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  • Fyre

  • Septimus Heap, Book Seven
  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

Now that Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle are 14 years old, they have assumed larger roles in their Magykal world. Beetle is the Chief Hermetic Scribe of the Manuscriptorium and Jenna will soon be Queen, but Septimus is still battling the remnants of the Darke Domaine, which will remain until the power of the evil Two-Faced Ring is destroyed forever. To accomplish that, the ancient Alchemie Fyre must be relit - a task that sends Septimus to the very origins of Magyk and Physik.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Waking the Fyre

  • By Jefferson on 02-14-15

Should have been an epilogue to Darke

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, it was entertaining, along the lines of 'whatever happened to....' Not a page turner or earworm, but okay.

Would you recommend Fyre to your friends? Why or why not?

If they had listened to all the other Septimus Heap books, yes, why not if they have some extra time they need to kill and an extra credit to spend. If this was their first Septimus Heap book, no definitely not.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was fine. Steady performance in line with the other books.

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

No thank you. Unless it is the start of a new series, with new characters set in the Septimus Heap universe.

Any additional comments?

It should have been an epilogue to Darke, the true ending of the Septimus Heap saga. On its own it's not worth the trouble.

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  • The Black Unicorn

  • Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 2
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

A year had passed since Ben Holiday bought the Magic Kingdom from the wizard Meeks, who had set a series of pitfalls against him. Ben survived, by the aid of three loyal friends: Questor Thews, an ill-trained wizard; Abernathy, a talking dog, the Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow, who sometimes had to be a tree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The excelence continues.

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 09-03-11

Good listen, plot slightly predictable

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

Reviewed: 12-24-12

What made the experience of listening to The Black Unicorn the most enjoyable?

It is one of those easy-to-listen books. It's light and easy to follow, nothing deep or too memorable, just very entertaining. Sometimes that's all you need.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fillip and Sot. Just gotta love those G'Home Gnomes!

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

He makes the characters stand out and gives them a personality.