A Gift of Magic

Author(s): Lois Duncan
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100029089
Released: Jun 19, 2012
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781619691025
Narrator/s: Casey Holloway
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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When the old woman died, she left her grandchild Nancy with the extraordinary gift of magic. Nancy can read people's minds, know their thoughts, and make them do what she wants. Will she use her gift for good, or satisfy her own selfish desire? Lois Duncan presents a paranormal rollercoaster ride with goosebumps at every turn.

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Author(s): Lois Duncan
Product Number EB00277433
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316202114

Professional reviews

"A GIFT OF MAGIC lacks the suspense Lois Duncan has become so well known for. At the opening of the story, a grandmother bequeaths each of her grandchildren a special gift: Kirby has the gift of dance; Nancy, the gift of ESP; and Brendan, the gift of music. Nancy's magical gift is the catalyst for the action and suspense in this story, but narrator Casey Holloway never fully delivers the goose bumps. Her voice has little modulation, so there's no chance for the suspense to build. Further, the characters, especially Nancy, are selfish, arrogant, and mean spirited. As she copes with the author's unappealing characters and stilted language, Holloway is unable to bring the story to life. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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