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3.00004132999938 out of 53.00004132999938 out of 53.00004132999938 out of 53.00004132999938 out of 53.00004132999938 out of 5 3.00 (48,391 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Stroud Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bartimaeus Sequence Release Date:
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The first audiobook in a thrilling new trilogy about an apprentice magician and the powerful djinni he summons.

Nathaniel is a young magician with only one thing on his mind: revenge.

As an apprentice to the great magician Underwood, Nathaniel is gradually being schooled in the traditional art of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a rising, star magician. When Simon brutally humiliates Nathaniel in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel decides to speed up his magical education, teaching himself spells way beyond his years. Eventually, he masters one of the most difficult spells of all: summoning the all-powerful djinni, Bartimeus.

But summoning Bartimeus and controlling him are two very different things--and Nathaniel may be in way over his head.

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  • A 2004 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) | 2/19/2014

    " Had picked this up at an airport bookstore, looking for something to read. Cover looked interesting as the summary. Wasn't sure if I was going to like this. Didn't like Nat and Kitty at first. The genie was interesting. Writing was pretty good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Alaric Moras | 2/18/2014

    " Childish and a little immature, the plot is good but drags on occassion. The sarcastic slapstick humour however is worth it. Couldn't stop myself buying the 2nd and 3rd book, though, jut to see where it goes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sofia | 2/13/2014

    " A solid, quick, and entertaining read. Bartimaeus is delightfully clever and well realized. For me, the major weakness of the book is Nathaniel. He is so petulant and I suppose he's not supposed to be liked, but there are times when he's just an insufferable protagonist. Were it not for him, I would have rated this four stars for sure. I hope he's not back in the next books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daniel | 2/4/2014

    " Fun story and enjoyed reading it. once it came to reading the second book in the series I stopped, i had no investment into the characters so I moved on to bigger and better books. "

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