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Wizard Heir Audiobook

Wizard Heir

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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed author of The Warrior Heir, Cinda Williams Chima delivers this riveting sequel - a VOYA Perfect 10 and a New York Public Library 2008 Book for the Teen Age.

Booted from one exclusive school to the next since his foster mom's death three years ago, 16-year-old Seph McCauley knows he's different. But he doesn't understand why he can summon menacing ravens, freeze summer ponds, and torch all he touches. And then Seph makes the mistake of trusting his new headmaster. If you like Harry Potter, you'll love Seph McCauley.

©2007 Cinda Williams Chima; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Chima uses her pen like a wand and crafts a wonderfully rich web of magic." (VOYA)

What Members Say

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    luke taupo, New Zealand 09-10-12
    luke taupo, New Zealand 09-10-12
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    "The wizard heir not in potters league"
    What disappointed you about Wizard Heir?

    the story line was very typical and generic, the characters were boring and used like they had been stretched to much and became one dimension


    Would you ever listen to anything by Cinda Williams Chima again?

    no and i wont a refund


    What does Robert Ramirez bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he is very good with the voices and the way he read the book was the only reason i listened to the story for as long as i did


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

    the narrator was really good


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    Hilary Clearwater, FL, United States 08-14-12
    Hilary Clearwater, FL, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Daughter likes series, I'm less then impressed"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I might recommend it for a teen reader but for my friends who have been lifelong avid readers,no. Certainly not to anyone as an audio book especially if it is the first audio book they've ever listened to. The reader, I feel, was a huge detractor and did factor into my growing annoyance while listening to this book. With another reader I may have enjoyed the story more and not have become critical of the writing style and story line.

    The writing was inconsistent,sometimes flowery with descriptions and then suddenly bland and abrupt. The story was predictable and unsophisticated. As my irritation with the reader intensified I noticed elements of the story line not as original as I would have liked, scenarios or themes that perhaps were too similar to those found in a few of my favorite books like Harry Potter (the Wizard theme, absent parents, a 'wizard' school with Slytherin like schoolmates) and then later when Seph learns his mother is Linda (his supposed guardian and an enchantress), who did not tell his father, Lee (a wizard) that they had a child together until years later and only because their child has been kidnapped. It just reminded me too much of the Dresden files book #12 "Changes".


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert Ramirez?

    There is only one reader worse then Mr.Ramirez and that's Eileen Stevens. Anyone might have done a better job but we will never know. I can say with certainty that I will be hesitant to purchase any future books read by R. Ramirez.


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    Pamela 08-06-12
    Pamela 08-06-12
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    "Excellent Series"
    Would you listen to Wizard Heir again? Why?

    I recommend the Heir series to anyone interested in a mix of modern story lines with magical elements. Chima's takes the reader into the world of teenage angst with well developed plots and characters- not an easy task!


    What other book might you compare Wizard Heir to and why?

    It is comparable to Brandon Mull's work but geared toward a more mature adolescent audience.


    What aspect of Robert Ramirez’s performance would you have changed?

    Ramirez does a good job with intonation and brings the characters to life with his reading. He needs to mature his breathing skills as the narration suffers from audible breathing and swallowing - especially during the fight scenes. I started to dread the extra noise and it took a lot away from enjoying some fantastic scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    I read adolescent science fiction because I enjoy the genre and to support my teaching practice. This series is an excellent way to teach literature, geography, history and spark the imagination in a secondary setting.

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    Tracilyn United States 07-22-12
    Tracilyn United States 07-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good read..."
    What made the experience of listening to Wizard Heir the most enjoyable?

    The storyline connected this one to the warrior heir and the events.that resulted in the changes brought about by the events in that book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters were just as lively as.previous.book.


    Any additional comments?

    Will continue to.listen to.this.author

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    Tasha Gilbert, AZ, United States 02-15-12
    Tasha Gilbert, AZ, United States 02-15-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story. Lousy reader"

    I have enjoyed reading several of Chima's books. I am TERRIBLY disappointed by the audible version, however. The reading and the directing are AWFUL. The mouth noises the reader makes (smacking, gulping, etc) suggest an amateur reader and director. The noises are so bad that my son gags and cannot listen. And the heavy breathing into the microphone is terribly distracting. Listen to Hunger Games or Percy Jackson to hear a good reader! I hope future books from this author are NOT read by this reader.

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