Half Bad : The Half Bad Trilogy

  • by Sally Green
  • Narrated by Carl Prekopp
  • Series: The Half Bad Trilogy
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Half Bad by Sally Green, a breathtaking debut novel about one boy's struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches. Read by the actor Carl Prekopp.
You can't read, can't write, but you heal fast, even for a witch.
You get sick if you stay indoors after dark. You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one. You've been kept in a cage since you were fourteen. All you've got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys. And do that before your seventeenth birthday. Easy.
Sally Green lives in north-west England. She has had jobs (paid and unpaid) and even a profession but at last has found the time to write down the stories she used to only be able to daydream about. She likes to read, walk in the country and would like to drink less coffee. Half Bad is her first novel.

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Not your average YA teen witch story!

I haven't actually finished this yet, but am enjoying it so much that I felt the need to review it. This is partly due to the excellent narration by Carl Prekopp. It's an article of faith with me that I'd rather listen to a bad book with a great narrator than a good book with a poor one.

It starts right inside Nathan's mind in a shockingly brutal scene and takes up the story in flashback. The picture of the magical world is naturalistic and convincing. Things are only revealed gradually via the protagonist's experience so there's no long exposition about witch society.

It's traditional in these reviews of compare books to other books, isn't it? So let's go with Harry Potter crossed with Kes.

If you enjoy supernatural young adult fiction set in Britain and also like Carl Prekopp's narration, I highly recommend you check out the Mercian trilogy: Blood, Alchemy and Death.
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- Beccameriel

I need to read the sequel - NOW!!

Excellent story told in an excellent way! Narration was excellent too. Would thoroughly recommend - there's a reason it won Best Book at the Waterstones awards..... cuz it's fab!!
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- Mrs A

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited