• The Revenge of Magic

  • The Revenge of Magic Series, Book 1
  • By: James Riley
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When long-dead magical creatures are discovered all around the world, each buried with a book of magic, only children can unlock the dangerous power of the books in this start to a thrilling new series from the author of the New York Times best-selling Story Thieves!

Thirteen years ago, books of magic were discovered in various sites around the world alongside the bones of dragons. Only those born after “Discovery Day” have the power to use the magic.

Now, on a vacation to Washington, DC, Fort Fitzgerald’s father is lost when a giant creature bursts through the earth, attacking the city. Fort is devastated, until an opportunity for justice arrives six months later, when a man named Dr. Opps invites Fort to a government-run school, the Oppenheimer School, to learn magic from those same books. 

But life’s no easier at the school, where secrets abound. What does Jia, Fort’s tutor, know about the attacks? Why does Rachel, master of destructive magic, think Fort is out to destroy the school? And why is Fort seeing memories of an expelled girl every time he goes to sleep? If Fort doesn’t find out what’s hiding within the Oppenheimer School, more attacks will come, and this time, nothing will stop them!

©2019 James Riley (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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great book similar to story thieves

l loved this book and I have heard all five Story Thieves books. When the next one comes out I am definitely going to get that too.

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Great story, over-enthusiastic narrator

My son and I really enjoyed the story, as well as the normal reading voice of the narrator. However, the narrator -- also an actor -- really gets into the parts where the characters are angry, and actually yells into the mic, so the volume fluctuates considerably. My son didn't seem to mind (he is 7), but I found it annoying (and somewhat stressful!) to listen to.

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Great Start to a New Fantasy Series!

I will say this starts out pretty confusing but stick with it because it does start making more sense. There's an element of mystery in this one on top of the fun fantasy/magic ride. James Riley always does a great job hooking his readers and having Kirby Heyborne narrate this only makes it better. My kids (11, 13, 15 years old) and I are going to start book two soon and we can't wait to see where this adventure goes!

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Annoying narration with a shrill harsh voice

My son and I have enjoyed many magic themed books and so I was excited to start listening to this at night before bed. The narration makes the book hard to listen to as there is harsh high pitched screaming, and overly dramatic narration. It seemed unnatural and made it very hard to enjoy the story. We have the physical book and I may try to get into it that way.

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wow!

Narrator is the best on Audible. You will love his voice and reading. For real.

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Percy Jackson ish but distinct

I like it, creepier than Percy Jackson but better magic system, could have a better love interest

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fun

it it was a fun story to listen to I really enjoyed it the end

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great

loved it it was great one of the best books i have ever read it was amazing

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Read it, don’t scream it.

The story is fun. The narrator is a screamer. I did not realize until after I purchased, but this is the second time I have had a book narrated by him. I returned the first one after 2 chapters. You will be adjusting volume. I say read it instead since it was entertaining otherwise.

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Shouting

There was way to much loading shouting for me. Not the best exposure for young teens to be exposed to. II understand they want us to feel the anger, however this is not a good way to do it. Everything else was great and I enjoyed the book