Magic for Beginners

  • by Kelly Link
  • Narrated by Various
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Perfect for fans of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving. They leave the listener astonished and exhilarated.
Includes an exclusive conversation between Kelly Link and Joe Hill
Read by Mark Bramhall, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell, Robbie Daymond, Kirby Heyborne, Rebecca Lowman, Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver, and Meera Simhan

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Audible Editor Reviews

"Funny, scary, surprising, and powerfully moving within the span of a single story or even a single sentence." (Karen Russell, The Miami Herald)

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What the Critics Say

"A sorceress to be reckoned with." (The New York Times Book Review)
"She is unique and should be declared a national treasure." (Neil Gaiman)

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Customer Reviews

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Haunting and Original

Loved these quirky, original short stories. They have a creepy undercurrent and a touch of magical realism. If you like writers like Neil Gaiman and Angela Slatter, you'll probably like Kelly Link.
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- Tytania891

Not really for me

There's no doubt that Kelly Link is a talented writer and surrealist. These stories are engaging, well-written, full of interesting characters, and interesting takes on literary structure, but most of them just didn't work for me. I really prefer more grounded fantasy. I also felt no emotional engagement with these works, other than a great deal of impatience.
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- Shawn Scarber

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio