The Alchemyst

The Alchemyst

The Secrets Of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series, Book 1

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott's New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with The Alchemyst, book one. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. The legend: Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. "[A] A riveting fantasy...While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias...those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read."—SLJ, Starred Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The EnchantressFrom the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739351055
Characteristics: 1 online resource (8 audio files) :,digital
audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: O'Hare, Denis
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BigBooks000
Jan 03, 2017

I noticed that this book was very popular and so I put a hold on it. It took a few months to finally come in, proving that it must be good. I was glad I did, I enjoyed listening to this story. This book is the 1st in a series of Nicholas Flamel. As all 1st books, it has to get you updated with the characters, what the plot is going to be. But I found that the plot was interesting. About half way thorough the story, I knew I had to reserve the next story. I hate giving away spoilers, so I will just say... It's a good start. I do recommend this book to people who enjoyed Magic such as Harry Potter. For me, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone only touched on who Nicholas Flamel was. This series sort of made him more interesting.

JCLChrisK Jul 26, 2013

I'm just finally getting around to this one even though it's been out for a while, but the series has been a regular request by young readers, many of whom seem very excited about it, so a couple of weeks ago when I wanted something to listen to while working around the house I decided to give it a try. It didn't really excite me, and I've been sitting on it all week trying to find inspiration for something to say in a review. This afternoon I decided to gain a little momentum by seeing what others have said in their reviews, and I can see I'm not alone in my lack of enthusiasm. It would be a two-star, "it's okay" rating from my experience and the writing in general, but I'm giving it an extra star because it does have good appeal for the right readers, which I've seen as a librarian.

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Kirb
Jul 12, 2013

What a great beginning to a series. Thoroughly enjoyed. History and fantasy!

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BookReviewer101
Jun 10, 2010

This is a superb book of magic, a little bit of mythology and tons more! This series is a great series for people of all ages!

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