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3.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 5 3.82 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Avi Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545174725
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Newbery Medalist Avi's magical medieval mystery now available on audio!

FORMAT: 5 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: Jeff Woodman

On a stormy night in the Kingdom of Pergamontio, an insistent knocking brings Fabrizio, the servant boy, to the door. Outside stands a solider summoning Fabrizio's master, Mangus the Magician, to the king's castle. Because Mangus has been under house arrest for confessing to be a magician, he cannot imagine why the king is calling for him.
But magic is exactly what the king needs. He wants Mangus to free his daughter from the torment of a terrifying ghost. Mangus's life will depend on his success.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With snappy dialogue, nonstop action, and lavishly embroidered period backdrops, this will please Avi’s fans and may well win over some new ones.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The pages fly with intrigue and action.”

    Horn Book

  • “A medieval mystery that will keep readers guessing to the very end.”

    Booklist

  • “Conspiracies, intrigue, murder, deceit, apparitions, dusty secret passages, false identities, a clever investigator, and his loyal if credulous young servant: Avi's new page-turner has it all…Readers, especially fans of John Bellairs’s books, will be riveted from page one.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jahnavi | 2/19/2014

    " Mysterious, exciting... you never know what will happen next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie Mallory | 2/8/2014

    " This book was a fun read! I really liked it! Avi really does know how to write! Although, not one of my favorite books in the world, it still is a really good book! I would recommend this to any young readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yizongk | 1/30/2014

    " a very classic style book. i really enjoy reading it, the plot is feel of twist near the end, such as 2 sides of good that mistaken each other as enemy and fought with each other. but in the end they were working together to fight the main evil. this book also bring a interesting idea to me. back then, simple magic tricks were consider terrible, and evil. before i read this book, i never thought of magic being dangerous, maybe it's because they dont know the nature of it, as the truth is just some illusion or mindtrick.but overall the book is really worth reading, i would recommand it to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyn | 1/27/2014

    " My 8-year-old daughter loved it. We read it outloud. It was a great "mystery" for kids. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 1/11/2014

    " As a fan of Avi, I was not a fan of this book. The intended age for the reader is really elementary school to early junior high. The story of a ex-magician that is called to solve a ghost problem, sounded promising, but was overly simplified. Not one of Avi's best, but an easy and fast read. My one other critique was that Princess Teresina spoke and acted way older than ten. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dru | 1/8/2014

    " An exceptional mystery set in a spanish costello, Midnight Magic is full of consiparacies, castle intrigue, secret passages, a missing prince and a retired magician. Highly recommended for a historical/mystery/ghost story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 1/4/2014

    " This is about 6th grade level, just about 250 pages. It is a book that I read with Mylee and I enjoyed it. A bit of a mystery, but an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danica Midlil | 1/1/2014

    " The two main characters argued in aphorisms!!! Wow! Quite unique for a children's chapter book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bronwen Stair | 12/29/2013

    " Even though the title has the word magic in it, this book isn't about fantasy magic. It is about the results of the use of magic tricks on a King and his court. Sort of a Medival political mystery. Using magic tricks to trap the bad guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kassy Hall | 12/27/2013

    " This book would have been a lot better if about 98% of the iterations of the phrase "with permission" had been omitted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/13/2013

    " First book I read when I became a librarian 10 years ago. Still love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rem | 12/6/2013

    " Another one of my all time faves!! I've read it, oh, about 4 times ^_^ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Presley | 12/3/2013

    " This was the first book that I read by Avi. He came to visit our school when I was little. I thought it was the coolest thing when authors came to visit us! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyca | 11/29/2013

    " I think I took this from someone's bookshelf when I was at sixth grade. It is now at my bookshelf. Now I feel bad I took it, not worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/27/2013

    " Really good mystery story--very engaging--full of plot twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zarakoda | 11/21/2013

    " It has been a while since I read this book, but I found it really clever at the time. I shall have to reread it and add more input. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lilli | 11/9/2013

    " fantasy mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timothy | 6/4/2013

    " Much to discover in this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shantell | 11/11/2012

    " Avi always seems to have a little surprise at the end of the book! I've read this one twice, and enjoyed it both times. A little, mystery and romance in the innocence of youth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecilia Burk Carter | 9/15/2012

    " A riveting, page-turning mystery set in the 1400's. Really enjoyed reading it and discussing it with my 11 year old daughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamesb | 9/7/2012

    " This book found me at the time when i hated reading books and made me fall in love again with reading mystery thriller magic horror and fiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maia | 7/7/2012

    " Good, but confusing at parts and could be more entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 6/4/2012

    " Fun, twisty mystery for kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Norrington | 5/17/2012

    " This type of book isn't really the type I'm interested in, but I thought that it was well-written nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise Bendall | 1/22/2012

    " Historical mystery with plot twists and magic...or is it? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clackamas | 8/7/2011

    " Seriously? This is an older child/young teen book in which the moral seemed to be, "Learn to lie; honesty gets you nowhere." Even if the story and characters had been interesting I would have had to rate this one low. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delene | 6/19/2011

    " A fun Middle hundreds story. With an old wizard and his sevant. I enjoyed this sory much better than the one I read several years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Enya | 5/15/2011

    " This book is fascinating! It grabs you into the book ont eh very first page. This book is a wonderful book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 5/13/2011

    " I really enjoyed this story, it gave a good story surrounded by a little mystery in the middle of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danica | 5/4/2011

    " The arguments conducted in aphorisms were quite unique for a children's chapter book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 4/28/2011

    " i really enjoyed this book, its what got me hooked onth author AVI. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/26/2011

    " i had a friend lend this to me in the 8th grade and i found it at the thrift store so i just had to get it and read it again "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 4/26/2011

    " I know lots of people love this book, but The only reason I finished it is because I kept forgetting to switch it out for a different book in the bag I take while my kids have dance class. It was obvious and lacked any interesting description. It could have been much more than it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 EBugs | 4/25/2011

    " Great mystery book for about a fourth or fifth grade student, if they enjoy the subject matter and genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 4/15/2011

    " Just finished reading this book out loud to my class!!!! Everyone loved it! It was a great mystery! Although, this is the second book in the series.... Oops! Should have read Murder at Midnight first! Guess I'll have to back track! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalia | 4/15/2011

    " This book was pretty good. Not really one of my favorites though. Cool with the whole mom and brother thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamesb | 4/6/2011

    " This book found me at the time when i hated reading books and made me fall in love again with reading mystery thriller magic horror and fiction "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Presley | 3/26/2011

    " This was the first book that I read by Avi. He came to visit our school when I was little. I thought it was the coolest thing when authors came to visit us! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debrah | 3/2/2011

    " stella's review
    Top Ten in my books! Ha-Ha!
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About the Author
Author Avi

Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery Medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Along with his two Newbery Honors, he has won many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver.

About the Narrator

Jeff Woodman originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S.F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby. A six time Audie Award finalist (and a 2007 winner), he has received seventeen Earphones Awards and was named one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine.