Magic Casement : A Man of His Word

  • by Dave Duncan
  • Narrated by Mil Nicholson
  • Series: A Man of His Word
  • 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Princess Inos lived an idyllic life in her fathers' sleepy, backwater kingdom, and she was best friends with her childhood companion, the stableboy, Rap. But when a prophecy seemed to say Inos should be married, she was exiled to the Impire to learn to be a lady. She was far away when Rap's magical talents began to emerge, and it was he who told her of the fate awaiting them both.

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One of my favorite Fantasy Series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

In the book format, this was a series I could fall back into time and time again. The audible version has great narration that is flawless, I fell in love with the characters all over again and am looking forward for the rest of the books to come out.


What other book might you compare Magic Casement to and why?

Nothing really compares to the Man of His Word series, I compare other series to it. I guess you could compare Robin Hobb or Trudi Canavan, this is Dave Duncan's strongest work.


What does Mil Nicholson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is the only book on Audible that I've heard Mil read, he does it like he's been doing it for years. He sounds like the voice in my head.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Magic, true love and an adventure that you will never forget.


Any additional comments?

Try this out, you won't be disappointed.

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- Sean Dustman "Doc in the Box"

Supposed to be a classic... it just didn't grab me

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I'm not really sure what it was about this book - it's been recommended to me by several people, but after reading through about half of it, it just dragged on and on without anything of substance ever happening that warranted enough interest for me to keep reading.

I might come back to this one, but there just didn't seem to be an engaging plotline; In several hours of listening, nothing happens besides following an adolescent girl through an exceedingly boring court life, listening to her whine about how boring it is, and then following the plot line of an unremarkable stable boy that was gaining magical powers (although they very well may be the more dull magical powers ever to grace the written page).


What do you think your next listen will be?

Something more modern...


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator was fine, really. No complaints there.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Magic Casement?

The entire first half of the book.


Any additional comments?

Nope. This isn't bad writing, it just wasn't my preference. Perhaps I'm just desensitized by more modern fantasy writing that includes more structure, world building, and conflict.

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- B. R. Jones "I'm a web designer in Southern California that loves a good thick book - especially epic fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary thrillers. My favorite authors include Stephenson, Erikson, and Sanderson."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios