I was so worried that the ending to this trilogy would not match the calibre of the first two books... The ending is fantastic. It ties the series together and gives Nate much-needed redemption. I don't want to say any more than that because I am wiping away my tears and basking in the glow of having just finished this amazing series.I cannot recommend this audiobook highly enough for the 4th grade - adult crowd. Simon Jones does an amazingly sardonic and humorous Bartimaeus. This is one of those cases where the audiobook is even better than the print version.