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The Spook's Apprentice

Wardstone Chronicles 1
Narrated by: Jamie Glover
Series: Last Apprentice, Book 1, The Wardstone Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Kids, Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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A terrifying series about a young boy training to be an exorcist. Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the County, the horror begins...

©2004 Joseph Delaney (P)2011 Random House Audio GO

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  • Mr
  • 11-05-11

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First off, I highly recommend you get the Unabridged version rather than the Abridged version. It's a fantastic story and for some of it to be edited out is a horrible thought. With a great reader and storyline this book take you into a world of Boggarts, Witches and Ghasts. If you want something to pass the time, something as good as Twilight or Harry Potter or just a great listen then this is the thing for you. I didn't find it that scary, but some parts are a bit gory. I would recommend this to someone over the age of eight.

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  • Michael
  • 04-06-16

The start of an obsession

reminds me of something between harry potter and Merlin. addictive and thankfully plenty more books to keep you going.

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  • Jay hales
  • 07-20-15

Really good book for all ages

Is the really good book for kids and anyone who is just interested in the supernatural things that go bump in the night

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  • Shane
  • 07-07-14

A very clever and exciting book for all ages

What made the experience of listening to The Spook's Apprentice the most enjoyable?

The tension and the history of the Pendle hill witches.

What other book might you compare The Spook's Apprentice to, and why?

The Harry potter books as the adventures are just as gripping and exciting.

What does Jamie Glover bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The theatre in his voice adds to the tension and allows a the imagin to takeover more,

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

The moment the boy moves out of home and leaves his famil behind

Any additional comments?

An amazing book for mixed ages groups. I have continued to down load all the books in this series and so far have enjoyed every book.

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  • mrs
  • 06-13-13

Good reading...........

the story was quite good but could have a bit more suspense in it
the reader could have been a bit slower in reading it as I found it too fast
overall good reading material the story was easy to follow but it was too short would have liked to hear more
looking forward to book 2.

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  • Bycicletire
  • 04-14-13

Scary and Thrilling Childrens Story

I brought this story tape to listen to with my two teenage sons for long car journey. My two children were hooked from the first and I must admit I was too. This is a brilliant exhilarating tale of magic and coming of age is fun for all ages. Through I probably wouldn't let a very young child listen to it as it is in places quite terrifying.

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  • J C.
  • 07-13-19

Amazing😀

Joseph Delaney is epic
Gripping and very entertaining the spooks apprentice is the best book that sets the scene

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  • Clive
  • 07-12-19

Spooks

More adventures of Tom and the Spook. Told with just the right mystery, escapism, and details to keep the reader coming back for more.
The narrator provides the listener with a certain amount of colour that brings the whole story to life.

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  • Carl riggs
  • 07-12-19

Worth Reading

Suited to a younger audience, I first read this at 14 or 15 and was absolutely in love with it back then.
I am 25 now and can still enjoy the book though I can see areas where it is obviously aimed at a younger demographic.
Jamie Glover does a very good job of bringing the characters to life - some audiobooks feel impossible to listen to because of a bad reader, other readers are passable, Jamie adds to the story which I find rare.

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  • swagzilla
  • 01-20-19

fantastic listen

Although I very much enjoyed the narrator for this book I was upset that they changed it in the next book. however the third book onwards has the same narrator which in my opinion is the best one.
D.S

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  • Trish
  • 09-02-16

So Good

Just a really good story. I listened to it all in one session. I couldn't 'put it down'.

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  • Trevor
  • 03-15-15

The beginning of great Spooky story...

Great story and well narrated, but very different from the film Seventh Son.

Looking forward to listening to the next book.