Young Wizards
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UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 2317 ratings)
  • 1

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

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (654)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (230)

    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.

    Diana says: "Not quite Harry Potter ... better"
    Not quite Harry Potter ... better

    This series has been compared time and time again to the Harry Potter books, and, though I love HP, these series are NOT the same. You have a set of y..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2004 by Diana (Miami, FL, USA)
  • 2

    Deep Wizardry: Young Wizard Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (101)

    Even though she's on vacation at the beach, young wizard Nita is still on active duty, available to assist any other wizard in distress. So when Nita meets the wizard S'reee, she is bound to promise help. Nita is needed to face the Lone Power, who is threatening life in the oceans. But although S'reee is a wizard, she is also a whale. Nita will need to shapeshift into a sea creature to join her.

    Dave Oberst says: "Even better for us kids at heart"
    Even better for us kids at heart

    I love this book. I admit, I am a die hard Harry Potter fan, but this book series really grabed me. I find miself buying the next volum before my ne..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 26 2004 by Dave Oberst (USA)
  • 3

    High Wizardry: Young Wizard Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (80)

    As young wizards, Nita and her friend, Kit, share magic spells and spectacular adventures. Twice, they have successfully thwarted a dark power called the Lone One. Each victory has protected the universe against its paralyzing force, for a while. But now Darine, Nita's 10-year-old sister, has found her wizard's manual. With the help of a laptop computer, Darine has not only absorbed the book's wisdom, she has become a powerful wizard herself.

    Walter says: "Great Book, Unique Narrator"
    Great Book, Unique Narrator

    Ive read the books before, and loved them greatly. The narrator makes this book even more special. While Christina Moore (The narrator) may not have a..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 17 2011 by Walter (Springfield, VA, United States)
  • 4

    A Wizard Abroad: Young Wizard Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Fourteen-year-old Nita is in Ireland, spending the summer with her aunt. As a young wizard, Nita is fascinated by the forces at work in this ancient land. Sometimes, the world seems to be shifting sideways into another dimension. Layers of history, rich with battles between superhuman tribes, lurk beneath the surface of every moment. When Nita discovers that her aunt is a wizard, too, Nita realizes that this summer will not be a vacation. Ireland truly is in danger: her past is breaking into the present.

    Darla A. Middlebrook says: "Amazing"
    Amazing

    Christina Moore continues to amaze me. This reader handles so many accents and so well that there seem to be many people reading. THAT is how a stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 16 2009 by Darla A. Middlebrook (Moose Jaw, SK - Canada)
  • 5

    The Wizard's Dilemma: Young Wizard Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Nita's best friend and wizard partner Kit has gone his own way, leaving Nita to practice magic on her own. In the midst of this sad goodbye, Nita's mother is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, seemingly untreatable by science or sorcery. Nita's greatest foe, the evil Lone Power, may be her only hope. Her mother's life hanging in the balance, Nita must now trust an arch-nemesis she's spent a lifetime fighting.

    Daniel says: "authentic"
    authentic

    I was just blown away by this books stunning ending along with the introduction of a simi wizard/creater dog (ponch). I like how she combines her love..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 31 2005 by Daniel (La Vernia, TX, USA)
  • 6

    A Wizard Alone: Young Wizard Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (54)

    Best-selling author Diane Duane has created a book full of magical mystery, suspense, and humor that is sure to delight Harry Potter fans. When Nita and Kit, two teenage wizards, lose a young friend, Kit goes searching for him. Meanwhile, Nita is grappling with mysterious dreams and disturbing messages. Soon she fears that the Dark Power, source of all death, is threatening to return to the universe.

    Cather says: "Not the best in the series... but still darn good!"
    Not the best in the series... but still darn good!

    Okay, it was time that the quality of this series took a hit. Instead of my normal enthusiastic five starts, this one only gets four.

    ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 27 2007 by Cather (Cumberland, VA, United States)
  • 7

    Wizard's Holiday: Young Wizard Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    Rest and relaxation: that's what Nita thinks she's going to get when her little sister, Dairine, signs her up for a wizardly "cultural exchange" program, sending Nita and her partner-wizard Kit halfway across the galaxy over spring break. But nothing about wizardry, not even vacation, is ever quite that simple. Back home, Dairine and her dad have to cope with their side of the exchange.

    Justy says: "A Great Book"
    A Great Book

    I loved this new twist on a "working holiday." Nita and Kit get to go to the beach and relax. While there they have to find out the reason they were s..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 21 2005 by Justy (BC, Canada)
  • 8

    Wizards at War: Young Wizard Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    Nita and Kit return from their wizardly holiday and are looking forward to getting back to their everyday routine. But there's trouble brewing. A strange darkness of the mind and heart is about to befall the older wizards of the world, stealing away their power. Soon the young wizards of Earth and many other planets find themselves forced to defend wizards and nonwizards alike against an invasion of a kind they've never imagined. But mere defense won't be enough to combat the evil afoot.

    Chris says: "The Young Wizards are growing up"
    The Young Wizards are growing up

    I ‘ve been a fan of Diane Duane for many years, and was thrilled when Audible finally offered the latest of the Young Wizards series. The trend over ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2007 by Chris (Pembroke Pines, FL, USA)
  • 9

    A Wizard of Mars: The Ninth Book in the Young Wizards Series

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (69)

    While young wizards Kit and Nita investigate the mystery of the Red Planet’s long-lost inhabitants, life suddenly emerges again to shake Mars with its own perilous and baffling brand of magic. Kit’s long-standing Martian fascination ensnares him in a terrible, age-old conflict—making him a key to its solution or a tool for destroying humans. As Nita searches for Kit, she soon finds herself battling an implacable foe.

    SkyTigress says: "Everything my nerdy brain wants in a fantasy book."
    Everything my nerdy brain wants in a fantasy book.

    Mars, Mars, MARS!!!

    Reviewed on June 17 2012 by SkyTigress (Columbus, OH)