I really love this series. It's a fun adventure and had me listening to every word. The naration is exceptional and really captures the listener. I listened to the other 3 in a little over a weeks time. That says something!
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I ENJOYED THIS BOOK. IT HAD DIFFERENT CHARACTERS THEN THE 1ST 2 BOOKS, BUT STILL AS GOOD AND FUNNY.
call in to work as soon as you start the download..audible must be looking for dumb ass comments that go on and on.so about audible reviewers that are full of fail.thay just go on and on and i dont give a dam.stars are all we need
I wouldnt say that I liked iit as much as the Bartimaeus trilogy bit never the less I thought it was awesome.
by far Bartimaeus just because I love his dry humor.
I love the way he reads, how he put life into the character's voices....for Bartimaeus it is always a tone of disdane.
If you liked bartimaeus you will like this book.
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if you liked the trilogy you will love this personaly I think this book is better than the other 3 but if your a new reader I also incorage this book becuse its a great place to start and get the feeling of bartimaeus and who he is
Well, to have read all 4 books should tell you that Stroud held my attention and wove a great great story into 4 books. Each novel gave me greater appreciation for the characters. I would love to see another book……hint hint….
The wit of Bartimaeus of Uruck is pure magic. Bartimaeus is one of those rare characters that you never tire of. Everything you loved from the original trilogy is here and Bartimaeus is even more fun than before. Hilarious and a must read for any fan.
... And the narrator is really excellent with Bartimaeus!! In Deuteronomy chapter 32, verse 17, God parallels the demons with the "gods" who are you are not to worship and sacrifice to. The Hebrew word is SHADE.
Solomon loved many strange women and those strange women turned his heart over to strange gods, in other words the demons. the author handles Solomon in a way that is quite deft.
so the historical foundation is actually somewhat set for this book, though it is an entirely humorous twist. It makes light of demons with brilliant British humor.
The main character, Bartimaeus, is basically a good demon who has lots of creativity and saves the day. Though I don't believe there was actually such a thing as a good demon, this fiction does a great job of exploring that possibility. Made me chuckle lots! Great dialogue!
The heroine, Asmira, is fiercely loyal to her Queen and country and has those loyalties challenged as all of us may from time to time. Her character is also terrific.
Rounding it out, the bad guy, Kaba the evil magician truly fills out his part. He is really bad.
this is one of the few audio books that was exciting enough to listen to twice through without stopping and thoroughly enjoyable for me!
Really a nice and entertaining piece of fantasy. I do like Bartimaeus and the human-demon interaction (read the other three novels as well) - the plot is foreseeable if you know Stroud's style, though.