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  • The Wizards of Once

  • Book 1
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Once there was magic, and the magic lived in the dark forests. Until the warriors came... This is the story of a young boy wizard and a young girl warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Xar is a wizard boy who has no magic and will do anything to get it. Wish is a warrior girl, but she owns a banned magical object, and she will do anything to conceal it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it, and can't wait for the next one.

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-18

Loved it, and can't wait for the next one.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

One of my family's absolute favourite authors, narrated by one of our absolute favourite narrators. Well be listening to this again and again.

  • Counterclockwise

  • A Short Story
  • By: Alethea Kontis
  • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Imagine a universe where, on November 5, 1605, Guy Fawkes's Gunpowder Plot was successful. The explosion resulted in a schism that split the British Prime Universe into two more planes of existence: one that went forwards in time (clockwise), and one that went backwards (counterclockwise, or widdershins). On All Hallows Eve every year, the bonds between these multiverses are strong enough to pull a body from one plane of existence to the other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Crossing Time For Love

  • By TishaMTV on 06-10-18

Leaves you wanting more

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-18

This is a beautifully written tale with a very engaging plot. I have listened to it three times now, and it is just supurb.

  • A Hat Full of Sky

  • Discworld Book 32, (Discworld Childrens Book 3)
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 147

Eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching wants to be a real witch. But a real witch doesn't casually step out of her body, leaving it empty. Tiffany does, and there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent Pratchett!

  • By Judy on 05-15-12

Fantastic story with depth

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-12

What made the experience of listening to A Hat Full of Sky the most enjoyable?

Great story. I love the way the best witches are grounded by doing the community nursing and social work about the place. There's a lot of real life philosophy in it all - including how we all have darker thoughts, but should behave otherwise.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Hat Full of Sky?

I love how Rob Anybody won't let Tiffany face trouble on her own. He's a loyal friend and protector. I also liked Horace the Cheese.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I hated the accent he gave Miss Level. Just painful to listen to. Anna-Gramma was performed brilliantly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Terry Pratchett always makes me laugh, and think. And think about the way I think.

Any additional comments?

My nearly 10 year old followed it better than my nearly 8 year old.