Midnight for Charlie Bone

Midnight for Charlie Bone

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An academy for magic and special talents. A destiny unfulfilled. A secret legacy.

Since his father died, Charlie Bone has lived with his mother and her mother in the house of his other grandmother, Grandma Bone. Looking at a picture of a couple with a baby and a cat, he suddenly discovers he can hear their voices.

Although he tries to hide his new gift, Grandma Bone and her scary sisters soon find out and send him to Bloor's Academy. Charlie quickly finds life at Bloor's pretty tough, with its strict rules and the malevolent head boy, Manfred, set against him.

When Charlie discovers that the child in the photograph is being held, hypnotised, against her will, he and his new friends with 'gifts' try to awaken her. But can they overcome Manfred's sinister hypnotic gifts?
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 66 x 125 x 12mm | 66g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489419993
  • 9781489419996

Review quote

'A fast moving, dialogue-driven romp with plenty of cliff-hangers for those first hooked into reading by Harry Potter.' -- The Bookseller
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About Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England and educated at boarding schools in Kent and Surrey from the age of six until the age of sixteen, when she ran away from school to become a drama student/assistant stage manager with Theater South East. She graduated and acted in repertory theater in various towns and cities: Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Hastings, and Bexhill.

She left Britain to teach English to three Italian boys in Almafi, Italy. On her return, she joined the BBC, first as a picture researcher, then as an assistant floor manager, studio manager (news) then finally a director/adaptor with Jackanory (a BBC storytelling program for children). She left BBC to marry a Welsh artist David Wynn Millward and went to live in Wales in her husband's family home. They live in a very old converted watermill, and the river is constantly threatening to break in, as it has done several times in the past, most dramatically on her youngest child's first birthday. During the summer they run a residential school of art, and she has to move her office, put down tools (type-writer and pencil, and don an apron and cook! They have three grown-up children, Myfawny, Ianto, and Gwenwyfar. Simon Russell Beale is a British actor, author and music historian. He has appeared in Persuasion (1995), The Young Visiters (2003), The Deep Blue Sea (2011) and as Falstaff in the BBC television films Henry IV Part I and Part II (2012) for which he won the 2013 Television BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor. He was also part of the main cast of Showtime's Penny Dreadful and has been described by The Independent as 'the greatest stage actor of his generation'.
Simon's numerous radio and audiobook recordings include War & Peace, The Trials of Oscar Wilde, and Hamlet, The Tempest and Measure for Measure for the Shakespeare CD Series.
Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.
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