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    • Revenge of the Witch

    • The Last Apprentice, #1
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

    Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice. Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Spooky book

    • By twiggy on 11-05-09

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Dark Assassin

    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Olivia Mace, Sean Barrett, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    In his job as the county's spook, 17-year-old Thomas Ward is used to battling boggarts, witches, and other creatures of the dark. But now he and his apprentice, Jenny, must team up with former rivals and enemies to fight the evil Kobalos warriors intent on destroying the county. The fight has cost the life of a strong ally, Grimalkin, the witch assassin. Determined to end the war with the demons, Tom leads Jenny and Alice to Pendle for one last epic clash. Loyalties will be tested, alliances will be broken, and not everyone will survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a mesmerized ending!

    • By Saqlain H Ali on 10-10-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Curse of the Bane

    • The Last Apprentice, #2
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 856
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653

    The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, deal with the dark. Together they rid the county of witches, ghosts, and boggarts. But now there's some unfinished business to attend to in Priestown. Deep in the catacombs of the cathedral lurks a creature the Spook has never been able to defeat, a force so evil that the whole county is in danger of being corrupted by its powers. The Bane!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable

    • By Brian O'Dell on 09-25-07

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Clash of the Demons

    • The Last Apprentice
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378

    As the Spook's apprentice, Thomas Ward's first duty is to protect the County from ghosts, boggarts, and other dangerous creatures. But now his mother has come back from her homeland to seek his help. One of the most dangerous of the old witches, Ordeen, is about to return to earth, bringing with her suffering and devastation. Tom's mother has mustered a powerful army - including Tom's friend Alice, the Pendle witches, and the assassin Grimalkin - to confront Ordeen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish Adult Fantasies were this good

    • By Carl on 10-11-09

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Attack of the Fiend

    • The Last Apprentice, #4
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402

    Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who banishes boggarts and drives away ghosts. But now a new danger is threatening Tom's world: the witches are rising and the three most powerful clans are uniting in order to conjure an unimaginable evil. Tom and the Spook set out to stop the witches before they unleash the demon. But when Tom finds himself on his own, he wonders if he has the courage and cunning to defeat the most powerful enemy he has ever encountered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Last Apprentice: Attack of the Fiend

    • By Patricia on 07-02-10

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Grimalkin the Witch Assassin

    • The Last Apprentice, Book 9
    • By: Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361

    One witch is the most feared, the most ruthless, and the most deadly of all the witches in the county. If she hunts for you, she will find you. If you have crossed her, you don't stand a chance. She is the witch assassin, and her name is Grimalkin. Grimalkin's one alliance is with Tom Ward, the Spook's apprentice. With Tom, she plans to rid the world of the most terrifying evil, the Fiend, who once did her a great wrong. For the first time, fans of the Last Apprentice series will hear the story from Grimalkin's side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome story

    • By Juan on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Rage of the Fallen

    • The Last Apprentice, #8
    • By: Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    Thomas Ward has served as the Spook's apprentice for three years. He has battled boggarts, witches, demons, and even the devil himself. Tom has enemies: The Fiend stalks him, waiting for a moment of weakness. The terrifying Morrigan, goddess of witches, warned him never to step foot on her homeland, Ireland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, 1 letdown

    • By Patrick on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $22.81

    • I Am Alice

    • The Last Apprentice, Book 12
    • By: Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    I must be brave. I must do what has to be done. I am Alice. Alice is the most powerful witch the county has ever seen. She may one day be the most evil. But Alice is also the best friend - and true love - of Tom Ward. Together they work to defeat the Fiend - the world's greatest evil - once and for all. They have nearly everything they need, all except a blade hidden in the Dark, the Fiend's domain. So Alice ventures there to find it. She faces the most terrifying creatures in existence. And she once again battles old enemies who bear grudges: Bony Lizzie, Bloodeye, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, Terrible Performance

    • By Bill on 09-13-13

    Regular price: $26.23

    • Fury of the Seventh Son

    • The Last Apprentice, Book 13
    • By: Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

    He's the seventh son of a seventh son. He's the only one who can stop the greatest evil. Tom Ward, the Spook's last apprentice, has everything he needs to vanquish the Fiend, once and for all: the three blades recovered from the dark, the gifts from his witch mother, and the skills he's learned from Master Gregory. And Alice, the one he loves most, is willing to sacrifice herself to fulfill the spell. Or is she? Racing against time, all of Tom's old allies - and old enemies - return. They will clash in a final battle more epic than any he has fought before.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "What The Frak"

    • By Rickie on 05-19-14

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Rise of the Huntress

    • The Last Apprentice, #7
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have returned to the county after a long journey and a hard battle. But their troubles are far from over. Their home has been over-run by enemy soldiers. The Spook's house is in ruins, the boggart protecting it has fled, and the malicious witches imprisoned in the gardens have escaped. Tom, Alice, and the Spook must flee, too, across the ocean to the island of Mona. And it's on Mona that this small band fighting against the dark will face an old enemy grown terrifyingly powerful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • super great book

    • By RazerOfPain on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $26.23

    • Night of the Soul Stealer

    • Last Apprentice, #3
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 656
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485

    Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who captures witches and drives away ghosts. As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, the Spook receives an unexpected visitor. Tom doesn't know who the stranger is or what he wants, but the Spook suddenly decides it's time to travel to his winter house, Anglezarke. Tom has heard it will be a bleak, forbidding place, and that menacing creatures are starting to stir somewhere on the moors nearby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Left Me Wanting More

    • By Brian O'Dell on 09-25-07

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Slither

    • The Last Apprentice, Book 11
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch, Angela Goethals
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    The dark is full of terrifying creatures. And Tom Ward - the seventh son of a seventh son, and the Spook's last apprentice - hasn't seen all of them. Far from the county, one named Slither has lived for hundreds of years, hunting blood. But a dying father binds the monster to a bargain. If Slither will take his two youngest daughters safely to their family in the south, then the eldest daughter, Nessa, is his.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but.....

    • By Dana on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $22.81

    • The Dark Army

    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Gabrielle Glaister, Steve Hodson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Tom Ward is now spook of the county, and with his apprentice, Jenny, he continues the fight against boggarts, witches, and terrifying new creatures of the dark. Together with the witch assassin Grimalkin, Tom and Jenny lead an army into battle against a dangerous enemy - but it all goes catastrophically wrong. The situation seems hopeless until Alice - Tom's lost love and a powerful witch - appears. But Alice had turned to the dark: Can Tom trust her now?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Regarding Narrator

    • By Debra S Kelly on 10-13-16

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Lure of the Dead

    • The Last Apprentice, Book 10
    • By: Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son, and apprentice to the local Spook. He has battled boggarts, witches, and the most powerful evils of the Dark. But his most trying task is yet to come. When Tom and the Spook are deceived by one they trust, they find themselves in the most terrifying danger yet. Blood-hungry creatures have invaded a sleepy village. Tom can save the Spook - and the whole county - but only by betraying one of his greatest allies. With everything on the line, Tom must have the courage to stand and fight, and to face a choice that could break his heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By rachel kennison on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $22.81

    • A New Darkness

    • Starblade Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd, Clare Corbett, Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Something is terrorizing the villages of the county. People are dying - covered in blood, their faces frozen in fear. But with not a wound on their bodies. Battling creatures of the dark is the job of the local spook, but 17-year-old Thomas Ward never finished his apprenticeship. It will be no easy task to earn the trust of the villagers and to defeat a monster that no one has ever seen. Yet Jenny - a seventh daughter of a seventh daughter - knows an awful lot about this new evil. And she's willing to share what she's learned with Tom…if he takes her on as his apprentice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • wth

    • By Chris A. on 05-31-15

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Wrath of the Bloodeye

    • The Last Apprentice, #5
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    Thomas Ward has spent two years as the Spook's apprentice. He's faced unimaginable peril, and survived. But a new danger has emerged: an ancient water witch, Bloodeye, is roaming the County intent on destroying everything in her path. To strengthen his skills, Tom is sent to the far north to train with the demanding Bill Arkwright. Will Tom's new bag of tricks be enough to overcome a critical mistake that leaves him confronting Bloodeye on his own?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wrath of the Bloodeye

    • By WordsAPlenty - charla white on 07-23-09

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Arena 13: The Prey

    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Following the first year of his apprenticeship as an Arena 13 combatant, Leif seeks information from his late father's people. There he learns more about the man, who was the greatest arena fighter ever seen. The man who came so close to destroying the demon Hob but paid a terrible price for every victory. Leif returns to the fighting floor with a renewed hunger for revenge. But can he remain focused on his training as his passion for his master's daughter, Kwin, grows?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stop everything and listen to this book!

    • By Kimmy on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Beast Awakens

    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Lee Ingleby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Beast Awakens by Joseph Delaney, read by Lee Ingleby. They heard shouting and cries of fear. Crafty looked down the slope and realised what had happened to cause so much panic. Without warning, the dark wall of the Shole had advanced. Crafty can't remember a time before the Shole - the terrifying mist that has engulfed most of Britain, leaving those trapped in it to either die or be transformed into horrifying monsters: the aberrations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, as always

    • By Linzy on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Arena 13

    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The first book in the exhilarating new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the multimillion-selling author of The Spook's Apprentice, the inspiration for the movie Seventh Son. Welcome to Arena 13. Here warriors fight. Death is never far away.... Leif has one ambition: to become the best fighter in the notorious Arena 13. Here punters place wagers on which fighter will draw first blood. And in grudge matches, they bet on which fighter will die.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, couldn't stop listening!!!

    • By Travis on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Spook's Revenge

    • The Wardstone Chronicles, Book 13
    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Spook's Revenge by Joseph Delaney, read by Thomas Judd. ‘He’s the seventh son of a seventh son. His name is Thomas J. Ward and he’s my gift to the County. When he’s old enough we’ll send you word. Train him well. He’ll be the best apprentice you’ve ever had and he’ll also be your last.’ These were the words of Tom's Mam to the county Spook some years ago. As Tom, the Spook and their allies prepare to battle with the Fiend on a huge scale, to finally enact their revenge, it now remains to be seen whether Mam's declaration will come true.

    Regular price: $21.81

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