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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Scott Narrator: Denis O’Hare Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9780739355831
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He holds the secret that can end the world.

The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty.

The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That’s exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.

Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “By the last page of this exhilarating journey, it’s delightfully clear that the ending is merely the beginning.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty Corwin | 2/9/2014

    " I've been reading teen/young adult fiction a lot these days. This is an adventurous story of a brother and sister and their ties to an alchemyst - the first book in a series of several. It's geared more for theyounger readers - I woud say anywhere from 4th grade up. I finished the first book quckly but bogged down on the second ook and haven't completed it yet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa Gabelman | 1/26/2014

    " I would not recommend this book series. I found the story itself to be interesting, but slow moving. The use of mythological characters is unique, certainly, but also somewhat confusing. Nothing felt quite thought out, and everything felt like it was setting up for a series (which it is) rather than telling a story in itself. The writing is derivative and repetitive; the author constantly repeats information, in case we forgot it from last chapter, or tells you what characters are thinking or feeling when it is or should be obvious from the events going on. The reader of the audiobook did a credible job bringing this story to life, but could not overcome the insipid writing. I find myself drawn to book 2 out of train-wreck curiosity only, and regret the choice. I apologize for my harsh words to the author, and look forward to his next project, whatever it may be, as it will come with more experience and hopefully less straight-to-series marketing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Supreme Coffee | 1/18/2014

    " Good book, but the setting of the book in the beginning was not very well suited "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/15/2014

    " My question throughout was: if you are the "world's greatest alchemist" why do you need the book to mix an elixir you have been making and taking monthly for 500 years? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Leslie Gepte | 1/14/2014

    " Wow. This book and its series would make a pretty great movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sika | 1/12/2014

    " It's soooooo good, and interesting!!! It defenetly makes you think and omg Scatach is such a cool character!!! XD "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calypso | 1/6/2014

    " Much like 39 Clues and The Percy Jackson. middle schoolers who love Harry Potter might like this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/30/2013

    " GOod series; lots of interwoven myths and legends; my kids also enjoyed; good for teens "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathon Shannon | 11/6/2013

    " It starts out to be a very promising series with a very interesting plot. I was very interested in it the whole way through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Isabel | 10/19/2013

    " I did not like this book. :| Almost all of the characters are lame. The twins are specially ANNOYING. I don't think I'll be reading the next books of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael Downey | 10/13/2013

    " Really enjoyed the entire series, even if they did tend to fall off toward the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie (Zieske) Askar | 10/10/2013

    " Great book! Really got sucked into this one! Read this one pretty fast. Wanting to read the whole series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 10/6/2012

    " This book is my definition for a cliff hanger. Not that that's a bad thing but it didn't make me want to go and read the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 9/20/2012

    " Meh. To be honest, the reasons I don't like this book can really all be attributed to the target age of the book. With 16 year old protagonists, I expected it to be a bit more YA, but I think it's aimed at a younger audience. I think young me would have liked it, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francoise | 6/13/2011

    " Enjoyable, thoroughly a blast, Exciting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sydney | 9/27/2010

    " I'll generously give this book a three. The plot line was well thought out and I liked the mythology, but it was very slow. It took me about three months to read and I didn't retain most of it when most books I can read within a day and remember at least 80% of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 6/21/2010

    " Great characters and interesting story but so obviously written for the big screen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie Buckner | 4/5/2010

    " Good book, imaginative. Haven't finished reading the series yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Babette | 9/15/2009

    " Exciting story. If you like history it's a nice story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 6/14/2009

    " Action-packed page-turner, for sure--eagerly anticipating Book 2! My only complaint is that I wish the author would delve a little deeper into the feelings of the main characters so I could become a bit more emotionally connected to them--maybe as the series continues? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bea Denise | 1/5/2008

    " A combination of all the myths in the world --- exactly my type. The characters are rich and colorful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Swessinger | 12/8/2007

    " Recommended by a friend. It was a quick read, and an interesting story, but didn't strike me as the book that it was built up to be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martha | 11/12/2007

    " Kuciwa ah... sugan teh bakal rame, secara ratingna alus. Ceuk kuring mah asa kurang gereget. Dina adegan2 anu genting, teu karasa tegangna, teuing kunaon. Dialogna kitu anu kurang tek-tok? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/24/2007

    " This was a fun read "

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About the Author
Author Michael Scott

Michael Scott, one of Ireland’s most successful authors, is the writer behind the popular Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, he has been hailed by the Irish Times as “the King of Fantasy in these isles.”

About the Narrator

Denis O’Hare is one of today’s busiest actors in the film, television, and stage worlds. The Tony Award–winning actor is best known to television viewers for his recent work on True Blood as Russell Edgington, Vampire King of Mississippi.