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Revenge of the Witch Audiobook

Revenge of the Witch: The Last Apprentice, #1

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Publisher's Summary

Warning: Not to be listened to after dark.

For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried: some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.

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?

©2005 Joseph Delaney; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Delaney grabs readers by the throat and gives them a good shake in a smartly crafted story." (Booklist)

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    rick Midland, USA 02-25-16
    rick Midland, USA 02-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good listen"

    enjoyed the enjoyed the story , it kept me interested until the end, look forward to the next book.

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    Moana 01-08-16
    Moana 01-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Intro to the Seventh Son"
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    I enjoyed the movie The Seventh Son and was interested to know what the books were like. This first book in the series introduces us to Tom Ward, a much younger version of the apprentice than depicted in the movie. Master Gregory, Mother Malkin, Alice, Bony Lizzie, Tusk, and boggarts appear in this book with a very different story line than that of the movie. I thought it was a fair introduction and will check out the second book in this series to see if Tom's continued training with the Spook will introduce other magical creatures as in the movie. It was a little scary to listen to before bedtime so this is a different type of book than I'm used to reading.

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    Amazon Customer 08-20-15 Member Since 2014

    AfroQueen

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    "Had to listen to it again!"

    Great story, great performance! Now I have to listen to the other books in series.

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    idiot 05-25-15
    idiot 05-25-15
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    "good start"

    I think the first and second book need to be combined before it is a whole book

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    Luvshellokitty2 04-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The best book series ever"

    This book was all it needed to be for a child like me I loved it this book would be good for a nice October spook 😀 I loves it !!!

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    Lisa 04-14-15
    Lisa 04-14-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Overall a simple story"

    I cutesy I think this was a very mature book but then again it was for children as an adult I can I don't know if I would read it again.

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    gonz45 04-07-15
    gonz45 04-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful start to an awesome series!"

    This book is a great start to an awesome series. You are introduced to characters that will be there through much of the series.

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    beth 04-03-15
    beth 04-03-15 Member Since 2016

    Simply Farm girl from Montana. I love books, books with strong characters and strong females. Also happy endings.

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    What did you love best about Revenge of the Witch?

    Great book very well imagined and a nice ghost story. Excited to read (listen to) the rest of the series.


    What other book might you compare Revenge of the Witch to and why?

    Thus far it is like Harry Potter. A young boy with a gift and a purpose that he as yet has no clue how to use or focus in order to fight for the greater good mostly he is succeeding by accident.


    What aspect of Christopher Evan Welch’s performance would you have changed?

    I didn't appreciate the random background music. He makes Alice's character sound sneaky and sarcastic instead of sweet or even innocent. If a girl talked to me in that way with that tone of voice i wouldn't trust her


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Haven't finished the book still have about an hour left. at this time I am really worried about Elly and the baby.


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    John 02-12-15
    John 02-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good starter to a series."

    It's a great book if ur an Dresden fan. I was looking for another series similar to Dresden and I've found it.

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    Bettie 01-29-15
    Bettie 01-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "wow"

    I actually bought this book on my kindle first- but the dialect used by the characters was a little distracting and I had a really hard time getting past the fist ten percent. Last night I decided to download the audio book while at work since I had gotten to a particularly sad part in The Return of the King and I needed a break. I am so glad I did. The narrator really brought this to life. I listened all night and I really didn't want to go to sleep this morning. He did a marvelous job with consistency so you always knew which character was speaking. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series and possibly listening along. I wish this was an immersion read so I didn't have to catch myself up by flipping through so many pages. It was worth the extra trouble though. This is a fun story. It has memorable lines such as the fathers advice on women. I highly recommend this if you need a quick walk through a fantasy world.

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