In the second book in The Wild Magic Trilogy, the queen and her raggedy witches have fled, but the kingdom is not yet healed. The castle is haunted by memories of its brutal past. The ghosts are angry, and one of them in particular possesses a magic which may be too much for even Mup and Mam to handle. Other books in this series. Add to basket. Begone the Raggedy Witches Celine Kiernan. Review quote "[ Just read it. About Celine Kiernan Celine Kiernan is the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning author of five novels for young people.tkulapusgen.ml/3334-mobile-spy-tool.php
It was also longlisted for the Australian Inkys Award. It has been translated into nine languages. The Wild Magic Trilogy is Celine's first series for middle-grade readers. She lives in Ireland. You can find her online at celinekiernan.
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Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Daine is a more realistic teen. I love her character because she shows the possibility of every child who is loved and supported having a chance to grow up sane.
This book should appeal to many middle school kids who feel abused. It really is a favorite of mine because I love middle school kids, even the challenging ones.
With kind nurturing they can grow into some pretty fine people. I eagerly await the fourth book performed as an audiobok for this series. I read Wild Magic years ago, it was the first book of Tamora Pierce's that I tried and is still my favorite of hers. After the wonderful job Trini Alvarado had done with the other books in the Tortall series I was very disappointed to see she was not reading this one. My worries were confirmed as I listened to book.
I love Ms. Pierce's writing but her narration is very dull and uneven, couple that with the overacting of some of the actors and you have a very distracting and childish production. They did not totally ruin the book for me but they in no way enhanced it either. Trini Alvarado's reading kept this supposedly for young adult series a light fantasy that adults could enjoy as well.
While the full cast audio production of Wild Magic turned a fun,light fantasy into a childs book. What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? I think it needs to be redone narrated by someone new. The method of having the characters played by different actors really fails here. What did you like best about this story? I love this story and have for many years.
I think it is a great young adult series with vivid characters and strong female leads. As a young girl it made me look critically at my relationship to the world in a way that helped me to grow and take ownership of myself. I was dismayed to find that Tamora Pierce is a terrible narrator!
Listening to this audio book has been extremely painful. Also, the acting of the general cast was atrocious!
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Who ever directed this or envisioned it should be ashamed of themselves. I think they categorically ruined a good story. The female lead has the winiest most dis-empowered voice in an audio book I have ever heard. What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? I was very disappointed.
Any additional comments? I hope to hear soon that someone is going to rerecord this series and revive it from the unfortunate state it is currently in. I found the audiobook fine, I was slightly disappointed by Mrs. Pierce's narration but once accustomed to it I found it helpful that it was in a different tone than the acting, there was never the worry of missing dialouge because of a similar tone.
I believe the voice actors caught the feeling of the parts very well, it is a young adult book and while as an adult I continue to read all of Pierce's books I enjoy the lightness and fun that are a part of her books and the character flaws that make the characters so dear.
I listen to all the audiobooks of hers on a regular basis as I've nearly destroyed my written copies from many evenings of reading. As long as you're not expecting a serious novel and are willing to put up with some wonderful characters this book is wonderful and an easy listen. Let me start by saying I'm a huge Tamora Pierce fan and have been for many years.
Wild Magic was the first book I read of hers and has a special place in my heart. That being said I loved Trini Alvarado's reading of the Alanna series and couldn't wait to hear her do this series. When I realized the author herself was doing the narrating I figured she would make it even better.
Not so much. She's a great writer but a terrible narrator. She seemed bored and unfamiliar with her own work! The Full Cast Audio team made a wonderful book sound like a cartoonish mess. The main characters voice was whiny and like nails on a chalkboard. The rest of the characters were not much better and the random music between chapters was distracting.
I really wish there was a different audio version of this book with just one narrator who actually enjoys telling the story. I have listened to Wild Magic over and over on my iPod. Is is a book full of action mixed with a world full of evil and good immortals, great gods and goddesses, and powerful sourcerers. All of Tamora Pierce's books are awesome, all occuring in the same world, although specifically written about different corners of the world. If this book was appealing to you, then you would enjoy all of Pierce's works as I have. Let me first say that this is not a bad story, and it was beautifully performed.
That having been said, this is more suited for children of perhaps eight to fourteen years old. I wasn't able to listen to more than a few hours, as I just couldn't connect to the story or the characters. I hope someone with children to entertain finds this book, and that they enjoy it.
Wild Magic (The Immortals Series #1)
I couldn't. The narration is a little slow - I had to speed it up to make it sound normal, but the characterisation was great and I'm frankly overjoyed to have audiobooks of Tamora Pierce's work! I lost my paperback copy of this book a few years ago and I have had a hard time finding it again I have the complete series apart from this one and when I tried getting it on audible before it said it was not available in my country - so when I saw it this time I jumped on it!
Wild magic and the three books to follow were always my favourites when I was a teenager. Have read them over and over through the years and decided to try having Tamora read them to me for something different. Just wonderful, thank you! Highly recommend these stories for all ages. Your audiobook is waiting…. Wild Magic The Immortals, Book 1.
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Editorial Reviews In this fantasy we meet another strong, young female character with special powers. Publisher's Summary When Daine comes down from the mountains, she carries with her two things: a dark secret about her own past, and a strangely powerful magic that even she doesn't understand. The wall between the worlds is cracking. The magical creatures are returning.
Listen to more titles in the Immortals series. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Amazon Reviews. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Julia Page Love the book, don't love the narration I always love Tamora Pierce's books. Garner Doesn't do the book justice. Lejla The rest of the book is better than the sample I've read and re read this book so many times there are bits I know of by heart. Cathy Patti Mazer What a sad use of a great story What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Leeann An enjoyable romp I found the audiobook fine, I was slightly disappointed by Mrs.
Coffeegirl32 Great Story Awful Recording. Jia Show More. My favourite book when I saw this audio I knew I had to get it it's my all time favourite book and narrative by the author herself I was pleasantly surprised by the cast all how I personally thought they'd sound a good fantasy book with everything you might want in a story monsters magic heroes and the characters have so much life in them fought further forward by the amazing cast work 2 of 2 people found this review helpful. CeNedra Red For Children Let me first say that this is not a bad story, and it was beautifully performed.
I couldn't 1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Anna Wallace One of my favourite authors The narration is a little slow - I had to speed it up to make it sound normal, but the characterisation was great and I'm frankly overjoyed to have audiobooks of Tamora Pierce's work! Vanessa Glad I got this story.