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Meet Matthias Telemachus, Teddy Telemachus, Maureen Telemachus, Irene Telemachus, Frankie Telemachus and Buddy Telemachus! They were the Amazing Telemachus Family, who in the mid-1970s achieved widespread fame for their magic and mind-reading act. That is until the magic decided to disappear one night, live on national television.

We encounter this long-forgotten family two decades on, when grandson Matty, born long after the public fall from grace, discovers powers in himself and realises his hugely deflated, heavily indebted family truly are amazing.

Spoonbenders is the legacy and legend of a dysfunctional, normal, entirely unique family across three generations of big personalities and socially inept recluses - each cursed with the potential of being something special.

©2017 Daryl Gregory (P)2017 Quercus Editions Ltd

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  • Andrew Balerdi
  • 10-25-17

Best book ever

This is the best book I have listened to in years. A spankingly wonderful triupmh!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-13-18

Great story, bad narrator

I enjoyed the storyline and the characters were interesting and fairly unique. I also liked how the stories were gearing towards the finale. The narrator was bad and some of the characters' voices were inappropriate or Matty sounded like he had special needs. I would have enjoyed it much more with a better narrator

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  • Lee Harris
  • 07-24-17

Daryl Gregory's best, yet.

Easily my favourite book of 2017, so far. Gray writing and great performance by the narrator.

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  • Marieke
  • 04-17-18

Fabulous story narrated by awesome artist.

The story is imaginative with suspense and plenty of laughs. The voices and intonation of the narrator are a pleasure to listen to.

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  • emmoff
  • 09-07-17

A real treat

As in his previous book Afterparty, Daryl Gregory's intricate plot really need two listens just to pick up the lost nuances along the way. The different trajectories of each Telemachus family member including the time-travelling Buddy is a magic trick in itself. Quite the sleight of hand. It's hard to pick a favourite character. Hilarious and warm hearted. What a treat.
Great narration.