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The Glass Magician

Lu par : Amy McFadden
Série : The Paper Magician, Volume 2
Durée : 6 h et 37 min
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Now well into her apprenticeship with magician Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is continuing to discover the joy of paper magic. She adores bringing her spells to life in surprising ways, from learning the power of distortion to creating a beloved paper dog. And she secretly hopes that the romance she foresaw blossoming between her and the peculiar yet strikingly handsome Emery finally becomes real.

But when one magician with a penchant for deadly scheming believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover it… even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony, and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, she knows she must find the true limits of her powers… and keep her knowledge from falling into wicked hands.

The delightful sequel to Charlie N. Holmberg’s The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician will charm listeners young and old alike.

©2014 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Samantha Smith
  • 10/08/2015

A good sequel to the Paper Magician

What made the experience of listening to The Glass Magician the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the lighthearted tale and characters in the Paper Magician so I went on to read the Glass Magician. It was just as entertaining as the first book and I found the narration to be a bit less hurried which made for more enjoyable listening. Nice escape from all the tragic headlines and news of the day. Reading this book is a nice respite from reality!

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  • Avid Listener and Reader
  • 09/08/2015

Very Good

Reading the first is necessary I think, to understand the characters and their motivation, but this second book I feel is better. The story jumps right onto the action, and keeps a rapid pace until the end.

The narrator does an amazing job creating the characters. Helping me grow found of the main females's annoying traits.

I really enjoyed this novel and am eager to start the next. On more than one occasion while listening I thought about how this story could be made into a movie.

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  • JMJ
  • 21/04/2019

Annoying Narrator, Cute Story

The melodramatic narration is truly annoying, and the terrible, fake British accent doesn't help. The story is fun, though the author makes some strange choices near the end that seem not only out of character for the two protagonists but also illogical. Still, it's a worthy sequel.

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  • Kira
  • 30/10/2015

Fun historical fantasy

Any additional comments?

Well into her apprenticeship with Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is still studying folding magic. She has, however, been harboring the secret that she can also wield other magics as well. Although she has told no one of her secret, two men from her and Emery’s past are convinced that she knows the secret behind wielding multiple magics. Vowed to stop at nothing to get the secret from her, Ceony knows she must discover the true limits to her powers before it’s too late. Will she succed? Will Emery figure out her secret?

Narrator, Amy McFadden does a great job of bringing to life Ceony's world. Her unique voices provide the listener with a unique, versatile narrative style. The plot is well developed, engaging, and keeps a fairly fast pace despite its historical setting. The characters are likable and humorous. The dynamics between them are enjoyable and McFadden easily navigates their dialogue. Readers who like to get to know the characters well will appreciate the mix of action adventure with the more serious matters of the heart. It does feel off for the time period, however, for Ceony to be so gung-ho about trying to solve her own problems without Emery’s help. Also, some of the battles with Grath and Sarag drag on a bit, but the humor and action mixed in make up for it. Recommended for those readers who like an action-packed, historical fantasy adventure.

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  • Terry B.
  • 19/06/2018

Are we in the 1800's or 1900's?

Amusing adventures, but some historical discrepancies? I fully expect her to pull out a cell phone! I'm getting used to the Narrator's voice now. Some overdramatization - can be quite startling. Drop back on the volume in these parts. Narrator- try a slight Sotto voice in those areas. Books do not need the full theatrical volume that theater does.

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  • Dave Bennett
  • 27/04/2017

too much romance for me

the magic system was interesting, but the protagonist keeps doing stupid things all the time. Also the romance elements were too heavy handed for me

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27/01/2017

disappointed

I could barely finish this book. The main character is far more irresponsible, arrogant, and silly than she was in the first novel. The supporting characters indulge her ridiculous reckless behavior in such a dangerous way that her actions result in a death. Abd yet she walks away blameless, thinking she's more special and clever than when she began.

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  • Caroline Wesson
  • 22/10/2015

Beautiful series

loved this series. a must read. great story line and magical world you can delve into.

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  • Kayae
  • 06/09/2015

Don't even waste 2$ on the audio version.

Would you try another book from Charlie N. Holmberg and/or Amy McFadden?

I love these books but the audio version was terrible! I turned it off and went back to reading . Narrator was too fast and grating voice, accents were laughable, and her character narrations seem to change personality.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The butler! I can just see him cleaning.

What three words best describe Amy McFadden’s voice?

fast, nonconvincing, grating

Could you see The Glass Magician being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

yes hmmmm good question on the stars.

Any additional comments?

Stopped the audible version before it ruined the book for me - and I love the book series.

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  • K. Garretson
  • 17/07/2015

Disappointing

What disappointed you about The Glass Magician?

I read the first book of the series in text and while it wasn't War and Peace, it was entertaining and had some interesting ideas - unfortunately, I don't think the author has carried that forward very well. Between the grammar and language mistakes, the over-wrought emotions of the main character, and the stupid choices made by all the characters throughout the story, the interesting bits (there still are some) are completely overtaken. The narrator was not able to bring the story to life - the switch from American to British accents was distracting, and the various voices and accents of the characters were poorly maintained.

Would you ever listen to anything by Charlie N. Holmberg again?

Probably not.

Would you be willing to try another one of Amy McFadden’s performances?

Probably not.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Some of the ideas are fascinating - it's a shame that they aren't brought to life better.

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