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The Golem's Eye Audiobook

The Golem's Eye: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2

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Two years have passed since young apprentice magician Nathaniel became famous by foiling the ruthless Simon Lovelace. Now 14, Nathaniel is ambitiously climbing the ranks of the magicians' government. The Prime Minister himself has placed Nathaniel in charge of capturing the Resistance, a group of unruly commoners working to undermine the magicians' empire. But after several failed attempts, Nathaniel is forced to admit he can't do it alone. With his career on the line, he reluctantly summons his only hope for success, the 5,000-year-old wise-cracking djinni Bartimaeus.

The duo is reunited just in time: the Resistance is growing more audacious than ever. And to make matters worse, a seemingly invulnerable clay golem is wreaking destruction throughout London, sending the entire city into pandemonium. With time running out, the young magician and his uncontrollable djinni must find the source of the golem's power, a task they quickly learn will involve much more than they ever anticipated.

In the ensuing chaos, Nathaniel and Bartimaeus will be chased through the streets of Prague, hunt a dancing skeleton across London's skyline, encounter the horror of the dreaded Night Police, and meet a surprising new ally. Together, these three will have to go head-to-head with the fearsome golem before the mysterious identity of its master is finally revealed.

©2004 Jonathan Stroud; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Cheryl raleigh, NC, United States 12-12-04
    Cheryl raleigh, NC, United States 12-12-04 Member Since 2009

    Audiobook addict with eclectic interests.

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    "We loved it"

    My daughter (11) and I enjoyed the sequel just as much as the first book. The characters are interesting, the story is well told, and the narration is wonderful. Four thumbs up!

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    Magikarp Salad 12-12-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent Series"

    Everything I liked about the first one - interesting, clever, well written, great characters, very funny, and I really love getting the demons' points of view. As with the first one, I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and I'd have no problem with my kids listening to or reading it.

    I find the audio version of this series more enjoyable than the print version. This is mostly due to the wonderful performance by Simon Jones. I...sometimes give 5 stars for performance when it...maybe...isn't deserved - but in this case, it REALLY is.

    Another reason is that in the print version there are multiple footnotes on nearly every page...which is not soooo bad, but having the footnotes read inline by Simon Jones is MUCH better!

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    laurie eller the South 12-10-09
    laurie eller the South 12-10-09 Member Since 2007

    it's the best way to spend a working day, and i'm thankful my job is one where i can listen to books all day long.

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    "Fantastic!"

    We bought this series for our son (who is also named Nathaniel, he's 12) and my husband and I listened to this trilogy along with him. It was fantastic. I loved the subtle humor and the storyline had me guessing all the way through. A real treat! :)

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    Amazon Customer Texas 10-29-06
    Amazon Customer Texas 10-29-06 Member Since 2017
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    "we're still hooked"

    It doesn't quite live up to the first book, but rarely does the sequel. However we were very engaged in the further adventures of the characters and are now wanting the third book.

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    Yale Alpharetta, GA, USA 02-15-05
    Yale Alpharetta, GA, USA 02-15-05
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    "Wow"

    The wit continues! The reader is great! I can't wait for #3.

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    Amazon Customer 09-30-04 Member Since 2015
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    "wonderfully enchanting"

    BEST BOOK YET! The next harry potter. exciting and a page-turner! cant wait for the next!!! :)

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    Mary Teague 01-19-17
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    "Delightful! Lovely humor!"

    Story and pacing immediately immerse the listener in a white water ride. The conversations and narrative by Bartimaeus are totally engaging. Characters are distinct and well drawn. The story is adventurous and ranges from light to dark subjects and scenarios. I was so engrossed that sleep got put off until 4 AM for several nights. I think Simon Jones could deliver a riveting rendition of a dictionary or the congressional record. He is an extremely skilled dramatist.

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    Raul 12-10-16
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    "chatper breakdown bad"

    Chapter breakdown was bad, they got lazy and added more chapters in one, was expecting better. However overall really great narration and story!

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    GEORGI A. 12-03-16
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    "Wow, it only gets better"

    If you enjoyed the first, you will love this one. Story keeps on building. Bartimeus is still lol funny.

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    "great sequel"

    I loved listening on my way to and from work and on my lunch. Still liked the first book a bit better but this was a good sequel

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