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Mark Hamill

Author of The Spiderwick Chronicles

18+ Works 1,593 Members 35 Reviews

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The Field Guide (2003) — Narrator, some editions — 5,065 copies, 112 reviews
The Seeing Stone (2003) — Narrator, some editions — 3,909 copies, 49 reviews
The Ironwood Tree (2004) — Narrator, some editions — 3,110 copies, 32 reviews
The Wrath of Mulgarath (2004) — Narrator, some editions — 2,988 copies, 34 reviews
Star Wars: The Force Awakens [2015 film] (2015) — Actor — 1,125 copies, 7 reviews
Star Wars: The Last Jedi [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 667 copies, 8 reviews
Return of the Jedi [1983 film] (1983) — Actor — 626 copies, 5 reviews
Star Wars [1977 film] (1977) — Actor — 611 copies, 8 reviews
Kingsman: The Secret Service [2014 film] (2015) — Actor — 547 copies, 2 reviews
The Empire Strikes Back [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 436 copies, 5 reviews
Castle in the Sky [1986 film] (1986) — Actor, some editions — 419 copies, 8 reviews
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind [1984 film] (1984) — Actor, some editions — 376 copies, 3 reviews
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [2019 film] (2019) — Actor — 344 copies, 5 reviews
Batman: Son of the Demon (1987) — Introduction — 218 copies, 3 reviews
Joseph: King of Dreams [2000 film] (2000) 205 copies, 3 reviews
The Fog [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 152 copies
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Complete Television Series (2005) — Actor, some editions — 151 copies, 2 reviews
Batman: The Killing Joke [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 111 copies
The Simpsons: Season 10 (2007) — Guest star — 86 copies, 1 review
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 77 copies, 3 reviews
Futurama: Bender's Big Score [2007 animated film] (2007) — Actor — 77 copies, 1 review
Wizards [1977 film] (1987) — Actor — 75 copies, 1 review
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 73 copies
The Crippled Lamb [2000 animated film] (2000) — Actor — 64 copies, 1 review
The Big Red One [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 53 copies, 2 reviews
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders [2000 film] (2000) — Actor — 52 copies
The Field Guide / The Seeing Stone (2003) — Narrator, some editions — 39 copies, 2 reviews
Child's Play [2019 film] (2019) — Actor — 36 copies
Walking Across Egypt [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 36 copies
Balto II: Wolf Quest [1995 animated film] (1995) — Actor — 31 copies
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare [2010 film] (2010) — Actor — 30 copies, 1 review
Battle for Terra [2007 film] (2012) — Actor — 22 copies
Slipstream [1989 film] (1989) 17 copies
The Star Wars Holiday Special [1978 TV Movie] (1978) — Actor — 17 copies
The Batman: Season 4 (2006) — Actor, some editions — 15 copies
The Sandman: Season 1 (2022) — Actor — 13 copies
Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic [2010 film] (2010) — Actor — 12 copies
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas [2014 TV special] (2014) — Actor — 11 copies
Corvette Summer [1978 film] (2005) 10 copies, 1 review
Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness [2015 film] (2015) — Actor — 9 copies
The Art of Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (2019) — Afterword — 9 copies
Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers [2006 film] (2006) — Actor — 9 copies
Body Bags [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 8 copies
Son of the Beach: Volume 1 (2008) — Actor — 7 copies
LEGO DC Super-Villains — Voice — 4 copies
Batman: Legends of Robin (1996) — Narrator — 4 copies
Robotech: The Complete Set [DVD] (2013) — Actor — 4 copies
Son of the Beach: Volume Two (2012) — Actor — 4 copies
The Machine [2023 Film] (2023) — Actor — 4 copies
Laserhawk [1997 film] (1997) 3 copies
Watchers 4 [1998 Film] (1998) — Actor — 2 copies
The Abominable Snowman [Interactive Movie] (2010) — Actor — 2 copies
The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 (2016) — Contributor — 2 copies
The Last Kids on Earth: Season 2 (2020) — Actor — 1 copy
The Last Kids on Earth: Season 3 (2020) — Actor — 1 copy
Night of the Living Doo [2001 TV short] (2001) — Actor — 1 copy
Airborne — Actor — 1 copy
The Legend of Hallowaiian — Actor (voice) — 1 copy
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs [2016 TV series] (2016) — Actor — 1 copy
Kulipari: Dream Walker [2018 TV series] (2018) — Actor — 1 copy

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Birthdate
1951-09-25
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Oakland, California, USA
Education
Los Angeles City College
Occupations
actor
Organizations
Democratic Party

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This series was a quick but thoroughly enjoyable read. I spent a few hours in the afternoon reading the entire 5 book series. There was a lot of action, magic, and an overall happy ending which is the perfect recipe for an entertaining and enjoyable afternoon. A series sure to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
 
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FlowerBrookCottage | 34 other reviews | May 7, 2024 |
Acquistato e letto dopo aver visto l'omonimo film (molto consigliato!), il libro mi ha coinvolto un po' meno di quanto sperassi. L'universo fantastico creato dai due autori conserva un pizzico di originalità, pur nel recupero di creature dalla tradizione fantastica anglosassone, il problema non è questo. Il fatto è che per tutto il tempo non si percepisce mai una vera sensazione di pericolo. Anche nelle situazioni piú drammatiche si sente sempre che tutto finirà per il meglio e che nessuno si farà male. Colpa probabilmente del target di lettori giovanissimi a cui il libro si rivolge. Va be', colpa mia che sono vecchio.
Un plauso speciale per le illustrazioni che insaporiscono non poco la storia e per l'edizione in volume unico che raccoglie la saga completa.

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Demistocle | 34 other reviews | May 19, 2023 |
I’m not going to spend much time talking about the adventures of Simon, Jared and Mallory on the Spiderwick Estate as a million other people have reviewed it before me and it’s been a major film, so most of you will know the story.

In summary then, this is a fantasy aimed at children in which a magical realm we cannot see exists within our reality. You can spot the fairy and goblin creatures only if you peer through a hole in a stone or if a hob-goblin spits in your eye, draping you with not only magical goblin saliva but also the blessed power of seeing things which don’t fit in our reality. The film Epic presented a similar scenario, a magical realm you could only see after a scale and temporal adjustment. The “blessed with elvish sight” thing was Middle Ages code for being mentally handicapped, which is a less pleasant side to what could be a lovely thought.

There’s an old house, broken relationships, a family mystery, a hidden room, something living in the walls and a magical guide book – all the standard stuff of fantasy. A healing ceremony of some kind is needed and that’s what the story is there to provide. There isn’t a David Bowie figure to whisk them off, the King Goblin being an actual goblin this time, but otherwise it is a wade into regular goblin-realm escapism.

The children have recently relocated, so don’t fit in at school and are edging off the rails. This is also classic, just as there has never been a poltergeist report ever that coincidentally didn’t have an adolescent child living under the same roof. Do the maths.

After a series of adventures and escapes, which develop the fairy world, introduce its denizens with their various uses or weaknesses and integrates that with not fitting in at school, well… you’ll have to read the book (a compilation of the series) and see.

This story might feel wonderful and special to a child who hasn’t read widely but when someone outside that age range reads it, the magical glamour has long departed and it seems okay but isn’t legendary.
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HavingFaith | 34 other reviews | Aug 7, 2018 |
I read this book to my eldest son (and am also reading it a 2nd time to my youngest son), after having watched the movie. There are 5 books in here, all put together, and this particular version is illustrated so the reader is really able to envisage the characters.

The story in the book deviates a great deal from the film, which I do prefer, and it became much deeper and in some places darker than the film. It is well written, although I felt the division of the books interrupted the flow of the story. And I felt some individual books, if standing alone, wouldn't have been very satisfactory a read, as they didn't each contain a full story.

But overall a very enjoyable read, with some great characters and gripping scenes.
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purplequeennl | 34 other reviews | Jul 11, 2018 |

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