Narrator Colin Moody's precise performance allows listeners to focus on the lyrical prose of this sequel to The Secret of the Alchemist. Jake and Helen are reunited after a strange series of events and encounters with odd characters. They're now closer to understanding the power of the Philosopher's Stone, and it's got nothing to do with creating gold. Moody's accents shift smoothly from character to character, allowing listeners distinct impressions of each one. His measured pacing sweeps the action from the Italian town of Ferrara to an ancient underground palace in Istanbul with enjoyable dexterity.
Superbly narrated by Colin Moody.
A new mix of strange characters and weird events brings Jake and Helen together again - this time they are further along the way to understanding the true power of The Philosopher's Stone: life eternal. Yet, others seek it too...
From its beginning long ago in the Italian town of Ferrara to its startling climax in an ancient underground palace in Istanbul, this is an unforgettable, page-turner of a tale.
©2003 John Ward; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishers Pty Ltd.
"Narrator Colin Moody is excellent in his pacing and intensity." (School Library Journal) "Lovers of the Harry Potter series will be thrilled with this fantasy novel ... Moody's reading is excellent." (Kliatt)
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