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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52,911 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Scott Narrator: Denis O’Hare, 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:
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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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  • “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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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? "

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