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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Delaney Narrator: Christopher Evan Welch Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Last Apprentice Series Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9780062201751
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Nobody enters here after dark. Come back in the morning . . . if you're still breathing.

Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son, and apprentice to the local Spook. He has battled boggarts, witches, and the most powerful evils of the Dark. But his most trying task is yet to come.

When Tom and the Spook are deceived by one they trust, they find themselves in the most terrifying danger yet. Blood-hungry creatures have invaded a sleepy village. Tom can save the Spook—and the whole county—but only by betraying one of his greatest allies. With everything on the line, Tom must have the courage to stand and fight, and to face a choice that could break his heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The stuff of skin-prickling campfire stories.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Anything but tame.”

    The Horn Book (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CHris.T.o.S | 2/18/2014

    " How Much can u love a book? Weird way to begin...Nuh..The Spook's Apprentice...Nuhuh...Should it start like:OMG I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED I READ IT or....ti was nothing new but another great howling story....Fuck it's late and i need to sleep....SO i'll start like this...The Spook's Apprentice is everything i mentioned before,a mixture of horror,guilt,suspicion,joy of life,ghouls,trolls,Ugly over-aged bitc...ehm.... witches with bad breath issues(i guess listerine is not an option),midnight hauntings,cemeteries blah blah blah blah..ur smart u'll gues what comes next (and that's not SNookie from Jersey Shore-wht an allusion....i never fail yo impress my self,RespecT!) ..and in the middle of all this there is a 13 year old genious who intentionally became a seventh son of a seventh son,a really obsessive and mystifying possible CatWOman like figure (u know i'm a super-villain but at times i am really kind hearted..and madly in love with u..) witch-wanabe girl who IMO is the most amazing character in the book(nothing else,spoilers) and lastly a 50 year old exorcist-magician-shaman-seid( didn't quite get it well) who is very kindly hearted,extremelly practical,devilish smart and mentor to the kids.THe REsUlT?BEliEVE me BiAtchEs.....EXPLOSIVE....non stop action,no stalling,fantastic technique(right to the point) writting,amazing enviroment a bit goth and country,full of aesthetics and really haunting sceneries....I ABSolUTELY ADORED IT!IT is a thriler for kids(not exclusively,but believe me when i say it takes les than two or three hours to finish it)with a TEry gilliam,Guillermo del Toro,Tim BUrton,And tiMur BekmAbetov sort of feeling....A must to everyone who enjoyes good books...I wont say kid book cause IMO u must be a fucktard(fucking retard) if u believe that books are certain ages much like some "papis" do here.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/13/2014

    " This book was really good. Also REALLY scary!!! But I still reccomend to read it even though it gave me some nightmares... LOL. :-) good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 1/30/2014

    " What a fun summer read--I enjoyed it! While it made me hungry for the slightly ghoulish heart of the Graveyard Book (really in a class by itself) and the brilliant thrills and chills of Garth Nix's Abhorsen series, it was great to try a new series. The Last Apprentice might also appeal to fans of the Ranger's Apprentice series (those are getting a little strung out for me). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenyon Bixby | 1/29/2014

    " Outstanding book! Never know what's going to happen. Danger at every turn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tisa | 1/24/2014

    " Enjoyed this book. It seems I have been in the mood to read about Medieval times lately and this really quinched my thirst for it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey F | 1/23/2014

    " All of you people out there who love gothic fiction and horror would realy like this spine chilling book.It's not gory or bloody but it is suspence full. It is also unsettleing in parts. But the plot of the story made it work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendar88 | 1/13/2014

    " Easy to follow. Love that the period is back in the olden-days. No modern computers nor fancy equipment. Definitely kept me wanting more. Narrator is good too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy Clay | 1/2/2014

    " It was an amazing book that I couldn't put down even though some parts were quite scary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Beth | 12/8/2013

    " What a fantastically creepy and spooky read! It is aptly recommended for the kids over 10, and I would agree that it is probably too scary for kids under 10. Wonderfully dark and mysterious, I am looking forward to reading more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 12/6/2013

    " That was CREEPY. This book was definitely one of the creeepiest books I've ever read. The scenes at midnight were great and the characters were pretty good as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Callista | 12/1/2013

    " This series is so creepy...and so addicting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 11/29/2013

    " Great book. I actually could hardly put it down. It is the first book in the series and I can't wait to sink my teeth into the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Holt | 11/21/2013

    " Good Youth fiction for 9-12. Adventure and mild scares. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Shelton | 7/5/2013

    " Middle school book, but not for the faint of heart. I just recommended this series to a 5th grade boy. He is reading one every few days. He lives them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/24/2013

    " I really liked this story about a young man's adventures to become a spook. This is a great adventure for youth readers and adults. I listened to this one and enjoyed the narrator. I guess there is a long list of books in this series and the author is not done yet. One book was good for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 3/16/2013

    " Can't stop reading over and over "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 9/24/2012

    " It was a bit dark. I would have liked it a lot more if it weren't for the graphic bits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.M Bells | 7/18/2012

    " I simply love this book! I couldn't get enough of it when I bought the first volume. The story its amazing and the characters as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 6/24/2012

    " Fun little read. I give it points for even pulling off creepy a couple of times. I like the concept. I'm not feeling too invested in characters yet, though the Spook's kinda cool. I do look forward to reading the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 4/16/2012

    " I had several of my male students recommend this book to me....ummmm it was not 'deep' enough to hold my attention to go on to the rest of the series. It has good 'bones' but not enough depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vaibhav pandya | 3/30/2012

    " I think the book was unexpectedly good. Can't really say a single bad thing about it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shally | 8/23/2011

    " Really liked it and very fast read, but a bit gross/gory as well (eating the hearts of babies, maggots, etc.). Definitely darker than the septimus heap and harry potter series...maybe even as dark as the Deaver/serial killer thrillers I've been avoiding for now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannette | 5/19/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this book, but it was super dark for a young adult book. I think I might have liked it more if I had been expecting to to be so dark and scary. I would not recommend this book to anyone under 17. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alvina | 5/18/2011

    " seru!! tapi ternyata masih ada buku lanjutannya yah.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 5/15/2011

    " i read the whole series but i can't find some of them on goodreads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory | 5/9/2011

    " A really cool opening book about Spooks in the 18th century. They are talking about turning this book series into a movie. Could be very cool especially with a villian like Mother Malkin. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Virginia | 5/9/2011

    " This really creeped me out for some reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/17/2011

    " Pretty spooky for a middle school book. This is a lot like the Range Apprentice but with ghosts and ghouls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 4/12/2011

    " It was written well, and the story kept me interested. But it was a bit dark, so I couldn't give it five out of five. But it is still definitely one of my favorite books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 4/12/2011

    " Great boy book...goblins and witches and "spooks" and a young boy taken from his family because he's the 7th son of the 7th son which position holds graet magical powers. I've only read book one but every junior high boy I've recommended this series too, devours them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 4/10/2011

    " I loved this story when I was a bit younger. It was really creepy, but thrilling at the same time. Perhaps the level of language is aimed at someone a bit younger, i.e. 13 and under, but the story is intriguing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/26/2011

    " Easy to follow. Love that the period is back in the olden-days. No modern computers nor fancy equipment. Definitely kept me wanting more. Narrator is good too. "

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About the Author
Author Joseph Delaney

Joseph Delaney is the author of the internationally bestselling Last Apprentice series, which is soon to be a major motion picture, Seventh Son. He is a former English teacher who lives in the heart of boggart territory in Lancashire, England. His village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church.