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Publisher's Summary

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she's bonded to paper, that will be her only magic... forever.
Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined - animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.
An Excisioner - a practitioner of dark, flesh magic - invades the cottage and rips Thane's heart from his chest. To save her teacher's life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane's still-beating heart - and reveal the very soul of the man.
From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight listeners of all ages.
©2014 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on 09-15-14

The narrator needs to relax

What didn’t you like about Amy McFadden’s performance?

As soon as she started speaking I flinched. She sounds manic, as if she drank several cups of coffee before narrating. Her voice was so shaky and shrill I couldn't listen to the story

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58 of 65 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By James and co. on 06-23-15

Valley girl reads book on faux British accent

I have seldom encountered a more annoying interpretation. Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately the story is too compelling to quit.

It's maddening.

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31 of 35 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By L on 09-23-14

Strange choice in narrator

Okay idea for a story, and well written, however the choice of an American narrator for a story set in England is very strange and ruins the story. She doesn't even bother trying to sound English when reading narration by the characters - although this may have actually been a blessing, there's nothing worse than listening to a mangled British accent. Really disappointing.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Paul Matthews on 03-04-15

Fake British Accents Are Distracting

It's one thing to have an American narrator for a book set in Britain, I don't have a problem with that, but when that narrator chooses to use unconvincing plummy British accents then I start to get annoyed. The story itself is quite charming, but the listening to the book felt more like a chore than a pleasure.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 09-13-16

story ok, narrator poorly cast

Would you be willing to try another book from Charlie N. Holmberg? Why or why not?

Yes, will read the other two, interesting premise. Once I swapped for the audio to the kindle version was much happier.

What didn’t you like about Amy McFadden’s performance?

Whoever thought casting a fast talking American to narrate a turn of the century english fantasy book was greatly mistaken. I checked several times to see if i had accidently upped the speed of the narration.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 12-28-14

bad narration :(

the Narrator butchered the story, her voice and stylw was far too 'teenagey', otherwise an enjoyable story

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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