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The Magic Shop Audiobook

The Magic Shop

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When Marcus's grandparents decide it would be good for him and his twin sister, Ellie, to tend the family business, a magic shop, the children are thrown into a world that they never knew existed. Not only is the family business a front, but Marcus learns that he has been marked as a dead man from the time he was born.

Marcus tries to develop his powers before the Dun-Bahr find him and assimilate the magic he was born with. Will he and his sister survive? Will they find their parents? First they must discover the secret his grandparents have been keeping from them all these years. It all comes down to what's hidden at the magic shop.

©2016 Justin Swapp (P)2016 Justin Swapp

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    Brian Edginton 01-04-17
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    "Wanting for more from The Magic Shop"
    What did you love best about The Magic Shop?

    In a sense this is two reviews, one of the story and one of my first time experience with an audible book.

    First, the story. As I started listening to the story of Marcus and Ellie I wondered if I had chosen a book from the teen-reader section. A couple of chapters into the book reassured me that Justin had indeed created a new world of wonder and adventure that was well suited to more mature readers of fantasy. The book starts as the two hero's are leaving high school and finding their place in the grown-up world of their caregivers - their grandparents. They are quickly, and innocently thrust into the world of real magic - disguised as mundane trickery and slight-of-hand. Their journey takes them into a very well developed universe of good and not so good where magic is currency and is spent as such - sometimes to dark means. Be forewarned, the story is not finished as it comes to the end.

    Second, this is the first audible book I've listened to, my thanks to Justin for the experience. The story is well narrated by Steven Barnes, he captures the spirit of the story and it is hard to believe there are not a dozen people reading for the different characters. To listen to the story being read takes around 9 hours (I didn't find out I could speed it up a bit until I was 8 hours into it - duh), and I kept thinking that I could likely read the story myself in 2 or 3 - but I certainly couldn't have read it while driving to work and it did make the commute go very quickly. This will not be my last audible book - thanks for the heads up and the experience!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AnthonyCatenzaro 12-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Captivating"

    Narrator was excellent! Storyline kept twisting and turning to keep the audience intrigued. Highly recommend!

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    Leslie F. 10-29-16
    Leslie F. 10-29-16
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    "Great book, lots of excitement"

    This was such a great book. The characters really came alive through the narration of the Audible audio version narrated by Steve Barnes. I wish I had listened to this one with my kids because I know they would have enjoyed it immensely. I'll have to play it again on a car trip. This book has a great story line, lots of action, and lots of twists. It kept me engaged to the end. The narrator was wonderful. I hope to listen to more book read by Steve Barnes, and I can't wait until the next book in this series is available.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Catrina P 06-29-17
    Catrina P 06-29-17
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    "A magical tale that left me wanting more!"

    As Marcus and Ellie finished their school year, they began working in the family business... The Magic Shop... and they quickly find out that there is much more to magic than just parlor tricks.

    There are so many twists and turns in the storyline that I just couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens next!

    A wonderful story by Justin Swapp and fantastic narration by Steve Barnes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 04-09-17
    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 04-09-17 Member Since 2004
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    "Magical!"

    Twins Marcus and Ellie are old enough to start learning the family business from their grandparents. Marcus is less than enthused at the thought of running the magic shop, but that’s not the family business Gramps and Granny are talking about! Marcus discovers he has a special gift and there are others who’d like to harness his gift for their own use.

    The Magic Shop is an exciting listen, it has action, adventure, and thrills. The audiobook is geared towards older adolescence. I found The Magic Shop to be in the vein of the Chronicles of Narnia or Harry Potter, by that I mean all ages will find this book a good listen.

    Steve Barnes narrates and what a delight he is! His delivery and pacing is perfect for this genre. He has different voices for each and every character. I always knew which character was speaking and there are a lot of characters to keep track of. Steve added so much energy to this production and made a good story even better. Narrators like Steve Barnes are the reason I continue to say to anyone who will listen, narrators ARE actors! The production quality in this nearly 12-hour audiobook is top-notch.

    I'm so glad this book is the beginning of a series because there is so much more to explore in the world created by Justin Swapp.

    This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an unbiased review!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Camilla 04-02-17
    Camilla 04-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "interesting story about magic and secrets"

    an interesting story with magic and secrets and a lot of twists. The narrator also made a good job with the story.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy 04-01-17
    Tammy 04-01-17
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    "magic can confuse you"

    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review
    This was a fun listening until the middle when it darkens in the middle. Adventure, magic, suspense, danger, mystery - all the things you need in a story are there. I think this story is geared closers to late teens than to tweens.
    There were several great plot twists that actually kept me guessing until the end!
    I RECOMMEND this book for lovers of adventure and the paranormal

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alfie 04-01-17
    Alfie 04-01-17
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    "Coming of Age in the Magic World"

    A story containing magic, wizardry, betrayal and coming of age in the magic world. Marcus and Ellie are two children born into the magic world without knowing it. When things start to go awry in their world, they soon discover the truth piece by piece. They must go through several challenges including rescuing their beloved grandfather, Marcus discovering his true powers, saving their uncle and many others. Well written story easy for adults and young adults to enjoy. Note: there is music intertwined throughout the storytelling in the beginning of the chapters.

    Steve Barnes gives a strong performance with clear, articulate characters. He easily captures the listeners' ear and engages the audience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nickie 03-31-17
    Nickie 03-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Spell Bounding Story!"
    Where does The Magic Shop rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's Pretty High On The List...The Magic Shop Is In A League Of Its Own...


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Twists And Turns Of The Story... You Never Knew What To Expect...


    Have you listened to any of Steve Barnes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    My First Time Listening To This Narrator...He Is Phenomenal!!! I Thought It Was More Than One Narrator!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nothing To Make An Extreme Emotion But It Was Entertaining All The Same...


    Any additional comments?

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Athena 03-23-17
    Athena 03-23-17
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    "Loved it"
    What did you love best about The Magic Shop?

    The action, magic and the plot.


    What about Steve Barnes’s performance did you like?

    He was good with all of the characters, and did a flawless job with the action


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    every cliff hanger, they moved me to keep reading


    Any additional comments?

    I was shocked to find I really liked this book, its a bit dark but Worth the read. The plot is deep and has so many layers I can't wait to read the following books. I received this title for free, in exchange for an unbiased review

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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