Publisher's Summary

A couple of jerks wake me up at the crack of noon. Seems my klepto uncle stole an ancient deck of Tarot cards from a high-powered wizard, and too many losers want to ruin my day to get them back.
The cards are cool, so I check them out, but my magic-happy cousin, Sabrina, tells me I'm not supposed to touch them. Oops. Too late. Now the damn cards are tuned to me, and if someone else wants to use them, I have to die. Why couldn't she have led with that information?
Magic was never my scene, but my dad is one of the most powerful wizards in the world, so I've got unrealized potential if I ever bother to apply myself. I'd rather power nap, but with wizards, gunslingers, and cannibalistic shark dudes coming at me, that's not gonna happen.
They say I'm a half-assed wizard, but if I don't play my cards right, I'm gonna get my whole ass killed.
©2017 Gary Jonas (P)2017 Gary Jonas
Show More Show Less

Regular price: $21.69

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – love a book or swap it for free
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $16.45/month
Select or add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $21.69

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.
No Reviews are Available

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By MANI on 31-03-2018

Half-assed wizard

I enjoy the main character getting to grips with magic or not as the case maybe. His world turned upside down when a package arrives for his father, and of course he opens it. Which in turn makes his life go down a road he really does not want or need.

Read More Hide me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By TU on 17-10-2017

Short but great beginning to a new series

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

The Half-Assed Wizard was tremendously entertaining. I loved that the slacker of a main character is not given any, well, slack from his friends for being a likable, if lazy friend. I did feel it was too short, but it certainly left me wanting more. Joe Hempel is an awesome narrator and did not disappoint.

Read More Hide me

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By C. Rowlands on 18-10-2017

Fun and interesting start to a new series

The lead character Brett, is somewhat of a slacker, the third child of a powerful wizarding family and is fond of requesting explanations to anything to be in six words or less, so here's the six word version of my review:

Fun book, good narration, enjoyable starting-point.

While I enjoyed this book from the start and indeed went through it very quickly as it is not overly long either, I did think that the author may have laid it on a bit thick about just how lazy the main character was when that would obviously be changing by the end of the book.

However, this minor issue did not detract from my overall enjoyment of the book and I will be looking out for subsequent books in the series.

I had previously listened to a book with this narrator and like that one I found his performance to nicely enhance my opinion of the book, so another good job from him.

I would recommend this book to fans of urban fantasy, particularly those who prefer their protagonist to have a bit of snark to them.


[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By I. Fenton on 24-09-2017

Four and a half hours of fun.

Both author and narrator are new to me but they certainly kept me entertained for four and a half hours with this wonderful Urban Fantasy. The main character was not one that I would normally enjoy at all, but somehow I found myself wanting him to succeed and beat the bad guys. I think that both the writer and the narrator were instumental in making me feel this way, and I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed the book half as much as I did, without Joe Hempel bringing Gary Jonas' words to life. I highly recommend both narrator and author to anyone looking for an entertaining, whimsical, and intense Urban Fantasy read.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews