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Witch & Wizard: The Gift | [James Patterson, Ned Rust]

Witch & Wizard: The Gift

When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.
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Publisher's Summary

When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.

But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift". While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of Book 1... The Execution of the Allgoods.

©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette

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    Deborah Ham Lake, MN, United States 02-28-11
    Deborah Ham Lake, MN, United States 02-28-11
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    "No plot"

    I liked the first book in this series, it was kind of different. However, this one was very disappointing. It really didn't have much of a plot, and was boring and tedious. I didn't even finish listening to it, got through a little over half of it hoping a plot with some meat would develop and it never did and I lost patience and just stopped listening, which I rarely do with a book I actually spent money on.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Salt Springs, FL, United States 01-29-12
    Donna Salt Springs, FL, United States 01-29-12

    I am a parent that likes to know what my kids are reading!! Simply don't have the time to read and have a 2 hour commute everyday.

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    "Patterson does it again!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Patterson has written a young adult series that is very appealing to parents that want to read what their kids read!! Awesome series!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Witch & Wizard: The Gift?

    You really feel like you are part of the book!!


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I love the continuance of the same voices in each of the books. I love Elijah Wood!!


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

    I cannot believe it, I couldn't put it down and simply couldn't wait to get the next books in the series. I was so anxious until I could download the second book after I finished the first at one time!!


    Any additional comments?

    Truly an awesome book and looking to be a fabulous series!! Very quick listen - I couldn't turn it off. Thank you so much!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily HOLLAND, MI, United States 12-05-11
    Emily HOLLAND, MI, United States 12-05-11
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    "Patterson gave up."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the characters were a bit brighter and deeper. Even for teenagers, they were just not smart or interesting. If there was something more creative about the story - it just seemed to be borrowed from every other fantasy story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and Ned Rust again?

    Maybe some of Patterson's older stuff. I don't know anything about Ned Rust so I don't know.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    The narrators were fine, it was just the story that sucked.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanne Cupertino, CA, United States 01-26-11
    Jeanne Cupertino, CA, United States 01-26-11 Member Since 2002
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    "Horribly Disappointed"

    I really wanted to like this book but no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t. I love a good adventure but while this book has lots of events, it didn’t add up to an adventure. After thinking long and hard about why I couldn’t like the book, I realized that the characters were never developed. Stuff happens to them but we never find out who they are other than on a very superficial level. It was very much about how much bad stuff can we have happen to two teenagers but not much about who there are. Without this characterization, it’s hard to really care too much. I won’t be getting any more books in this series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mary miami, FL, United States 01-12-11
    Mary miami, FL, United States 01-12-11 Member Since 2003
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    "WItch & Wiazrd: the Gift"

    I have been a fan of James Patterson for years and have enjoyed his books immensely. This book was positively awful. Definitely not worth the time or energy to read hoping something worthwhile will transpire. I couldn't wait to finish the book as it was one of the worst I have listened to.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Womack 05-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "This was written for young teens."
    What would have made Witch & Wizard: The Gift better?

    There is not a strong story line for adults


    What could James Patterson and Ned Rust have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narrators performances were fine. They did not have quality to work with


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Will not listen to others in this series


    Any additional comments?

    James Patterson is normally a great author but he certainly missed on this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. A. Gordon MOAB, UT, United States 11-24-13
    D. A. Gordon MOAB, UT, United States 11-24-13 Member Since 2005

    Ann

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    "Couldn't finish it"

    Without realizing it at first, I listened to the Witch & Wizard series in the wrong order, listening to books 3 and 4 before The Gift. I liked the other books all right, but did not like this one. I enjoy Elijah Wood as a reader, but I didn't care for the female reader at all. I also found parts of this book silly and unbelievable; didn't even like much of the dialog. The book may have gotten better later on, but part way through the third CD, I quit listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    christina DUNCANNON, PENNSYLVANIA, United States 10-08-12
    christina DUNCANNON, PENNSYLVANIA, United States 10-08-12
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    "Excellent"
    What did you love best about Witch & Wizard: The Gift?

    The story line was great. Kept me intrigued. I would highly recommend the book to anyone.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not sure


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert EVANSTON, WYOMING, United States 07-23-12
    Robert EVANSTON, WYOMING, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "well done"
    What made the experience of listening to Witch & Wizard: The Gift the most enjoyable?

    the story was good the readers were great


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    wisty attitude is everything


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    they worked well together


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    harry potter meets Red Dawn


    Any additional comments?

    loved it as well as the rest of the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy United States 05-08-12
    Judy United States 05-08-12
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    "Very interesting story line"
    What other book might you compare Witch & Wizard: The Gift to and why?

    Like Harry Potter meets the Hunger Games


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    My favorite character is Wisty


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

    I wish I could have... but then what would I listen too?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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