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Silvertongue - Audio (Stoneheart Trilogy #3)

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The battle between the statues and gargoyles of London rages on in the final book of this thrilling trilogy

FORMAT:9 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: Jim Dale

The city of London is in the middle of one of its most destructive wars in history and twelve-year-old George Chapman and his friend Edie are caught in the middle. The Gunner, a statue of a World War I soldier, continues do hi
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Published May 1st 2009 by Scholastic Audio Books
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Jon Pedley
Applies to the whole trilogy. Deep characterization with two compelling lead human kid characters and a courageous adult role model (The Gunner). The books bring the streets, and of course the statues, of London to life - provoking me to much searching online for photographs of many of them. Lots of good vs. evil battling and mayhem with a compelling plot, albeit rather too gruesome for the younger end of the Harry Potter/Percy Jackson fan base. Also too much character development and descriptio...more
Erika
This is the book I liked least out of the trilogy. The writing is better than in the previous ones, but the plot is less engaging and sometimes it gave me the impression that the author only wanted to feature as many statues as possible, adding unnecessary scenes and dialogues just to get them in the picture... which was a bit tiring to those readers (myself included) unfamiliar with London statues.
Patrick
I almost gave an extra star to this book as compared to the first two of the trilogy, but upon further thought I'm not. I don't think it is actually better, but I was familiar with the characters and very anxious to know how the plot would resolve--and the book is action packed--so I read it in a few hours.

I loved the various statues and twists and turns of the story, though some might be a little forced or too convenient. The book is not quite as dark as the second book.

So overall--I recommen...more
Rebecca
This is one of those books where I hated the ending. Not because I didn't like it, or because it didn't end the book well, or because it didn't wrap up the series brilliantly. But because I didn't want it to be over. I am furious that this is only a trilogy. I love these characters and this world so much. I cannot say enough good things about these books. I love George, I love Edie, I love the Gunner, I love Spout!!! I laughed, I cried (for reals, people) and the ending wrapped enough up while s...more
Traci Haley
This series was odd...on the one hand, I fell in love with a lot of the characters -- especially the Gunner -- but on the other hand, I found it really hard to follow most of the time. This third book wasn't any different. While I loved the ending to the series and was satisfied with how things played out, I still had a hard time following along with the story. I'd still recommend the series, though.
Mike
This was a worthy ending to the series.
It really ramped up the action and answered the questions that were left hanging from the first tow books.

If this were 1980 instead of 2010. This whole series would have been just one single book. But with worries about attention spans and keen marketing, it's now 3 for the price of 3.
Tamora Pierce
I feel almost as exhausted as if I'd been fighting all those battles myself!
Dayna Smith
The final installment of The Stoneheart Trilogy. The battle between the spits and taints is reaching its climax. The ice devil has freed the darkness from the London stone and only Charlie and Edie can set things right. Charlie must defeat the Dark Knight and Edie must find the mirrors to banish the ice devil back to its own world if time in London is to be set right again. To aid them in their task they have steady allies like the Gunner and other allies they don't expect. A satisfying and adve...more
Sally
Silvertongue is the concluding book in the Stoneheart trilogy, and if you plan to read these, have them all in hand because you won't want to waste any time waiting between books. They make up a very unusual fantasy story, not like any other I have ever read. To put it succinctly, the story is about a boy and girl who get swept into a London unseen by every day, ordinary people that is filled with bronze statues and stone carvings that have come to life. The carvings and sculptures are either sp...more
Candy Wood
If you love London, you should enjoy this book, the conclusion of the Stoneheart trilogy, and a very satisfying conclusion it is. Because the action follows George, Edie, or someimes groups of spits (statues made to represent real people) on their separate quests, it covers a lot of ground in the city, and this time other statues even leave their plinths to join in the battle against the forces of Darkness and evil (the Queen of America, from the Albert Memorial, is especially memorable). Even i...more
Sue Smith
A very satisfying end to an action packed trilogy. This last book of the series didn't disappoint - non stop, give it your all or die trying - the finale finds George and Edie discovering where their strengths lie and how friends that stand with you become a part of that strength as well as when you know your strength and your weaknesses, you become a better person for it. To add just an extra edge to the chaos of trying to right the wrong that was started back in the beginning, this has all the...more
Stef


The Stoneheart Trilogy ROCKS! (no pun intended)

I couldn't put this series down - just like the Harry Potter books. Although completely different...these books really pull you in. I `read' it via audio books (performed by the fantastic Jim Dale - who also read the HP books) and it was fabulous! The way it is written is completely refreshing...instead of writing "the status was big and looked like it was breathing" the author describes the scene in such a way as to tell the same sentence but to ne...more
Ysabel Mystic
So, I finished Ironhand, thinking "oh boy! The author has definitely improved his writing! THis book will be so GOOD!!!" Sadly, it wasn't so wonderful. To me, the last book in a trilogy must be the greatest (or at least nearly as good as the first) in the series. The book must start with the rising action, and continue to make you heart race until you reach a long, and epic climax that makes your heart race. Silvertongue continued in some sort of constant prepare-for-battle thing that gets very...more
Lily
After reading Ironhand, I was very giddy about getting my hands on Silvertounge to see what will happen next in the Stoneheart series! Though I'm not sure why it's called Silvertounge. If anyone can give me an answer, I'll appericate it! The word was mentioned a few times in the book, but that's all. Stoneheart was about the Stoneheart, and Ironhand was about George's cool arm, but Silvertounge? I have NO idea, hahaha.

There was a lot of new characters to remember... I kinda wish that the charact...more
Linda Harley
Book 3 of The Stoneheart Trilogy, Silvertongue is absolutely my favorite and took me to knew levels of intrigue. In this book, Fletcher was able to bring together many loose ends that were left unanswered in the first 2 books. He masterfully wove all the details together, and kept the pace going. There was never a dull moment, and it was intriguing. My favorite part was the dragon that came alive and helped them out in unexpected ways. There were so many twists and turns, that the story was tota...more
Liss Martz
This journey just ended. I bought the first book of this trilogy http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/792775.Stoneheart in January, on one of those days that you have tons and tons of books to read, but you want something different, something that maybe you have never heard about it. That's how i found this Trilogy, and besides that i loved the cover, i decided to give it a try. One of my dreams has always been to go to London, because of the history that's on their streets. This books transported...more
Lacey Louwagie
There's not a lot to say about this book that I haven't already said about the other two. I really feel like this whole series is just based around someone who loves the statues in London and has a lot of fantasies about what would happen if they were alive, and I think people who were familiar with London would probably have a deeper appreciation for the book 'cause they'd be in on the collective fantasy. Because other than that, I don't feel like the world created in order to enact this living...more
Viv
I really enjoyed Silvertongue!

I would've finished this book in no time had I not become kind of busy and a bit preoccupied. But overall, I loved the storyline, characters, and conclusion. One thing I didn't like was the sudden transition and change in George and Edie's character. It was nice and all...but it felt a bit too sudden. Although the circumstances probably made it possible for such a big change to occur, I would have enjoyed it more if they progressed a bit slower.

I applaud this novel...more
Jennifer
I liked this series as a whole. When you read the t book you are left too confused, or at least I was. But as you read not only do you become less confused gain a greater interest. I really enjoyed the third book. It i probably my favorite.
This book I based in London, and has swear words from there. The basic idea of the story is that there is another London in which the Statues actually live and have a hint of the animal or person they were made to be. So for example a WWI soldier would have a...more
Amber
I absolutely fell in love with pretty much all of the characters in this trilogy (well, you know, excepting the ones who are supposed to be the embodiment of evil and all that). George is exactly the type of main character I would love--indefatigably, unhesitatingly brave and good and decent, but not at the expense of being well-developed and believable--that is to say, not unrealistically beyond having ever done things that aren't exactly nice or noble.

The trilogy didn't end the way I expected...more
Amanda
Overall, I'd give this series 4 solid stars. Particularly in my case due to the fabulous narration of Mr. Jim Dale - another narrator who could read the phonebook aloud and I'd be transfixed, he'd make it that interesting to hear. His interpretation of characters and the voices he gave them was phenomenal. Granted, he had solidly entertaining material to work with, as the story is well-written and the characters pretty well fleshed out.

I'm pretty sure I missed something while listening to this a...more
Tapestrymlp
The final Stoneheart book finds George and Edie still in the middle of a war between the Spits and the Taints with the Walker having disappeared and an ancient evil awakened.

This was a fun, fast read which continues the story with lots of action and a fast pace. Like earlier books I felt there is a lack of consequences for the main characters overall - while bad thins happen, they are quickly righted. No lasting harm remains for the Spits or the humans. And seriously the number of times that Fl...more
Jlnpeacock
This is another trilogy that has 13 year olds saving the world. It is is too bad there are no adults left to help. I liked the series very much and found the author improved with each book. The books seems to be a little slow at the beginning of each, but gather speed with each chapter. The story line is a bit adult at times, causing me to wonder if I really should read this to my children, but I think it works if we are reading it together. (The questionable subject is the deaths of parents, ch...more
Yougo
Very entertaining and definately worth a read.

I started this series and thought from the first chapter or two that I might not like it, but turns out that this is a great series to read. The story is pretty quick paced and enjoyable. The author has a slightly whimsical writing style that is quite enjoyable. The author doesn't shy away from dark themes, but never presents them in such a way that things become depressing or disturbing.

I would say that this series might be better for young teenage...more
Nic
Didn't finish it BECAUSE... It was a good plot, had good characters, had interesting parts but wasn't written so I wanted to read on as soon as they got to the Sphinxes I practacly knew the rest of the plot. Sorry?!?
Dianne
Great read. Kept my interest all through until the end of the book. I won't give away any secrets, but say that it is a good read.
Terisa
A really good series. Not sure if my kids would get all the London verbiage and the bloody cursing. But a great story.
Robin Squier
This must have been so much fun to research and write. Excellent idea but uneven in the telling.
Angiefm
Great YA trilogy. Listened to all three books read by Jim Dale--masterful.
Bonnie Jean
This was a really satisfying ending to the series, and Jim Dale (unsurprisingly) did an awesome job as the narrator. I loved how the characters grew and developed- both human and statue. On the Edie/George front, (view spoiler). I also think it helped that the author made the line between spit/taint a lot blurrier than originally set out. Overall, I think t...more
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Charlie Fletcher is the author of Stoneheart, shortlisted for the Branford Boase award and longlisted for the Guardian children’s fiction award, the sequels Ironhand and Silvertongue, and the stand-alone YA novel Far Rockaway.

His first adult novel The Oversight will be published in May 2014 in the US and UK.

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