George Thomassy

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 72 ratings

The Magician Publisher's Summary

The Magician is the now famous story of two 16-year-old antagonists locked in the crucible of their high school from which neither can escape.

Ed Japhet gives a skillful performance of magic at the school prom. After the prom, Ed and his girlfriend are beset by Urek, the leader of a school gang that extracts extortion money by "renting" kids their own lockers. Ed is the only student who refuses to pay extortion money. Urek's fury at Japhet's defiance results in an attempted murder, a criminal trial, and death, with a shocker of an ending.

Selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club and widely taught in American schools, this book has sold over a million copies and has been published all over the world, including Britain, France, Germany, and as far away as Russia and Japan.

©1972 Sol Stein (P)1999 Blackstone Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • The Magician

    • By: Sol Stein
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The Magician is the now famous story of two 16-year-old antagonists locked in the crucible of their high school from which neither can escape. Ed Japhet gives a skillful performance of magic at the school prom. After the prom, Ed and his girlfriend are beset by Urek, the leader of a school gang that extracts extortion money by "renting" kids their own lockers. Ed is the only student who refuses to pay extortion money. Urek's fury at Japhet's defiance results in an attempted murder, a criminal trial, and death, with a shocker of an ending.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good AudioBook

    • By James on 03-27-05

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Other People

    • By: Sol Stein
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This is the story of three very different men in love with the same woman. It is also the story of that woman, Francine Widmer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very entertaining and interesting book

    • By Mayca on 11-05-05

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

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