The art of illusion relies on stellar performance, and these stories of fascinating women who make magic merit a standing ovation. You may not be able to trust your eyes, but thanks to these talented narrators, your ears won’t deceive you.
The preeminent stage illusionist at the turn of the 20th century, the Amazing Arden is known best for the Halved Man. One evening she trades her usual saw for an axe, and later her husband is found murdered under the stage. Julia Whelan performs as the mesmerizing magician skilled in deception, and Nick Podehl voices the the desperate lawman seeking to pull back the curtain on the truth.
Magicians Dane and Mandy Collins are about to retire when a car accident claims Mandy’s life. A grieving Dane goes to see a new magic act and is shocked to find a 19-year-old version of his Mandy. When the two reunite, they strive to uncover the conspiracy behind their meeting, Mandy’s supernatural magic, and who might be following them. Read by the author.
Jim Dale, the genius narrator of the Harry Potter audiobooks, spins another tale of fantasy and spectacle. When Prospero the Enchanter discovers that he has a young daughter with extraordinary magical talents, he wastes no time in setting up a competition between her and the protégé of his longtime adversary. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.