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The Spook's Apprentice: Wardstone Chronicles 1 | [Joseph Delaney]

The Spook's Apprentice: Wardstone Chronicles 1

A terrifying series about a young boy training to be an exorcist. Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the County, the horror begins...
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A terrifying series about a young boy training to be an exorcist. Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the County, the horror begins...

©2004 Joseph Delaney (P)2011 Random House Audio GO

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    Mr Troon, United Kingdom 05/11/2011
    Mr Troon, United Kingdom 05/11/2011
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    "Download NOW!"

    First off, I highly recommend you get the Unabridged version rather than the Abridged version. It's a fantastic story and for some of it to be edited out is a horrible thought. With a great reader and storyline this book take you into a world of Boggarts, Witches and Ghasts. If you want something to pass the time, something as good as Twilight or Harry Potter or just a great listen then this is the thing for you. I didn't find it that scary, but some parts are a bit gory. I would recommend this to someone over the age of eight.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shane 07/07/2014
    Shane 07/07/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "A very clever and exciting book for all ages"
    What made the experience of listening to The Spook's Apprentice the most enjoyable?

    The tension and the history of the Pendle hill witches.


    What other book might you compare The Spook's Apprentice to, and why?

    The Harry potter books as the adventures are just as gripping and exciting.


    What does Jamie Glover bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The theatre in his voice adds to the tension and allows a the imagin to takeover more,


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

    The moment the boy moves out of home and leaves his famil behind


    Any additional comments?

    An amazing book for mixed ages groups. I have continued to down load all the books in this series and so far have enjoyed every book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    alan Liverpool, United Kingdom 26/11/2013
    alan Liverpool, United Kingdom 26/11/2013 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy the criminal law, reading 19th century literature, and epic and contemporary fantasy too.

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    "Listen if you dare"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alice was my favourite character, just when you think she will take the side of evil, she saves the day for the Spook and his Apprentice.


    Which character – as performed by Jamie Glover – was your favourite?

    All the character's are well performed by the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    A super tale indeed, made all the better by the narrator, I felt that I was in the cellar under the Spooks house with his Apprentice, I could almost feel and smell the damp in the cellar.
    Even the adults should give this audio title a try.

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    mrs Holmfirth, United Kingdom 13/06/2013
    mrs Holmfirth, United Kingdom 13/06/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "Good reading..........."

    the story was quite good but could have a bit more suspense in it
    the reader could have been a bit slower in reading it as I found it too fast
    overall good reading material the story was easy to follow but it was too short would have liked to hear more
    looking forward to book 2.

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    Bycicletire Heathfield, United Kingdom 14/04/2013
    Bycicletire Heathfield, United Kingdom 14/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Scary and Thrilling Childrens Story"

    I brought this story tape to listen to with my two teenage sons for long car journey. My two children were hooked from the first and I must admit I was too. This is a brilliant exhilarating tale of magic and coming of age is fun for all ages. Through I probably wouldn't let a very young child listen to it as it is in places quite terrifying.

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