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  • The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 | Jonathan Stroud

    The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Emily Bevan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (192)

    Five months after the events in The Creeping Shadow, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it?

    Amazon Customer says: "just the best ending ever!"
  • The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1 | Jonathan Stroud

    The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3510)
    Performance
    (2245)
    Story
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    Nathaniel is eleven-years-old and a magician's apprentice, learning the traditional art of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a magician of unrivaled ruthlessness and ambition. When Lovelace brutally humiliates Nathaniel in public, Nathaniel decides to speed up his education, teaching himself spells far beyond his years. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a five-thousand-year-old djinni, to assist him.

    Randy says: "Terrific Trilogy"
  • Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, Book 1 | Jonathan Stroud

    Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Miranda Raison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (734)
    Performance
    (684)
    Story
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    A sinister problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see - and eradicate - these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.

    Tango says: "Best Young Heroine since Sabriel"
  • The Golem's Eye: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2 | Jonathan Stroud

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

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (2471)
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    (1545)
    Story
    (1550)

    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.

    Richard says: "great fun"
  • The Whispering Skull: Lockwood & Co., Book 2 | Jonathan Stroud

    The Whispering Skull: Lockwood & Co., Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Katie Lyons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (567)
    Performance
    (511)
    Story
    (510)

    In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood and Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper.

    D. Watkins says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
  • Ptolemy's Gate: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3 | Jonathan Stroud

    Ptolemy's Gate: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (2212)
    Performance
    (1405)
    Story
    (1400)

    Three years after the events of The Golem's Eye, the young magician Nathaniel is an established member of the British Government. But he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly and Britain's enemies are mounting attacks close to London.

    Derek B. says: "Loved it 3 times over!"
  • The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel, Book 4 | Jonathan Stroud

    The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1473)
    Performance
    (1110)
    Story
    (1112)

    Bartimaeus, everyones favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match.

    Alia says: "Quirky and Fun"
  • The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co., Book 4 | Jonathan Stroud

    The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co., Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Emily Bevan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (469)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (432)

    After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency, wants them - and only them - to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal.

    Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More says: "5 Spooky Stars for The Creeping Shadow!!"
  • The Hollow Boy: Lockwood & Co., Book 3 | Jonathan Stroud

    The Hollow Boy: Lockwood & Co., Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Emily Bevan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (494)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (452)

    As a massive outbreak of supernatural visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. Anthony Lockwood is dashing, George insightful, and Lucy dynamic, while the skull in the jar utters sardonic advice from the sidelines.

    dadinUT says: "Right in line"
  • Heroes of the Valley | Jonathan Stroud

    Heroes of the Valley

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    Overall
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    (62)
    Story
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    Halli Sveinsson has grown up in the House of Svein, listening to the legends of the heroes as all his forefathers did. His is a peaceful society where the violence of the past has been outlawed and disputes are settled by the Council. But young Halli has never quite seemed to fit in with the others. For starters, he was not at all handsome or tall, like his attractive blond siblings. He's stumpy and swarthy, with a quick mind and aptitude for getting in trouble.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "She had a voice that loosened earwax."
  • Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave | Jonathan Stroud

    Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Emily Bevan
    Overall
    (6)
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    After their recent adventures, the Lockwood & Co team deserve a well-earned break...so naturally they decide to risk their lives breaking into a heavily guarded crypt. A building full of unsettled souls, it's also the final resting place of Marissa Fittes, the legendary and (supposedly) long-dead ghost hunter. What they discover their will change everything. So begins a race to get to the truth behind 'the Problem' and an epic struggle against the Fittes agency.

    Joki says: "Excellent Finish"
  • FREE: Audible Sessions with Jonathan Stroud: Exclusive interview | Jonathan Stroud,Robin Morgan

    FREE: Audible Sessions with Jonathan Stroud: Exclusive interview

    • ORIGINAL (13 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated By Jonathan Stroud, Robin Morgan
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    (11)
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    Author Jonathan Stroud joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his career, his taste in reading and listening, and his various series of books

    Tess says: "great series, pretty good interview"
  • The Amulet of Samarkand | Jonathan Stroud

    The Amulet of Samarkand

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge. Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition.

    Rob says: "Truly Magical"
  • The Ring of Solomon | Jonathan Stroud

    The Ring of Solomon

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Jeff Rawle
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Fans of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus books will devour this book - a cracking adventure brimming with magic, intrigue and a treasure trove of characters that the reader can't help but fall for. We find everyone's favourite irascibly insolent djinni serving at the court of King Solomon in 950 BC Jerusalem, where he is causing his customary chaos and must help a girl assassin sent by the Queen of Sheba to steal the all-powerful Ring of Solomon.

  • The Golem's Eye | Jonathan Stroud

    The Golem's Eye

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (24)
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    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    In The Amulet of Samarkand, the young magician Nathaniel won wide acclaim for his daring exploits in saving the powerful jewel for the government. Now, he seems set to continue his meteoric rise through the ministerial ranks. But the mysterious Resistance inflicts terrifying destruction on London, and soon Nathaniel's job and his very life are under threat, not only from the elusive Kitty and her companions, but from an unknown and bewildering source.

    Rob says: "An excellent sequel"
  • Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy | Jonathan Stroud

    Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Emily Bevan
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    (12)
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    Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest (some might say shambolic) Psychic Detection Agency in London. But its three agents - Lockwood, Lucy and George - are exceptional talents. And they get results. When an outbreak of ghostly phenomena grows to terrifying levels in Chelsea, Scotland Yard is left baffled. Even more baffling is that Lockwood & Co appear to have been excluded from the huge team of Agents investigating the Chelsea Outbreak.

    Joki says: "A Real Nail Biter"
  • The Last Siege | Jonathan Stroud

    The Last Siege

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    Overall
    (60)
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    (21)
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    A chance encounter on the snowy slopes of a castle moat throws together three lonely teenagers: Emily, Simon, and the highly enigmatic Marcus, who is the catalyst for all that follows. At first the castle's ruins are merely the backdrop to a day in the snow. But when the three break into the forbidden interior of the keep, they find the castle taking on a different and deeper meaning. Despite the freezing conditions, they spend the night there, to experience the power of occupation.

    Shelly M. Felton says: "Is this the same author!?!?!"
  • The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co., Book 1 | Jonathan Stroud

    The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co., Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Miranda Raison
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    (30)
    Story
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    For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood.

    Paul says: "Easy to get into can't wait for the next book."
  • The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co, Book 4 | Jonathan Stroud

    The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Emily Bevan
    Overall
    (12)
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    (10)
    Story
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    A terrible crime forces Lucy to turn to Lockwood for help and sets them on the trail of dark secrets at the heart of London society. Both professionally and personally, their investigation stirs up forces they may not be able to control.... Ghouls and spectres, thrills and tension in this brand-new instalment in Jonathan Stroud's best-selling series.

    Joki says: "So Darn Good!"
  • Die Pforte des Magiers (Bartimäus 3) | Jonathan Stroud

    Die Pforte des Magiers (Bartimäus 3)

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Gerd Köster
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    2000 Jahre sind vergangen, seit Bartimäus auf der Höhe seiner Macht war. Heute, gefangen in der Welt der Magier, spürt er seine Kräfte schwinden...

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