The Alchemyst

The Alchemyst

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Audiobook CD - 2007
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While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.
Publisher: Listening Library, 2007.
ISBN: 9780739351048
Call Number: SCOTT
Characteristics: 8 compact discs.
Subjects: Dee, John, 1527-1608 -- Juvenile fiction.
Flamel, Nicolas, -1418 -- Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Compact discs, Book.
Twins -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Alchemists -- Fiction.

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BigBooks000
Jan 03, 2017

I noticed that this book was very popular and so I put a hold on it. It took a few months to finally come in, proving that it must be good. I was glad I did, I enjoyed listening to this story. This book is the 1st in a series of Nicholas Flamel. As all 1st books, it has to get you updated with the characters, what the plot is going to be. But I found that the plot was interesting. About half way thorough the story, I knew I had to reserve the next story. I hate giving away spoilers, so I will just say... It's a good start. I do recommend this book to people who enjoyed Magic such as Harry Potter. For me, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone only touched on who Nicholas Flamel was. This series sort of made him more interesting.

JCLChrisK Jul 26, 2013

I'm just finally getting around to this one even though it's been out for a while, but the series has been a regular request by young readers, many of whom seem very excited about it, so a couple of weeks ago when I wanted something to listen to while working around the house I decided to give it a try. It didn't really excite me, and I've been sitting on it all week trying to find inspiration for something to say in a review. This afternoon I decided to gain a little momentum by seeing what others have said in their reviews, and I can see I'm not alone in my lack of enthusiasm. It would be a two-star, "it's okay" rating from my experience and the writing in general, but I'm giving it an extra star because it does have good appeal for the right readers, which I've seen as a librarian.

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Kirb
Jul 12, 2013

What a great beginning to a series. Thoroughly enjoyed. History and fantasy!

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BookReviewer101
Jun 10, 2010

This is a superb book of magic, a little bit of mythology and tons more! This series is a great series for people of all ages!

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Jan 03, 2017

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Jun 09, 2014

childress03 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 17

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