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The Water and the Wild

Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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For as long as Lottie Fiske can remember, the only people who seem to care about her have been her best friend, Eliot, and the mysterious letter-writer who sends her birthday gifts. But now strange things and people are arriving on the island Lottie calls home, and Eliot's getting sicker, with a disease the doctors have given up trying to cure. Lottie is helpless, useless, powerless. 

And then a door opens in the apple tree. 

Follow Lottie down through the apple roots to another world - a world of magic both treacherous and beautiful - in pursuit of the impossible: a cure for the incurable, a use for the useless, and protection against the pain of loss. 

Book 1 in the spellbinding Water and the Wild fantasy trilogy.

©2015 Kathryn Ormsbee (P)2018 Kathryn Ormsbee

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The water and the wild

The principal characters were very real.. I felt like I got to know them like I would a friend in real life—their struggles, hopes, and frustrations. I was also fascinated by all of the new scenes, plants, transport methods. It was like a theme park for my imagination

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loves it

this book was amazingly written and the voice actor brought the whole world to life. I loved our they added extra to the back found of the audio for extra emphasis.

I recieved this audio book free in exchange for an honest review.

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Wonderful!

The water and the Wild is a wonderful start to this new series.

Lottie getting her letters and birthday gifts after placing an apple in the tree is not only warmed my heart but made me believe in magic! Lottie goes on a quest to a magical universe to save her friend. This book is great for all ages. Nigel Peever did an amazing job bringing the book to life with his brilliant narration. He had me absolutely mesmerized. This goes in to the favorites column and I have no doubt I will revisit it again and again

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  • Texas
  • 12-13-18

Great title for kids/family...

I'm not usually a huge fan of FX within an audiobook, however this one was done quite well and not at all distracting like some! NIgel does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life and drawing you in. The story is excellent! I've had this book for some time and have been listening to it with my 8year old when she's in the truck with me, so it took a while to get through, but like clockwork, every time she got in my truck... "Daddy, are we going to finish water and the wild"...

With that said! I enjoyed this audiobook as well and found myself drawn in and having to stop myself from listening to it without her! A great pickup and great story. Highly recommended!

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I loved everything about this book!,

I loved everything about this book!, The characters were lively, and the world building was incredibly vivid. Lottie and her friends were very fun lovable characters. Can't wait for the sequel!

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A good book!!

This book was very entertaining and engaging right from the start. I look forward to more books from this author.

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Magic, and mystery and danger, OH My

This book was given to me free of charge for an honest review.

This book is AMAZING! It reminds me of sitting in a circle in school while my favorite teacher read an exciting magical story to the class. It's about an orphan girl named Lottie, who lives in a boring town where she doesn't fit in at all. Her only friend is Elliot, who has a terrible disease, and her "magic" apple tree where gifts magically appear for her each year on her birthday. Suddenly Elliot's health takes a turn for the worst, and a series of events happen that flip Lottie's life completely upside down. She's taken to a magical world to find a cure for Elliot. What she finds instead is danger, creatures, and a few new friends. I absolutely loved this book, However, if you are not a fan of sound effects, which I don't mind, you may not want to get this one. Other than that, I highly recommend it.

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this is a good audio

i liked listening to this and i couldnt stop listening to it
five stars on it

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Wow - Hooked from the start

This book had me hooked from the get-go. The writing was great, and engaging, and the narration was fantastic. (This is the second book I've heard from Nigel Peever, and I think I'll look for more of his work. He does a great job.)

Full of magic, and great storytelling.

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An amazing journey that truly comes to life!

I absolutely loved this book! It madecme laugh... it made me cry... it made my heart race! I could not put it down! The writing was superb! And the narration was absolutely fantastic! I could not imagine it getting better than this! It was a fantastical journey through a magical world full of characters you can't help but love! I would reccomend this book to all! It is an experience that all should have! Nigel Peever did a magnificent job bringing this book to life with such emotion! The sound effects used only made this book better by truly giving life to the already amazing team up of Nigel Peever and K.E. Ormsbee!

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  • KarenThornton
  • 12-18-18

A lovely story for all

A lovely story of a young girl and another world. It is well narrated by Nigel and suitable for all ages. Escape this world for a few hours and follow Lottie on her journey to discover herself. This has a lovely ending and well worth a listen

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  • Deedra
  • 08-04-18

The water and the wild

I loved it!Excellent adventure for kids and adults.A great story of friendship and family.Nigel Peever is a wonderful narrator for this story. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Ian
  • 10-05-19

Very enjoyable.

I was given a code for this book, where by I promised to leave an honest and voluntary review on audible once I'm done.

I have to say it's a great story, it's suitable for all ages.
It's a magical tale, with friendship and family at it's core.
The sound effects are great and Nigel Peevers did an amazing job with the narration.
all in all its a well worth while and thurraly enjoyable book.

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