The Truth About Magic

  • by Dave Luckett
  • Narrated by Stanley McGeagh
  • 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Mr. Tipkins, a gift-giver from the Department of Wishes of Faerie, arrives to give a wish to a newborn baby in the village of Widdershins, he isn't in the best of moods. His uncharacteristic burst of bad temper begins a chain reaction that has consequences no one can foresee. The Truth About Magic is a story of mistakes and of deception, of wizards (good and bad), and of what happens when perfectly ordinary wishes go wrong.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The young adult adventure The Truth About Magic, narrated in jolly Scottish refrain by Stanley McGeagh, concerns Mr. Tipkins, a "gift giver" (i.e. elf wizard), who had to deliver a "gift" to a new baby, Alan.
Unfortunately, Tipkins was in the middle of one really bad day. It was a long and uncomfortable journey to find the baby (Tipkins flying carpet was out of commission - he instead having to fly on a cheap cushion) and when he finally did arrive, a final minor slight led Timpkins to lose his temper. And wizards with tempers should be avoided at all costs.
As a result, Timpkins gave baby Adam a much more powerful gift than intended. Oops.

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What the Critics Say

"Another fantasy novel with wizards, wands, magic schools and elves, and this is a good one." ( Magpies Magazine)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2006
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd