Ptolemy's Gate : Bartimaeus

  • by Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • Series: Bartimaeus
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots, and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisors, one of whom is 17-year-old Nathaniel. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn; she has come to believe that the only way to destroy the magicians is for an alliance of some kind between djinn and ordinary people.Kitty seeks out Bartimaeus and embarks on a terrifying journey into the djinn's chaotic domain, The Other Place, which no human being has ever survived. But even as she does so, Makepeace engineers a dramatic coup d'etat. The outcome is a shattering of the magicians' control as all magical laws are turned upside down. Can Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty settle old scores if they survive - and prevent the earth's destruction?

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What the Critics Say

"Literate, entertaining, and exciting." (School Library Journal)
"The trilogy wraps up with excitement, adventure and an unexpected wallop of heart and soul." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Awesome. Just Awesome

The final part in the Bartimaeus Trilogy and how I wish there were more!
The kids love it, the parents love it.
Beautifully read and a fabulous story to boot. It is great to find a magical fantasy that bears absolutely no resemblance to Harry Potter...

This should be heard after the first two parts (The Amulet of Samarkand and The Golem's Eye) as it picks up the story where the last book leaves off. The story does stand alone but there is not much repetition and without the background from the first two books, this will be harder to follow.

Just get it!
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- Rob

Well written, well read, badly interpreted

An excellent trilogy, brilliantly read by Steven Pacey, full of wit, intelligent commentary and a great story.
Unfortunately, large chunks have been dropped to cut down on the overall length, meaning that many of the best, most memorable moments have been sacrificed to save time. A great disappointment.
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- Josh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2007
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks