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Bookworm Audiobook

Bookworm: Bookworm Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Elaine is an orphan girl who has grown up in a world where magical ability brings power. Her limited talent was enough to ensure a magical training, but she's very inexperienced and was lucky to get a position working in the Great Library. Now, the Grand Sorcerer - the most powerful magician of them all - is dying, although initially that makes little difference to Elaine; she certainly doesn't have the power to compete for higher status in the Golden City. But all that changes when she triggers a magical trap and ends up with all the knowledge from the Great Library stuffed inside her head. The knowledge locked away in the Great Library was meant to remain permanently sealed and letting it out could mean a repeat of the catastrophic Necromantic Wars of 500 years earlier. Elaine is forced to struggle with the terrors and temptations represented by her newfound knowledge, all the while trying to stay out of sight of those she fears.

But a darkly powerful figure has been drawing up a plan to take the power of the Grand Sorcerer for himself; and Elaine, unknowingly, is vital to his scheme. Unless she can unlock the mysteries behind her new knowledge, there is no hope for those she loves, the Golden City, or her entire world.

©2013 Christopher Nuttall (P)2017 Tantor

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    Kindle Customer 08/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Unusual magic"

    Very much enjoyed, narrator read beautifully
    Bringing the story alive, wonderfully constructed
    Story with some very good character s recommend

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Trudy Owens
    Orem, UT, US
    07/07/17
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    "a decent stand-alone story, no fairy tale ending"

    Rated R for mild, pervasive, sex talk and scenes.

    THIS is a totally different Nuttall tale. Everything seemed like a different author, which is great when the author changes genre directions. However, this could be Emily's world (Schooled in Magic) centuries after Emily. Elaine is another mildly magic girl who receives an infusion of power beyond her innate abilities, but she is more grounded than Emily and displays none of Emily's annoying waffling over love interests or what she wants to be.

    The bookworm concept is wonderful! Elaine's acceptance of her situation, and then her willingness to sacrifice herself to save the world if necessary are good character development. The outcome of the story is believable and satisfying and not your typical fairy tale. This book stands alone or could have sequels.Not for children despite the genre.

    The narration is very not-American, pleasant and easy to listen to.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Sgcat
    26/07/17
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    "could not stop listening!"

    great story line with many twists and turns. the narrator was fantastic. she change of tones made the book come alive!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Trip Williams
    Upstate, SC, United States
    11/07/17
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    "Finally! An Adult Version of the 'Schooled In Magic' Series!"

    Finally! A 'Non-Young Adult' series set in the future of the 'Schooled In Magic' universe! It's actually a relief to NOT have to suffer through the 'Young girl, should I? Dare I? NO! I can't' mentality.

    LOVE Nuttall's Books, however, it was a surprisingly refreshing change to listen to a story from the magical universe, via the perspective of an early 20's Female Character.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ross Clark
    Kenosha
    04/10/17
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    "Non fairytale, but satisfying conclusion."

    It was slow to start, but worth reading to the end. Climactic, but not neat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    11/09/17
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    "I wanted to love this book"
    What did you like best about Bookworm? What did you like least?

    I loved the idea, i loved the voice actor. But half way through the book i had to make myself stay. the last 30 minutes were painful. The story just... dropped.
    over use of "Existence" and having Elaine find strength she didn't know she had became cringe worthy.
    The sexual experience seemed forced and Elaine's wondering about love afterwards was awkward. I believed her relationship to her tormentor more then the relation ship to Bee.

    The voice actor was very good, but i will not be returning to this author.


    Has Bookworm turned you off from other books in this genre?

    i loved the idea, the idea was great and i would like to read another book LIKE this, but not by this author.


    Was Bookworm worth the listening time?

    no


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    Nashville, TN, United States
    17/01/18
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    "Fair concept, poor execution"
    Would you try another book from Christopher Nuttall and/or Zehra Jane Naqvi?

    Probably not, I was not to impressed with this book.


    What was most disappointing about Christopher Nuttall’s story?

    Spent too much time on mundane elements that offered no real value to the story. Like talking about sex on and on. Another self deprecating main character ( Something that appears normal for the author).


    What about Zehra Jane Naqvi’s performance did you like?

    She did a fair job at casting the characters and having some range to keep the story moving.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not.


    Any additional comments?

    I tried this book because I thought schooled in magic was decent. However it turned out to expand on the things I didn't like about schooled in magic while ignoring the things I liked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    Martinsburg, WV, United States
    24/11/17
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    ""Psssst, Psssst. Hey, you over there. Come here.""

    "I've got something monumentally important I need to share with you. It's practically Earth shattering." States the speaker as he clears his voice. He motions you in to get even closer as his voice drops levels until it's barely a whisper. "If you don't hear this you'll never understand the storyline." He says as his voice gets even lower. You strain to hear his words as you begin to actively listening to every morsel of the inaudible syllables. You bend down so your ear is just a hair away from the speaker. "THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!!!" Screams the speaker as you check for blood running from your ear.

    This is what it is like to listen to this narrator. She'll go into the character's dialog as an inaudible whisper and you have to turn up the volume to hear what she is saying, but then when you can finally hear her whispers, she switches back to Narrator and painfully screams the next British syllables that cause your ears to practically explode.

    I was driving while I tried to listen to these books and I did enjoy the storyline, but eventually I just gave up on hearing all of the character dialog because I knew it would be painful if I continued to turn the volume up to hear it. She'd just get me again. I'm not sure what the decibel difference is from her whispering character voices to the deafening narration, but I truly believe it is such a gap that it causes pain. If you listen to these books as least you'll know ahead of time that she never stops doing this during the 4 books I listened too. I'm sure I missed out on so much of the story because I couldn't hear a lot of it. Buyer Be Warned, consider yourself warned.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AARON
    california
    24/11/17
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    "Not for teenagers"

    descriptive sexual encounters, I would not recommend this book to my nieces or nephews, the performer/Reader is easy to listen to, and the book has a good flow and their is enough intrigue to keep you listening to the story. and there were some unexpected twists in the story, that make me want to find out how the story turns out! but defiantly not for teens. Personally I do not think that the detailed descriptions of the main characters sexual encounters did any thing for the over all story, other then show her morally ambiguous nature. I Absolutely love the Schooled in Magic Series, which is easily Teen Worthy, which makes the first book in this Bookworm series some what disappointing as I was hoping it would be as good and at the same time be a book I could recommend to everyone including my Nieces and Nephews who also enjoy this Genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diedra A. Holley
    Texas
    10/11/17
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    "Narrator reads very slowly"

    I really enjoyed the book once I moved the reading speed up to 1.15 so it sounded normal. the narrator reads very slowly, slowly enough to frustrate me. once I speed it up, I really enjoyed the listen, the story and the narrator. She separates the characters well. Great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda Luella
    Lawndale, CA United States
    04/11/17
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    "Not continuing with this series"

    I have had this book for over 6 months and now that #2 - #4 are out I forced myself to go back to it and TRY to get through the story to see if I wanted to continue with the series......The answer I finally came to is NO, IT'S NOT WORTH MORE CREDITS!

    I tried for 2 days while cleaning house to get through the whole story and still found myself skipping around and even falling asleep when I took a break from cleaning. The sad thing is I ADORE the author's Schooled in Magic series and pray for Audible to hurry up with producing the next books. But I just can't seem to care about the characters here and all I foresee in the next books is more of the same.

    The narration is great but the characters don't interest me and I foresee all the series going from one catastrophe to the next with no character development nor even any real variations to the catastrophe. Plug in new.bad guys and have the team race to save the world against the same evil four times? With good guys I could care less about or barely even know isn't worth another $36 in credits.

    Mr. Nutall, this and your new Zero series seriously need work on developing characters your readers know enough about to care what happens to them in the next book. I know you can write better than this but the faster churning of your books seems to have affected the quality of your writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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