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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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


Disc 6

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


Disc 7

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


Disc 8

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


Disc 9

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


Disc 10

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


Disc 11

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


Disc 12

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


Disc 13

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


Disc 14

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


Disc 15

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


Disc 16

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


Disc 17

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


Disc 18

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


Disc 19

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


Disc 20

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


Disc 21

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

Release Date: 09/2012

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