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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (518 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes Narrator: Cherise Boothe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hailed as a Favorite Book by the Chicago Tribune and based on true events, Magic City wowed critics and audiences nationwide. In 1921 Tulsa, a white woman and a black man get on an elevator. The woman screams and suddenly the man is on the streets—barely ahead of a lynch mob gathering behind him. Accused of rape, aspiring magician Joe is on the run for a crime he didn’t commit—and the woman who’s scream implicated Joe must search for the courage to exonerate him. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A mystical tale, full of spirits…Rhodes’ exciting and moving novel takes off at a vigorous, lively clip from the first page, plunging through complex ideas and relationships without neglecting any of them.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A compelling page-turner that will keep readers hoping against hope that everything will somehow, magically, turn out for the best.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “Jewell Park Rhodes’ Magic City takes an ugly chapter of American history and turns it into a human tale of vulnerable people with imperfect motives and skewed vision, people who interact in dire ways with monumental consequences…I could not, would not put this book down, not even after its last searing sentence.”

    Julianne Malveaux, author of Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes

  • “We’ve seen Jewell Parker Rhodes use magic before to explore the meanings of, and urge drama from, history, and her approach here to the evocative and outrageous events of 1921 shows us that magic can cut two ways. Rhodes writes about our common human plight with a powerful dramatist’s voice; she has created with Magic City a clear open window on a rueful day.”

    Ron Carlson, author of Plan B for the Middle Class

  • Magic City is a victory against amnesia. One will remember Tulsa, 1921! This book captures the literary magic of a woman who is fast becoming a bright and shining star. Not even Houdini could create more wonder.”

    E. Ethelbert Miller, editor of In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 2/15/2014

    " I would probably give this 3 !/2 stars that would probably have been 4 stars had I read it rather than listening (as much as I could) with the kids while I tried to get them to do their chores. The basic idea is that the toys and books are made into a little city and then the kids get pulled into the city and have a grand adventure...a fun story if you are looking for a book to recommend to children or to read aloud together! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lindy | 2/15/2014

    " I love E. Nesbit. I have yet to be disappointed by one of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ray | 1/17/2014

    " Very cute story with a lot of intriguing twists and turns. It's a bit dated in terms of language, but easy enough to figure out what they mean. I'm a bit disappointed that I never came across this in my childhood, I would have adored it then too! Great for all ages! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zen Cho | 12/2/2013

    " Yay, Nesbit! Shouldn't think this'll become a favourite, but was delighted by Nesbit's sense of humour and imagination as always. "

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