The Amulet of Samarkand

Stroud, Jonathan

(Audiobook CD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Amulet of Samarkand
Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, becomes caught in a web of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion, after he summons the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Loveland.

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Publisher: New York : Listening Library, [2007], p2003
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 0739356135
Branch Call Number: CD Children STROUD
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (ca. 13 hr., 32 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Jones, Simon 1950-


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This is the first in the series about Nathaniel, an aspiring magician in an alternate reality of Regency England in which magicians hold all the power, and Bartimaeus, an old and powerful djinni who also happens to be one of the best and funniest characters I've ever found in a book. The reader i... Read More »

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

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Nov 23, 2014
  • mjm_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Put it part to a well written book, and part to Simon Jones who was reading, this book was captivating and throughly enjoyable. It pulls you in and makes you feel like part of the story is happening around you. The story is presented from Bartimaeus point of view and he has a wicked personality. its a book that any age could read and get pleasure out of.

The down side is that the library only has one copy of each of the audio books in digital form, so you are stuck waiting on those dreaded hold list for the next episode (book) to become available. I guess I am hooked.

Jun 23, 2009
  • lms rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

can't stop reading - compulsive


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