I read the book a couple of years ago. While it was a good story, it just seemed to be missing something. The narration gives it so much more "personality", if you will. I listened to this in the car with my kids (11 & 9) on the rides to and from school and they loved it as well.
I was looking for the next Harry Potter book and came across this. It's definitely not the same, but the story is very unique and I am glad that I found it.
He does a great job with all the characters. Tom and the Spook were my two favorites in this book.
intriguing Well performed.
Unknowingly picked a story with a teen lead, nice draw for our son who is a reluctant reader, but avid listener.
the creep level
yes and we did.
glad to see consistency in the second book's reader.
I've enjoyed all the Delany books, although I prefer the title the "Spook's Apprentice" to the Americanized version. It's a great sequence with many chills and horrors. Not for the faint of heart, and parents, if you're concerned about younger readers scaring themselves, I'd recommend a pre-read. Lots of discussion of witches, ghosts, and bad ghoulies.
I purchased this book for a long trips with
children in the car. I enjoyed it so much
that I purchased the next two books. This is
a great book for children 10 and up - and for
adults as well. It was well read, easy to follow and a bit scary.
This book was both fun and immersive. The characters were well rounded and enjoyable. If you are in the mood for a colorful story about magic and witches, this is a great choice. Not too deep, not too childish...just right. The reader was very good.
Great Book Im glad i chose this book and enjoyed listening.
Full of Suspence With a Harry Potter Feel.
Ghosts and gools and gasts and whiches.
Fun Fun Fun with just the right touch of fear.