The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell audiobook

The Wizards of Once

By Cressida Cowell
Read by David Tennant

Little, Brown Young Readers, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 9780316472159

The Wizards of Once Series: Book 1

5.95 Hours Unabridged
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In the first book of a new series by the internationally bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure. Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds. With Cressida Cowell's trademark wit, and the same stunning combination of action, adventure, humor, heart, and incredible artwork that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved bestselling franchise, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant readers.

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Summary

Summary

A Paste Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks of 2017

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the 2018 Blue Peter Book Award for Best Story

In the first book of a new series by the internationally bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure.

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds.

With Cressida Cowell's trademark wit, and the same stunning combination of action, adventure, humor, heart, and incredible artwork that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved bestselling franchise, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant readers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The detail of Cowell's world is a delight...This one will run and run. The Observer (UK)
...a new fantasy world fizzing with evil, magic, Iron Age history, laugh-out-loud jokes and a huge cast of memorable characters. Another bestseller is born. The Daily Mail (UK)
The first volume of a new series by author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon series is an event....Funny, thoughtful and surprisingly wise and lively, this is another coup from Cowell. The Sunday Times (UK)
The first in a series, this book will delight and engage readers of fantasy both young and old. School Library Connection
One of the most eagerly awaited children's books of the year, this magical adventure is also one of the most spellbinding....Enormously entertaining and satisfying, it's narrated and illustrated with tangible energy and verve. The fantasy world and quest-driven plot are a triumph. The Bookseller (UK)
Cowell crafts two believable and lovable main characters....[a] strong new series starter. School Library Journal
This hilarious farce will appeal to heroic fiction fans. Booklist
...This is a goofy and exciting tale of an underdog who proves that brains can be just as important as brawn. Kids will hoot at the ridiculous names and sympathize with Hiccup's exasperation with his truly obstinate but strangely lovable dragon. A delightful read. School Library Journal
A narrative rich in dragon muck... genuinely fierce [and] intelligent. Kirkus
Cowell crafts two believable and lovable main characters...A strong new series starter by a best-selling author. School Library Journal
The tongue-in-cheek voice combines with scribbly b&w interior illustrations...to sustain a sense of wonder and mayhem from start to finish. Cowell skillfully mixes adventure with silliness in a satisfying story. Publishers Weekly
A rollicking adventure tale and coming-of-age story rolled into one enjoyable package...Readers will fall in love with the imaginative worldbuilding and humorous dialogue and asides...A delightful magical romp. Kirkus
A clever and fresh new series.... Cowell fans will be elated to have a new world to get to know, and they'll welcome the author's familiar writing style and humor. BCCB
A plethora of energetic illustrations keeps the excitement high...readers with a penchant for lighthearted fantasy are sure to enjoy this series opener and look forward to the next volume. Horn Book
“David Tennant’s atmospheric narration reflects this dark and twisted tale…Tennant creates a distinct voice for each of the characters. His reading of the witty dialogue and descriptions builds a world that immerses listeners in the story. Listeners will be engrossed while waiting to find out what happens next for Xar, Wish, and all of their friends. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A good bedtime story full of magic, told with gusto and performed with no few number of over-the-top character voices. Cressida Cowell’s The Wizards of Once, narrated by the dear and legendary David Tennant (the reigning Scrooge McDuck!), is exactly that. It’s prologue is scored, and Tennant’s mysterious narrator is an unspeaking character in the action itself (or, so he claims). If a gleefully transporting escape from reality is what you want, this is the first place you should start.” Paste magazine
“Funny, thoughtful, and surprisingly wise and lively, this is another coup from Cowell.” Sunday Times (London)
“Spellbinding…The fantasy world and quest-driven plot are a triumph.” Bookseller (UK)
“A clever and fresh new series…Cowell fans will be elated to have a new world to get to know, and they’ll welcome the author’s familiar writing style and humor.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Skillfully mixes adventure with silliness in a satisfying story.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Cressida Cowell

Author Bio: Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the internationally bestselling author and illustrator of The Wizards of Once and the How to Train Your Dragon series. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and now lives in Hammersmith, England.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 5.95
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English