The Amulet of Samarkand

The Amulet of Samarkand

Bartimaeus Series, Book 1

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739344552
Characteristics: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Jones, Simon

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May 16, 2017

A very enjoyable story but the djinni character Bartimaeus really steals the show. If he shows up in the other stories then I will definitely be interested in reading them as well.

Aug 13, 2016

The Amulet of Samarkhand by Jonathan Stroud is the first book of the Bartimaeus trilogy. It was an interesting and captivating read. Nathaniel is an eleven-year-old boy who is a magician’s apprentice. His past as far as he can remember was all happy till the day he met Simon Lovelace who is also a magician. Simon humiliated Nathaniel publicly once and now, Nathaniel wants revenge. He’s going to steal Simon’s greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkhand. This book lost me at some points but overall, it wasn’t that bad. I would probably give a 3 out of 5. - @WizardingInitiate of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This is a fantasy book like many others, following standard fantasy fare; however, the plot, storytelling, details and world designed to propel all of these things are imaginative to the point of being bewitching. This story is so magical and inventive that it is worth reading just for that. Atop all of these magical elements that make this book so great, the characters of every Jonathan Stroud novel are superb. They have everything you could ever want in a character archetype, and a little more to keep things interesting. If you enjoy fantasy, extremely clever, witty, well-written books, this is one of the best available. In fact, the entire series is marvellous. - @FalcoLombardi of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 22, 2013

Quirky fun! The narrator is fantastic, the characters are great, and the story exciting through and through!

Nov 06, 2012


lms Jun 23, 2009

can't stop reading - compulsive

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May 23, 2013

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