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The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: The Amulet of Samarkand

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jonathan Stroud

Narrated By: Simon Jones

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: October 2003

Duration: 13 hours 33 minutes


The first audiobook in a thrilling new trilogy about an apprentice magician and the powerful djinni he summons.

Nathaniel is a young magician with only one thing on his mind: revenge.

As an apprentice to the great magician Underwood, Nathaniel is gradually being schooled in the traditional art of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a rising, star magician. When Simon brutally humiliates Nathaniel in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel decides to speed up his magical education, teaching himself spells way beyond his years. Eventually, he masters one of the most difficult spells of all: summoning the all-powerful djinni, Bartimeus.

But summoning Bartimeus and controlling him are two very different things--and Nathaniel may be in way over his head.


  • Sarah Rozak

    Best Audiobook I've listened to. The Narrator is expressive and easy to listen to. The story line draws you in with amazing character development