Who is Septimus Heap? A lost child? An ordinary hero? A powerful wizard? The Magyk begins here.
The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads listeners on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.
©2005 Angie Sage (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Deliciously spellbinding." (Kirkus Reviews)
My wife highly recommended that I read this book and I am glad that I did. The story was amazing and the narration was great as well. I can't say enough about this book, and I can't wait until the next book in the series is released.
I really like this book I can't wait to hear what happens next. Some of the people are frustrating but it was a great book over all. Even my kids like it.
I have listened to this audiobook lots of times. It is my favourite. I really like the characters and the reader. It is fun to listen to this while you play with your toys. It is very fun. What's great about this story, is that it is a series and it doesn't end quickly. Even when the series is done, I will be listening to them again and again.
This book was great! Even though it is a children's "chapter" book, it's a fun book for adults too. The story is engaging and the characters have personality - and the narrator is amazing!! He really brings the story to life. He does great voices for the characters who need them and his "singing"... Too funny! I'm thinking that I'll wait for the sequel to be recorded rather than read the book - if the narrator is the same. WONDERFUL!!!
I really enjoyed this book. As a Harry Potter fan I did notice alot of the 'borrowed' names, but for me it didn't hinder the story but made it feel familiar.
I really enjoyed the many characters in this story however, there are many unanswered questions which have left me longer to start the next book.
I love this whole series... I can't wait until my sons are old enough to get them into Septimus. This first book sets the background so well for the rest of the series, yet it's non-stop action all the way through. Ms Sage does so well building characters that you really feel as though you could walk into the ramblings and be able to pick most of the Heap family out of a crowd. Also a side note... I was a bit skeptical in the beginning of Allan Corduner as narrator for the series as I read the books beforehand and automatically being female thought a female voice would be best... especially in this first book where most of the speaking is done by female characters but he does them so well and I am quite happy to admit how wrong I was.
It was too mellow for my taste. It picked up towards the end but I'm not sure whether to continue the series or abandon it and move on...
inconcistencies in the story. lots of orattle about nothing. no logic regarding the magical system. 12h book. 2 hours (tops) worth of story. I wouldnt even recomend this to children, as there are so much better childrens fantasy out there.
Very well read
It was a fun story, with interesting characters and a wonderful performance.
I found his character voices great fun, particularly Marcia Overstrand and the Tom Jones sound-alike Alther Mella!
"Funny and unpredictable"
I really love this series of books. It's a great mix of fantasy with humour. The plots are creative and unpredictable - one does live in hope that the good will end well, but it is far from obvious how they will get there. I think Angie Sage has done a brilliant job of carving out a unique inch in a crowded market of the fantasy/ magic genre.
Magyk is a great start to the series. It is full of suspense and little funny details. I especially liked the character of Septimus and the way he is gradually revealed, but all the characters are interesting.
The reader for this is good - nice to listen to, good differentiation of characters.
"Good fantasy series with lots of humour"
My 8 year old son has a voracious appetite for fantasy stories and the Septimus Heap audio books are currently keeping him happy.
I like the fact that they are more light-hearted than other books in this genre, there is still some violence but there's also a lot of humour.
"Facinating, Good Storyline"
Yes, because it has a good story.
The dragon boat
I have and this one is the best.
I liked how a soldier became the extra ordinary wizard apprentice.
I would recommend this audio book to anyone. This is the first great story in a series of great stories. Angie Sage has created a world full of Magyk, ghosts, princesses, witches, and everything else you can imagine. The audio performance is brilliant and really makes this story come to life.
I'm not sure I can compare it to anything else because it's rather unique.
Allan Corduner makes unique voices that are very recognizable.
When Septimus is finally reunited with his family at the end, finding out who he is, and where he's from, and why he spent all his life in the Young Army.
If you only get one audio book this year, get this one.
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