Last Apprentice
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  • 1

    The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
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    Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice. Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county?

    Mark says: "Loved it!"
    Loved it!

    Tried this one on a whim, glad I did. A good story that keeps your interest, ties together fantasy (witches and boggarts) and the style of a good gho..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 20 2005 by Mark (Kirkland Lake, ON, Canada)
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    The Spook's Apprentice: Wardstone Chronicles 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    A terrifying series about a young boy training to be an exorcist. Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the County, the horror begins...

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  • 2

    The Last Apprentice: Curse of the Bane

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, deal with the dark. Together they rid the county of witches, ghosts, and boggarts. But now there's some unfinished business to attend to in Priestown. Deep in the catacombs of the cathedral lurks a creature the Spook has never been able to defeat, a force so evil that the whole county is in danger of being corrupted by its powers. The Bane!

    Brian says: "Thoroughly Enjoyable"
    Thoroughly Enjoyable

    This is the second book in this young adult series and it is definitely as good as the first. I am an adult and perhaps shouldn't be admitting to enjo..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2007 by Brian (Andover, MN, USA)
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    The Spook's Curse: Wardstone Chronicles 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Will Thorp
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    The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, deal with the dark.Together they rid the county of witches, ghosts and boggarts. But now they have unfinished business to attend to in Priestown. Deep in the catacombs of the cathedral, lurks the Spook’s nemesis - the Bane. A creature he has never been able to defeat. As Thomas and his master prepare for the battle of their lives it becomes clear that the Bane isn’t their only enemy in town.

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  • 3

    Last Apprentice: Night of the Soul Stealer

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who captures witches and drives away ghosts. As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, the Spook receives an unexpected visitor. Tom doesn't know who the stranger is or what he wants, but the Spook suddenly decides it's time to travel to his winter house, Anglezarke. Tom has heard it will be a bleak, forbidding place, and that menacing creatures are starting to stir somewhere on the moors nearby.

    Brian says: "Left Me Wanting More"
    Left Me Wanting More

    This is the third book in this series and the last book currently available on Audible (perhaps the last book currently written). I really enjoyed thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2007 by Brian (Andover, MN, USA)
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    The Spook's Secret: Wardstone Chronicles 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Thomas Judd
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    The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, deal with the dark. Together they rid the county of witches, ghosts, and boggarts. In this third and terrifying instalment in the Wardstone Chronicles, the nights are drawing in and it's time for Tom and his master to move to Anglezarke, the Spook's winter house. Tom has heard it will be a sinister and menacing place but nothing could fully prepare him for what he finds there.

    colin o,neill says: "Great series"
    Great series

    It is a very easily listened to, the characters are easily believed and when my wife drive somewhere we listen to the story.

    Reviewed on April 29 2013 by colin o,neill (north richmond, n.s.w., AU)
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    The Last Apprentice: Attack of the Fiend

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who banishes boggarts and drives away ghosts. But now a new danger is threatening Tom's world: the witches are rising and the three most powerful clans are uniting in order to conjure an unimaginable evil. Tom and the Spook set out to stop the witches before they unleash the demon. But when Tom finds himself on his own, he wonders if he has the courage and cunning to defeat the most powerful enemy he has ever encountered.

    Patricia says: "The Last Apprentice: Attack of the Fiend"
    The Last Apprentice: Attack of the Fiend

    I'm a 61 yr old grandmother who listened to the
    first in the series with my grandson. I enjoyed
    it so much that I have listened to all ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2010 by Patricia (Healdsburg, CA, USA)
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    The Spook's Battle: Wardstone Chronicles 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Thomas Judd
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    The fourth instalment of the Wardstone Chronicles. In Pendle the witches are rising and the three most powerful witch clans are rumoured to be uniting in order to conjure an unimaginable evil. Together they will be capable of raising the dark made flesh - the Devil himself.Tom and the Spook need to set off for Pendle to avert the unthinkable. But before they go, the Spook tells Tom to journey home and collect the trunks Mam left behind for him. But what dark family secrets are contained in the trunks?

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  • 5

    The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Thomas Ward has spent two years as the Spook's apprentice. He's faced unimaginable peril, and survived. But a new danger has emerged: an ancient water witch, Bloodeye, is roaming the County intent on destroying everything in her path. To strengthen his skills, Tom is sent to the far north to train with the demanding Bill Arkwright. Will Tom's new bag of tricks be enough to overcome a critical mistake that leaves him confronting Bloodeye on his own?

    Julie says: "Scary! Better than Potter, IMO"
    Scary! Better than Potter, IMO

    I know a lot of people won't agree with me on the "better than Potter" comment, but I enjoy it much more. I've read all of the Potter books, but this..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2009 by Julie (Novi, MI)
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    The Spook's Mistake: Wardstone Chronicles 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Thomas Judd
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    As danger increases in the County, Tom is sent far north by his master to be trained by Bill Arkwright, another Spook. Arkwright lives in a haunted mill on the edge of a treacherous marsh and his training methods prove to be harsh and sometimes cruel. But he has toughened up many previous apprentices, and now he must do the same for Tom. But when the Fiend sends his own daughter, the ancient and powerful water witch Morwena, to destroy him, Tom finds himself facing his enemies alone.

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  • 6

    Clash of the Demons: The Last Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As the Spook's apprentice, Thomas Ward's first duty is to protect the County from ghosts, boggarts, and other dangerous creatures. But now his mother has come back from her homeland to seek his help. One of the most dangerous of the old witches, Ordeen, is about to return to earth, bringing with her suffering and devastation. Tom's mother has mustered a powerful army - including Tom's friend Alice, the Pendle witches, and the assassin Grimalkin - to confront Ordeen.

    Todd A. Hamblin says: "Great Book - Crappy Audio"
    Great Book - Crappy Audio

    I have been listening to Joseph Delaney's books on my MP3 device. The problem is that this author stopped using Audible Kids to make his recordings. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 08 2011 by Todd A. Hamblin ()
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    The Spook's Sacrifice: Wardstone Chronicles 6

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Thomas Judd
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    As the Spook's apprentice Tom's first duty is to protect the County from the dark. But now Mam needs his help in her homeland of Greece. One of the most dangerous of the old gods, the Ordeen, is about to return there, bringing slaughter and devastation. Meanwhile, the Devil himself is still loose and if he and the Ordeen join forces, a new age of darkness will descend. Mam has summoned a powerful group to her side but among them are Tom's old enemy, the Pendle witches, including the assassin Grimalkin, and the cunning clan leader Mab Moldheel.

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  • 7

    The Last Apprentice: Rise of the Huntress

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have returned to the county after a long journey and a hard battle. But their troubles are far from over. Their home has been over-run by enemy soldiers. The Spook's house is in ruins, the boggart protecting it has fled, and the malicious witches imprisoned in the gardens have escaped. Tom, Alice, and the Spook must flee, too, across the ocean to the island of Mona. And it's on Mona that this small band fighting against the dark will face an old enemy grown terrifyingly powerful.

    ERICK says: "Delaney triumphs again"
    Delaney triumphs again

    Though events are as dark as they have ever been, Delaney still keeps you enthralled with his masterful writing and driving intriguing plot line. This..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 08 2011 by ERICK (Anchorage, AK, United States)
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    The Spook's Nightmare: Wardstone Chronicles 7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Thomas Judd
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    >The Spook, Tom, and Alice return from Greece to find the County under siege - and the Spook's home burnt to the ground. With his precious library of knowledge destroyed, they seek refuge on the nearby island of Mona. But with Mona in the thrall of a twisted Shaman there is little respite from hostility or denizens of the dark. And as Alice dodges the ever-tightening net of the island's witch hunters, a more deadly enemy emerges. Bony Lizzie, escaped from the Spook's bonds, has grand ambitions of taking the throne.

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  • 8

    The Last Apprentice: Rage of the Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Thomas Ward has served as the Spook's apprentice for three years. He has battled boggarts, witches, demons, and even the devil himself. Tom has enemies: The Fiend stalks him, waiting for a moment of weakness. The terrifying Morrigan, goddess of witches, warned him never to step foot on her homeland, Ireland.

    Donna says: "Be Warned!"
    Be Warned!

    This is the exact same story as Spooks Destiney so dont waste your credit. Otherwise it is as good as all the others.

    Reviewed on November 06 2011 by Donna (Missoula, MT, United States)
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    The Spook's Destiny: Wardstone Chronicles 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Thomas Judd
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    The Spook, Tom and Alice travel to Ireland, fleeing from the war in the County. The only thing protecting Tom and Alice is the fragile and precious bloodjar. They must remain together and the jar intact - otherwise they are both at the mercy of the Fiend himself.Meanwhile Tom is recruited to tackle the evil mage alliance, on a mission which ultimately leads him to the possession of the Spook's Blade. A sword with a dark side and a thirst of its own for blood...

    Kevin Shiflett says: "The narrator is bad"
    The narrator is bad

    I have enjoyed the series till now. A new narrator was used and I can't stand him. All of the characters sound the same and his delivery is no better...Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2011 by Kevin Shiflett ()
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    Grimalkin the Witch Assassin: The Last Apprentice, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One witch is the most feared, the most ruthless, and the most deadly of all the witches in the county. If she hunts for you, she will find you. If you have crossed her, you don't stand a chance. She is the witch assassin, and her name is Grimalkin. Grimalkin's one alliance is with Tom Ward, the Spook's apprentice. With Tom, she plans to rid the world of the most terrifying evil, the Fiend, who once did her a great wrong. For the first time, fans of the Last Apprentice series will hear the story from Grimalkin's side.

    ERICK says: "Excellent divergence from the main storyline"
    Excellent divergence from the main storyline

    I love this whole series and can't wait for the next installment. This one was particularly interested because it follows Grimalkin instead of the mai..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2012 by ERICK (Anchorage, AK, United States)
  • 10

    The Spook's Blood: Wardstone Chronicles 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Thomas Judd
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    Time is running out for Thomas Ward. His final battle against the Fiend is drawing near, and the Spook's apprentice has never felt more alone in his task. Isolated and afraid, the Fiend is set to send the greatest of his servants against him - Siscoi, a Vampire God more ferocious than anything he has yet faced. Tom must risk his life to prevent the evil beast from entering this world, even as he learns that the final destruction of the Fiend may involve a sacrifice more terrible than he can imagine….

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    Lure of the Dead: The Last Apprentice, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son, and apprentice to the local Spook. He has battled boggarts, witches, and the most powerful evils of the Dark. But his most trying task is yet to come. When Tom and the Spook are deceived by one they trust, they find themselves in the most terrifying danger yet. Blood-hungry creatures have invaded a sleepy village. Tom can save the Spook - and the whole county - but only by betraying one of his greatest allies. With everything on the line, Tom must have the courage to stand and fight, and to face a choice that could break his heart.

    knachy says: "Still brilliant"
    Still brilliant

    This is a great book. Still one of my favorite series to listen to. Way more intense than most my other selections

    Reviewed on February 07 2013 by knachy (55417)
  • The Spook's Tale: The Last Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
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    The Spook himself was once an apprentice. How did he begin his training? And what of Alice, the young witch who is Tom's closest ally? How did she overcome her dark past? What did the witch assassin Grimalkin do to become the most deadly and feared witch in the county? And, collected in a gallery of horrors, discover the rest of the county's menacing villains and relive the vicious battles waged against them. Enter a land where creatures of the dark creep out of the shadows. Do you dare?

    LWaali says: "Almost like an INFO-MERCIAL"
    Almost like an INFO-MERCIAL

    I love this series but this particular book is even shorter then it looks. Over HALF is short scene tellings of the previous books in the series. Pers..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 28 2009 by LWaali ()
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    Slither: The Last Apprentice, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch, Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The dark is full of terrifying creatures. And Tom Ward - the seventh son of a seventh son, and the Spook's last apprentice - hasn't seen all of them. Far from the county, one named Slither has lived for hundreds of years, hunting blood. But a dying father binds the monster to a bargain. If Slither will take his two youngest daughters safely to their family in the south, then the eldest daughter, Nessa, is his.

    Dana says: "Good story, but....."
    Good story, but.....

    I love this series, and I enjoyed this book , but it barely tied into this series. It didn't have Thomas Ward or Alice in it at all. But, (again) I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 23 2013 by Dana (Knoxville, TN, United States)
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    Spook's: Slither's Tale: Wardstone Chronicles 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth, Kate Harbour
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    Far from the Wardstone, a new darkness is rising . . .Slither is a haizda mage who preys upon humans, drinking their blood to feed his dark urges. So when a local farmer dies, it’s only natural that Slither should want to feast on his lovely daughters.But then the farmer offers him a deal, and extracts from Slither a promise that will take him on a journey to the City of the Petrified Tree, to a fallen star-stone that holds great power, and straight into the path of Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin.

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  • 12

    I Am Alice: The Last Apprentice, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    I must be brave. I must do what has to be done. I am Alice. Alice is the most powerful witch the county has ever seen. She may one day be the most evil. But Alice is also the best friend - and true love - of Tom Ward. Together they work to defeat the Fiend - the world's greatest evil - once and for all. They have nearly everything they need, all except a blade hidden in the Dark, the Fiend's domain. So Alice ventures there to find it. She faces the most terrifying creatures in existence. And she once again battles old enemies who bear grudges: Bony Lizzie, Bloodeye, and more.

    Bill says: "Good Story, Terrible Performance"
    Good Story, Terrible Performance
    Reviewed on September 13 2013 by Bill (Midwest)
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    Fury of the Seventh Son: The Last Apprentice, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated By Alexander Cendese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    He's the seventh son of a seventh son. He's the only one who can stop the greatest evil. Tom Ward, the Spook's last apprentice, has everything he needs to vanquish the Fiend, once and for all: the three blades recovered from the dark, the gifts from his witch mother, and the skills he's learned from Master Gregory. And Alice, the one he loves most, is willing to sacrifice herself to fulfill the spell. Or is she? Racing against time, all of Tom's old allies - and old enemies - return. They will clash in a final battle more epic than any he has fought before.

    Rickie says: ""What The Frak""
    "What The Frak"

    Absolutely - Joseph Delaney

    Not if I have to listen to this narrator making everyone except Tom sound CELTRIC/ Don't do that.

    Reviewed on May 19 2014 by Rickie (Burtonsville, MD, United States)