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Wizard Heir | [Cinda Williams Chima]

Wizard Heir

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.
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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)

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    Audrey Effingham, IL, USA 03-16-09
    Audrey Effingham, IL, USA 03-16-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Good Book, Bad Reader"

    I will have to borrow the rest of the books in this series from my local library. I really like the book!
    It's the reader that terrible. He burps (yes, burps), spits, lisps, slurs, then he reads so fast the wordsruntogether, then well, he just stops, nothing, nada, dead air space. I guess the reader thinks these are dramatic pauses but they are tooo long and very abrupt.
    But what I find the most annoying is the BIG gulping swallows.
    I listen to audio book every day and find this to be the most annoying reader that I have found.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    David Danielson Dupont, WA United States 07-13-11
    David Danielson Dupont, WA United States 07-13-11 Member Since 2010
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    "best series"

    I regret delaying my download of these books because of the negative reviews regarding the narrator. There are some swallows, like one per book, and maybe he sounds serious, but it is a serious book. Overall I would say he is a better narrator than many other books I have downloaded here.

    Now about the book, it is an exciting, stimulating story, far better than many of the others out there that are getting so much hype. I strongly recommend this series to anyone over the age of 9.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Denise PAYSON, AZ, United States 09-28-12
    Denise PAYSON, AZ, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2010

    It is up to you to use your powers for good!

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    "If I didn't love this series..."

    Dreadful - whoever edited this work did not actually LISTEN to the narrator. He smacks his lips and inhales audibly for EVERY breath. It is so distracting. I've struggled through the first part and have debated several times to stop listening and just re-read the actual novel (which I probably will). I wish she could have gotten Rebecca Monder (Seven Realms) or maybe Luke Daniels to read this lovely series. Read the book...it's much better in your head than listening to this narrator...too bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    andrea Pensacola, FL, United States 04-12-12
    andrea Pensacola, FL, United States 04-12-12
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    "love this book"
    What did you like best about Wizard Heir? What did you like least?

    The story


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

    Percy Jackson


    Would you be willing to try another one of Robert Ramirez’s performances?

    No


    Do you think Wizard Heir needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It is part of a series, so it has loose ends to be tied up


    Any additional comments?

    I like the characters and the plot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Turner BAIRD, TEXAS, US 12-10-09
    Sarah Turner BAIRD, TEXAS, US 12-10-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Book"

    I love these books. The narrator was okay not the best. Had a lot of pauses but it is a great story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Savannah, GA, United States 12-31-13
    Melissa Savannah, GA, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Background noise"
    If you could sum up Wizard Heir in three words, what would they be?

    Who's yo daddy?


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator should not swallow so loudly into the microphone, it was very distracting. Editors should take more time to filter out or prevent background noise and lessen gaps between patches. This was an issue with the entire series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hilary Clearwater, FL, United States 08-14-12
    Hilary Clearwater, FL, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2008
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Richmond, IN, United States 08-06-12
    Pamela Richmond, IN, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2012
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracilyn United States 07-22-12
    Tracilyn United States 07-22-12 Member Since 2010
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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