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FOWLES, J.: Magus (The) (Unabridged)

    

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FOWLES, J.: Magus (The) (Unabridged)

The Magus defined the spirit of the 1960s. Nicholas Urfe accepts a teaching post on a beautiful, remote Greek island, in order to escape an unsatisfactory love affair. He meets the enigmatic Maurice Conchis, who introduces him to the exquisitely lovely Lily, his ideal of the perfect woman. But is she flesh or fantasy? As the past bleeds into the present, he finds it increasingly difficult to distinguish reality from imagination. Under the spell of this magic isle and its presiding spirit, he struggles to understand the rules of the mysterious game into which he is drawn.



Disc 1

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   Part 1: Chapter 1 00:06:44
2.   At least, along with a group of fellow odd men out at Magdalen… 00:05:54
3.   Chapter 2 00:04:29
4.   Chapter 3 00:08:02
5.   When I came back, she was standing with a glass of Scotch in her hand. 00:05:52
6.   Alison knelt beside me. 00:05:40
7.   Chapter 4 00:07:02
8.   For days, afraid of Maggie… 00:07:30
9.   I couldn't see her face. 00:06:46
10.   One day she said, 'I've got to go for my interview tomorrow.' 00:07:25
11.   Chapter 5 00:04:36
12.   'I waited hours for you.' 00:04:35


Disc 2

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   The next morning, my last but two… 00:06:34
2.   Chapter 6 00:07:13
3.   Chapter 7 00:06:43
4.   This lack of open water meant also that there were no wild animals… 00:06:32
5.   Another letter came from her the next day. 00:06:44
6.   Chapter 8 00:07:48
7.   One kind of person is engaged in society without realising it… 00:06:36
8.   The day before term ended I felt the balance tip. 00:06:25
9.   Chapter 9 00:03:21
10.   Part 2: Chapter 10 00:08:05
11.   The sun beat down on my back. 00:05:18
12.   Chapter 11 00:03:17


Disc 3

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   The leading estiatoras of the village… 00:08:34
2.   Chapter 12 00:06:47
3.   Chapter 13 00:06:30
4.   I bit into my first kourabie, and gave an appreciative nod. 00:06:58
5.   As I walked behind him, I said… 00:06:32
6.   His head turned on me with a snakelike swiftness… 00:06:53
7.   Chapter 14 00:06:28
8.   Chapter 15 00:06:06
9.   'Do you like this' 00:08:09
10.   He picked up a book and slapped the dust off it. 00:05:52
11.   He sat against the parapet with his back to the view. 00:06:18


Disc 4

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 16 00:05:26
2.   Chapter 17 00:07:29
3.   I swilled the last of the ouzo round in my glass. 00:06:59
4.   'I came to Phraxos looking for a house to rent.' 00:08:33
5.   Chapter 18 00:07:06
6.   'You see the child I was.' 00:07:06
7.   'No obstacles except those of propriety…' 00:08:03
8.   'I felt like a small boy beside her.' 00:06:34
9.   Chapter 19 00:06:20
10.   'The madness of it, Nicholas.' 00:06:09
11.   He stood up. 00:07:23


Disc 5

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 20 00:07:00
2.   'I stayed in that crater all night.' 00:06:45
3.   Chapter 21 00:07:43
4.   Chapter 22 00:06:05
5.   We remained staring at each other. 00:06:27
6.   Chapter 23 00:06:20
7.   I looked around again, towards the house. 00:05:42
8.   He had already had his own… 00:05:52
9.   I was silent. 00:05:46
10.   Chapter 24 00:05:54
11.   He stopped speaking for a moment… 00:06:14
12.   'But there was so much misunderstanding between us.' 00:07:35


Disc 6

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 25 00:06:04
2.   I went swiftly down the hall to the front door. 00:04:30
3.   Chapter 26 00:06:08
4.   'He's asked me over next week again.' 00:08:16
5.   Chapter 27 00:06:20
6.   At last it began to seem plain. 00:07:24
7.   She had bare shoulders and arms. 00:06:49
8.   Chapter 28 00:05:50
9.   She went and stood against the parapet at the far end of the terrace… 00:05:30
10.   Chapter 29 00:06:37
11.   'Constantly, during that first visit, I was shocked…' 00:06:52
12.   'He was the most abnormal man I had ever met.' 00:06:01


Disc 7

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   I went to the parapet that faced East. 00:07:16
2.   I looked back at Conchis. 00:06:48
3.   'Very well. Let us have a little more brandy first.' 00:07:28
4.   Chapter 30 00:07:08
5.   I had never had a telepathic experience in my life… 00:03:27
6.   Chapter 31 00:06:15
7.   'Give me your hand.' 00:06:00
8.   I thought for one mad moment that he had crept up behind us. 00:07:57
9.   It was a wild, dislocating, disactualising, shock. 00:07:14
10.   Chapter 32 00:04:41
11.   Chapter 33 00:05:54
12.   She threw me a veiled look, then stared ahead again. 00:04:38


Disc 8

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   'I haven't been very happy on Phraxos.' 00:04:31
2.   Chapter 34 00:07:32
3.   'When shall I see you again' 00:08:20
4.   Chapter 35 00:05:41
5.   He gave me a piercing look I was meant to believe… 00:06:20
6.   I had the now familiar feeling that came in conversations at Bourani. 00:06:26
7.   I remained staring at the edge of the tablecloth. 00:05:55
8.   Chapter 36 00:06:33
9.   I began to stare at the star. 00:05:55
10.   At some point it began imperceptibly to change. 00:06:54
11.   Chapter 37 00:06:53
12.   I was glad, with a simplicity that recalled earliest adolescence. 00:05:25


Disc 9

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 38 00:06:30
2.   I remembered Lily's prophecy… 00:06:35
3.   There was a long silence. 00:06:51
4.   Chapter 39 00:05:22
5.   It should have cast a shadow over the day. 00:03:53
6.   Chapter 40 00:04:56
7.   At the top of it we came to… 00:05:54
8.   Chapter 41 00:07:38
9.   She thrust the saucepan under my nose… 00:07:20
10.   Chapter 42 00:06:55
11.   We walked on a way… 00:07:32
12.   'It's not that I believe any of these things…' 00:05:42


Disc 10

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   We got to Arachova about five… 00:07:29
2.   'That reminds me.' 00:05:20
3.   She began to bang the bedrail with her fists… 00:05:06
4.   Chapter 43 00:07:04
5.   She turned down the pale blue flame of the spirit - stove… 00:06:27
6.   I went after her. 00:06:55
7.   Chapter 44 00:05:22
8.   'I think I told you that when modern history…' 00:06:24
9.   However, from being rather frightened by the solitude… 00:06:12
10.   'He said, "I had no choice."' 00:06:09
11.   'I got into the boat…' 00:05:10
12.   'I watched this rare specimen of humanity for some time.' 00:05:56


Disc 11

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   'I went back to the farmstead a wiser young man.' 00:05:25
2.   I trained my glasses on him. 00:05:44
3.   Chapter 45 00:06:08
4.   Conchis kissed her hand, and then she reached it to me… 00:07:13
5.   A second later I had let go of her and was reaching in my pocket… 00:05:45
6.   She leant backward and stretched her arm along the seat back… 00:04:43
7.   She answered obliquely. 00:05:43
8.   She started to walk down past the statue. 00:06:01
9.   Chapter 46 00:05:44
10.   Lily looked coolly down at me and said… 00:06:16
11.   I lit my cigarette. 00:05:41
12.   She handed me three other letters. 00:05:58
13.   'But you must still have smelt a rat' 00:05:08


Disc 12

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   'We had screen tests. Some woman Maurice knew…' 00:06:34
2.   'You said yes again' 00:07:12
3.   She looked back over her shoulder. 00:05:55
4.   Chapter 47 00:05:39
5.   I began my supplementary cross - examination. 00:06:13
6.   After a moment or two… 00:06:38
7.   Chapter 48 00:03:35
8.   Chapter 49 00:06:00
9.   We came to where the beach curved away… 00:05:31
10.   I began to walk in the direction that would bring me… 00:06:30
11.   In a few seconds a pale movement told me I was right. 00:05:19
12.   'What the bloody hell's the game' 00:05:42


Disc 13

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   The colonel moved up the path to where the sergeant… 00:05:49
2.   As he did so there was a cry, an exclamation. 00:06:40
3.   Chapter 50 00:06:50
4.   I began to walk along towards the bay with the three cottages. 00:06:03
5.   On the far side of the village there was another harbour… 00:06:43
6.   'What kind of singing and dancing' 00:07:22
7.   Chapter 51 00:06:45
8.   I lay on the bed and thought of her coming to me… 00:05:25
9.   My tears did not last very long. 00:06:29
10.   Chapter 52 00:06:02
11.   'A victim is someone who has something inflicted on him…' 00:06:11
12.   This was the 'last trick' of Julie's letter. 00:06:08


Disc 14

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   We silently toasted each other, across the lamp - lit table… 00:05:28
2.   The new - risen moon was amber… 00:05:49
3.   Chapter 53 00:06:14
4.   He let me look a few moments longer… 00:05:21
5.   The beam was extinguished, the engine stopped. 00:06:33
6.   'Poor Anton.' 00:06:45
7.   '‘So the eighty of us were marched off to the school…' 00:06:52
8.   They took the three to the school, where they were interrogated. 00:06:33
9.   'We went into another bare room next door.' 00:05:53
10.   'The night passed.' 00:04:57
11.   'Beyond those three atrocious shapes I saw the hostages.' 00:07:13
12.   'I understood then.' 00:07:06


Disc 15

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 54 00:07:12
2.   'But let me finish by showing you the report that Anton wrote.' 00:06:54
3.   Chapter 55 00:05:35
4.   'She wrote me a letter.' 00:05:11
5.   He caught sight of something behind me. 00:05:02
6.   Joe appeared in the music - room door, with two heavy suitcases. 00:06:17
7.   Chapter 56 00:05:43
8.   Perhaps it was seeing her in contemporary… 00:04:35
9.   Under the colonnade, Hermes stood waiting. 00:05:24
10.   I lit a fourth match. 00:05:46
11.   Chapter 57 00:05:20
12.   Julie's suitcase stood at the foot of the bed. 00:05:08
13.   Chapter 58 00:04:20
14.   She had the amateur liar's habit of looking earnestly into one's eyes. 00:04:11


Disc 16

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   I took her hand and led her silently and quickly up the alley… 00:05:16
2.   I went and stood by the window, the now - torrential rain… 00:05:29
3.   Chapter 59 00:07:28
4.   I lay on top of her, mastering her… 00:06:32
5.   A little smile at the corner of her mouth… 00:07:32
6.   Chapter 60 00:05:53
7.   All her story – her stories… 00:05:39
8.   I lit another Philip Morris. 00:06:44
9.   Chapter 61 00:06:17
10.   As soon as I had done so… 00:05:41
11.   The next figure was African… 00:06:46
12.   Perhaps a minute passed like that. 00:05:18


Disc 17

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   'Good. Now… if I may be allowed I shall first introduce myself.' 00:05:44
2.   I could not keep control any longer. 00:06:32
3.   The subject's family… 00:06:16
4.   Though I have little sympathy as a fellow human being… 00:06:37
5.   Adam called something. 00:06:48
6.   No one moved… 00:06:58
7.   Chapter 62 00:06:43
8.   A new shot. 00:07:10
9.   Then light came from behind the curtains. 00:06:51
10.   Lily. 00:07:09
11.   Chapter 63 00:06:31
12.   I climbed a hundred yards or so to the top of the hill. 00:04:58


Disc 18

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   Pitching and rolling, the little steamer, made late by the meltemi… 00:04:19
2.   Next I opened another envelope from London. 00:04:05
3.   Chapter 64 00:05:29
4.   There was a swift conversation in Greek between the headmaster… 00:05:12
5.   He watched me a moment more, then came to the point. 00:06:20
6.   Chapter 65 00:07:02
7.   Finally, on different paper, a scrawled message… 00:06:30
8.   The 'orders' looked as if they had all been typed out… 00:06:00
9.   Chapter 66 00:06:05
10.   I returned to the waiting yellow taxi. 00:05:08
11.   The dinner that evening was dreadful… 00:06:33
12.   Chapter 67 00:05:02
13.   I walked up and down my room… 00:06:51


Disc 19

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   Part 3: Chapter 68 00:05:04
2.   I wanted to say that I hadn't come as a tourist… 00:06:29
3.   Chapter 69 00:05:21
4.   The next morning I went round to the estate agents… 00:05:07
5.   Chapter 70 00:06:24
6.   Faculty of English, Osaka University. 00:04:42
7.   Evening Standard of January 8, 1952. 00:06:23
8.   Chapter 71 00:06:39
9.   I walked over the gravel and under a brick arch. 00:07:25
10.   'Can you remember one thing…' 00:05:11
11.   She looked down at her cigarette. 00:06:24
12.   Chapter 72 00:08:02


Disc 20

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   'I have some ugly questions to ask.' 00:07:32
2.   She reached up to the mantelpiece beside… 00:07:57
3.   I would not turn and look at her. 00:07:03
4.   Chapter 73 00:06:35
5.   There was only one person I wanted to talk with. 00:06:47
6.   I stood at the bar waiting for the drinks… 00:06:53
7.   'Fantastic.' 00:06:16
8.   Chapter 74 00:05:00
9.   I analysed the situation. 00:06:51
10.   Chapter 75 00:07:34
11.   I looked down. 00:07:24


Disc 21

  The Magus (Unabridged)
1.   A minute later, we were going down the corridor… 00:05:50
2.   Chapter 76 00:05:43
3.   A young Victorian of my age would have thought nothing… 00:07:14
4.   She was always equable… 00:05:07
5.   Rain pounded down, dripped in the gutters… 00:05:18
6.   If only I had told her at the beginning… 00:05:36
7.   Chapter 77 00:07:38
8.   Chapter 78 00:06:58
9.   She was walking slowly across the grass, towards the east. 00:06:25
10.   'You're the only person I've ever felt that about.' 00:07:10
11.   She was not crying, I leant forward and looked. 00:07:12
12.   There was a smell of a bonfire. 00:08:01

Total Playing Time: 26:23:52






Author(s):
Fowles, John

Reader(s):
Boulton, Nicholas

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0108

Barcode: 9781843796336

Physical Release: 09/2012

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