It has bee a few weeks since I listened to this one. Whatever it is that I look for in these books seemed to be missing. It was entertaining, but not a great tale.
I enjoyed the entire series but none more than "The Revenge of the Witch." (The others are sequels.) "Revenge" has the cleverest plot and the most emotion; a real warmth about it. While all may not agree with me on that, most will agree that this book is the one to read first. It opens the series and introduces the main characters, gradually letting you get to discover their mysteries along with Thomas; especially the Spook, Alice, and mam. Great fun, and you don't have to be 13...
Marvelous performance by the narrator.
This is the beginning of Tom's story, his apprenticeship. Tom is nervous and prone to make mistakes and he has just made two of the worst of his early career and his not even sure he wants this career. Tom is the seventh son of a seventh son and he just was given the opportunity to apprentice with the Spook. What is a Spook you ask? He is the man deals with all that bumps in the night and wakes up children when they scream. But as the first month of his apprenticeship is finished Tom has made a mistake and hides it from the Spook. So after Tom fails to convince his mom to let him quit and move home he is left to deal with the mistakes by himself untrained as he is, so begins his adventures.
Delaney has brought a darker side of the young reader’s side of fantasy with this book and hopefully the next books in the series to come. As a reader from a young age of fantasy novels it’s nice to see some new ideas come out that I can share with my kids. Christopher Evan Welch does a great job of narrating this book and I look forward to listening to more books in which he narrates. I recommend this book to fantasy readers of all ages it is a quick read or listen with more to offer than it first appears to offer.
Over and over. Never gets old. It keeps your interest and it's a grest story.
When Tom Ward is fighting with Mother Maulkin.
Alice, she facinating, smart and full of personality.
LOVES THESE BOOKS.. GREAT SERIES
Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction
This is written for children. It wasn't hard to guess what was coming up next. The characters act foolishly and are unbelievable.
Christopher Evan Welch does a good job bring the book to life!
The Rangers Apprentice because both books have good plots!
Where Tom mets Alice!
Joseph Delaney is a good writer! I have enjoyed his book a great deal!
I liked the main character Tom who must learn to fight witches, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night. He has integrity, and even when he is afraid he chooses to do the right thing to help others. The narrator did a good job of making each character come to life.
Awesome! Real Talk!
The Spook is my favorite character in this audiobook. The Spook is tough about his paranormal business
My favorite scene was when Alice helps the last apprentice escape death.
The Spook, though he wants his apprentice to choose to stay on, he does offer his apprentice the option to stay on or go.
Please! Don't skip this one! And you'll really enjoy the series too. If you like paranormal reads, this is a great place to get it.
the narrator is amazing! i love the storyline and the book series. to date ive listened to this book 4 times.
made me do some research on ghosts and gasts. just out of curiousity.
he explains everything which is very helpful in keeping your attention.
NOTHING! HE IS ABSOLUTELY MY FAVORITE NARRATOR!
if you have not read or listened to this series i HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
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.