The Outsorcerer's Apprentice

  • by Tom Holt
  • Narrated by Ray Sawyer
  • 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A happy workforce is a productive workforce. At the moment, the Wizard's employees are neither. The goblins are upset with their working conditions, the dragonslayer has thrown a hissy fit over his medical insurance (or lack thereof) and everyone is upset about the terrible canteen coffee.
Yet the Wizard hasn't got time to worry about revolution in the workplace - he's about to see his brilliant business plan (based on entrepreneurial flair and involving one or two parallel worlds) disrupted by a clueless young man. Side effects may include a huge hole in the fabric of reality. This is almost certainly going to be a bad day at the office.


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If you could sum up The Outsorcerer's Apprentice in three words, what would they be?

Witty, charming, bizarre.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration by Ray Sawyer is excellent, the story is very unusual, but humorous, clever, and just magical.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Chapter 11 - Meeting the giant with two heads."Patronise me, you b****rd?"

Any additional comments?

I hadn't read any of Tom Holts humorous novels before, only the historical books. I've been utterly enchanted by this book, in fact I stayed up all night to listen. I have now purchased several other Holt titles to enjoy.Tom Holt writes with a such a clever, razor sharp wit, & the plot was intelligently thought through. I personally find his writing comparable to that of the late great Douglas Adams whose works I also admire hugely.

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- Binky Bowles-Balls "Jersey, Channel Islands. Addicted to books. Wilde/Coward especially. Adore comedy, memoirs, biographies, history, witches /wizards & silly."

Don't listen at bedtime! It's too funny !

What did you like most about The Outsorcerer's Apprentice?

I have been a big fan of Tom Holt's quirky novels for many years, but this is the first one I have tried as an audiobook.

What did you like best about this story?

His way of turning the most mundane of scenarios totally on it's head yet making them so believable is nothing short of amazing.

What about Ray Sawyer’s performance did you like?

I don't know why, but Ray Sawyer's voice is the one that's always been in my head whenever I've read one of Tom Holt's books, so it's perfect for the audiobooks.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Therer were lots of moments that moved me to laugh out loud, embarrasing when in a hospital waiting room !

Any additional comments?

After listening to The Outsourcerer's Apprentice I'm now going to order several of Tom Holts other novels on audio too. Perfect for cheering up the approaching long winter.

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- Barbara Pritchard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-07-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK