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The Golem's Eye Audiobook

The Golem's Eye

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Publisher's Summary

In The Amulet of Samarkand, the young magician Nathaniel won wide acclaim for his daring exploits in saving the powerful jewel for the government. Now, he seems set to continue his meteoric rise through the ministerial ranks. But the mysterious Resistance inflicts terrifying destruction on London, and soon Nathaniel's job and his very life are under threat, not only from the elusive Kitty and her companions, but from an unknown and bewildering source. Nathaniel is forced to embark on a perilous mission to the enemy city of Prague and to summon once again the troublesome, enigmatic, and quick-witted djinni, Bartimaeus.

This is a roller-coaster ride of magic, adventure, and political skullduggery, in which the fates of Nathaniel, Bartimaeus and Kitty explosively collide.

©2007 Jonathan Stroud; (P)2007 Random House

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    Rob ChristchurchNew Zealand 09-29-07
    Rob ChristchurchNew Zealand 09-29-07
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    "An excellent sequel"

    The book is very well written and this narrated version just adds to the enjoyment. My boys have whiled away car journeys engrossed in this wonderful trilogy! I could not recommend it more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Frances
    Leigh, United Kingdom
    4/1/11
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    "Awesome story,flowing prose,impeccable narration!"

    The first part of the Trilogy certainly impressed me (obviously enough to download the second part!), but the second installment absolutely blew me out of the water!

    Firstly, I want to talk about the narrator, seeing as this is an audiobook and can greatly affect your enjoyment of the story and I must say that Steven Pacey's narration is the absolute best I have heard since Stephen Fry read Harry Potter.

    He provides the listener with immaculately distinguishable characters, imbuing each voice with its own accent, lilt, sarcasm, pitch and speed which in turn imbue the story with a 3D quality, a realism I just don't think you get if you were to read the paper book.

    Then of course, the story itself. I'm sure readers can find a synopsis from the first book to get an idea about the plotline but what I found most interesting and different from other magical fantasy, is the precarious status of the 'protagonist'.

    The trilogy's namesake is the demon Bartimaeus, but his existence on Earth can only be facilitated by Nathaniel the Magician; Nathaniel's exploits took up most of the storyline in Book One though developments in the activities of Kitty the Revolutionary share half the limelight in Book Two; and curious developments at the end of this book suggest that our main characters are not necessarily guaranteed a triumph for all three work at crossed purposes. By the way, as a reader, you will also come to simultaneously sympathise with, and disdain all three!

    Another unique element is the narrating voice which shifts around from 1st person Bartimaeus, to omniscient narrator with a focus on the feelings of Nathaniel, to omnipresent narrator with a focus on all characters present.

    Lastly, this book made me laugh :) With witty, ironic dialogue and a dry humour (especially in the character Bartimaeus), this book has a throughly British comedic sense and the story and characters are a joy to read because of it :)

    Cannot heap enough praise!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    CHELMSFORD, ESSEX United Kingdom
    7/14/09
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    "Good listening"

    2nd part of the brilliant Bartemeus trilogy and equally as entertaining as the 1st and 3rd. Energetically read by Steven Pacey the story flies along. Never a dull moment download all three parts, you won't regret it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Arlingham, United Kingdom
    4/9/15
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    "A great listen"

    Second book & I thought much better than book 1. There are references to book 1, but you don't necessarily have had to have read it. The story moves at a good pace, draws you in & although no real surprises it is fun. Essentially a teenage read, but I loved it & will be moving onto the next one shortly. Makes a car journey go very quickly & you'll be looking for traffic jams to join.

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  • N. A. Bowling
    norfolk, uk
    2/22/15
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    "great sequel."

    fast paced and well narrated, the golems eye continues the series and a way few will be disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. W. Inskip
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    12/30/14
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    "Great Junior fiction. "

    Funny, clever with believable protagonist's. The lead role is a cad but you want him to succeed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Popeyesfx
    Mansfield, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Golems eye"

    Having read the series and listened to stephen pacey's excellent reading of the first book in the series, i couldnt wait to hear this one. The books are very well written and pacey, through vocal inflection brings the characters to life very well.



    Another fantastic offering , from a great series.



    Listen and enjoy, you wont be disapointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    Romsley Halesowen, United Kingdom
    10/31/11
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    "Excellent!!"

    Yet another brilliant book in the Bartimaeus Trilogy. Thoroughly enjoyed this one too. Looking forward to number 3!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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