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The Plastic Magician

A Paper Magician Novel
Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (927 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician.

Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking - the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery.

Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveries - in as short a time frame - as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.

Alvie’s enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentor’s work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymaking - and the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself.

To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair…

©2018 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Amazing

I got this without reading the description as I've listened to the rest of the magician novels (paper, glass, & master). I was surprised to find that it wasn't a continuation and more of a side line. The book did an amazing job of fleshing out the magician universe. It was very interesting to see both the "real" industrial works and magic. And this book did wonders at combining the two in a very sensible manor. The narrator is great, and I found her voice less grating than the first 3. If you enjoyed the first 3, you'll enjoy this one as well.

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Nicely Paced Story

I really enjoy Charlie Holmberg's writing and this particular series. I think it is a fun, engaging take on magic. I like that she keeps the stories sweet and more realistic to what I know. I like the setting and all the twists.

I would recommend this series. I would also listen to other stories done by Sarah Zimmerman.

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Kindred Spirit

So much of Alvie reminded me of myself, I loved her! She was very relatable with her quirkiness and awkward charm.

I am a huge fan of the Paper Magician series, and was excited when I saw this book was coming out! It can be read as a stand alone; however, I found it weirdly entertaining, as if I were in on a secret, when characters from the trilogy would surface in Alvie's story. Charlie has created a charming universe, and I hope she continues to explore it.

The performance was also really great! I listened at 1.5x speed, so it wasn't completely as it was designed, but I felt like the voice actor did a great job bringing it all to life.

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  • DA
  • TX, USA
  • 05-20-18

just ok

This is not as exciting or innovative as the preceding books. The first half of the story is tediously slow and boring.

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Wonderful book!

my only complaint is that it wasn't longer.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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The Plastic Magician

Enjoyable adventure glad to see another book in the series.

Great reader as well. I would recommend this book

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Enchanting character development!

I just loved the main character! She had all the characteristics of a classic clumsy “head in the clouds” scientist but somehow being a girl it wasn’t so stereotypical as adorable. Hardworking, smart as a whip and kind as well.
The story line was exciting, with imaginative idea and it pulled you right along.
Can’t wait to read the next in the series!

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Stupendous!

Mrs Holmberg, I want to thank you for this wholesome, clean, refreshing, and delightful book. it was so good that I could not put it down, and every part of the story was worth reading. I have read over 80 books this past year, and I wish that every story could be as good as this one. And you left the door open for many more to come. Can't wait!

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Adore this series

This is the best one yet. I love how a brilliant mind wanders. So enjoyable. Can't wait for more.

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  • K.Cook
  • VICKSBURG, MS, United States
  • 12-20-18

No real surprises, but enjoyable.

Can't say there were any surprises with the story, but it was awfully sweet with just enough mess to overcome for the protagonist. Really enjoy this series!

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  • 03-15-19

Great story, average reading

Really worth the listen but the reader is stilted and makes every English person sound slow and as of they are constantly asking questions?

Brilliant story as are all the others!

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  • Krause Stefan
  • 05-20-18

Love the new story

Great new characters love the story of Alfie 😍 it's a must read for Charlie N. Holmberg fans

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  • stink
  • 05-17-18

Great

I loved this book so much it was an enjoyable read the maine character was lovely .I don't want to say to much as it it the 4th book ,what I will say it read it if you must start from the beginning you won't be disappointed ,the narrator did an excellent job as well.😀😀😀😀😀😀