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The Lost Staff of Wonders

Will Wilder, Book 2
Narrated by: Raymond Arroyo
Series: Will Wilder Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Twelve-year-old Will Wilder is back to protect the town of Perilous Falls from another ancient evil - the fearsome demon Amon.

When the storied Staff of Moses - responsible for summoning the plagues of ancient Egypt - vanishes from the museum in Perilous Falls, Will Wilder is suspect number one. Desperate to prove his innocence and stop the thief from unleashing terrors upon the town of Perilous Falls, Will must use his supernatural gift to locate the beast - but it's nowhere to be found.

As the river runs with blood, sharp-toothed frogs surround his home, and clouds of swarming gnats choke the streets, Will must rely on his supernatural ability, everything he learned from his training, and help from his friends, siblings, and great-aunt Lucille to find the missing staff and unmask the hidden evil before time runs out for all of them.

©2017 Raymond Arroyo (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic reviews

"This new Will Wilder tale will have readers itching for adventures of their own." (N. D. Wilson, author of the acclaimed 100 Cupboards series)
"Surprising spiritual depth with a hearty helping of monsters and miracles." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Open the cover, fasten your seat belt, and get ready for a rip-roaring ride!" (Ridley Pearson, author of the New York Times best-selling series Kingdom Keepers)

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  • Gloria J Heun
  • 15-01-20

<br />#3 coming up

R Arroyo has written another great read for young people .
It should be in school libraries.

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  • Wyn Burke
  • 12-01-20

wonderful

the narration was brilliant!!
I highly recommend it to all ages! I definitely will listen again.

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  • Beth A. Keller
  • 14-07-19

Loved it - and this is an adult speaking!

My children are now adults but I still read young adult books because the joy of adventure is not typically cluttered with an adult’s personal drama or agenda.

Me. Arroyo does an amazing job with his vocalizations. A female character sounds feminine which is a rare find in audiobooks. I do not know if he has ever narrated other books but you can bet I’ll be searching on his name. Scott Brick may soon have competition as to my favorite voice actor. I would love to see how Mr. Arroyo would handle more mature novels.

As for this series, the first book draws you into the Wilder world but the second book seals the deal and makes the reader want to commit to future books in the series. The use of the biblical plagues was ingenious. The combination of supernatural and biblical record was superb.

I really enjoy the interplay that Will has both with his friends, the Brethren and his family. The things I dislike in the book are minimal such as the travel through sarcophagi concept which is a little over the top (as an adult yes - children not do much). I also think even younger readers will be annoyed by Will’s father’s continued disbelief. These are minor annoyances which do not take away from this fine storytelling.

J.K. Rowling’s, Rick Reardon and Raymond Arroyo - you cant go wrong choosing any of their tales. Now to end this review so I can purchase and listen to Book #3 in this series!

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  • Mike
  • 11-07-19

Wow, what fun!

Many twists and turns as I venture the fun and excitement. Thank you Raymond! WOW!

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  • Grant Sheely
  • 24-03-19

Great For Families

Our family loves listening to the Will Wilder books. We can't wait to start the next one.

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  • Michael J. Parra
  • 22-03-19

Another riveting adventure

You are on the edge of your seat tiil the end!! Another wonderful adventure to share with the whole family.

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  • C. Williams
  • 06-03-19

bring on the next one!

another well done book. I'm trying to remember where the ring came from. I am going to download the next book now.

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  • T&R's house of little monsters
  • 06-08-18

Wonderful! Great story and wonderfully told!

A wonderful continuation to the story and Raymond tells it so well one wonders why he doesn't do this for a living.

Finally a fantacy story told by an author besides besides Tolkien and Lewis that doesn't contradict Apostolic Christianity, natural law, or even Christian philosophy!

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  • E.L.
  • 17-10-17

So good! Even better than the first!

The first book was so good I had to read the second. The second book outdid the first! My kids are picky but they enjoyed it immensely.

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  • R. Joseph
  • 18-09-17

Great story for kids 10+. Excellently voiced.

Some scary moments that may frighten younger kids but still a well told story. Kids will also learn some interesting Egypian mythology and Roman Catholic hagiography.