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Sandry's Book Audiobook

Sandry's Book: Circle of Magic, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

This is a story about craft, about work, about magic, and most of all about the pleasure and difficulty of friendship. It begins when four young misfits with a talent for magic (and trouble!) arrive at Winding Circle Temple. Despite their differences, Sandry (the noble), Tris (the merchant girl), Daji (the trader), and Briar (the "street rat") find themselves bound together in a Circle of Magic - a circle they will need when they face crushing danger in a white-knuckle climax that will have listeners glued to the edges of their seats.

Follow the adventures of all the young mages-in-training with Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic series.

©1997 Tamora Pierce; (P)2002 Full Cast Audio

What the Critics Say

"Sandry's Book is a wonderful fantasy story and the Full Cast Audio presentation puts listeners right in the middle of the action." (The Shy Librarian)

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  • Got My Book
    Southwest U.S.
    20/11/03
    Overall
    "Excellent production of a great book"

    I am a fan of Full Cast Audio (and their predecessor Words Take Wing). I am also a fan of the Circle of Magic books, of which this is the first. The combination is truly excellent; I have listened to this audiobook several times already. This is a great book for girls of any age, and my brothers love it too. I am crossing my fingers that Audible will get the other books in this series as they are released. Note: for those who may have concerns about the morals in Tamora Pierce's other series, these books shouldn't be a problem.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Mesa, AZ, USA
    28/07/03
    Overall
    "Excellent Read"

    I have long enjoyed Tamora Piece's novels. This one continues in the tradition of excellence that she has set out in her previous work. This book with its new take on magic, and its intensely interesting four young characters kept me interested from the moment I began to listen. This the first novel of the quartet describes how the four come to be togethor and details their trials in learning their own unique abilities and talents, and becoming more of a group and less individuals despite their different backgrounds. Also of note is the high quality of voice acting, w/ multiples actors for the different characters making the transitions in dialog smooth and keeping the flow of the story both interesting and pleasant.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Olathe, KS, USA
    22/12/05
    Overall
    "Great story, unimpressive audiobook"

    Tamora Pierce is an absolutely wonderful writer and I love her books. But I was unimpressed by this version - the narration was stiff and stilted, as if it was being read by someone not actually trying to convey the emotions of the book aloud. The actors did better on the dialogue, but it wasn't enough to save this book from being hard to listen to and enjoy.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Fitchburg, WI, USA
    12/04/05
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    "Childrens book"

    I think the author should have hired someone else to read her book. Most of the voice acting was mediocre at best. I very much liked the story, and would consider reading the paper version, but as an audio book this book does poorly. Do yourself a favor and check this one out at a library instead and read it to your child. It will be a much better experience.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    11/04/16
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    "Perfect for anyone over 7"

    I read these books when the first came out in the 4 book set. I was 8. I'm 26 now as having a nostalgia trip. 100/10.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Samson
    Newcastle, WA, USA
    2/06/09
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    "A children's book coupled with bad narration"

    I loved the Lioness and Trickster books but this one is not in the same league. The writing is more of a children's book than young adult. I believe this is one of Pierce's earlier books so that might explain the simplistic writing. It could've been saved by some decent narration but as the other reviewers have stated, narration was horrendous.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kristine
    Tivoli, NY, USA
    15/10/04
    Overall
    "loved it"

    My daughter is a great tamora pierce fan, and has been ever since she was little (I used to read the "wild magic series to her). Since she is still very young she cant read that well yet but is thrilled at being able to listen to books on the bus to school. I am thrilled that my daughter can enjoy he wonders of books when she cant read yet.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mamie Daste
    11/10/16
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    "MD loved this story."

    I really get a lot of crocheting done as I'm listening to the story. Thank you for a great story moving on to the next story. I'm still crocheting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sunwriter
    9/09/16
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    "An old favorite with a great audio addaption"
    Would you listen to Sandry's Book again? Why?

    Definitely! I've loved this story since the first time I read it years ago. The narration is amazingly well done and really pulls you into the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Briar. He's one of few male characters who has a center role in Tamora Pierce's books and I love how rounded and intriguing he is.


    Have you listened to any of Tamora Pierce and the Full Cast Family ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. This one is just as good as the others. I wish more books featured a full cast of narrators like this!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Melissa
    12/03/16
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    "Fun, Adventure, and Friendship"

    I enjoyed reading how the four protagonists came from different backgrounds. Their adventures promote learning to work and play with others. I recommend this to anyone who likes YA fantasy that focuses more on character development than sword fights and quests.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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