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  • The Amulet of Samarkand

  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    5 out of 5 stars 50
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Laurel on 20-05-2015

Beautifully poetic!

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Reviewed: 26-01-2018

Seamlessly written, an amazingly detailed fantastical world close to Harry Potter itself. Not usually by cup of tea but now I can't wait to start reading the next one. Jonathan Stroud got me hooked!