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The Wizards of Once

The Wizards of Once, Book 1
Narrated by: David Tennant
Series: The Wizards of Once, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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The number 1 best seller read by David Tennant.

Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came....

This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it.

In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring....

From the best-selling author of How to Train Your Dragon.

©2017 Cressida Cowell (P)2017 Hodder Children's Books

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Brilliant.

Both my son and I enjoyed listening to this book. This was helped greatly by David Tennant narrating and using lots of different voices. The story was excellent and had lots of new magic folk to get to know. Would highly recommend to anyone 8+ years old.

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absolutely wonderful!

Cressida Cowell and David Tennant are a great combination. I loved the How to train your dragon series. and I can't wait till the next book of this one. p.s. I'm 31 and love these books!

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BRILLIANT!

My children and I have absolutely LOVED listening to this book and can’t wait for the next one. Super characters and unlikely heroes. Plenty of action and tense situations but all very appropriate for all ages of children.

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Great fun!

I enjoyed this book - comparisons are always odious but I couldn't help but compare to the dragon books - but I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the dragon series. That said, I will certainly be looking out for the sequels and I am sure I will enjoy the development of the plot. Witches are most certainly not extinct......Superbly narrated by David Tennant who uses his bottomless repertoire of different voices to bring the story to life.

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Great family listen!

Great narration and excellent adventure story. Great for all ages on a long car journey or two!

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what a great story

David Tennant is a very talented narrator, his character voices brings it all alive in a special magical way

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David Tennant should narrate everything.

My kids were glued to every book in this series. David Tennant reads with such expression and emotion it's completely enthralling. The characters come to life with his voice and the story is compelling and humourous.

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amazing

a very exiting ending with a cliffhanger and the reader is very expressive and good at voices.

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The wizards of once

Amazing!!! A brilliant and hilarious audiobook that i have listened to many many times- 5 stars

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Phenomenal!!!

5 stars. THOROUGHLY enjoyed this book. It was so funny, and quite mysterious because there is a character in the story that is the narrator, but we have no idea who it is (I have a theory). There was a twist in the plot that was predictable, but it was a good twist nonetheless. This is also illustrated and the drawings are brilliant! The best bit about this book, is that it's available on Audible and is narrated by David Tennant. He is just fantastic to listen to, and he has different voices for each character in the book, and I found myself laughing more than if I'd read it myself. It was really enjoyable to listen to the audiobook and read along with the physical copy. I'm definitely going to be continuing with this series!

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Loved it, and can't wait for the next one.

One of my family's absolute favourite authors, narrated by one of our absolute favourite narrators. Well be listening to this again and again.

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