Kitty seeks out Bartimaeus and embarks on a terrifying journey into the djinn's chaotic domain, The Other Place, which no human being has ever survived. But even as she does so, Makepeace engineers a dramatic coup d'etat. The outcome is a shattering of the magicians' control as all magical laws are turned upside down. Can Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty settle old scores if they survive - and prevent the earth's destruction?
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 fabulous 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.
Just get it!
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Simon jones could make any book sound interesting. This does not apply to this book however which does not require a fantastic narrator to spur on its merits.
An excellent trilogy, brilliantly read by Steven Pacey, full of wit, intelligent commentary and a great story.
Unfortunately, large chunks have been dropped to cut down on the overall length, meaning that many of the best, most memorable moments have been sacrificed to save time. A great disappointment.
A fantastic story, wonderfully read. Absolutely flawless.
I think this is the best series I have downloaded in 5 years plus of listening to Audible with about 600 books in my library.
The ending, what a shocker!!!!!
I would LOVE to hear more about Bartimaeus.
Why isn't Jonathan Stroud as famous as J K Rowling? Where are the films?
MUCH MUCH better than Harry Potter in every way. I can't enthuse about this series of books enough! Don't be put off by the age of the protagonists, I'm nearly 50 and I enjoyed it a much as my 11 and 13 year olds.
I am now a total fan of Jonathan Stroud. Many more books. Please!!!
Prefer the first one over the second one.
Being the 3rd installment of the Bartemaeus trilogy it continues the tradition of well written plotlines, excellent believeable characters and amusing dialogue. I cannot possibly find anything wrong with it in any way. Oh and the reading of it is excellent as well :)
ive read this book as an adolescent a handful of times, but listening to the trilogy back to back over the course of a couple of weeks, as an adult, gives the story of bartimaeus even more depth and meaning. love the way it's written, and the definitive way each character is able to tell their side of the story uniquely. love this book and can't recommend it enough
I have absolutely loved listening to this trilogy and the last book has been fabulous. Exciting, clever and most of all really poignant. Steven Pacey reads it beautifully as always and it is overall a wonderful listen. Wish there were more!
Fantastic story, first class narration, utterly brilliant.
Quite why the producer didn't have faith in it and gutted half the content is beyond me. About half of Bartimaeus' jokes are gone.
Steven Pacey is second to none as Bartimaeus and I thoroughly enjoyed this, but sadly because so much is missing, the books are better.
The other two in the serious were good but this was by far the best what an ending a very fun , well right on and well performed serious
I was stunned with the ending of this one, Totally unexpected. I loved this book and the other two in the trilogy. They are really gripping and just suck you into their world. Will be on the lookout for more books from this auther. hopefully this will not be the end of bartimaeus!!
Having enjoyed the previous 2 books I wondered how Jonathan was going to tie up the loose ends. the stroy remains as good as those in the previous 2 books and manages to provide a satisfactory end with a bot of a twist. I you have enjoyed the other two books then I dont think you will be disappointed by the ending
Nathaniel dead! i always thought he'd stay through till the end of the series alive
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My 11 year old sons were entranced by the story and the narration. Great yarn.