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The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
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The Amulet of Samarkand (2003)

by Jonathan Stroud

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Series: Bartimaeus Sequence (1)

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Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
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  leebill | Apr 30, 2020 |
Again, the reader of this audiobook really made the difference. I listened to this book with my daughter and we both loved it. Written with humor, an engrossing alternate world and charming (or appropriately galling) characters, it's brought to life all the more by the excellent characterizations provided by the reader. Loved it. ( )
  Nikchick | Mar 21, 2020 |
Again, the reader of this audiobook really made the difference. I listened to this book with my daughter and we both loved it. Written with humor, an engrossing alternate world and charming (or appropriately galling) characters, it's brought to life all the more by the excellent characterizations provided by the reader. Loved it. ( )
  Nikchick | Mar 21, 2020 |
A great read by one of my favorite authors. ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
Es una idea original y el personaje del demonio es muy interesante, aunque los comentarios a pie de página cansan un poco. El resto de personajes son muy planos y algunas reacciones incomprensibles. Baja bastante en la segunda mitad y algunas partes se hacen bastante largas. ( )
  jordil2 | Feb 12, 2020 |
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Grant, MelvynCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who's boss. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all: summoning the all-powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, blackmail, and revolt.
Haiku summary
Wizards rule England
with help of pouting demons.
Man, they're sarcastic.

(Carnophile)
A young magician
and his mischievous djinni
foil conspiracy.
(passion4reading)

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