• Ptolemy's Gate

  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Series: Bartimaeus, Book 3
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-29-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (29 ratings)

Regular price: $21.32

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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?
© Jonathan Stroud; (P) Random House
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Critic Reviews

"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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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rob on 09-21-08

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Kelley Inden on 08-17-17

Narrator

Simon jones could make any book sound interesting. This does not apply to this book however which does not require a fantastic narrator to spur on its merits.

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5 out of 5 stars
By kris baldwin on 02-06-18

excellent ending to the trilogy of my childhood

ive read this book as an adolescent a handful of times, but listening to the trilogy back to back over the course of a couple of weeks, as an adult, gives the story of bartimaeus even more depth and meaning. love the way it's written, and the definitive way each character is able to tell their side of the story uniquely. love this book and can't recommend it enough

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5 out of 5 stars
By shona lidgey on 09-13-17

What a brilliant book!

I have absolutely loved listening to this trilogy and the last book has been fabulous. Exciting, clever and most of all really poignant. Steven Pacey reads it beautifully as always and it is overall a wonderful listen. Wish there were more!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-26-17

Captivating and compelling listening.

My 11 year old sons were entranced by the story and the narration. Great yarn.

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