Magic: A Novel

Written by:
Danielle Steel
Narrated by:
Alexander Cendese

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2016
8 hours 6 minutes

It starts on a summer evening, with the kind of magic found only in Paris. Once a year in the City of Light, a lavish dinner takes place outside a spectacular landmark—the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame . . . a new setting each time. Selected by secret invitation, the guests arrive dressed in white, with tables and chairs, white linens, flowers, fine china, sparkling crystal, and an elegant dinner. As the sun sets, thousands of candles are lit. And when the night is over, hundreds of white paper lanterns, each with a flame within, bearing everyone’s fervent wishes, are released into the sky. Amid this wondrous White Dinner, a group of close friends stands at the cusp of change.

Jean-Philippe and Valerie Dumas are devoted to each other and their young children. He is a rising star in the financial world, she, an editor at French Vogue. But a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in China may lead to separation—and temptation.

The epitome of a stylish power couple from Milan, Benedetta and Gregorio Mariani run a venerable Italian clothing empire. Gregorio projects strength, but has a weakness that will ignite a crisis in their company and their marriage.

Chantal Giverny, an award-winning screenwriter, and Dharam Singh, one of India’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, are singles paired for the evening. They arrive as friends, but their paths will be set on dramatically different courses before the White Dinner ends.

Spanning the globe, this breathtaking novel follows these indelible characters through a transformative year of successes and heartbreaks until the next White Dinner. From the world’s most beloved writer, here is a tale told with extraordinary tenderness and passion, as Danielle Steel explores what it really means to have magic in our lives.
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Charelle Matheny

Loved it

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Pamela Brown

This is one of her better stories the narrator does a great job.

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Jalaine C.

It has been a while since I listened to DS. Very good.

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Donna Dixon T

So many interesting characters well woven together kept me glued to my headphones and made me wish I could be a word traveler. Very easy listening. I’m ready for a white Paris, of course. Great rr candy.

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Gaynor Celotti

This book was okay but lacked a little in story I felt.

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Brianne Bleile

It wasn't great. A typical Danielle Steel and now I know why I stopped reading her in my teens. One big repetitive run on. It was written like it was a rush to finish. Nothing was every really described so not many visuals could be made. The narrator sounded winded or had difficulty breathing and when he spoke on behalf of the women I could only picture them as transvestites. I give it a 2 because it had a Begining and an ending so that's something I guess.

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Mari Bryan

Typical Danielle Steel. Excellent story, woven to keep you entertained. The narration was exceptional!

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Lee-Anne McFarlane

At 51 years of age I am new to Danielle Steele's work. I must say I am pleasantly surprised and the story is very well written, narrated and it kept me wanting to continue listening with interest and wonder, eager to hear more. I would recommend this book to all that enjoy exploring a little magic in our lives.

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Nicole Jennings

I used to read Danielle Steele in my teens and always loved her novels. I am now mid forties and after reading this novel the love has been renewed! I feel even more connected to her characters now that I am older and have life experience.

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