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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
4.8 out of 5 stars (179 ratings)

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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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Wonderful

My 9 year old grandson told me to download this book as he loves it. I do too. David Tennant does an excellent job of narrating this audiobook. I could almost see the characters. I will now have to download the next book as well. I highly recommend this book for young and old.

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Brilliant

This book is pure magic for the whole family! Me my husband and children all enjoyed this so much we have been doing family driving trips just so we can all listen. Can’t wait to listen to more

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Doesn't disappoint

My children (6 & 9) and I have listened to all the How to Train your Dragon series which we loved and were bereft when we finished the last book. Looking for our next adventure that was age appropriate for them but still enjoyable for me, we were delighted to find Cressida Cowell had started a new series. I was worried it wouldn't have the same magic as the Dragon series but while the characters at first weren't as loveable, we still thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to continue the story with the next book. David Tennant does a brilliant performance as always. Highly recommended.

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Simply awe-inspiring

Me and my family of parents a 13 year old and a 10 year old simply loved it. David tennants voice acting amazing. Cowells work; amazing and we all hope this beautiful book will become a movie 🤞

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No no movie ye ye booookes

I lov this boke, is amazing, starting to read others, u should toe! Ver good all bookes! Wish scary eye vs Xar wobble hand will be ver powerful against Nasty witchys. Da other comments said they want da movi,... NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! We no want da movi to come!!!! WILL BE RIP OF LIKE DA HICK HICK BOKES TURNED TO MOVI!! Nggaaahhhhhh!!!!!

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Awsome😀😀😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃🤩

It is amazing and it’s so much fun and crazy 😜 I love 💓it🥰😍😍😍 with amazing twists that blow up my mind 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯😱😱😱😱

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It was great

It was a very inspiring book. Great and suspenseful. They made it so you want the next book. (Olive, 7 years old)

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It was amazing, creepy and fun at the same time. I was very very fun.

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To be perfectly honest

I chose this book completely at random, without ever having heard of it or the author, because audiobooks help me fall asleep at night. I let it play once without properly listening to almost a single word and Me Tennant's wonderful voice was like a lullaby. But the second time, I started listening.. and couldn't stop. So I looked up her other books.. and found How to Train Your Dragon! Needless to say; I will never forget the name Cressida Cowell again!

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Great adventure story. Love the characters Xar ausome Wish fantastic Squeez juice cute bodcin cool.

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  • 21-05-2018

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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  • Minkybusiness
  • 20-11-2017

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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  • 02-10-2017

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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  • Bryony Read
  • 05-12-2017

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-10-2017

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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  • Graham Clark
  • 27-11-2017

Great family listen!

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

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  • MostlyIrish
  • 15-06-2020

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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  • MR VINCENT M A GILL
  • 19-10-2017

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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  • Mr Chris Shackle
  • 07-06-2020

amazing

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

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  • MRS CLARA MASON
  • 26-05-2020

The wizards of once

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-2020

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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