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Summary

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr's glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight, the ability to See into the present and possibly futures, that is the very birthright of the Clayr.

Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands the fate of the Old Kingdom lies. She must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil, one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clayr, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.

Don't miss books one and three of this trilogy! Sabriel and Abhorsen.
©2003 Garth Nix (P)2003 Random House, Inc.

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"A must-listen for fans of the first book, Lirael will also fascinate listeners new to the series." ( School Library Journal)

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Loved it!

Having loved the books I got these audio versions and haven't been disappointed! The narrator does a fantastic job and I have had many happy hours listening! Already listened to them all twice! Fantastic!

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Tim Curry and teen angst.

A great story and a wonderful telling by Tim Curry. its a story I loved reading but going back to it I find that it is a bit too much teen angst for me. enjoyable but definitely intended for a younger audience.

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Feast for the imagination

Very clear that this was the second book in the trilogy, with the plot mainly taken up by character building rather than fast-paced action. The deliberately frustrating self-pitying tendencies of both main characters gradually become easier to deal with as the action increases. The descriptive writing and vivid world are brilliant throughout.

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Excellent part of the trilogy

We loved Sabriel, and embarked happily on Lirael. It's a good book, and a vital part of the trilogy that culminates with the brilliant Abhorsen. Of all the three, though, this one dragged a tiny bit in places... particularly with the drawn-out angst of Lirael and Sameth as they discover their identities. Still, an excellent book and a guarantor of quiet and happy car journeys.

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Always a great listen!

This entire series has been the best. Bringing a childhood favourite to life!

I listen to all of the books on a cycle of repeat.

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Fantastic

Fantastic follow on from Sabriel, these three books are simply brilliant. And Tim Curry is a fabulous narrator.

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loved it was great from start to finish.

Tim Curry does an excellent job of conveying the drama and brilliance of the characters and the story.

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Boatub

Tim Curry is as outstanding as ever! Very enjoyable set up for the third book!

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Tim Curry Rocks!

A great book, entertaining, touching and funny, the best characters are the non human and mischievous cat and dog duo!Read with sympathy and brio, highly recommended.

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Garth Nix is a genius, performance is alright.

Tim Curry is a legend but I don't think he's really got the characters. He reads them all the same and the different voices are not that great. This trilogy (at the time I first read them, it was only a trilogy!!!) is absolutely brilliant and Garth Nix is a genius.

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