Bartimaeus
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  • 1
    The Amulet of Samarkand | Jonathan Stroud

    The Amulet of Samarkand

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge. Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition.

    Truly Magical

    I am a big fan of this whole trilogy and the audio version certainly does the book justice - you will not be disapointed with this one. Loved by chil..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 03 2007 by Rob (ChristchurchNew Zealand)
  • 2
    The Golem's Eye | Jonathan Stroud

    The Golem's Eye

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 29 2007 by Rob (ChristchurchNew Zealand)
  • 3
    Ptolemy's Gate: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3 | Jonathan Stroud

    Ptolemy's Gate: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (9)

    Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots, and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisors, one of whom is 17-year-old Nathaniel. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn; she has come to believe that the only way to destroy the magicians is for an alliance of some kind between djinn and ordinary people.

    Awesome. Just Awesome

    The final part in the Bartimaeus Trilogy and how I wish there were more!
    The kids love it, the parents love it.
    Beautifully read and a fab..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 21 2008 by Rob (ChristchurchNew Zealand)
  • 4
    The Ring of Solomon | Jonathan Stroud

    The Ring of Solomon

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Jeff Rawle
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Fans of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus books will devour this book - a cracking adventure brimming with magic, intrigue and a treasure trove of characters that the reader can't help but fall for. We find everyone's favourite irascibly insolent djinni serving at the court of King Solomon in 950 BC Jerusalem, where he is causing his customary chaos and must help a girl assassin sent by the Queen of Sheba to steal the all-powerful Ring of Solomon.

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