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So You Want to Be a Wizard: Young Wizard Series, Book 1 | [Diane Duane]

So You Want to Be a Wizard: Young Wizard Series, Book 1

Because she insists on fighting with words instead of her fists, 13-year-old Nita is regularly tormented by a gang of classmates. One day, running to escape their blows, she hides in the only safe place nearby: the library. When a book about wizardry catches her eye, Nita finds the help she needs in its pages. As she moves from chapter to chapter, Nita learns more sophisticated spells. Soon, stepping through a worldgate, she enters a shadowy city swirling with vicious taxicabs and carnivorous fireplugs.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why You Should Download This Audiobook: The most famous young wizard of all time (who shall not be conjured here) has quite a few precursors: Ursula K. Le Guin's The Wizard of Earthsea is one, and Nita, in this delightful book, is another. If you appreciate fun fantasy filled with adventure and wonderment, we won't harry you. We simply and emphatically recommend you don Ms. Duane's brilliant gem.

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Because she insists on fighting with words instead of her fists, 13-year-old Nita is regularly tormented by a gang of classmates. One day, running to escape their blows, she hides in the only safe place nearby: the library. When a book about wizardry catches her eye, Nita finds the help she needs in its pages. As she moves from chapter to chapter, Nita learns more sophisticated spells. Soon, stepping through a worldgate, she enters a shadowy city swirling with vicious taxicabs and carnivorous fireplugs. What begins as a simple quest quickly becomes a struggle to keep a powerful and ominous force from passing back into Nita's world.

Ranked with the best of Madeleine L'Engle and Diana Wynne Jones, Diane Duane's magical tale of wizardry and wisdom has become a modern fantasy classic. Christina Moore's delightful narration captures all the excitement and danger in this thrilling fantasy adventure.

You can listen to Diane Duane's entire Young Wizard series.

©1983 Diane Duane; (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Steve Bellevue, WA, USA 12-06-04
    Steve Bellevue, WA, USA 12-06-04
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    "Random & Flat"

    My family and I tried to listen to this story on a long car drive. Despite being a captive audience, we just couldn't get into the story. The plot development seemed random and unbelievable, and odd terminology was presented without introduction.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David Port Lavaca, TX, United States 10-18-11
    David Port Lavaca, TX, United States 10-18-11

    i love storys about magic with adult humor in the storys like Piers Anthony and Orson Scott Card i also like some sci-fi storys. The storys i like best is : On a Pale Horse, The Lost Gate, Ender's Game, Split Infinity. i do not like short storys.

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    "i kinda like this one"

    i found it to be a enjoyable story.
    its hard for me to find a good story i like and got lucky with this one.
    try the simple and see if that will help you any.
    everyone has there own likes and dislikes.
    i always read the reviews and then try the simple to try and get a good ideal what its like.
    hope this help you... enjoy.. :)

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff 07-08-08
    Jeff 07-08-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Confusing"

    I forced myself to finish the book, hoping it would get better, but did not enjoy it.

    I thought the terminology was not so much childish, but jibberish.

    A previous review referred to HP books 1 to 3 being silly, but nowhere in HP does a star show up belching jets...

    Very few books do I delete from my library... this is only the second one. Don't waste your credits.

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    Richard Green Bay , WI, USA 02-16-05
    Richard Green Bay , WI, USA 02-16-05
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    "Better than Harry Potter"

    If you liked the Harry Potter Books. You will love these books.
    Only trouble I found with them. Is so far the author has only wrote
    the frist 7 books in the series. I went throw them like wild fire!!!

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    Julia 01-11-09
    Julia 01-11-09 Member Since 2007
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    "This book is insipid and boring"

    This story lacks plot.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
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