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The Apprentice Witch Audiobook

The Apprentice Witch

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Publisher's Summary

A special middle grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of books like Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary.

Will Arianwyn ever become a real witch?

Arianwyn has flunked her witch's assessment. She knows she's doomed. Declared an apprentice and sent to the town of Lull in disgrace, Arianwyn may never become a real witch like everyone else - much to the glee of her archrival, Gimma.

But the remote Lull is not as boring as it seems. Strange things are being sighted in the woods, and a dangerous infestation of hex creeps throughout the town. Then the worst thing Arianwyn can imagine arrives in Lull: Gimma turns up on vacation determined to make her life miserable.

Despite being a little over her head, Arianwyn starts to get the hang of being a witch, even if she's only an apprentice. But there's one thing she's wrong about: The worst is still to come. For a mysterious darkness has begun to haunt her spells, and there may be much more at stake than just her pride....

©2017 James Nicol (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

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    Crystal 08-06-17
    Crystal 08-06-17
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    "Cute and fun, an easy, enjoyable read"

    This book was so cute I didn't want to quit listening. The characters were well thought out and the story was well done. Loved the narration, all around great book!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne Canada 08-08-17
    Lynne Canada 08-08-17
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    "Enchanting Read"
    If you could sum up The Apprentice Witch in three words, what would they be?

    Enchanting, Bewitching, Heartfelt


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely a hard to put down book. I must say the narrator is stupendous. Best reading I have ever heard. You couldn't have picked a better narrator. Kudos to Elizabeth Knowelden.


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    I absolutely loved this book and didn't want it to end. Thank heavens I read the author is working on a book 2. James Nicol's world was totally enchanting and drew me in. Fantastic writing. Although labelled as a middle grade book, its appeal certainly transcends to a wider audience. In fact I liked this book so much I purchased the book from Audible as well and I must say the narrator they picked to read it was absolutely stupendous. They couldn't have made a better choice. I played the Audible book while I followed along on my ebook. Great character development and a fantastic tale. I highly recommend this book. Definitely will be reading book 2 when it is available.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher S. Jones Atlanta, GA USA 08-11-17
    Christopher S. Jones Atlanta, GA USA 08-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "fantastic YA book"

    I enjoyed this story. my daughter did as well.
    as adults, it can be hard to remember how overly difficult we made things when we were younger.
    this book was a good reminder. I look forward to learning more about the world.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kay D. Peddie Florida 08-09-17
    Kay D. Peddie Florida 08-09-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun read"

    Not sure if it's US but I enjoyed the story for a light read. Lovely narration.

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    Jessica M. Henn Rockvile, MD USA 10-11-17
    Jessica M. Henn Rockvile, MD USA 10-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "fun light reading"

    The writing style of this book reminded me of Dianna Wynne Jones. The world the Apprentice Witch takes place in feels both real and whimsical. My only real complaint is that it took a while for the elements of the main plot to come together so that for a while it feels a bit monster of the week-ish. Arianwynn is getting settled into her new role as the resident witch in the town of Lull, and she tackles cases as they come, with the result that many chapters seem to be disconnected and don't form a steady plot throughout the story. That isn't to say it's boring, it's a fun read throughout. The narrator also does a fantastic job and I enjoyed the differences in accent between King's Port and Lull. I will be looking forward to the sequel.

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    Laura H 10-01-17
    Laura H 10-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Entertaining!"

    Very good narration in a beautiful British accent! The story is somewhat predictable but fun nevertheless and I personally enjoyed listening!

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    Anonymous 09-29-17
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    "Enjoyed the story :)"

    The story was very sweet and easy on the ears. A good story for teens. It was an easy 2 day listen or one day if you binge.

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    Amazon Customer Bakersfield, CA 09-27-17
    Amazon Customer Bakersfield, CA 09-27-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book"

    Good story for kids. solid performance. Moves fairly quickly. Not overly deep, but I think that was the target.

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    analyzethis USA, Europe, M.E. 09-10-17
    analyzethis USA, Europe, M.E. 09-10-17
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    "Cute"

    Great literature? No. A pleasant, diverting read? yes. This is a good book to listen to with your daughter, or if you have a childlike disposition and an affinity for witches, by your adult self too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne Howard OREM, UT, US 08-24-17
    Lynne Howard OREM, UT, US 08-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great book, and wonderful performance!"

    I loved this book. great for teens or adults. we listened to it all day

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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