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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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

A little disappointing

I had really high hopes for this - I always do with Tom Holt's books. I am always hopeful that his next book will be as good as his Portable Door/Wells & Co trilogy; unfortunately nothing so far has topped it and this is no exception. It's not terrible - it was funny in places and had a reasonable plot, but I was expecting more depth and development with regards to the characters (especially Buttercup and Florizel) and the place, but that never happened. Overall, it felt like an overspill from another story and I was never sure whose story it was. I'm wavering between a 2 and 3 star rating for the story. The narrator, Ray Sawyer, is always perfect.
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- W

Book Details

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