• Fablehaven, Book 3

  • The Grip of the Shadow Plague
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (3,127 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Strange things are afoot at Fablehaven. Someone or something has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. Seth discovers the problem in its infancy, but as the infectious disease spreads, it becomes clear that the preserve cannot hold out for long. In dire need of help, the Sorensons question where to turn. The Sphinx has always given sound advice - but is he a traitor?

Inside the Quiet Box, Vanessa might have information that could lead to a cure - but can she be trusted? Meanwhile, Kendra and members of the Knights of the Dawn must journey to a distant preserve and retrieve another hidden artifact. Will the Society of the Evening Star recover it first? Will the plague eclipse all light at Fablehaven? Find out in Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague.

©2008 Creative Concepts LC (P)2008 Shadow Mountain

Critic Reviews

"The Fablehaven series is generating buzz as a contender in the fantasy-adventure genre to replace the Harry Potter franchise." ( Hollywood Reporter)
"Like Harry Potter, Fablehaven can be read aloud in a family with as much pleasure for grownups as for children." (Orson Scott Card)
"Featuring plenty of heroism and hilarity, Fablehaven is rich in creatures, magic-working, and hard-fought battles." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Love Fablehaven!!! These books are fantastic fun!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a must for children or anyone for that matter. The whole series is a must read but this one in particular has a few of my favorite elements. The other magical creature preserve they visit is spectacular. The pacing is perfect, the descriptions really bring you there, this is a magical vacation. Now I'm just waiting for the rest of the series to come up.

What did you like best about this story?

It's fun and light and magical.

Which character – as performed by E. B. Stevens – was your favorite?

E. B. Stevens is not my favorite (sry) but favorite characters abound none the less. Patton is an obvious standout and the voice of the demon was well done.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Forget Hogwarts, leave Narnia behind the real adventure awaits at Fablehaven! (please god say they are making these into movies!)

Any additional comments?

Not to be missed.

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A five star novel.

An absolutely amazing book to listen to in the car. A thrilling and unstoppable caracters.(BEST book EVER)

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Best narration I have ever listened to

I love how far they go with the vocal effects for these series. It is about as close as you can get to reading a favorite book for the first time all over again. I am excited to listen to the rest of the series!

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5 for story, 1 for performance

Fablehaven is one of my favorite series. I've read the books more than a couple times. This was my first time with the audio versions and I'm debating on whether or not to finish because of the way E.B. Stevens performs my beloved characters. I don't consider myself to be overly feminist, but the way he depicts the many strong female characters is insulting. He gives almost every one, even Grandma Sorensen, an attitude when the story and character description doesn't call for it at all. Everything Kendra says comes out with a bratty stereotypical "entitled teenage girl" tone, as if he pictures her speaking to everyone with a hand on one hip and rolling her eyes. And that is not Kendra. It makes me sad to think there are young audiences out there experiencing this amazing series for the first time through his warped understanding of these characters. It changes the entire tone of the series. Kendra is both strong AND kind. She loves her brother, and that's evident even when he annoys her, but you wouldn't get that from how he reads it. If it were subtle or only happened sporadically, I could move on. But it's distracting enough to make me hesitant to purchase the remaining two books.

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love the book. can't stand the chosen narrator

the book is paced well. hitting the peak of action around the halfway mark. then carrying it till the end. i would easily recommend

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AMAZING

Amazing story and great narrator!!!! possibly one of my favorites series!!! definitely not a disappointment!!!

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The journey

The music adds so much feeling to the book. I feel as though I have been along the journey with Kendra and Seth luv it!

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BOOKTHREE

An amazing read!!! highly recommended. the third book in this series will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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I adore this series ♡

I originally cringed at narrator, but his voices for the different characters grew on me a lot. This is the second time I'm reading this book, and I still adore it so much. I 10/10 reccomend this story to anyone who enjoys fantasy stories surrounding the POV of kids coming of age with lots of interesting side tales that tie into the story. It really feels like I'm experiencing the world with Seth and Kendra ♡ Definetly start from book 1.

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The reader SUUUUCKS

The story is fine but the narrator is god awful. It’s like he has never heard an actual human conversation before

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  • Leanne storey
  • 02-23-20

Good Book Good Audible Book

It’s got a good story line and good voices it’s such a great book I love this book

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  • Jonathan
  • 07-04-16

love it

wish i had this to listen to as a growing child. find this amazing as an adult