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Fourteen-year-old Ozzy lives near Portland, Oregon, and is desperate for help. His scientist parents have been kidnapped after discovering a formula that enables mind control. Their work was so top secret that Ozzy is afraid to go to the police, but without help, he fears he'll never find his parents. Then he stumbles across a classified ad in the local newspaper that says "Wizard for Hire. Call 555-SPEL." Ozzy has read about wizards in books like Harry Potter, but wizards couldn't actually exist today, could they? After Ozzy meets the wizard Labyrinth - a.k.a. Rin - he's even more skeptical.

Sure, Rin dresses like a wizard, but the short robe and high-top tennis shoes seem unorthodox, as does Rin's habit of writing notes on his shoes and eating breakfast for every meal. Plus, Rin doesn't even cast any magic spells, which means that the unexplained coincidences that start happening around Ozzy are just that - coincidences.

With the help of a robotic talking raven invented by Ozzy's father, a kind and curious girl at school who decides to help Ozzy, and of course, a self-proclaimed wizard who may or may not have a magical wand, Ozzy begins an unforgettable quest that will lead him closer to the answers he desperately seeks about his missing parents.

©2018 Obert Skye (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Intriguing Magical Twist

Initially this novel has a slow pace and I was unsure about the plot or to even continue but the story eventually builds up to a powerful mystery and the ending is highly satisfying! The narrator grew on me but he was not my favorite. His Clark voice was my favorite.

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Story was great

This book kept my attention throughout. It’s a very sweet story. I didn’t like the ending of this one, but maybe it will get better as it continues?
The narrator did a good job overall. I just didn’t like the yelling. Lots of yelling throughout. I listen through headphones most the time and the yelling hurt my ears. When I wasn’t using headphones, it wasn’t as bad.

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sorry but no

Not a fan of this book. The narration was great but the story was just depressing. You think that it is a fantasy but really it's the story of a sad man leading a young boy around with the promise of magic that will never come and an end result that is just melancholy as hell. The main character is in a bad way and the only person he has to rely on is a delusional man/ deadbeat dad who makes up a fantasy world to escape his crappy life and the fact that his wife left him. Maybe I'm just projecting my own disgust at deadbeat dads seeingbas mine was never there but this book just makes me mad.

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