The Magician

Di: Sol Stein
Letto da: Tom Parker
Durata: 7 ore e 8 min
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Sintesi dell'editore

The Magician is the now famous story of two 16-year-old antagonists locked in the crucible of their high school from which neither can escape.

Ed Japhet gives a skillful performance of magic at the school prom. After the prom, Ed and his girlfriend are beset by Urek, the leader of a school gang that extracts extortion money by "renting" kids their own lockers. Ed is the only student who refuses to pay extortion money. Urek's fury at Japhet's defiance results in an attempted murder, a criminal trial, and death, with a shocker of an ending.

Selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club and widely taught in American schools, this book has sold over a million copies and has been published all over the world, including Britain, France, Germany, and as far away as Russia and Japan.

©1972 Sol Stein (P)1999 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • James
  • 27/03/2005

Very Good AudioBook

I enjoyed this audiobook very much. Unfortunately, the audio quality is poor in some places.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 30/05/2003

Different opinion

I loved this book -- I found the characters interesting and the reader excellent. If, like me, you are alway looking for unabridged titles, check this one out.

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
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  • Stella Brown
  • 09/09/2018

Disappointing

I wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, the story includes horribly out of date characters, even for its time. The judicial system will never change, and that part of the story is quite good. However, the women characters are paper thin, pasted in the story to support the men and to be abused by them. It's been a long time since I have read a book that had left me so disappointed. Tom Parker's narration was wonderfull.

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  • Brian Maczka
  • 12/03/2017

Good story

Small town American life circa 1971. A real time capsule. Good story. Kept me entertained throughout.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Welsh Mafia
  • 28/06/2008

Was there ever an author so forgotten...?

Great book with an interesting pedigree, brisk pace, well told, well read - something really out of the ordinary.
Why have we forgotten Somerset Maugham? The themes here are really very contemporary and the style is anything but dated, I really enjoy everything that he wrote - short stories through to the better known mainstream novels. And yet 'The Magician' holds no better place than a 1950's B movie...try it!