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    • The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,883
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Trilogy

    • By Randy on 05-09-08

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Golem's Eye

    • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great fun

    • By Richard on 09-27-04

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Ptolemy's Gate

    • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,396
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional book, fantastic listen

    • By Thomas on 01-25-06

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Empty Grave

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 5
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 430

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • just the best ending ever!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, Book 1

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Miranda Raison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 829
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Young Heroine since Sabriel

    • By Tango on 03-16-14

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Creeping Shadow

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 4
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 538

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Spooky Stars for The Creeping Shadow!!

    • By Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Ring of Solomon

    • A Bartimaeus Novel, Book 4
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky and Fun

    • By Alia on 12-26-10

    Regular price: $38.60

    • The Hollow Boy

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 3
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Right in line

    • By dadinUT on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Whispering Skull

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 2
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Katie Lyons
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable

    • By D. Watkins on 09-22-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Lockwood & Co.

    • The Whispering Skull: Book 2
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Katie Lyons
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Ghosts and ghouls beware! London’s smallest, shabbiest, and most talented psychic detection agency is back. Life is never exactly peaceful for Lockwood & Co. Lucy and George are trying to solve the mystery of the talking skull trapped in their ghost jar, while Lockwood is desperate for an exciting new case. Things seem to be looking up when the team is called to Kensal Green Cemetery to investigate the grave of a sinister Victorian doctor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific sequel to Screaming Staircase

    • By ciorstan on 10-20-14

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Heroes of the Valley

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • She had a voice that loosened earwax.

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Das Grauenvolle Grab (Lockwood & Co. 5)

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Anna Thalbach
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Lockwood & Co. lösen ihren schwierigsten und letzten Fall! In ihrem letzten Abenteuer begeben sich die Agenten von Lockwood & Co. auf eine lebensgefährliche Mission: Sie brechen in das mit Sprengfallen gesicherte Mausoleum ein, in dem die legendäre Agentin Marissa Fittes ruht. Doch tut sie das wirklich? Und das ist nur eine der alles entscheidenden Fragen, deren Antwort die blutjungen Agenten ergründen müssen.

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Finish

    • By Joki on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Nail Biter

    • By Joki on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Screaming Staircase

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 1
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Miranda Raison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to get into can't wait for the next book.

    • By Paul on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $23.44

    • FREE: Audible Sessions with Jonathan Stroud

    • Exclusive interview
    • By: Jonathan Stroud, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Stroud, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great series, pretty good interview

    • By Tess on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Ring of Solomon

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Jeff Rawle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Creeping Shadow

    • Lockwood & Co, Book 4
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Darn Good!

    • By Joki on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Das Amulett von Samarkand (Bartimäus - Das Hörspiel 1)

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Andreas Mannkopff, Kai Gies, Klaus Manchen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Dämonen sind überaus heimtückisch. Sie fallen dir in den Rücken, sobald sich ihnen auch nur die geringste Gelegenheit dazu bietet...

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Golem's Eye

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent sequel

    • By Rob on 09-29-07

    Regular price: $21.32

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