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The Plastic Magician

A Paper Magician Novel
Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
Series: The Paper Magician, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Summary

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician.

Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking - the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery.

Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveries - in as short a time frame - as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.

Alvie’s enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentor’s work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymaking - and the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself.

To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair…

©2018 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Great story, average reading

Really worth the listen but the reader is stilted and makes every English person sound slow and as of they are constantly asking questions?

Brilliant story as are all the others!

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Love the new story

Great new characters love the story of Alfie 😍 it's a must read for Charlie N. Holmberg fans

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Great

I loved this book so much it was an enjoyable read the maine character was lovely .I don't want to say to much as it it the 4th book ,what I will say it read it if you must start from the beginning you won't be disappointed ,the narrator did an excellent job as well.😀😀😀😀😀😀

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  • lowell
  • 21-08-18

Amazing

I got this without reading the description as I've listened to the rest of the magician novels (paper, glass, & master). I was surprised to find that it wasn't a continuation and more of a side line. The book did an amazing job of fleshing out the magician universe. It was very interesting to see both the "real" industrial works and magic. And this book did wonders at combining the two in a very sensible manor. The narrator is great, and I found her voice less grating than the first 3. If you enjoyed the first 3, you'll enjoy this one as well.

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  • ReadingGame
  • 02-03-19

Nicely Paced Story

I really enjoy Charlie Holmberg's writing and this particular series. I think it is a fun, engaging take on magic. I like that she keeps the stories sweet and more realistic to what I know. I like the setting and all the twists.

I would recommend this series. I would also listen to other stories done by Sarah Zimmerman.

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  • Caron
  • 04-06-18

Kindred Spirit

So much of Alvie reminded me of myself, I loved her! She was very relatable with her quirkiness and awkward charm.

I am a huge fan of the Paper Magician series, and was excited when I saw this book was coming out! It can be read as a stand alone; however, I found it weirdly entertaining, as if I were in on a secret, when characters from the trilogy would surface in Alvie's story. Charlie has created a charming universe, and I hope she continues to explore it.

The performance was also really great! I listened at 1.5x speed, so it wasn't completely as it was designed, but I felt like the voice actor did a great job bringing it all to life.

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  • DA
  • 20-05-18

just ok

This is not as exciting or innovative as the preceding books. The first half of the story is tediously slow and boring.

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  • LATONYA R REED
  • 08-06-19

Really Cute!

A sweet story. I like the narrator a lot. Overall, a great story with good narration.

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  • BVE
  • 25-05-19

Fun and Light Story with Intriguing World—Building

The world is intriguing—magicians who use plastic, paper, glass, etc! Very cool concept. Plus, the idea that you can “patent” a magical formula or discover it. The story provides intrigue, a bit of romance, and the journey of a young woman toward her independence. It was an easy “read” and fun to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-05-19

A great light hearted story

Absolutely love the story and the characters. Well written and well performed. Developed a crush on the main character :<

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  • Katerina James
  • 17-05-19

Wonderful new storyline in the same great world

I fell in love with Alvie as a bespectacled nerd myself. The previous series was wonderful but I worried that anything following it would fall short. Luckily, the heroine herein is so different that her troubles and way she addresses them keep you intricately invested. Alvie shares Ceony’s intellect though with a more mathematical focus. I love both of these heroines so much!

Spoiler: cameo of Magician Thane in this one.

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  • Erika P
  • 15-05-19

plastic, paper, metal...

...a very pregnant Folder...hmm? heehee! I hope there will be a continuous story to this introduction!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-19

good, liked the original Paper book series more

I liked the book and the characters, but I think the original paper book series were more exciting. It seemed to leave the possibility for a sequel or continuation of the book, which is nice.

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