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  • The Wizards of Once, Book 1
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (263 ratings)

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The Wizards of Once

By: Cressida Cowell
Narrated by: David Tennant
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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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Fantastic story & great narrator

We were all under a strong spell while listening to this story. Can't wait to start book 2 during the holidays.

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Outstanding performance👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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

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Magical wimsical wonderful

From ages 10 to 51 we all enjoyed this one. The quickests 8 hour car drive yet.

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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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wonderful narration and beautiful characters!

I loved this book! I can't wait to share it with my son the characters are interesting and David Tennant is engaging! bring on the rest of the story.

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excellent story i love it good for kids up to 14

good story good for up to 14 years i would say the story is also very interesting with magic and iron

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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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A captivating listen for the family

We love 'How to train your dragon' and were recommended this series. It is a fabulous listen for the whole family (kids 6 and 8).

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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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