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The Magician

Gelesen von Delmar H Dolbier

(4,278 Sterne; 72 Bewertungen)

The Magician is a novel by British author W. Somerset Maugham, originally published in 1908. In this tale, the magician Oliver Haddo, a caricature of Aleister Crowley, attempts to create life. Crowley wrote a critique of this book under the pen name Oliver Haddo, where he accused Maugham of plagiarism. Maugham wrote The Magician in London, after he had spent some time living in Paris, where he met Aleister Crowley. The novel was later republished with a foreword by Maugham entitled A Fragment of Autobiography. (Wikipedia) (7 hr 57 min)

Chapters

00 - A FRAGMENT OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY

13:34

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01 - CHAPTER ONE

16:32

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02 - CHAPTER TWO

19:15

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03 - CHAPTER THREE

38:06

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04 - CHAPTER FOUR

17:11

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05 - CHAPTER FIVE

38:22

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06 - CHAPTER SIX

16:06

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07 - CHAPTER SEVEN

34:58

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08 - CHAPTER EIGHT

45:09

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09 - CHAPTER NINE

33:51

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10 - CHAPTER TEN

22:55

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11 - CHAPTER ELEVEN

31:52

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12 - CHAPTER TWELVE

31:59

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13 - CHAPTER THIRTEEN

31:41

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14 - CHAPTER FOURTEEN

29:09

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15 - CHAPTER FIFTEEN

15:39

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16 - CHAPTER SIXTEEN

40:51

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Bewertungen

A good book

(4 Sterne)

A little more drama than I normally like but an engaging story none the less. I anticipated certain twists to the story line but was pleasantly deceived when twists did not turn as I thought they would. However the author, in the last chapter, gave a clue to the finale that could have been omitted. Still, it was an interesting book. I also liked that there were only 4 main characters. Much easily to follow the story. I enjoy this reader's works and seek him out. It will be sad when I have made it through all his books.

(4 Sterne)

what an unexpected book from Maugham. entirely surprising. thank you very much for the great read!! not my favorite Maugham book but a valuable one nonetheless

Amazing Narration

(5 Sterne)

One of the best readers on this site; amazingly talented. I think the reviewer below needs to get their ears checked...

Quite Something

(5 Sterne)

This is truly a delightful presentation. The reader obviously knows his craft. The reading is rich in texture, mood and character through and through. At once the listener is impelled from the act of hearing the story, to seeing it vividly blossom. A hearty "well-done," and the highest of recommendations. Vamelo

a "ripping yarn "

(4 Sterne)

a true melodrama that keeps up a good pace. Was disappointed in the ending - leaves some strands unexplained but then, it is a mystery. Excellently narrated. Good to hear the different languages pronounced properly

Good gothic tale, excellent reading.

(5 Sterne)

The narrative let me down a little toward the end only in that it I thought it would be more interesting had it not stayed within the genre so much. But I still liked it and much credit to the reader who was excellent.

The Magician

(5 Sterne)

in the introduction the reader continuqlly mispronounced Crowley's name. Crowley rhymes with holy.

This is a decent work

(3 Sterne)

The narration is good however, about halfway through the text the narrator begins to sharply whistle all his "S" noises. The whistling is so sharp as to hurt the ear at times and makes continued listening quite aggravating.