Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link audiobook

Magic for Beginners: Stories

By Kelly Link
Read by various narrators

Random House Audio 9781931520157
10.75 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving. They leave the reader astonished and exhilarated. Includes an exclusive conversation between Kelly Link and Joe Hill Read by Mark Bramhall, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell, Robbie Daymond, Kirby Heyborne, Rebecca Lowman, Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver and Meera Simhan Praise for Magic for Beginners   “A sorceress to be reckoned with.”The New York Times Book Review   “[Kelly] Link’s stories . . . play in a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and J. K. Rowling, and Link finds truths there that most authors wouldn’t dare touch.”—Lev Grossman, Time   “She is unique and should be declared a national treasure.”—Neil Gaiman   “Funny, scary, surprising and powerfully moving within the span of a single story or even a single sentence.”—Karen Russell, The Miami Herald   “This is what certain readers live for: fiction that makes the world instead of merely mimicking it.”—Audrey Niffenegger   “[These] exquisite stories mix the aggravations and epiphanies of everyday life with the stuff that legends, dreams and nightmares are made of.”—Laura Miller, Salon, Best Books of the Decade   “A major talent . . . Like George Saunders, [Link] can’t dismiss the hidden things that tap on our windows at night.”The Boston Globe   “The most darkly playful voice in American fiction.”—Michael Chabon   “I think she is the most impressive writer of her generation.”—Peter Straub   “Link’s world is one to savor. [Grade:] A”Entertainment Weekly   “Intricate, wildly imaginative and totally wonderful . . . will fill you with awe and joy.”—NPR

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2006 Locus Award for Best Novella

Winner of the 2005 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Finalist for the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novella

Nominated for the 2005 Bram Stoker Award

A Publishers Weekly Pick for Best Genre-Bending Books

Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving. They leave the reader astonished and exhilarated.

Includes an exclusive conversation between Kelly Link and Joe Hill

Read by Mark Bramhall, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell, Robbie Daymond, Kirby Heyborne, Rebecca Lowman, Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver and Meera Simhan

Praise for Magic for Beginners

 
“A sorceress to be reckoned with.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“[Kelly] Link’s stories . . . play in a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and J. K. Rowling, and Link finds truths there that most authors wouldn’t dare touch.”—Lev Grossman, Time
 
“She is unique and should be declared a national treasure.”—Neil Gaiman
 
“Funny, scary, surprising and powerfully moving within the span of a single story or even a single sentence.”—Karen Russell, The Miami Herald
 
“This is what certain readers live for: fiction that makes the world instead of merely mimicking it.”—Audrey Niffenegger
 
“[These] exquisite stories mix the aggravations and epiphanies of everyday life with the stuff that legends, dreams and nightmares are made of.”—Laura Miller, Salon, Best Books of the Decade
 
“A major talent . . . Like George Saunders, [Link] can’t dismiss the hidden things that tap on our windows at night.”The Boston Globe
 
“The most darkly playful voice in American fiction.”—Michael Chabon
 
“I think she is the most impressive writer of her generation.”—Peter Straub
 
“Link’s world is one to savor. [Grade:] A”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Intricate, wildly imaginative and totally wonderful . . . will fill you with awe and joy.”—NPR

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A major talent . . . Like George Saunders, [Link] can’t dismiss the hidden things that tap on our windows at night. The Boston Globe
[These] exquisite stories mix the aggravations and epiphanies of everyday life with the stuff that legends, dreams and nightmares are made of. Laura Miller, Salon, Best Books of the Decade
The most darkly playful voice in American fiction. Michael Chabon
I think she is the most impressive writer of her generation. Peter Straub
Intricate, wildly imaginative and totally wonderful . . . will fill you with awe and joy. NPR
Link’s world is one to savor. [Grade:] A Entertainment Weekly  
This is what certain readers live for: fiction that makes the world instead of merely mimicking it. Audrey Niffenegger
Funny, scary, surprising and powerfully moving within the span of a single story or even a single sentence. Karen Russell, The Miami Herald
[Kelly] Link’s stories…play in a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and J. K. Rowling, and Link finds truths there that most authors wouldn’t dare touch.” Time
[Kelly] Link’s stories . . . play in a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and J. K. Rowling, and Link finds truths there that most authors wouldn’t dare touch. Lev Grossman, Time
A sorceress to be reckoned with. The New York Times Book Review  
She is unique and should be declared a national treasure. Neil Gaiman
“Link’s world is one to savor. [Grade:] A” Entertainment Weekly
“A potent blend of horror and magic realism and postmodern absurdism…[Link’s] stories combine the everyday with the bizarre to powerful effect…That sort of resonance, that lingering, haunting effect, is the product of real magic, and Kelly Link is no doubt a sorceress to be reckoned with.” New York Times Book Review
“Intricate, wildly imaginative and totally wonderful…will fill you with awe and joy.” NPR

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Author

Author Bio: Kelly Link

Author Bio: Kelly Link

Kelly Link is a firm believer in the do-it-yourself ethos that powers the steampunk movement. She has started a zine, founded an independent publishing house, owns two letterpresses, and edited the fantasy half of The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror for five years. She lives in Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English