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The Magic Shop Audiobook

The Magic Shop

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Publisher's Summary

When Marcus's grandparents decide it would be good for him and his twin sister, Ellie, to tend the family business, a magic shop, the children are thrown into a world that they never knew existed. Not only is the family business a front, but Marcus learns that he has been marked as a dead man from the time he was born.

Marcus tries to develop his powers before the Dun-Bahr find him and assimilate the magic he was born with. Will he and his sister survive? Will they find their parents? First they must discover the secret his grandparents have been keeping from them all these years. It all comes down to what's hidden at the magic shop.

©2016 Justin Swapp (P)2016 Justin Swapp

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  • Brian Edginton
    04/01/17
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    "Wanting for more from The Magic Shop"
    What did you love best about The Magic Shop?

    In a sense this is two reviews, one of the story and one of my first time experience with an audible book.

    First, the story. As I started listening to the story of Marcus and Ellie I wondered if I had chosen a book from the teen-reader section. A couple of chapters into the book reassured me that Justin had indeed created a new world of wonder and adventure that was well suited to more mature readers of fantasy. The book starts as the two hero's are leaving high school and finding their place in the grown-up world of their caregivers - their grandparents. They are quickly, and innocently thrust into the world of real magic - disguised as mundane trickery and slight-of-hand. Their journey takes them into a very well developed universe of good and not so good where magic is currency and is spent as such - sometimes to dark means. Be forewarned, the story is not finished as it comes to the end.

    Second, this is the first audible book I've listened to, my thanks to Justin for the experience. The story is well narrated by Steven Barnes, he captures the spirit of the story and it is hard to believe there are not a dozen people reading for the different characters. To listen to the story being read takes around 9 hours (I didn't find out I could speed it up a bit until I was 8 hours into it - duh), and I kept thinking that I could likely read the story myself in 2 or 3 - but I certainly couldn't have read it while driving to work and it did make the commute go very quickly. This will not be my last audible book - thanks for the heads up and the experience!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • AnthonyCatenzaro
    27/12/16
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    "Captivating"

    Narrator was excellent! Storyline kept twisting and turning to keep the audience intrigued. Highly recommend!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Leslie F.
    29/10/16
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    "Great book, lots of excitement"

    This was such a great book. The characters really came alive through the narration of the Audible audio version narrated by Steve Barnes. I wish I had listened to this one with my kids because I know they would have enjoyed it immensely. I'll have to play it again on a car trip. This book has a great story line, lots of action, and lots of twists. It kept me engaged to the end. The narrator was wonderful. I hope to listen to more book read by Steve Barnes, and I can't wait until the next book in this series is available.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fergie G
    washington state, USA
    23/03/17
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    "Loved it"
    What did you love best about The Magic Shop?

    The action, magic and the plot.


    What about Steve Barnes’s performance did you like?

    He was good with all of the characters, and did a flawless job with the action


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    every cliff hanger, they moved me to keep reading


    Any additional comments?

    I was shocked to find I really liked this book, its a bit dark but Worth the read. The plot is deep and has so many layers I can't wait to read the following books. I received this title for free, in exchange for an unbiased review

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carolyn Linington
    14/03/17
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    "Do you believe in Magic?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Magic Shop to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed this audio book very much. I like audio books because my eyesight isn't what it use to be and I tire easily when reading the printed word..This book enabled me to enjoy many hours of listening pleasure and I didn't get one bit of eye strain.


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

    The narration was good, The change in voices made the characters more real. Sometimes when reading a book, and the conversation changes from one character to another, it isn't always clear who is talking. With an audio book and the different voices, you know right away who is saying what. I like that a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    Justin Swapp has a nack for spinning a good yarn. I enjoy his works very much and more so when they are in audio form.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    06/03/17
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    "Fantastic Read!"
    What did you love best about The Magic Shop?

    Absolutely fantastic read! Justin Swapp has a way of engaging you, drawing you into the story and keeping you guessing. It's a phenomenal ride! And if you like audiobooks, the narration is wonderfully done! It's really hard to find narration that's as great as the story content, but this narrator was spot on and made the book that much more enjoyable. Definitely worth a read whatever format you choose!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crystal Morey
    28/02/17
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    "Different"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No...it was a good read


    Would you recommend The Magic Shop to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would. I think if you like stories like this it will definitly keep you interested.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I think the narrator did amazing.. tons of emotion and character and really WOW!!!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    YES YES YES YES


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book is good for people of all ages... not just the younger crowd

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • rrhistory
    Talbott, TN, United States
    12/01/17
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    "Great for all ages. Entertaining. Unexpected twist"

    Great for all ages. Entertaining. Unexpected twists.
    The Magic Shop - The Shadow Magic Series Book 1 by Justin Swapp and narrated by Steve Barnes. I listened to the audio version of this book. This is a great story for adults and / or children. The audio version is 11 ½ hours of pure entertainment. Magic, adventures, action and unexpected twists will keep you listening to this story.
    The main characters are Marcus and Ellie who live with their grandparents over their magic shop. The children don’t believe in real magic YET. But they soon discover the hidden room when they see their grandfather enter it (he does not know they are watching him). Without revealing any of the twists, I am sure you will want to read Book 2 to hear more of their adventures.
    An original story. Entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Fazzio
    Riverdale
    06/01/17
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    "Can't wait for Book Two!!"
    What did you love best about The Magic Shop?

    The Magic Shop is an exciting story filled with twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end! The characters are personable and easy to relate to. An extremely fun read for all ages!


    What other book might you compare The Magic Shop to and why?

    Fablehaven


    What about Steve Barnes’s performance did you like?

    Steve Barnes did a great job in bringing the characters of The Magic Shop to life!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for book two!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Haaga
    31/12/16
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    "Great Story"

    One of the best books I've listened to in a long time. Highly recommend it!
    Great character build up. Can't wait for the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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