The Amulet Of Samarkand

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Jonathan Stroud

Narrated By: Steven Pacey

Publisher: Random House UK

Date: May 2007

Duration: 9 hours 32 minutes

Summary:

The first volume in the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence. When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge.

Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, both djinni and apprentice are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion. Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians, this hilarious, electrifying thriller will enthral readers of all ages.

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  • Huong N

    interesting to listen to a story where London is run by magicians and magic. the plot was OK, but it didn't captivate me so much or draw me into the book (not sure if it was because of the narration). bartimaeus comes across as a smart sarcastic character, but Nathaniel just annoyed me.