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Apprentice Quest

Ozel the Wizard, Book 1
Narrated by: Robert Powell
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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A hopeful orphan. An incredible wizard. One boy must do the impossible to change his life forever....
 

Ozel wonders if he'll ever escape his angry, fat caretaker. As the orphan hopes for a better future, a mysterious wizard gives him the gift of an apprenticeship and some unbelievable magic. But when Ozel discovers he's the lone heir to a massive fortune, he'll need more than a few spells to claim it.
 

After learning his portly caretaker plans to steal the money first, Ozel races through a forest of blacksmiths, witches, and even the undead to protect his birthright. If he survives the treacherous Tangul forest, the orphan and his wizard may just have to stop a twisted mage to go from zero to wealthy hero.
 

Apprentice Quest is a young adult fantasy novel full of action and humor. If you like powerful wizards, twists and turns, and coming-of-age tales, then you'll love Jim Hodgson's worthy successor to the magical genre.
 

Buy Apprentice Quest to cast an entertaining spell today!

©2018 Jim Hodgson (P)2019 Jim Hodgson

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Likable characters, fun fast-paced story,

The main characters in this first book in the Ozel the Wizard series, Ozul, Aysu, and Ergam, are likable and have great chemistry together. I loved the way they are kind to each other instead of joking/insulting like lots of other books do. The story is funny, exciting, and fast-paced, and Robert Powell's narration is great. I've heard some readers have a problem with some of the language, but it doesn't bother me. I think it's funny and unexpected, but not gratuitous. And I particularly love the message that you get good at something by practicing hard and often, not just being born with ability.

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The Perfect Roadtrip Story

This is a great adventure story full of interesting characters lots of action a little romance and more than a few laughs. I love the light-hearted approach to the traditional quest as a graduation trope. Ozel is a charmingly naive young aspiring wizard who sets out to find his heritage and picks up adventurers along the way.
I would heartily recommend this one for anyone looking for an entertaining book to help pass the time on a summer road trip. It's light, fun, well narrated and easily interrupted for those inevitable stops and distractions.

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  • 06-29-19

Excellent Story Telling!

Listening to audible books is a new experience and one I wasn't sure about. But the narrator was so good at distinguishing each character that it was easy to listen to and a great way to enjoy a book hands-free. It was lovely to be able to sew and listen. The storyline and character building was great as well. Well written and a great narration! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • KML
  • 06-13-19

Funny and fast-paced story & engagingly narrated

This is the first book of three, and I'm now waiting for the second book to come out on Audible!
Jim Hodgson's story is funny and the characters really come to life under Robert Powell's expert narrating. It felt like value for money with a good story length and lots of great moments. Robert's characterisations are wonderful and each character has their own voice and personality.
Highly recommend!