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Street Magic

The Circle Opens
Series: Circle Opens, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Briar Moss reluctantly adopts street urchin Evvy, who has a powerful gift with stones. Doing so puts him back in touch with the street life he has left behind. When Briar discovers he must not only protect Evvy but also teach her to control her magic, he's dismayed. This Full Cast Audio production manages Pierce's large cast of characters well, with especially believable performances for main characters like put-upon but good-natured Briar, distrustful Evvy, and short-tempered Rosethorn. (In fact, Evvy's irritable whine is so grating that it occasionally put this listener's teeth on edge.) Narrator Bruce Coville's pleasant delivery still manages to turn up the tension and highlight plot twists while illuminating the humor and wisdom of Pierce's vision.

Publisher's Summary

Briar and Rosethorn are in ancient Chammur, where Briar gets involved in a war between street gangs at the same time that he ends up trying to train a young stone mage he has discovered. Intrigue, adventure, humor, nastiness, all set against a fascinating culture, this is classic Tamora Pierce.
©2006 Tamora Pierce (P)2006 Full Cast Audio

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Finalist, Science Fiction, 2007

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enjoyable young-adult book, well-performed

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I really enjoy the Magic Circle and Circle Opens series. Written for young-adult readers but with enough interest for an adult, this is my perfect post-work 'unwind'. Characters and world are pleasant and well-realised, and the performances match the story.

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loved it. good to hear it in a different perspective to reading it. Would love to listen to the rest in the series

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  • C.A
  • 13-10-2008

upload more

i like this book but this is the second one in the circle opens there are three other books put those up please

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  • Morgan
  • 07-05-2012

The Stone mage

What did you love best about Street Magic?

I liked seeing Briar mature in his second book, and I really liked Evvy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Street Magic?

The final confrontation always sticks in my mind, though when I think of this book tend to first remember Evvy's reaction to magic.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't have one.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Probably something cheesy like "Time to rock" but that's because i'm bad at making tag lines...

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  • Cather
  • 28-03-2009

Excellent bit of diversion...

I listened to this independently of the series-- I actually thought it was the first of them-- and as soon as it was done I started the series.

This was a nice well-written piece of fantasy, with an intelligent plot and good characters. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-06-2020

Loved, PLEASE Upload the rest

This is the only place I could find this book on audio and it's one of my favorites I love the story line! Please put upthe last 2 when I went to find them they were gone.

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  • Becca
  • 30-05-2020

Fantastic

I adore all books recorded by Full Cast Audio. Their story telling and bringing to life Tamora Pierce's words are incredible.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-01-2020

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  • flomzilla
  • 09-09-2019

I really enjoy listening to the full cast audio story

Tamora and Bruce when will the audio books for Daja’s book and Shatterglass be ready?

It was nice to hear Bruce Coveville’s narration of Street Magic, he did a good job, however I do prefer it when Tamora does the narration. It adds a little something extra to the story when the author reads it on Audio book. I also hope that Tamora Pierce will finish the books for the other characters after the Will of the Empress. I would like to hear about Triss’s adventures at Lightbridge.

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  • Julie
  • 31-05-2019

Magic so fascinating that I wish it were real

The fight to save a poor street girl is the pivotal moment I found myself cheering for the hero who uses such unusual weapons.

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  • Tim
  • 18-11-2018

Intreaging.

I thoughly enjoyed the audiobook. The story was very compelling and the performance brought the world alive.

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  • Brian Lawrence
  • 31-08-2017

loved

Loved the full cast audio!!! made the sorry beautiful and much easier to follow. I would definitely read again