Wild Magic : The Immortals

  • by Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by Tamora Pierce
  • Series: The Immortals
  • 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Daine comes down from the mountains, she carries with her two things: a dark secret about her own past, and a strangely powerful magic that even she doesn't understand.
Soon Daine has a job working for Onua, the queen's horsemistress, who is astonished at the girl's way with animals. It's almost as if she can speak to them....
Daine and Onua travel to Pirate's Swoop, where Daine finds herself swept into a war that threatens all of Tortall, a war where magic is one of the main weapons.
The wall between the worlds is cracking.
The magical creatures are returning.
Now Daine must master her own magic, and face her own dark memories, if she is to save her new home from destruction.


Audible Editor Reviews

In this fantasy we meet another strong, young female character with special powers. Daine is gifted in many ways - she's an excellent archer - but her special talent lies in her ability with animals, who seem to listen to her words. Daine earns a job working for Onua, the queen's horse mistress, who is impressed by the girl's powers. Tamora Pierce leads in narrating this exciting tale, which is lovingly detailed and populated by a cast of almost thirty people (including the writer's husband). Once listeners get used to the story switching from the narrator's voice to those of the actors, they will be pleased at its fanciful magic.


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Customer Reviews

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Doesn't do the book justice.

I was a bit disappointed in the audio version of this wonderful book. I will forever worship Tamora Pierce for her writing skills. In fact this book, when it came out, was one of the first fantasy novels that I read as a pre-teen. To this day, as an adult, I still buy every book she publishes, and read them all at least once a year. This audio version, however, fails to do justice to her novel. The narration was extremely stilted and over-enunciated to the point of sounding like a machine. It lacked any sort of inflection, especially when heard up against the exuberance of the character actors. An audio book read by an ensemble cast can be great if done well, but this one had the feel of an acting troupe that hadn?t run their lines enough. The pacing was off, and it lacked cohesion as a whole. The overall effect was very distracting. I?m not disappointed that I bought this audio book because I just love the story that much, but I do hope that the next one is better.
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- S. L. Garner

Wild Magic

I read Wild Magic years ago, it was the first book of Tamora Pierce's that I tried and is still my favorite of hers. After the wonderful job Trini Alvarado had done with the other books in the Tortall series I was very disappointed to see she was not reading this one. My worries were confirmed as I listened to book. I love Ms. Pierce's writing but her narration is very dull and uneven, couple that with the overacting of some of the actors and you have a very distracting and childish production. They did not totally ruin the book for me but they in no way enhanced it either. Trini Alvarado's reading kept this supposedly for young adult series a light fantasy that adults could enjoy as well. While the full cast audio production of Wild Magic turned a fun,light fantasy into a childs book. 4 1/2 stars for the story 1 star for the narration.
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- Patti "Patti"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2005
  • Publisher: Full Cast Audio