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Publisher's Summary

From the imaginations of best-selling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown.

Think you know magic?

Think again.

The Magisterium awaits....

Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt.

Call has been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician. And so he tries his best to do his worst - but fails at failing.

Now he must enter the Magisterium. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister. And Call realizes it has dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning. Call’s biggest test is still to come....

©2015 Holly Black (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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Really annoying voice

Good story but really annoying voice and pronunciation of vowels that distracts when you’re listening.

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Heavy, dramatic narration.

I found the story to be much what you would expect from the genre and the targeted age demography. It flowed well and didn't spend onerous amounts of time waffling on.

My main issue arises from the narrator. I'm fairly new to the world of audiobooks, so my apologies if this relates to my limited experience. The narrator was overly dramatic throughout the course of the story. This was appreciated in times of high anticipation and drama, but was utterly not appropriate when describing mundane tasks such as eating. So much so was the narrator's flair for the dramatic that he often struggled with linking words within a sentence. He sometimes built up the line and climaxed before it finished. It made for an, at times, somewhat disjointed experience.

Overall though, I was happy to be able to turn off the rubbish on the radio and listen to something different on the long drives to and from work.

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Impressions of this narration.

The story is good. The voices of characters are portrayed well. The reading of the narrative is stilted and a little odd. Takes a bit to get used.

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  • AJ
  • 04-08-2018

Adventure.!!

Great book, shows that you are in control no matter what other expect you to be... Good friends always makes life better. Be a good friend you can change someone's life. Paul Boehmer knows how to entertain his listeners. Can't wait to start the next one.

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  • Clare
  • 03-05-2016

Really got into it...

Started a bit unoriginally, but it got going quickly and kept the pace up! A good fantasy book... Now I'm just left wanting more!

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  • Galileo Lo Leggio
  • 31-05-2020

Great book ruined by a terrible narrator

I love Cassandra Clare, and was looking forward to this Audible only to discover the robotic narrator, whom i’d encountered before i think, maze runner, Paul Boehmer, the guy has no feeling, and a really annoying voice. Will avoid his books henceforth

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  • Dr. Susan Southon
  • 24-07-2017

Entertaining but...

Enjoyed the book but it lacked the depth and richness of Harry Potter and the excitement of the Shadow Hunter stories. Nevertheless I was sufficiently entertained to move on to the next in the series.

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  • lesley bailey
  • 19-09-2016

great book- but a warning if you live in the UK

Where does Magisterium: The Iron Trial rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A fantastic book and couldn't wait to listen to the sequels. Now left utterly disappointed that they are not available in the UK!!
Feel like I wasted my time buying this book!

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  • Yasmin
  • 27-04-2020

Brilliant book 👍

Stupendously read that you feel yourself in the story, can't wait to download next book.

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  • Matthew Robinson
  • 14-04-2020

Great read

loved all of the audio. my first venture into audio books can't wait for the next adventure in the series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-2019

good storyline, boring narrator

I enjoyed the book, intriguing storyline although sometimes bonds between characters were a little unrealistic/ unexpalined. Excited to see where the story goes...awful narrator though, definitely worth recording with someone less irritating and dull

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  • Sean Fleming
  • 13-06-2019

Quick and easy

Quick and easy to get through with unique and interesting characters and plot points throughout.

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  • Claire
  • 16-05-2019

good but i kept loosing the story

exactly what I said in the title it was a good read and I enjoyed it but I kept losing the plot and thread and having to guess at what had happened. the story seemed to be bitty 2 me.... and somewhat confusing but it was good enough.

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  • Southyorks1234
  • 20-10-2018

Good Starter Novel

Imaginative story and great characters. Easy to listen to. Good narrator. Recommend the other books in this series

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