Written by:
Garth Nix
Narrated by:
Heather Wilds

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2016
11 hours 27 minutes
The long-awaited fifth installment in Garth Nix’s New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series, for readers who enjoy series by Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Scott Westerfeld, and Cassandra Clare.

Goldenhand takes place six months after the events of Abhorsen and follows the novella Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case, which is featured in Across the Wall.

Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. On a dangerous journey, Lirael returns to her childhood home, the Clayr’s Glacier, where she was once a Second Assistant Librarian. There, a young woman from the distant North brings her a message from her long-dead mother, Arielle. It is a warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning? Lirael must use her new powers to save the Old Kingdom from this great danger—and it must be forestalled not only in the living world but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.
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Nick D.

This book might have been titled "My Message Is Very Important!" But it's not. It has absolutely no conflict, terrible pacing, and throws away all of the character building of the previous installments. No antagonist is ever present. It's impossible to care. At one point in the story, there is a mild cliffhanger chapter ending flowing into an entire chapter of some pretty lifeless dialogue and weird "flirting," though the whole chapter reads as boring filler. The narrator tries, she really does. But her voice for the character Nick set me on edge from the very beginning and only gets worse. It doesn't help that the story was insipid and pacing more glacial than the Clayr's home. Save your credit and listen to something else.

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great book. unbelievably bad narrator. completely monotone. better to read it.

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Kristie C.

Great story from Garth Nix . The narration however was often times monotone and tedious

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Zoe L.

It was so great until the end.... I started reading this series when it first came out, I was 11. I love these books so much but the ending of Goldenhand was so disappointing. It ended too fast, as if the author got bored and just didn’t care anymore.

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Cara Green

Absolutely loved it. Another great installment from Garth Nix.

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tony joles

Ended too quickly.

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