• The Chestnut King

  • Book 3 of the 100 Cupboards
  • By: N. D. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Russell Horton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (265 ratings)

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The Chestnut King

By: N. D. Wilson
Narrated by: Russell Horton
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Publisher's Summary

When Herny York found 99 cupboards hidden behind his bedroom wall, he never dreamed they were doors to entirely new worlds! Unfortunately, Henry's discovery freed an ancient, undying witch, whose hunger for power would destroy every world connected to the cupboards and every person whom Henry loves. Henry must seek out the legendary Chestnut King for help. Everything has a price, however, and the Chestnut King;s desire may be as dangerous as the witch herself.

N. D. Wilson concludes a remarkable, worlds-spanning journey that began with one boy and 100 avenues to adventure.

©2010 N.D. Wilson (P)2010 Listening Library

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The chestnut king

This book was a read for all of us and I learned more every time I read it

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I loved it

I’m going back to the office now and I’ll let you know if you want me too I just don’t

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The only thing wrong with the performance

the only thing wrong with the performance is that the voice actor sounds as if he's smoked a bunch since his reading of the last book. That's all. :) Everything else is perfection.

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The Plot Thickens

My 12-year-old son and I loved it! We listened almost every night and missed it when we didn't have time. Fascinating fantasy plot and lovable characters as well as great role models of sacrifice, determination and ingenuity for all ages.

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Interesting Ending to the Series

I read that the author had a brain tumor. The protagonist in this series actually has a kind of problem that is buried in his head. I wonder if the author put some of his own experiences the protagonist’s problems in a kind of symbolic way. The stories are not very deep but do have a lot to say about the fear of death and pain and how that can keep us from really living. Family, friends, self-sacrifice, confidence, and perseverance through pain are themes throughout.

People who enjoy action and super heroes and family friendly fun will enjoy the series. I am fifty but the stories seem to really be written for kids ten to fifteen, a coming of age story for the male protagonist who is about 13 through most of the stories. The stories do have a lot of violence but are not written too graphically.

The narrator sometimes misunderstands sarcasm. His voice and intonation sometimes sound better suited towards a younger children’s book. This took away somewhat from the book’s enjoyability. He is not so badly suited that I am returning the books as I have done with others. His voice is pleasant and entertaining for some characters or circumstances but silly or annoying and too slow for others. The director and narrator should pay better attention to these details.

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great book

I love this book! The book and the reader are both excellent! This is the third book in the series and the ending is very satisfying. I think it can be enjoyed by children as well as adults!

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This narrator is a treasure

He’s perfect. Just perfect. I just love every character he does for this.
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awesome ending to a great triology!

I am 50 yeard old and proud to admiy I truly loved this trilogy! I kaughef snd cried all the way thru

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Excellent.

The plot is well developed. The imagery is beautiful. loved following Henry through his adventure.

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Literary Magic

This entire series was captivating. I was spellbound from start to finish. The Chestnut King was a perfect climactic ending and kept me on the edge of my seat. I love this series and would recommend it for readers of all ages.

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Brilliant finale to the series!

Listened to the 100 cupboards trilogy during our 5000km summer road trip. I can"t think of a better way to get through the long day drives than listening to this masterpiece! Brilliant, highly recommended. My kids loved it (aged 8, 9, 10, 11).