 5 hours, 38 minutes ; 5 discs

Obtained: Library audiobook copy


I needed another audiobook (I can listen to them when I'm scheduled for the back workroom at work or when I'm walking the dog, or when I'm driving to and from work... I've become something of an addict.), and I'd just discovered kids (fantasy) books can be great in audio format.  I've wanted to read this for awhile (I've put off watching the movie all this time until I had a chance to read it), so this seemed the perfect time.

I really enjoyed the stories (they reminded me a bit of the Lord of the Rings stories), and I loved the convenience of having the books together so I could listen to them one after the other.  Now I need to watch the movie.  And at some point I'd like to check out the print books since I missed the illustrations.  I'm also checking out Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles (also in audio).

Sidenote: The narrator's name sounded familiar to me so I looked him up.  He's Luke Skywalker! Duh!  How did I not know that?


  1. I fell in love with this series. (Bet Luke was a good narrator.) I haven't watched the movie yet either. Not sure I will.

    1. I watched the movie with my sister and BIL. It's ALL messed up! The five books are mixed together, so things that happened in book 2 are toward the end and things that happen in book 5 can be found earlier. Some creatures like the elves and dwarfs aren't there at all. And the ending was changed too.

    2. Hmmmm...if I decide to watch the movie, I'll need to give it more time. Let the memory of the book fade more.

    3. Yes. I'm sure the movie would have been better if I'd done that. My BIL has been trying to get me to watch his blu-ray version forever. And my sister said that's what I get for having to read the book first every time I complained during the movie.


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