Listen free for 30 days

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £21.99

Buy Now for £21.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

From the imaginations of best-selling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown.

Think you know magic?

Think again.

The Magisterium awaits....

Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt.

Call has been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician. And so he tries his best to do his worst - but fails at failing.

Now he must enter the Magisterium. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister. And Call realizes it has dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning. Call’s biggest test is still to come....

©2015 Holly Black (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

What listeners say about Magisterium: The Iron Trial

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    75
  • 4 Stars
    47
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    61
  • 4 Stars
    46
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    6
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    78
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    20
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great book- but a warning if you live in the UK

Where does Magisterium: The Iron Trial rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A fantastic book and couldn't wait to listen to the sequels. Now left utterly disappointed that they are not available in the UK!!
Feel like I wasted my time buying this book!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Really got into it...

Started a bit unoriginally, but it got going quickly and kept the pace up! A good fantasy book... Now I'm just left wanting more!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book ruined by a terrible narrator

I love Cassandra Clare, and was looking forward to this Audible only to discover the robotic narrator, whom i’d encountered before i think, maze runner, Paul Boehmer, the guy has no feeling, and a really annoying voice. Will avoid his books henceforth

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Entertaining but...

Enjoyed the book but it lacked the depth and richness of Harry Potter and the excitement of the Shadow Hunter stories. Nevertheless I was sufficiently entertained to move on to the next in the series.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good story, terrible narration

I’m about halfway through this story and had already anticipated that I’d love it so purchased all of the audiobooks, which I’m now seeing was a terrible idea. The narrator is absolutely awful - there’s pauses for no reason, inflections in the wrong places and generally an utterly tedious listening experience. Don’t even get me started on the narrators inability to say the name Callum. I listed to this thinking the name was something like Kurt. Just awful. Will read the books myself and hope they do what they did with The Invisible Library.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant book 👍

Stupendously read that you feel yourself in the story, can't wait to download next book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great read

loved all of the audio. my first venture into audio books can't wait for the next adventure in the series

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

good storyline, boring narrator

I enjoyed the book, intriguing storyline although sometimes bonds between characters were a little unrealistic/ unexpalined. Excited to see where the story goes...awful narrator though, definitely worth recording with someone less irritating and dull

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Quick and easy

Quick and easy to get through with unique and interesting characters and plot points throughout.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

good but i kept loosing the story

exactly what I said in the title it was a good read and I enjoyed it but I kept losing the plot and thread and having to guess at what had happened. the story seemed to be bitty 2 me.... and somewhat confusing but it was good enough.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for AJ
  • AJ
  • 04-08-18

Adventure.!!

Great book, shows that you are in control no matter what other expect you to be...

Good friends always makes life better.
Be a good friend you can change someone's life.

Paul Boehmer knows how to entertain his listeners.

Can't wait to start the next one.