Magic Steps : Circle Opens

  • by Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by Tamora Pierce
  • Series: Circle Opens
  • 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sandrilene fa Toren has moved to the palace of her uncle, Duke Vedris, to care for him after his recent heart attack. While the two are out riding, Sandry sees a boy named Pasco dance a magic spell. To her dismay she soon learns that since she discovered Pasco, she must handle his magical education until a proper teacher can be found. At 14, Sandry feels she is too young for this. Even worse, 12-year-old Pasco refuses to believe he even has magic. Light-footed and light-of-heart, he threatens to drive Sandry crazy.
But Sandry has greater worries than Pasco. Ruthless assassins are working to eliminate a local merchant clan, and as the grisly deaths mount, it becomes clear they are using a terrifying power called Un-magic. Even more unnerving, halting their reign of terror will require not only Sandry’s magic, but Pasco’s as well.


Audible Editor Reviews

Tamora Pierce has written another fantastic tale that takes place in the magical world of Emelan. Courtney Seymour's ethereal voice is perfect for Sandry, a 14-year-old mage whose magical power involves sewing and weaving. Andrew Hughes gives a boyish, mischievous portrayal of 12-year-old Pasco, a reluctant dancing mage who is Sandry's new student. Nearly every character's voice is perfect as Sandry and Pasco deal with murderers and dangerous "unmagic" to save Emelan. Pierce's magic as an author doesn't extend to her vocal style as a narrator. Her slow, over-enunciated narration is so detached that it's easy to let the mind wander. But the rest of the full cast enchants, bringing out the excitement of the story.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Add 3rd and 4th book please!

loved it. would love to see the 3rd and 4th book in this series added to audible.
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- Anjali

another win for the pierce fans

Where does Magic Steps rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would say that is is ranked with most of my books equally since i listen to this specific genre. I recommend this series as well as any other pierce series do to the outstanding performance by the reader.

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

I would compare this book to wild magic where the main characters
are both lost because their magic is something almost unheard of.

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

since she wrote the book you are more able to grasp how she wanted the book to present itself, i guess i would say it is more detailed with her.

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

Magics Steps
A step away from destiny

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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2011
  • Publisher: Full Cast Audio