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3.00004956260997 out of 53.00004956260997 out of 53.00004956260997 out of 53.00004956260997 out of 53.00004956260997 out of 5 3.00 (40,353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Angie Sage Narrator: Allan Corduner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Septimus Heap Series Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9780060840495
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Who is Septimus Heap?A lost child? An ordinary Hero? A powerful wizard? The Magyk begins here.

The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.

Performed by Allan Corduner

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fresh take on the world of magic.”

    Child magazine

  • “Fantasy fans on the younger side of Harry Potter will find a good jolt of action, mystery, and humor in Corduner’s light and swift reading of this magyk-filled adventure…listeners are left with the anticipation of more to come.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A wide cast of characters battle the forces of Darke Magyk in a well-realized world of fantasy…This is a fine choice for fantasy readers looking to delve into a new world with lots of magic, plenty of action, and a few neat surprises.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Youngsters will lose themselves happily in Sage’s fluent, charismatic storytelling, which enfolds supportive allies and horrific enemies, abundant quirky details, and poignant moments of self-discovery.”

    Booklist

  • “Heads–up, Harry, there’s a new young wizard on his way up…A quick-reading, stand-alone, deliciously spellbinding series opener.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • An AudioFile Earphones Award winner
  • Parents' Choice Silver Honor
  • AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zoe | 2/18/2014

    " Unfinished, a bit too childish for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquie | 2/16/2014

    " A truly enjoyable read. I might have given it 5-stars another time, but I'm reaching the end of a fantasy phase and wanting to read something else now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arman Izadi | 2/9/2014

    " Great. An excellent young teenager book. Entertaining and attractive story wich unfortunately passes a tad fast. Character personality and enviroment description is both detailed and well-done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 2/4/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, some elements of Harry Potter and similar "Wizard" stories. Very good and a quick read. "

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

    " There are two types of books that I usually can't wait to finish: those that intrigue me with their mystery that I have not figured out, and those where I have already completely figured out the entire plot, but I still need to make sure I'm right. Magyk was neither of these types. Rather, Magyk created a new category in the books I've read. I had figured out the major secret of the book through careful reading, but I had yet to figure out some of the main plot twists or character developments; therefore, there was enough mystery to keep me reading, but the ending came as no surprise to me. The imagery beautifully painted a picture of every scene, and the character development was handled expertly through dialogue and masterful switches between thought processes of different people. I lvoed the book, and the only reason I didn't give it a five star was because I had already figured out the main secret, and I normally don't like books that I can predict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 1/23/2014

    " Fanciful tale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 1/17/2014

    " I read the entire Septimus Heap series after my sons just to k ow what they were reading. Its a great series for kids 10 and up....and adults 40 and up! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bellatrix | 12/20/2013

    " Horrid, dull book. Sounds as though the author tried to copy every element from other fantasy works, like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marte K. | 11/8/2013

    " I loved it! I just bought because it was on sale and very cheap, but it was a very good book, and I wish i hadn't finisht it yet, because I want to continue to read it, and I'll have to buy rest of the books in that serie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 10/27/2013

    " I loved this book and read part of the rest of the series, though I lost touch with it around book 3 or 4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 10/23/2013

    " My favorite BY FAR of all theYA fiction I've read. Dying for another one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 8/20/2013

    " It was AMAZING!!! It was compelling, suspenseful, everything I expected and more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/17/2013

    " the book was a bit boring but a bit cool at the same time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel Joyce | 6/20/2013

    " I loved this book, and was relieved when I found out there was more to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amalja | 5/8/2013

    " I'm 12 and I've read the entire series including the Magykal Papers, The Darke Toad and most of Fyre, but this and Queste are definitely the best books in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boston | 1/24/2013

    " We all knew boy 412 is Septimus Heap, but it took him the whole book to figure that out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 1/19/2013

    " i did enjoy this book, but the only problem i had was the extraordinary wizard. she got on my nerve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C Heaton Hansen | 10/10/2012

    " Great read aloud book for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Singer | 8/28/2012

    " I loved this book! I've read it several times! Such a great story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 8/27/2012

    " Enjoyable YA read about wizards and witches. Fun characters, imaginative landscape, predictable plot. Not in a rush to read another one but would if it came my way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Thomas Pastorino | 4/28/2012

    " listened to this with the kids commuting to school, we all loved this book. there were enough twists to keep everyone enthralled, sitting and having driveway moments to hear what happened next "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vidula | 4/20/2012

    " I generally don't like fantasy, but Angie Sage made me love it! I never liked Harry Potter, but this is one wizard tale I really like because of the mystery, suspense, and comedy all tied in one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Llamalover | 3/5/2012

    " i really liked the twists and turns. who is the real septimus heap??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 `bannie ngyn | 1/24/2012

    " I personally find the start/introduction a bit long and slow but apart from that, the book was written brilliantly and was able to let me leave reality to dwell into the book's depths. A good read but do not get put off by the slow start, it`ll be worth it in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raquel | 6/30/2011

    " I think fans of Harry Potter will enjoy these. I know they are "kids" books but I really loved them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiersten | 6/29/2011

    " I loved it. At first I thought it would be just like Harry Potter but in the end thought of it totally diffrerent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shreya=Drastically Random. Find the emoticon. | 6/29/2011

    " Usually I HATE other magic books because they're so weak compared to Harry Potter, but this is really good. Good detail and vocabulary so you see the picture, and plot lines that are deep but not TOO confusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 6/28/2011

    " I love this! It has great characters and a great storyline. Definitely check this book out if you like fantasy and the HP series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Budgie&DomoFan | 6/21/2011

    " This book was okay, but the second one is better. Of course, this is the introduction to all the characters so it makes sense. The book is long, but still worth reading I would have to say. If you like magic worlds then this is the book for you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jendimmick | 6/21/2011

    " Septimus, a seventh son of a seventh son switched at birth with a nurse's baby, has the power to save the declining population of wizards, if only he knew he was one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 6/20/2011

    " It was cute, not exactly captivating and I have not interest in reading the rest of the series, but it's a nice YA book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 6/19/2011

    " It got a little long in between! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arman | 6/18/2011

    " Great. An excellent young teenager book. Entertaining and attractive story wich unfortunately passes a tad fast. Character personality and enviroment description is both detailed and well-done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abe | 6/13/2011

    " Great adventure book for teenagers. Has magic and a a amazing ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 6/13/2011

    " This was OK, but I won't read the subsequent books in this series. There are flashes of really good description, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 6/13/2011

    " First, the story is really cute and I love boy 412! I didn't expect that he was the real Septimus Heap all along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 6/13/2011

    " I love this series. I have read a lot of books and this series has got to be one of my favorites. I have read all the books that have been published and I never got bored or decided to stop reading because one of the books wasn't a good book because I don't think that is a posibility. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Troy | 6/13/2011

    " Good book but I am not sure I would read anymore in the series. "

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About the Author
Author Angie Sage

Angie Sage was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She now lives in Somerset in a very old house that has a secret tunnel below it. She loves such spooky old houses, as well as the sea and medieval England. She has created many books for children, and the first six books in her Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series.

About the Narrator

Allan Corduner is a voice, film, and theater actor who has worked in London’s West End and on Broadway. He is the winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has also appeared in several BBC Radio 4 plays, including The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Insignificance. His narration includes The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Garth Nix’s Keys to the Kingdom series.