The Book of Magic by George R. R. Martin audiobook

The Book of Magic: A Collection of Stories

By various authors
Edited by Gardner Dozois
Read by various narrators

Random House Audio
24.64 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780525492801

A new anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy—featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm, and many others! Hot on the heels of Gardner Dozois’s acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf . . . and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda . . . and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore . . . and Severus Snape? Figures of wisdom and power, possessing arcane, often forbidden knowledge, wizards and sorcerers are shaped—or misshaped—by the potent magic they seek to wield. Yet though their abilities may be godlike, these men and women remain human—some might say all too human. Such is their curse. And their glory. In these pages, seventeen of today’s top fantasy writers—including award-winners Elizabeth Bear, John Crowley, Kate Elliott, K. J. Parker, Tim Powers, and Liz Williams—cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever, and as near as next door. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: “The Return of the Pig” by K. J. Parker, read by Elliot Hill  “Community Service” by Megan Lindholm, read by Karissa Vacker  “Flint and Mirror” by John Crowley, read by Sile Birmingham  “The Friends of Masquelayne the Incomparable” by Matthew Hughes, read by Maxwell Caulfield  “The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror: Chapter Two: Jumping Jack in Love” by Ysabeau S. Wilce, read by Susan Denaker  “Song of Fire” by Rachel Pollack, read by Scott Brick  “Loft the Sorcerer” by Eleanor Arnason, read by Bruce Mann  “The Governor” by Tim Powers, read by Holly Palance  “Sungrazer” by Liz Williams, read by Nicholas Guy Smith  “The Staff in the Stone” by Garth Nix, read by Steve West  “No Work of Mine” by Elizabeth Bear, read by Tonya Cornelisse “Widow Maker” by Lavie Tidhar, read by Stephen Mendel  “The Wolf and the Manticore” by Greg Van Eekhout, read by Almarie Guerra  “The Devil’s Whatever” by Andy Duncan, read by Kimberly Farr  “Bloom” by Kate Elliott, read by Kristen Ariza  “The Fall and Rise of the House of the Wizard Malkuril” by Scott Lynch, read by Lincoln Hoppe with additional narration for introductions and titles by Mark Deakins Plus George R. R. Martin’s classic story “A Night at the Tarn House”, read by John Lee, and an introduction by Gardner Dozois, read by Mark Deakins

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Finalist for the 2019 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology

An Audible Pick of Listeners' Favorite of the Month

A new anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy—featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm, and many others! Hot on the heels of Gardner Dozois’s acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf . . . and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda . . . and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore . . . and Severus Snape? Figures of wisdom and power, possessing arcane, often forbidden knowledge, wizards and sorcerers are shaped—or misshaped—by the potent magic they seek to wield. Yet though their abilities may be godlike, these men and women remain human—some might say all too human. Such is their curse. And their glory. In these pages, seventeen of today’s top fantasy writers—including award-winners Elizabeth Bear, John Crowley, Kate Elliott, K. J. Parker, Tim Powers, and Liz Williams—cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever, and as near as next door. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: “The Return of the Pig” by K. J. Parker, read by Elliot Hill  “Community Service” by Megan Lindholm, read by Karissa Vacker  “Flint and Mirror” by John Crowley, read by Sile Birmingham  “The Friends of Masquelayne the Incomparable” by Matthew Hughes, read by Maxwell Caulfield  “The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror: Chapter Two: Jumping Jack in Love” by Ysabeau S. Wilce, read by Susan Denaker  “Song of Fire” by Rachel Pollack, read by Scott Brick  “Loft the Sorcerer” by Eleanor Arnason, read by Bruce Mann  “The Governor” by Tim Powers, read by Holly Palance  “Sungrazer” by Liz Williams, read by Nicholas Guy Smith  “The Staff in the Stone” by Garth Nix, read by Steve West  “No Work of Mine” by Elizabeth Bear, read by Tonya Cornelisse “Widow Maker” by Lavie Tidhar, read by Stephen Mendel  “The Wolf and the Manticore” by Greg Van Eekhout, read by Almarie Guerra  “The Devil’s Whatever” by Andy Duncan, read by Kimberly Farr  “Bloom” by Kate Elliott, read by Kristen Ariza  “The Fall and Rise of the House of the Wizard Malkuril” by Scott Lynch, read by Lincoln Hoppe with additional narration for introductions and titles by Mark Deakins Plus George R. R. Martin’s classic story “A Night at the Tarn House”, read by John Lee, and an introduction by Gardner Dozois, read by Mark Deakins

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Author Bio: George R. R. Martin

Author Bio: George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ’90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.

Author Bio: Elizabeth Bear

Author Bio: Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear, also known as Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky, is an American author known for her speculative fiction. Among her many awards, she is one of only five writers who have gone on to win multiple Hugo Awards for fiction after winning the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She also won a Sturgeon Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of the acclaimed Eternal Sky series. Elizabeth Bear shares a birthday with Frodo and Bilbo Baggins.

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Author Bio: Garth Nix

Author Bio: Garth Nix

Garth Nix, born in Melbourne, Australia, is a novelist whose books have won the Aurealis Awards for Best Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Novel, and Best Children’s Novel. His books have appeared on the bestseller lists of Publishers Weekly, the Guardian, and the Australian, and his work has been translated in forty languages.

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Author Bio: Scott Lynch

Author Bio: Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch is a writer of fantasy novels. He has also worked as a freelance writer, dishwasher, waiter, web designer, marketing writer, office manager, and prep cook. He lives in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 24.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English