• Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

  • By: Jonathan Auxier
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (451 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have traveled far and wide in search of adventure. Now they have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: To find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire.

Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.

©2016 Jonathan Auxier (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Even better than the first

I had enjoyed the first in this series (Peter Nimble and the Fantastic Eyes), and enjoyed this one even more. It is an extremely well written fantasy that both kids and adults will enjoy- altough there are some gruesome parts. The narrator did not disapoint, and is seriously one of my new favorites. I will be on the hunt for other books he has narrated. He has an amazing variety of voices that matches each characters personality perfectly.

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Amazing!!!

I’m 13 and I loved it. Though it was a little violent not to bad. Don’t listen to it at night if your 10 or under unless you’re ready it can be scary.

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A good book but violent!!!😱☠⚔🗡⚰

I like this story but it is more scary and violent than the last one. I think that maybe a 10-year-old could read this book and be a little scared, but if you let a seven-year-old read this, and freak out because this story is a little weird in some parts although maybe an eight-year-old could read the first one if they were brave. But I am A nine-year-old what do I know about these things!!!

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1st book was Fantastic, this one is Better!

Would you listen to Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard again? Why?

Yes, because it is faced paced and there are loads of magical (and other different) characters and animals. Sophie is endearing and strong willed, or purpose driven, in the delightful way that many little girls are of today. Peter and Mr. Toad are at their best, and we learn more back story to the professor (and much is also revealed in the books of Who What When & Where). During Perter & Sophie's journey they learn to work together, appreciate each other and those around them, teach the value of kindness and friendship and forgiveness. Highly recommend this book for all ages.

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graphic story for children.

lots of death and gore. not appropriate for kids. It was well written though and creative.

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Recommend it!

It wad good, really wish there were more books, but the narrator was a little too slow for me and it took some time getting used to a new narrator. It’s really good, though!

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Inappropriate

I admit we stopped at chapter 10 when the main character Sophie, a 12 year old girl, goes to what is essentially a drug house - people go to this place to drug themselves into a stupor - and meets with the owner of the establishment, a woman who is disturbing on many levels. She also tells Sophie “before a woman can be desired she must show what makes her desirable” when referencing Sophie’s attire and telling her everyone wants to be desired. Also included is the woman's manservant, whose mouth is sewn shut with silver thread - some of this imagery could be frightening to children. I didn't listen past because I decided this book wasn't for us. Please make sure you're comfortable with your child reading these things before you give him or her the book! A child's innocence is precious - once lost, it cannot be regained.

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Wow!

This is an AMAZING book! Just like the first one! Can’t wait for the third book! 😋

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Deep thoughts about the power of story

Wow. I didn’t think a sequel could steal our imaginations as much as Peter Nimble did, but Sophie quire took us on a thrilling ride. My children were shouting and gasping and cheering with each page we turned. So many good discussions came out of this story, and many questions that are meant to be pondered deeply.
The audio version was just as perfect as the first. I listened ahead since I know there might be sensitive or scary moments and I wanted to be prepared. Also, I’m just impatient.
More, please!

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Sure to be a classic!!

I loved this book so much, perhaps even a little more than the first. The writing is excellent and doesn’t talk down to children’s intelligence, and the mark of a good book is both young and old love it. Our house ranges from 7-39 and we were all captivated and moved by the story and characters, as well as the theme of the importance of stories in the world. The narrator did an amazing job, and it was not only entertaining, but provided lots of good conversation as a family around themes of friendship, justice, standing up for what’s right, the importance of story and “nonsense”...just wonderful all around. We would love a third installment!