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When Quinn was told he was deemed fit to learn magic as an apprentice, he didn't know what to expect. He certainly didn't expect to be plunged into a world of politics, demons, monsters, petty drama, and angry primordial deities, all while being guided by an off kilter, rant-happy warlock, who has more secrets than Quinn has problems. Nothing he can't handle, right?

©2017 Peri Akman; 2018 Podium Publishing (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Tired to Give the Narrator a Chance

I really liked the story line and can’t wait to the next book, but the narrator made it really difficult.

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  • Eric
  • Everett, WA, United States
  • 02-25-18

Okay story

This story is somewhat reminiscent of a Rick Riordan book, in so much that it has at times a juvenile feel to its darker characters, which might cause the listener to lose interest in this story. However, with that said this book does have some good qualities to the storyline, which I feel will make the listener want to give this book a chance.

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A Voice For a Good Story

I listened to this book about a year ago with Kindle text-to-speech, and it was a very good story. And now, I have a well read audio book to go with that story.

For the book itself, it's a great YA story. It's about magic people, and a young man learning magic, and it's more then he bargained for, you know the drill. I'd say the difference here comes from the visceral emotion, and the weirdly complicated and non-uniform magic. The characters all feel real and like they have lives outside of the story, which makes me feel for them when they're in danger. The magic feels like a part of life that's messy and complicated, like big important thing tend to be, rather then a skill tree in a role playing game. Also, excellent LGBT+ representation, we always need more of that in media for young people, especially in good media.

For the Audio , it's pretty good. I have some minor problems, such as a handful of awkward line reads. More pressingly, some of the character's voices seemed a little inconsistent, as in their voice would sound one way when they first appeared, and slowly change offer the course of the story. I don't think this was an intentional choice to reflect character growth or anything, I think the narrator just adjusted his preformence as he went, and they never went back to change anything. it's nit a big issue, these changes can take you out of it a little, but it's only a minor distraction, and the voices are always good for the characters.

And boy, some characters came alive for me like they had not before. Dale's voice was so perfect that I really got invested in her this time around, Kole sounds pretty much like I thought she would, and Asim I saw in a slightly new light from how I saw him on my last read. In addition, there were two characters (their names would be too much of a spoiler to mention here, trust me) I actively feared would have lame, over done voices. I have a pretty specific way I thought about them, and I assumed most people would default to reading them in a way that made sense on a surface level, but was horrible for the character. But yet, the naratur pulls it off. and it was glories.

Over all, the audio book lacks some of the professional polish I've seen else wear, but dose very well with the source marital, and I can highly recommend it.

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Homosexuality

I would like to know from the beginning that the story was going to deal this kinds of issues.

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A well written story well read

I had already read and enjoyed the book and it was no less amazing being told by a such a surprisingly good narrator that bright the characters to life in a ways I expected and didn’t expect and enjoyed all the same.

Did an especially good job with making Dale especially disgusting and the making ending antagonists fantastic and enjoyable, sounded nearly exactly as imagined for me.

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Beautifully written heroes journey

A well written story in a fleshed out world with a character way out of his depth. Peri writes a good story for normal people in abnormal situations.

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Great book, even better audio book.

Where does Warlocks of the Sigil rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top of the list, kept my captivated and the voices fit perfectly.

What did you like best about this story?

I personally loved the dialogue and the character interactions

What does Christopher Gebauer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think i already mentioned i loved the voices, but he really does ad that extra tone and cadence that sometimes the books just don't provide

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

There were a lot of great moments in the book, my personal favorite was the ending though, it was a bold choice

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A coming of age story in a fascinating world

Akman's world is brimming with mysteries and engaging characters. The story keeps you wanting more.

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Excellent book

I loved the main characters development as well as how the book kept you guessing and revealing new aspects to the character personality, you really see the characters progression and I can’t wait for the new book

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  • Simon
  • 02-17-18

Feels More Like Young Adult

I actually don't like the term Young Adult but then I can't come up with a better term, it just sounds condescending when it's not meant to. However, lacking anything better that's how this one felt to me, Certainly more so than it felt like epic fantasy which is what Audible have it listed under, there's more to epic than just length of a series.

There's nothing hugely wrong with it, the narrative and narration breeze along nicely enough but I didn't feel there was anything here that I either found hugely funny or strong enough that I could get my teeth into.

I'm sure it will suit others but certainly not this old curmudgeon.

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