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Publisher's Summary

Elijah Muddle’s life changed in an instant. The son of a spiteful and mean manure farmer, Elijah now has become an apprentice to the town’s warlock, Caliban. The chance to escape his terrible father and learn magic? It’s a dream come true! Until...it turns out that Elijah’s internal magic is wonky, and he is the absolute worst warlock ever - all his spells go wildly wrong, causing both hilarious and disastrous consequences all over town. 

Now, everyone in town is furious at Elijah, including Caliban and his dangerous jaguar familiar. Elijah tries desperately to correct his magic with the help of his best friends Marcus the thief and Tori the blacksmithing barbarian. The trio contends with the Nighty-Knights, angry mobs, and a ridiculously dangerous and forbidden spell. Will Elijah succeed? Find out in this clever and funny audiobook from A. A. Livingston & Dan Livingston.

©2020 A.A. Livingston and Dan Livingston (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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I was the wrong audience for this tale. As an adult I found it somewhat boring; the story was geared more towards the adolescent so I really can’t speak for them. However, I give it a high score for its moral intent. The moral of the story is that connivance leads to trouble and unselfish intent is rewarding.

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bad message for kids.

First the better book is A Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones. That is a superior young wizard book. Ms Jones has the wit and charm that this book aspires to. That book is the mold that this book is trying to fit into. Here, although The Worst Warlock creates characters to encourage children to accept the differences in each other, the bottom message is really dangerous. Our young wizard apprentice can't perform spells without them going badly wrong. EVERY spell he casts creates mayhem for people around him. But he never hurts himself. So he gets the bright idea to do something truly dangerous that should kill him. What could possibly go wrong?!? Someone else will get hurt. And they do. He should have the sense to know that it would probably kill his friends and neighbors instead. But that doesn't occur to him!. Why will endangering others; doing exactly the wrong, most dangerous thing fix him? Spoiler: someone close to him dies because of his terrible plan. then he gets over it. wow

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Good clean humorous take on magic!

I appreciate that the author did not stoop to toilet humor, but was original and funny! I'd recommend this for adults and children alike!

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THIS BOOK IS PHENOMENAL!!!

A wonderful Magical mess of a book!!! I loved it!!! I'm looking for more of this story to unfold!!!

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So entertaining

This was a very creative story that keep me interested in seeing where it would go next. I enjoyed it very much and hope they come out with a second story

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What a fun story!

This was a well paced, well written, and well narrated story. I enjoyed this very much and look forward to continuing on future adventures with this rag tag group of friends.

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A must-listen

This story was very entertaining with twists and humor and a great moral lesson. I recommend this to anyone who feels like they just can’t seem to do anything right. Carey Mulligan shines reading this book. She did a wonderful job with the different voices and inflections; the characters really came to life.

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Surprising Fantastic!

Absolutely entertaining, especially if you like Harry Potter with a twist of Terry Pratchett mixed in! Pure magic it was!

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1st book

This was my first book on Audible and I wanted something to help get me used to listen to a book instead of reading. This was a nice little fantasy with a great story line.

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Very entertaining for adults and young adults.

Full of whimsical mischief and good clean humor. Would have said appropriate for all ages, but the death of the villain was a bit gruesome. Still, overall greatly entertaining and you can't beat the price as an Audible included title.

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