Half Bad

Written by:
Sally Green
Narrated by:
Carl Prekopp

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
23
Narrator
13
Release Date
March 2014
Duration
8 hours 33 minutes
Summary
The inspiration for the Netflix series The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself

“An enthralling fantasy in the Harry Potter tradition.”—Time magazine

“A bewitching new thriller.”—The Wall Street Journal

In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live alongside humans, one sixteen-year-old boy is trapped between the two sides. Nathan's father is the world’s most powerful and cruel witch, and his mother is dead. Both groups of witches see Nathan as their greatest threat—or their greatest weapon. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, he must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?
 
In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.
 
Now streaming on Netflix as The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself.

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Danna A.

So engaging!!!

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Paiten Reynolds

I like this story a lot, a tad of romance with the promise of more, juicy secrets and a strong main character despite all the hard ships. I fell in love with him from the first chapter. The narrator has really good expression and separates voices just enough to help the listener follow along, but not in an annoying over dramatic way which can happen with some narrators. I find that the narration of an audiobook is just as important as the story itself. If you find a really good book, and the narrator bugs the heck out of you, it honestly ruins the book. My only complaint is that he pronounces the name "Gabriel" like "Gabrielle". Might have something to do with the accent, but I doubt it.

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taylor kutzley

Quiet enjoyed it. I listen to this as I drove to and from work, and I instantly got hooked

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Kevin Senatus

Overall excellent book. Half Wild is sure to be better and more exciting. This series may not top your average witch-drama books, but it sure does come close--so close that it comes just second to Harry Potter.

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Crystal Morris

Well done great 21st century witch story. Their world fits seamlessly in ours, unlike certain other 'magical civilizations', us muggles (oops) can suspend disbelief easily and get right into the plot and plight of the main character 'Nathan'.

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