The Magician

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD7133
Released: Aug 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470891251
Narrator/s: Grover Gardner
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The Magician is the now famous story of two sixteen-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.

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Author(s): Sol Stein
Narrator(s): Grover Gardner
Product Number Z100093893
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481562140

Professional reviews

"THE MAGICIAN is one of those rare books that, once you read it, you will never forget. Yet, despite having sold more than one million copies, it remains relatively unknown. Thankfully, Blackstone Audio has recorded the book, making it available for the first time on audio. The tale of a teenaged magician, high school violence and extortion, and a criminal trial, THE MAGICIAN focuses on teenagers, but resonates with all readers. Grover Gardner connects as well. Gardner's voice and style fit the teenaged na•vetŽ and bravado that inhabit the book's main characters, and he paces the story beautifully, particularly the climactic courtroom scenes. Fans of the novel will not be disappointed, nor will the new generations just discovering this classic. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"