It begins with a mysterious disappearance.... It will end with a world on the edge of destruction.
Twenty years ago, Derrick Sayler made a fantastic breakthrough, then vanished off the face of the earth. When Michael Rook, an environmental engineer with a deadly secret, finds a car belonging to the missing genius in a remote Oregon lake, the question of Sayler's fate appears to be answered. But Rook's discovery uncovers something far more immediate... and infinitely more dangerous.
Willoughby Bane, Sayler's former partner, is poised to unveil Magic Mirror, a magnetic-levitation space launch facility in the Canadian wilderness, but he cannot escape his obsession with his long-lost partner. Rook's search for the unbelievable truth will put him on a collision course with Bane and Magic Mirror.
I first read Magic Mirror a few years ago, I remembered that I enjoyed it and that I gave it 5 stars but for whatever reason, its just sat on my bookshelf, its not a book I have re-read. After just finishing the audiobook, my first instinct is to kick myself, why has it taken so long to go back to such a great story? Listening to it, I couldn’t help but notice the growth in author, Sean Ellis having read most of his work, you can see how he has improved, but that doesn’t mean my rating has changed at all, because it hasn’t, it is definitely a 5 star read, I just noticed the progression, which can only be taken as a positive, in my mind at least.
Magic Mirror has a hint of the paranormal, some action and a lot of mystery. Mix in some fantastic characters and that about sums up the book, I could say more, but it would be very difficult to do so without including spoilers and I would hate to give anything away, that would take away from your enjoyment when you read it, go ahead and buy it now, you won’t be sorry.
I have never listened to anything narrated by James Conlan before so this was a new experience for me, I was very impressed, I had no difficulty following the story and it was very obvious when a character changed. I thought the action was narrated particularly well, at times I was so lost in the story and narration that I forgot where I was and what I was doing. Personally, I think that is the reaction you look for in an audiobook, when you know it was worth the time and money. I will definitely be looking for more audiobooks by James.
What disappointed you about Magic Mirror?
Incredibly slow build-up to a predictable story.<br/>Two dimensional characters.<br/>The main character is just too good to be true - I was waiting for him to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Would you ever listen to anything by Sean Ellis again?
What three words best describe James Conlan’s performance?
Poor, poor & poor
What character would you cut from Magic Mirror?
Any additional comments?
Clive Cussler he aint!