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  • The Magician

  • By: W Somerset Maugham
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Set in the bohemian café society of Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, Maugham's exploration of hypnotism and the occult was inspired by the sinister black magician Aleister Crowley. At the start of this compulsive gothic horror story, Arthur and his beautiful, innocent fiancée Margaret look forward to an idyllic life together, until they encounter the mesmerising and repulsive Oliver Haddo...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful narrator David Rintoul

  • By Natalia Pilipenko on 09-29-17

A wonderful narrator David Rintoul

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-17

I don't know why there are no either reviews or ratings, the David Rintoul's performance is just great. I have been fully involved into the story with his voice and performance, and while listening to the book, especially last chapters, I was not able to do any routines (as I usually do) but staring in front of me and eagerly waiting for the next word. As I am an English language learner, I had bought a hard copy of the novel to accompany, but have not even opened the book, so understandable and perfect the David's narration is.