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 »dren from 7 up and the parents too!
Imagine a world ruled by magicians deriving their power from their ability to control Djinn. The Sassy Djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a 12 year old apprentice. Very clever and thoroughly enjoyable mayhem ensues.
Highlights include cunning use of accepted mythology to enhance reality, superb characterisation, great villains and a very interesting sideways look at the recent past of Europe. Listeners will be delighted to learn that there is not a hint of Harry Potterness about this.
Even better is that there are two more books in the series which build on the plot very effectively.
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 » trilogy! I could not recommend it more
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 »ulous story to boot. It is great to find a magical fantasy that bears absolutely no resemblance to Harry Potter...
This should be heard after the first two parts (The Amulet of Samarkand and The Golem's Eye) as it picks up the story where the last book leaves off. The story does stand alone but there is not much repetition and without the background from the first two books, this will be harder to follow.