The Magicians
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  • 1
    The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman

    The Magicians: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8597)
    Performance
    (7333)
    Story
    (7353)

    Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

    Not an average book

    The thing to know about this book is that it is not a 3.5 star book with a so-so plot and a so-so narrator. It is either a five star book or a two s..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 30 2011 by Kyle (Seattle, WA)
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    The Magicians, Book 1 | Lev Grossman

    The Magicians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    In a secret world of forbidden knowledge, power comes at a terrible price.... Quentin Coldwater's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton, he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing Quentin's name leads him down a path very different from any he'd ever imagined.

    Amazing!
    Reviewed on March 26 2016 by Veronica ()
  • 2
    The Magician King: A Novel | Lev Grossman

    The Magician King: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4890)
    Performance
    (4351)
    Story
    (4349)

    Quentin and his friends are now the kings and queens of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are starting to pall. After a morning hunt takes a sinister turn, Quentin and his old friend Julia charter a magical sailing ship and set out on an errand to the wild outer reaches of their kingdom. Their pleasure cruise becomes an adventure when the two are unceremoniously dumped back into the last place Quentin ever wants to see: his parent's house in Chesterton, Massachusetts.

    King Grossman the Magician

    It is unusual when a following book is better than the original, and even more rare when considering that the first book is marvelous in its own right..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 12 2011 by Douglas (Colorado Springs, CO, United States)
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    The Magician King, Book 2 | Lev Grossman

    The Magician King, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Meet Quentin Coldwater, king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory. But he is getting restless, even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt Quentin gets exactly that. But this quest is like no other. What starts as a glorified cruise to faraway lands soon becomes the stuff of nightmares.

    Loved it!

    It's such a good book. I loved it. Quentin makes some stupid decisions, and at times I really hate him and want to punch him in the face, but overal..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 01 2016 by Veronica ()
  • 3
    The Magician's Land: The Magicians, Book 3 | Lev Grossman

    The Magician's Land: The Magicians, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4016)
    Performance
    (3586)
    Story
    (3587)

    Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can't hide from his past, and it's not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of grey magic and desperate characters.

    And so, it ends.

    It took me much longer to finish this book than the previous two. I'm not sure whether it was because it was slower or because my brain knew the end ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2014 by Charles (USA)
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    The Magician's Land, Book 3 | Lev Grossman

    The Magician's Land, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of the secret magical land of Fillory and now, friendless and broke, he returns to where his story began: Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But Quentin's past soon catches up with him.... Meanwhile, Fillory's magical barriers are failing, and barbarians from the north have invaded. To save their beloved world from extinction, Eliot and Janet, High King and Queen of Fillory, must embark on a final, dangerous quest.

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