The Familiars

Narrated by: Lincoln Hoppe
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (136 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Is the kingdom's fate in the hands of an orphan cat?

Running fast to save his life, Aldwyn ducks into an unusual pet store. Moments later Jack, a young wizard in training, comes in to choose a magical animal to be his familiar. Aldwyn's always been clever. But magical? Jack thinks so - and Aldwyn is happy to play along.

He just has to convince the other familiars - the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert - that he's the powerful cat he claims to be.

Then the unthinkable happens. Jack and two other young wizards are captured by the evil queen of Vastia.

On a thrilling quest to save their loyals, the familiars face dangerous foes, unearth a shocking centuries-old secret, and discover a destiny that will change Vastia forever. Their magical adventure - an irresistible blend of real heart, edge-of-your-seat action, and laugh-out-loud humor - is an unforgettable celebration of fantasy and friendship.

©2010 Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Familiars

My daughter and I both loved this book. My daughter loves cats and to hear the story from the animals perspective was refreshing. It was clever and kept us both engaged through the entire story.

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  • 04-18-13

Good kid's story

Listened to this one with my 4th-grade daughter and both of us found it to be enjoyable. The animal "familiars" were creative characters and the fictional premise of the story was well developed. A recommended listen.

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I fell in Love!!!💘

I love this book!!! How popular does this book need to be for book 2 to come out on Audible?!?!

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Cute Story!

I really enjoyed this story. I am not a Harry Potter fan, so I had no idea what a "Familiar" was. The descriptions are very entertaining, but not gory like some novels can be. I would say this is somewhere between a 4-5th grade reading level for easy reading. I don't want to say much about the story, but... BEWARE young readers - this book will cast a spell over you and you won't be released until the last word in the fourth book! Be prepared for a fun filled weekend of reading (or listening) to all three book!

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I love the book just so SO good!!!! I love everything about it!!!! So good

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Blah Storyline. Good Performance

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

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What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

made for tv ending....it was obvious that the author wanted to create a cliffhanger-type situation to lead you into the second book, which has a similar ending.

Did The Familiars inspire you to do anything?

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