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The Golem's Eye Audiobook

The Golem's Eye: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Two years have passed since young apprentice magician Nathaniel became famous by foiling the ruthless Simon Lovelace. Now 14, Nathaniel is ambitiously climbing the ranks of the magicians' government. The Prime Minister himself has placed Nathaniel in charge of capturing the Resistance, a group of unruly commoners working to undermine the magicians' empire. But after several failed attempts, Nathaniel is forced to admit he can't do it alone. With his career on the line, he reluctantly summons his only hope for success, the 5,000-year-old wise-cracking djinni Bartimaeus.

The duo is reunited just in time: the Resistance is growing more audacious than ever. And to make matters worse, a seemingly invulnerable clay golem is wreaking destruction throughout London, sending the entire city into pandemonium. With time running out, the young magician and his uncontrollable djinni must find the source of the golem's power, a task they quickly learn will involve much more than they ever anticipated.

In the ensuing chaos, Nathaniel and Bartimaeus will be chased through the streets of Prague, hunt a dancing skeleton across London's skyline, encounter the horror of the dreaded Night Police, and meet a surprising new ally. Together, these three will have to go head-to-head with the fearsome golem before the mysterious identity of its master is finally revealed.

©2004 Jonathan Stroud; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Jerry Adam Brooks Phenix city, all 08-25-13
    Jerry Adam Brooks Phenix city, all 08-25-13

    32 yrs old and love to read! Even with a hectic schedule Audible still gives you the chance to enjoy great books on the go! Can't beat that!

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    loved it!!! when Enorious came Simon J is the best of all time!!!!!

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    Matt Z Penn State U. 03-07-13
    Matt Z Penn State U. 03-07-13 Member Since 2010

    Lots of books lots of time. I love all things Star Wars and fantasy. The Bartimaeus trilogy (or quad) maybe the perfect series. Jonathan Stroud and Douglas Adams are my heroes.

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    "Tears of supernal joy."
    If you could sum up The Golem's Eye in three words, what would they be?

    Closer to perfection than most other books, ever. Simon Jones is the voice of my dreams. Jonathan Stroud is an unmitigated genius.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Barti, one of my favorites of all time, if not ever.


    What does Simon Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything. I would listen to Simon read the phone book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did, have, and will again.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it!!!!

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    Nicole Seattle, WA, United States 01-22-13
    Nicole Seattle, WA, United States 01-22-13 Member Since 2005

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    "Witty and clever"
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    Witty and clever, book two in the trilogy expands the greater world and the players from the first book. Bartimaeus is a particularly entertaining as the perspective shifts from him as a character to his own self-serving and hilarious narrations. A great story to share with my kid and an easy to love work of fantasy fiction in its own right.

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    tray United States 01-02-13
    tray United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2013

    I am a visually impaired Game of visually impaired photographer and possibly visually impaired entrepreneur I also love technology

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    "SPECTACULAR"
    Where does The Golem's Eye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked the story, but the best part was the performance. I think this book goes at the top. Right between Harry Potter and Inheritance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bartimeous was my favorite character. His personality is pretty interesting


    What does Simon Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As I've said before. Simons performance was awesome. Everything from his port rail of bartimeous to the way. He tells the story is simply great


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If I were to make a film, and this would make an awesome film, the tag line would Ben"an enthralling journey."


    Any additional comments?

    This book is good for teens, and adults. I wouldn't recommend it to children

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    Amazon Customer Lehi, UT, United States 11-17-12
    Amazon Customer Lehi, UT, United States 11-17-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautifully written, brilliantly read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Golem's Eye to be better than the print version?

    In the print version, the addition of the footnotes is obvious--and they are too funny to skip. However, I found that including the footnotes in the spoken narrative was handled well by the narrator and they enhanced the story differently.


    What did you like best about this story?

    One of the best things that occurs throughout this series is the development of the characters. I am often frustrated by young characters that never learn from experience or change as they mature. These characters are moved by their lives; their experiences make them different.


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    Crystal California 02-19-12
    Crystal California 02-19-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Good Story Continued"

    The character of Kitty Jones was a good addition. The narrator really brings this story to life. Now to book 3.

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    Kathy 08-10-11
    Kathy 08-10-11
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    "Great book - what's the deal with the pricing?"

    I have very much enjoyed both the first two books and their narration - highly recommended. What I am having trouble understanding is why each book in the series is priced successively higher. The second book is the longest of the three, but the third book is significantly more expensive and moves from one to two credits - seems like kind of a sucker punch from Audible, gouging the listener as they get hooked on the series. I'm very disappointed Audible.

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    Jennifer Warrensburg, IL, United States 04-03-11
    Jennifer Warrensburg, IL, United States 04-03-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great magician series"

    As the middle book of the series, there are many story lines to follow. I was excited when the author developed Kitty's character in this book, she ended up as my favorite character. You also see how the pressures of their world change both Kitty and Nathanial in very different ways.

    The author wraps up part of the mystery again, but not quite all of it, to leave you wanting more!

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    Constance New York, NY, United States 01-18-11
    Constance New York, NY, United States 01-18-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Dazzling fantasy with intriguing characters"

    Superb story, superbly narrated. This is fantasy with an emphasis on humor, irony, and moral depth. This story, Part 2 of the Bartimaeus Trilogy, continues the adventures of the young magician Jonathan and a demon he has summoned, Bartimaeus. The setting is a dystopic London tyrannized by a Staasi-like magician government. Clever, satirical, and vain, Bartimaeus is nevertheless a force for good, pushing back against the selfish and materialistic values of the magician government. Will Jonathan be "saved" by his demon or will he be irrevocably corrupted by the governing magicians?

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    James 04-18-10
    James 04-18-10 Member Since 2006
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    Love these books

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