• Escape to Witch Mountain

  • By: Alexander Key
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (305 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With renewed interest in Alexander Key's extraordinary 1968 novel, fans can dive into Escape to Witch Mountain as it was meant to be listened to. The powerful, thrilling story of Tony and Tia - twins joined by their paranormal gifts, on the run from evil forces that seek to suppress their forgotten pasts - is more gripping and relevant than ever.
©2009 Alexander Key (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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Better than Disney

I grew up watching Disney movies, so I was familiar with this story, but the book is, as is often the case, so much better. The story is similar, but much more believable, and although I knew the ending, I couldn't stop listening! I enjoyed the narrator - I thought the voices he did were good, I loved the different accents that were done. The book showed the prejudices of the time / era, and I liked that - Disney took all of that away. I recommend this book.

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Just like I remembered it!

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I saw the movie when I was a kid and fell in love with everything Witch Mountain. And come to my surprise some 25+ years later that the movie was originally a book. So of course I bought the book and enjoyed every minute of it. The narrator sucked me in and 4 hours later the only disappointment a had was that the book wasn't long enough. I would highly recommend this book!

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On the edge of your seat excitement

We listened to this on a long car journey with my 9 year old son and he didn't want to get out of the car at any point and risk missing part of the story! He loves adventure stories and this falls firmly into that category. A great listen for kids and one parents will enjoy too.

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Excellent, bewitching story, animated narration

This incredible story swept me away as a kid and continues to captivate me as an adult. Key’s beautiful, heartfelt writing contains wonderful, memorable characters, as well as all the tension and suspense and mystery you could ask for. It’s a quest for identity in a broken world, where people all too often bully and ostracize those who don’t look and act like every one else. But as he handles masterfully in all his stories, Key shows both the worst and the shining best of humanity—what too many are but also what we all could become. His stories dazzle me even now.
The performer who does the reading is very animated and a master of accents and various voices which often had me laughing, although they were so over the top I found them a little distracting. And, as is often the case with cross-gender reading, I found his performance of Tia’s voice really annoying. Fortunately she doesn’t talk much. Overall very well done.
I hope in the future more of Alexander Key’s marvelous stories will be brought to Audible.

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Amazing book!

Possibly one of the best books I have ever read! I would definitely recommend listening to it.

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Person doing the reading has a very nice story voice. Interesting little story. If you liked the movies the book is worth a listen.

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Beloved childhood favorite

I remember reading this book as a child and also loving the Disney film adaptation. It still holds up and is a great story. Fantastic performance by the narrator. His accents were fabulous!

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Amazing best story EVER

I love this story it is my favorite story in the hole world and I listened to it 3 times!!
Please make more like this one👍

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The movie was pretty close to the book

I saw the original film in the theater many years ago. Some of the book's details were familiar to me. I really enjoyed the narrator. Although I usually don't like male narrators doing female voices, he was okay. I liked how his voice inflections sounded as if he were reading to children.

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classic preteen sci-fi

My little girl loved the story! My favorite as a little 80's kid too! n