“Magic for Beginners” By Kelly Link 

25548882Magic for Beginners
By: Kelly Link
Narrated by: Various
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
Release date: 07-01-14
Publisher: Random House Audio

A very interesting collection of humorous, quirky, sometimes creepy, original stories.  Some of these stories could be old fashioned folk lore, some could be modern tales of humanity, and some are just plain weird.

I did enjoy all the stories, some I would have rather read than heard, because I would have to rewind to make sure I heard what I thought I heard.  It would have been easier just to flip back a few pages.

Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t the fault of any of the narrators, they all did a perfect job of presenting the stories.  However, some of the stories were just so weird that they lost me in the story.  Sometimes the Story within a story, within a story and then throw in a side story just to confuse me were a bit confusing.  Confusing but Challenging.  If you are into modern art in story form you’ll love this.  It is definitely worth checking out.

Publisher’s Summary
Perfect for fans 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 listener 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

©2005 Kelly Link (P)2014 Random House Audio