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Download The Magician's Guild: The Black Magician Trilogy: Book One Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Magicians Guild: The Black Magician Trilogy: Book One (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Trudi Canavan
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,046 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Trudi Canavan Narrator: Richard Aspel Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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Sonea is caught up in a confrontation between the hated Guild magicians and the angry youth of the slums. To her dismay, she discovers that she possesses the same powers as the reviled magicians. To avoid capture, she must seek protection from the city's feared underworld, The Thieves. In return, she must use her powers for them, but her magic never seems to do quite what she intends it to. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Williams | 2/20/2014

    " If the plot had been less menial, or the writing more than just "above average", or one of other small things, this might have been a 4-star book. Definitely has a lot of promise, and looking forward to the rest of the series, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aderyn Wood | 2/18/2014

    " I really enjoyed this start to what I think will be a great epic fantasy. In this first novel of the series we meet a young Sonea who proves to have very powerful magic. I suspect her power will continue to grow and she will become a formidable leader, something I look forward to seeing unfold in the next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/6/2014

    " I loved this book. The whole series is brilliant, but I love the excitement and fear of the discovery of using magic for the first time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridgit | 2/4/2014

    " I found the whole book very boring and slow. I didnt care about any of the characters and the entire 'climax' at the end was just silly. There was very little build up and it didnt seem particularly dramatic. And I assume the revelations in the last chapter were meant to build some sort of suspense for the ensuing books, but frankly, it was too little too late, and i just dont care about it enough to find out what happens. The whole ending seemed like it was just a late addition that had nothing to do with the overall story and didnt really get explained well enough to make it fit in. Not going to read the next book to find out how it was resolved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 1/24/2014

    " I didn't like this series at first. I was reading a lot of high fantasy at the time and I think I was expecting too much from this. It is what it is. It's not Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, but it isn't supposed to be. It is good. I'd like to read some more of Canavan's work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chocholic21 | 1/19/2014

    " i thought that at the beginning it was a bit boring ... but by the middle i was hooked :P definitely recommend ... the next in the series are even better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael Percival | 1/19/2014

    " So this isn't my usual read at all but it is a book that sets the scene for the books to follow. I think it will grow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose Vidal | 1/5/2014

    " Me ha gustado bastante, tengo que ahorrar para la segunda y la tercera parte. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanna | 12/19/2013

    " I bought this book in search of a fantasy novel to read. I must say that the impulse buy turned out much better than I expected. It's a fantastic read. While not as well crafted as some books within The Belgariad series (Eddings), the plot and character development is amazingly good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte Paris | 12/3/2013

    " Not an astounding piece of literature but thoroughly enjoyable for lite fantasy enthusiasts. I just like magical worlds, really, so that does the trick perfectly as a Christmas read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen Torres | 11/18/2013

    " This book was okay- kind of predictable and the whole chase part lasted way tooo long. I had a hard time relating to Sonea's not wanting to join the guild, and also not understanding how she didn't get how he loved her. But I guess it leaves it open to future relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaara | 11/18/2013

    " addicted from the start - easy to read, a day a book till trilogy finished "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/26/2013

    " picked this up on high school to read on holiday. my first foray into Trudi Canavan's work. didn't remember much except i was very captivated with the relationship of Sonea and the guy in the black robe, and devoured the whole series within a week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 10/16/2013

    " Excellent read, looking forward to remainder of the adventures of the lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicola | 10/5/2013

    " Really good book,nlove the characters couldn't put it down, then when I did had to pick up the next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 misswed | 6/26/2013

    " A bit slow, but got up to a better pace for the climax. Overall I enjoyed it and it made me want to read the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/24/2013

    " I intend to finish this book, it wasn't too bad but I just didn't fully understand it however I think that on a second read this will be possible to understand and hopefully enjoy reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/1/2012

    " After George RR Martin this was a bit Mills and Boon (but without the sauce!). I liked the story, although I found it irritating that Sonea didn't reach the Guild of the title until part two- what a waste of pages! I will definitely read the rest of the series- when I've finished with George! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly Cutter | 9/1/2012

    " I thought that the book was very interesting, though it was a bit slow in the beginning. It took a while to actually get into the magician's guild. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 7/13/2012

    " Loved this book, especially the second part. The first was amazing, but it was all about Sonea running away, the second part, was like a seperate story altogether. Cery gets captured, Sonea gets blackmailed, up to the last page I was addicted. Absolutely brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndy | 6/18/2012

    " plotnya sama sekali ga terduga, ceritanya pada awalnya tidak terlalu menarik, bahkan aga membingungkan, tapi setelah pertengahan buku, aku mulai bisa menikmati ceritanya dan mulai lebih menerima alur ceritanya dengan lebih baik. GENIUS!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katarzyna GaÅ‚aÅ„czuk | 2/10/2012

    " It wasn't so good as I'd thought. But after a mounth I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mingo Johnson | 2/7/2012

    " I enjoyed reading the first book of the triology. At every, chapter there was a new surprise and twist to the plot. I hope the rest of the triology continue this way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayu Noorfajarryani | 1/31/2012

    " love this book..sonea and her world...its full of coincidence and unpredictable.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 1/19/2012

    " awesome series. I never got into fantasy until I read trudi's books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camilla | 9/11/2011

    " one of my all time favourite books, my copy is read and reread so many times the pages are falling out :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/2/2011

    " A fun read. I will definitely be reading the sequels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linna | 4/29/2011

    " So far, so great. :) "

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

    " SUPPER...!!! ich bin voll gespannt auf die zwei nächsten bücher..!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 gaby | 4/6/2011

    " This was a great book about magic and super powers. Other then the great things that they learn how to do the story is really interesting. This is the first book of the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 3/22/2011

    " Pleasantly surprised by this. Didn't expect to be as good as it was, and the tension and anticipation it can create in parts of the story is wonderful! All in all, I am desperate to read the sequels to this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/22/2011

    " I am pleased to say I got on much better with this one than the last I read by the author. It keeps up a really good pace! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 3/17/2011

    " Absolutely brilliant!! I love Sonea and Akkarin and Rothen!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 3/11/2011

    " No es un libro del otro mundo. Si queréis leerlo bien. Aunque insisto, no fue la gran cosa... el final, bah, está claro que hay que seguir leyendo para averiguar como termina. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 3/11/2011

    " This was a pretty interesting story with some pretty interesting characters and premises that did a good job of setting up later books in the series. I wasn't particularly engrossed in the characters or the plot, but I did enjoy the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chocholic21 | 3/8/2011

    " i thought that at the beginning it was a bit boring ... but by the middle i was hooked :P definitely recommend ... the next in the series are even better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 2/27/2011

    " The whole book felt like setup for what was to come, but created enough interest in that coming that I want to read the rest of the series. "

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Author Trudi Canavan

Trudi Canavan is an Australian fantasy writer and the author of the Black Magician Trilogy.