Chime by Franny Billingsley audiobook

Chime

By Franny Billingsley
Read by Susan Duerden

Listening Library (Audio) 9780803735521
10.20 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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“Romantic, mysterious, and wildly inventive. I adored every gorgeous word.”-Nancy Werlin, author of Impossible and Extraordinary   Briony has a secret. She believes her secret killed her stepmother, destroyed her twin sister’s mind, and threatens all the children in the Swampsea. She yearns to be rid of her terrible secret, but risks being hanged if she tells a soul. That’s what happens to witches: They’re hanged by the neck until dead. Then Eldric arrives—Eldric with his golden mane and lion eyes and electric energy—and he refuses to believe anything dark about Briony. But he wonders what’s been buried beneath her self-hatred, hidden in Rose’s mangled thoughts, and whispered about by the Old Ones. And Briony wonders how Eldric can make her want to cry.  Especially when everyone knows that witches can’t cry. A wild, haunting mystery and romance that is as beautifully written as it is captivating.

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Summary

Summary

A 2011 National Book Award Finalist

A 2012 Audie Award Finalist

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

A 2011 Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book for Teens

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

“Romantic, mysterious, and wildly inventive. I adored every gorgeous word.”-Nancy Werlin, author of Impossible and Extraordinary
 
Briony has a secret. She believes her secret killed her stepmother, destroyed her twin sister’s mind, and threatens all the children in the Swampsea. She yearns to be rid of her terrible secret, but risks being hanged if she tells a soul. That’s what happens to witches: They’re hanged by the neck until dead.

Then Eldric arrives—Eldric with his golden mane and lion eyes and electric energy—and he refuses to believe anything dark about Briony. But he wonders what’s been buried beneath her self-hatred, hidden in Rose’s mangled thoughts, and whispered about by the Old Ones. And Briony wonders how Eldric can make her want to cry. 
Especially when everyone knows that witches can’t cry.

A wild, haunting mystery and romance that is as beautifully written as it is captivating.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Billingsley takes the time to develop a layered narrative adorned with linguistic filigree—she is one of the great prose stylists of the field.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love.” Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Tithe and Ironside
“The magnificently dark romantic setting and lovely, lyrical language and imagery enhance a novel that is both lushly sensual and shivery.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Exquisite to the final word.” Booklist (starred review)
Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love. Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Tithe and Ironside

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Author

Author Bio: Franny Billingsley

Author Bio: Franny Billingsley

Franny Billingsley is the author of two award-winning children’s fantasy novels, Well Wished and The Folk Keeper, as well as the novel Chime and the picture book Big Bad Bunny.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.20
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English