• 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 (486 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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graphic story for children.

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

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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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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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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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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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wowzers

loved it from beginning to end. a new family fav. Reminds me of a meeting of Andrew Peterson, Madeline L'Engle, & C.S.Lewis. left us longing for more. on to another Jonathan Auxier book for us!

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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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Magnificent.

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed Peter Nimble and were excited to listen to Sophie Quire. In the beginning we were thrown a bit off-balance by the shift of focus from Peter to the new character Sophie, but quite soon we fell in love with Sophie's story. This tale is beautifully told and we were so sad to say goodbye at the end of the book. The Audible production was excellent and the narration complimented the story perfectly. We hope another Peter Nimble story finds its way into the world before too long. In the meantime, these are two stories I am sure we will find ourselves listening to again and again.

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Amazing!

Loved it! A well written, fast paced story that will draw you in. And underneath it all, an answer to the question, "Why do we need stories?" is conveyed (not said, but conveyed!). This book is a fun read. But be warned. It will leave you wanting more....more books, more stories, more courage, more wonder, more delight, more like Sophie Quire. And, most importantly, a longing for TRUTH. BEAUTY. GOODNESS.

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