The Prestige

  • by Christopher Priest
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose each other. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magician's craft can command. Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences. In the end, their legacy will be passed on for generations to descendants who must, for their sanity's sake, untangle the puzzle left to them.


What the Critics Say

Winner of the World Fantasy Award"Extraordinary, like a dazzling magic act!" (Entertainment Weekly)
"A brilliant conjuring act by one of the master illusionists of our time." (Wired)
"A taut, twisting, prize-winning story of two magicians and their fierce fin-de-siècle rivalry that taints successive generations of their respective families....An unexpectedly compelling fusion of weird science and legerdemain." (Kirkus Reviews)


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This story is a masterpiece a really exceptional multi layered intricate tale! The narration moves between past and present lives of two magician follow the narrator as they reveal the story. You must discover the truth about the rivalry, love and deception of both magicians and the impact of this on their families.This is one of my favourite audiobooks it is an exceptional story. I can guarantee you will return to this book again and again ..... listen carefully!
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- Jacqueline


This is one of the first audio books that I have listened to, and I have been very pleasantly surprised by how caught up in the story I was. The quality of narration is excellent, and like any good book I had trouble putting it down.
I would highly recommend this audio book to anyone.
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- Anna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.