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Charlie Bone and the Beast (The Children of the Red King #6)

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The sixth magical adventure in the NY TIMES bestselling CHARLIE BONE series!

Format: 6 CDs, Unabridged

Life should be perfect for Charlie now that his parents have been reunited. But mystery and adventure always find him. This time Asa, a fellow classmate who changes into a beast at dusk and Charlie's sometime enemy, is missing. His parents seek out Charlie for help, and now
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Published May 1st 2008 by Scholastic Audio Books (first published June 1st 2007)
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Sonia Gomes
Oct 31, 2013 Sonia Gomes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Asa disappears after he aligns himself with Charlie Bone which gets Manfred Bloor badly injured......
Paranormal_Madness
What I liked:
-Dagbert. I thought he was a fascinating character, and I loved the ill effects his power had. Having to carry around those little golden sea creatures forever can’t be easy. Even though I knew that he was going to be evil when he showed up with Lord Grimwald, I honestly thought he was just trying to fit in, that he was just looking for a friend. I think he really wanted to be Charlie’s friend, and he maybe didn’t understand why Charlie got angry with him.
-Plot. Unlike the previous
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Mary
Jan 12, 2010 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
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Scarletstories
As far as sequels go, this one wasn't bad. It continued in the tradition of the other Charlie Bone books. It was nice to see more of Asa Pike and his family, as the family interactions within the Bone-Yewbeam household have become a bit repetitive. The fact that his mother and father were also werebeings was cool, though I was disappointed not to be able to see a reunion between the mother and son.
One of my continuous problems with the series is the Browns. Benjamin and Charlie's relationship se
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Doris
Apr 25, 2009 Doris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good because it finally resolved the mystery of Asa. Bad because it again felt as if it was written with one eye on the clock.

It is still an excellent book to read with the younger set, or to use to encourage them to read.

The senior Bones are back together, and have gone off to have a second honeymoon. How anyone intelligent would run off and leave their son with a grandmother that hates him, and enrolled in a school where he is is disliked, is something I have trouble fathoming. Although Char
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Annie
Jul 08, 2008 Annie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Joanna
This author seems to be figuring out what she's doing with this series. The plot was more interesting here than in some of the previous books and the new characters added here were also somewhat more complex than some of the original group. My children continue to love these books, particularly my seven-year-old son. He's not quite able to read them himself, though an advanced reader of his age might manage them. Definitely a year or two from now, he'll be fine. The writing is accessible, which ...more
Jerm
Jul 08, 2008 Jerm rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books should come with a warning that says “Better When Listened To.” I read the first five because they are really quick reads, but I always felt that they were a shallow knock-off of the Harry Potter series, but I should’ve been listening to them, because it makes them much better. The performer who reads them does a fabulous job and brings the characters to life, even if there dialog doesn’t always do the job. So…not bad.
Lindsay
Oct 12, 2009 Lindsay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite of all 7 that are out (hopefully the 8th will be amazing)! Asa finally turns around and realizes that Manfred Bloors way is not the way to go. My favorite part was when the children gathered around the Red Kings tree and Asa joined them. If I had to recommend any or the Charlie bone books, this would be the one to read but YOU HAVE TO READ ALL OF THE OTHER ONES FIRST!!!!!!!!
Nilsson
This was truly the most terrifying story I've read in a while. The beast brings back so many memories of some truly scary events! I don't know if this book is quite for audience like me.
Karen
Mar 15, 2017 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sixth book in the Children of the Red King series.

Charlie is hearing howling from the forest that blends into the city. In fact, all the citizens of the city are hearing it and some have claimed to seen wolves on the street. Charlie thinks part of the problem ss that Asa, who has always been the side-kick of the mean Manford Bloor, is being forced to stay in his beast form fas punishment for helping Charlie and his friends to get rid of Count Harken. Chalrie cannot let Asa be punished for his h
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Deborah Dempsey
Feb 23, 2017 Deborah Dempsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-aloud
The 6th book of the series and the author finally decides to describe some of the main characters in more detail! Was it just me? Or did anyone else know Paton had long hair? I felt like someone else must have written or edited this book this time for us to get so many more character details. Plot points: Charlie now has a kettle that heats up when he is in danger, there is a boy that can animate statues, Dagbert has arrived & can drown people (seems evil, but will he change his ways?), the ...more
Wendy
Feb 19, 2017 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I read this book I was glad that it moved a lot faster than the first one. There was one part for me that was kindof slower so I skimmed a few chapters. My one critique of these books would be the endings. When I read Harry Potter or Fablehaven, I loved it because I felt like the book had an ending, but still left you wondering what would happen in the next book. These books, Tunnels and Deeper, make me feel like they just ran out of ideas so they ended it there, in a random spot. I like a l ...more
Student Symmes
Dec 31, 2009 Student Symmes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Elizabeth
Nov 23, 2016 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5
Annette McIntyre
There is a wild animal about and it keeps howling. But is it really an animal?

Asa Pike hasn't been seen at school since the start of term. Where is he?
Brynli
Feb 20, 2017 Brynli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's sad that billy doesn't want to come out of the painting but the book is so good I could not stop reading it
Susan
Jan 06, 2017 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do love this series. This book adds to the adventure.
Jon Y. Y
Sep 06, 2011 Jon Y. Y rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Charlie Bone and the Beast. The book had adventure, mystery, and suspense. I have read the series up to the end of this book. The main character is Charlie Bone, a brave, adventurous, and kind person. Charlie Bone, with the endowment of a picture traveler who goes to find a beast-boy named Asa Pike. Asa is locked up somewhere by the Bloors, forcing his parents to go look for something the Bloors want. The Bloors are endowed people who own an academy for endowed children, such as ...more
Darla
Oct 14, 2008 Darla rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
(Genre: Children's fiction/fantasy) The Charlie Bone series is about a group of children in England that are "endowed" with special powers (descendants of the Red King) and go to a special boarding school so that the headmaster and his family who run the school (the Bloors) can keep tabs on them. There are also normal children who show special abilities in music, art, or drama that attend school with the endowed. Some of the children choose to use their abilities for good (i.e. Charlie and his f ...more
Ivy
Mar 23, 2010 Ivy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I give this book a three and a half star rating because not as much was happening in this story as in the previous books.

Charlie is, once again, back at Bloors Academy. His parents, newly reunited after 10 years of separation due to his father's incarceration at Bloors Academy, are off for a second honeymoon leaving Charlie alone with his awful Grandma Bone. Charlie has to welcome yet another endowed new student to the academy and is given the task of watching over him. This new student is calle
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Deborah Andreasen
Jan 19, 2011 Deborah Andreasen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed reading the Charlie Bone series, but it hasn't been my favorite. The concept is fantastic. An ancient king has 10 children, each endowed with a special power. 5 turn evil, 5 remain good. The modern day descendants of the Red King fight the same good vs. evil battle.

In Charlie Bone and the Beast, Charlie and his friends are still fighting the Bloors and the Yewbeams. Asa, who used to be Manfred Bloor's right hand man...or beast, has gone missing. A bizarre Wilderness Wolf is heard
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadToo.com

In Ms. Nimmo's sixth book in the series featuring Charlie Bone, a kettle of trouble is brewing. Charlie and his friends once again lead the reader on a breathtaking adventure through the world of Bloor's Academy.

Charlie is appointed official monitor to a new student who can control water. Charlie is not thrilled to have Dagbert following him everywhere. It soon becomes clear that Dagbert is doing everything he can to split up Charlie and his frien
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Cana Rensberger
Jan 02, 2010 Cana Rensberger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Ms. Nimmo’s sixth book in the Charlie Bone series, a kettle of trouble is brewing. Charlie Bone and his friends once again lead the reader on a breath-taking adventure through the world of Bloor’s academy.

Charlie is appointed official monitor to a new student who can control water. Charlie is not thrilled to have Dagbert following him everywhere. It soon becomes clear that Dagbert is doing everything he can to split up Charlie and his friends. Especially when strange things begin happening
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Spuddie
Sep 15, 2009 Spuddie rated it really liked it
Read by Simon Jones. #6 in the Children of the Red King YA fantasy series. This book is read by a different reader than the previous five, and I'll start off by saying I did not enjoy his reading as much--too many of his varied voices sounded alike, and unlike with the previous reader, you couldn't always tell who was speaking just by the voice. The voices of individual persons also varied a little each time they spoke, as though he'd forgotten who he was.

Still, I enjoyed the story itself, as t
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Pam
Jul 26, 2009 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 6th book in the Charlie Bone series. This is a great series for younger Harry Potter fans to read. It is not as complex a world as the one JK Rowling creates, but it is certainly interesting. Readers do need to pay close attention to the characters and keep track of past events to be able to follow the story. The author helps by including family trees and lists descriptions of the main characters. I think this was one of the better stories in the series. The 7th book is currently ava ...more
Jaemi
Having just recovered his father from a years-long enchantment, Charlie is on his own again—his parents have gone off for a second honeymoon. But there’s plenty to look forward to. Once they’re back, the family will be moving into its old home. Which, as Charlie and Uncle Paton find out while visiting, has been recently vandalized. By something not quite human, if the glimpse Charlie gets of two figures scurrying away is right.

At school, things aren’t going so well either. The appearance of a bo
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Melinda
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Meredith
Once again Charlie Bone and his friends battle the forces of the evil Bloor family and their cohorts. This time they must rescue the beast boy Asa Pike.

New evil Children of the Red King: Dagbert "the Drowner" Endless whose endowment is the ability to control the ocean, and tides -- a power he uses to drown people -- and Eric Shellhorn whose endowment is the ability to animate stone figures and over whom Charlie's evil great-aunt Venetia gained control by murdering his mother with a cursed neckla
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G
Nov 02, 2012 G rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although it is called 'The Wilderness Wolf', the book does not revolve around the Wilderness Wolf. It is a bit of this, a bit of that, making into a story. A new boy joined the side of Manfred Bloor, a boy who drowns people. And oh, two boys in the book have girlfriends already. How old are they, twelve? It sure makes them more mature with a girlfriend by their side, don't they? The plot is messier than usual, I got lost several times.

I want to stress that there are too many characters for a bo
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Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England and educated at boarding schools in Kent and Surrey from the age of six until the age of sixteen, when she ran away from school to become a drama student/assistant stage manager with Theater South East. She graduated and acted in repertory theater in various towns and cities: Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Hastings, and Bexhill.

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