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Summary

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, deal with the dark.

Together they rid the county of witches, ghosts and boggarts. But now they have unfinished business to attend to in Priestown. Deep in the catacombs of the cathedral, lurks the Spook’s nemesis - the Bane. A creature he has never been able to defeat. As Thomas and his master prepare for the battle of their lives it becomes clear that the Bane isn’t their only enemy in town. The Quisitor has arrived, searching the county for those who meddle with the dark – witches, warlocks and Spooks! When the Spook is arrested and sentenced to death it's up to Thomas, with a little help from his old friend Alice, to rescue his master and destroy the curse of Priestown

©2005 Joseph Delaney (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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Great book

Loved it! Narrative was excellent. Made my journeys to work much more pleasant. Ready for another one now!

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Fantasy lover

Lovely listen, any fantasy listener will love this! Great follow up the the first and looking forward to the rest of the series

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Well that escalated quickly

An impressive follow up to the first book in the Ward Stone Chronicles. The tension never lets up throughout the entire story. Truly gripping.

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Thrilling Sequel

After buying the first story to listen to on a long car journey with my teenage sons, they begged me to buy the second one. It was no less gripping and magical than the first having all the family hooked to find out what was going to happen next. Narrated by Will Thorp (not the same person who narrated the first) took some getting used to, he did an excellent job.

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Shame about narrator’s accent

Great story but found the narrator’s accent an irritant. It’s full of glottal stops - coun’y for county; wa’er for water, etc. It sounds like a Londoner putting on a Lancashire accent. The east Lancashire accent, which is where our characters come from, puts a heavy emphasis on a T. I’ve never heard a Lancastrian - I’m one myself - use a glottal stop like this. The narrator of the first book much better.

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great!

absolutely love listening to these, and the narration is fantastic and gripping! gets me rightly involved

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Great books great narration.

I read these books a while back then noticed them on here and couldn't resist. I'd recommend starting with the first book the spooks apprentice if your new to the series. narrator is perfect for these stories. sucks you in. All in all great.

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Love the Story, Some Poor Pronunciation

The story is fantastic, and the narrator performs reasonably well, apart form some very important pronunciation. For anyone who knows what a boggart is, the narrator pronounces it 'bog-ART' not 'BOG-gut' which is jarring to hear and detracts from the story.

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Good story

Purchased this straight after listening to the first book in the series. The story is engaging enough, but I probably won’t listen to any more in the series as the story is a little predictable & Im not quite invested in the main characters enough to have to know what happens to them. I’m afraid I find the accent in this series quite grating, this is just personal preference, but it’s enough for me not to want to download any more books.

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Loved the book

As much as I loved the book and I did the readers voices weren’t as great at the previous book the bane sounded like the spook at times and I just didn’t enjoy listening as much as I have done the previous 2. Hopefully 3 will be better.