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Revenge of the Witch: The Last Apprentice, #1 | [Joseph Delaney]

Revenge of the Witch: The Last Apprentice, #1

Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice. Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county?
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Publisher's Summary

Warning: Not to be listened to after dark.

For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried: some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.

Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice. Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county?

©2005 Joseph Delaney; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Delaney grabs readers by the throat and gives them a good shake in a smartly crafted story." (Booklist)

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    breckoz 09-09-13
    breckoz 09-09-13 Member Since 2015

    Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction

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    "Children's Book"

    This is written for children. It wasn't hard to guess what was coming up next. The characters act foolishly and are unbelievable.

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    kelly Portland, OR, United States 03-07-13
    kelly Portland, OR, United States 03-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My favorit book thus far!"
    Where does The Last Apprentice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Christopher Evan Welch does a good job bring the book to life!


    What other book might you compare The Last Apprentice to and why?

    The Rangers Apprentice because both books have good plots!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Tom mets Alice!


    Who was the most memorable character of The Last Apprentice and why?

    Tom!


    Any additional comments?

    Joseph Delaney is a good writer! I have enjoyed his book a great deal!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Taylor 12-28-12
    L. Taylor 12-28-12
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    "A Captivating Listen! Really!"
    If you could sum up The Last Apprentice in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome! Real Talk!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Spook is my favorite character in this audiobook. The Spook is tough about his paranormal business


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Alice helps the last apprentice escape death.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Spook, though he wants his apprentice to choose to stay on, he does offer his apprentice the option to stay on or go.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Trisha 11-05-12
    Trisha 11-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "AMAZING"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    the narrator is amazing! i love the storyline and the book series. to date ive listened to this book 4 times.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    made me do some research on ghosts and gasts. just out of curiousity.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    he explains everything which is very helpful in keeping your attention.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    NOTHING! HE IS ABSOLUTELY MY FAVORITE NARRATOR!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    if you have not read or listened to this series i HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

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    Daniel Hammerberg 11-05-12
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    "This is better than the book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The Last Apprentice to and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Evan Welch – was your favorite?

    He does a great job with all the characters. Tom and the Spook were my two favorites in this book.


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    D. Thornton USA 07-02-12
    D. Thornton USA 07-02-12
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    "Good read"
    If you could sum up The Last Apprentice in three words, what would they be?

    intriguing Well performed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Unknowingly picked a story with a teen lead, nice draw for our son who is a reluctant reader, but avid listener.


    What does Christopher Evan Welch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the creep level


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes and we did.


    Any additional comments?

    glad to see consistency in the second book's reader.

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    lnewq 11-29-11
    lnewq 11-29-11 Listener Since 2008
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    "Good story, Well Narrated"

    I found this story to be enjoyable and the narrator did a good job reading the story.

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    Nancy Grass Valley, CA, USA 02-10-09
    Nancy Grass Valley, CA, USA 02-10-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Scary and intense"

    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.

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    regan nielsen 09-14-08 Listener Since 2007
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    "wow"

    This is kind of a dark book. My boys loved it. My 11 year old is now actually reading the sequel. Thatmeans a lot.

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    Patricia Healdsburg, CA, USA 07-26-08
    Patricia Healdsburg, CA, USA 07-26-08
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    "The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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