Avis Blackthorn: Is Not an Evil Wizard! (The Wizard Magic School Series, Book 1)

  • by Jack Simmonds
  • Narrated by Joel Froomkin
  • 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Avis Blackthorn's family is the most evil family in all of the Seven Magical Kingdoms. The problem? Avis isn't evil. Not one bit. His magical wizarding family will do anything to make Avis's life a misery. Even the horses that pull the carriages don't like him. But he has a way out at last... Hailing Hall School for Wizards, a sanctuary, a place for good wizards, where he can make some nice, normal friends, learn magic and live a normal life, finally escaping the notoriety of the Blackthorn name... or so he thinks. That's where the real adventure - humorous, haunting and mysterious - begins. Come along with Avis as he tries desperately to prove he isn't evil like his family. And join tall, thin, bespectacled Robin and accident-prone Hunter, Avis's friends from the Outside - the same world as yours, in fact - as they discover Wizard's Spider Soap, the wizarding sport of Riptide and even the ghosts that do the laundry! Of course, in a magic school full of teenage wizards there will always be drama. But stranger things are brewing and Avis finds himself at the center of it after spotting Malakai - the most evil sorcerer around and his parents' employer - coming into the school in the dead of night. Avis wonders why, and why will no one believe him? The mysterious, beautiful Tina might know why. When Avis and Robin spot her creeping round in the dead of night, she tells them about the quest and a thrilling mystery unfolds. Yet, everything goes horribly wrong for Avis. After being accused of something terrible, he is ostracized from his friends and lives high up in the clock tower. Everyone thinks he's evil, just like his family... Avis must uncover the biggest of quests with the help of Tina and Robin and finally prove once and for all, that he is a good wizard....


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

wizards, magic school and a very thrilling story!

Would you consider the audio edition of Avis Blackthorn: Is Not an Evil Wizard! (The Wizard Magic School Series, Book 1) to be better than the print version?

the audio version of the book is different, so it's hard to say whats better. the narrator really brings the main character Avis to life and it really sounds like him
I knew what happens in the book, but the audio version kept me intrigued!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Avis Blackthorn: Is Not an Evil Wizard! (The Wizard Magic School Series, Book 1)?

There's so many twists and turns... but without spoiling it, learning about magic is just so cool... and the most memorable moment was the finale!

What about Joel Froomkin’s performance did you like?

i felt he really brought the character to life -- Avis comes across really well in the book and this narrator does all the voices which is cool and i see the characters differently

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

DEFINITELY! I couldn't stop listening!

Any additional comments?

this audiobook is great! It's a great story with a great narration - if you like harry potter, you'll love this, it's not anything like hp, but it's got similarities, which for me as a massive potter fan is great! Beacuse i miss it and love books about teenage wizards going to magic school!

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- Tanya

Awesome narrator for an excellent story

Although this book was written for children (which I'm definitely not!) I enjoyed it immensely, and would recommend it for both older children (it's a bit scary in places for younger ones) and adults. I listened to the audio book and the narrator did an AWESOME job of really bringing the story to life, with all the different voices, and even singing the songs of the ghosts! I'd definitely recommend listening to the audiobook if that's an option for you. Either way, if you love wizard stories then this is definitely the book for you. Now I'm off to read the rest of the series!
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- Lolah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-08-2015
  • Publisher: Zebadee Publishing