The Starless Sea

A Novel
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Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Awards:2019-New York Times Bestseller,
New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: DD47599
Released: Nov 05, 2019
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ISBN: #9780735207875
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life. Read by Dominic Hoffman, with a full cast: Dominic Hoffman reading the Zachary Ezra Rawlins storyline Dion Graham reading the Sweet Sorrows storyline Bahni Turpin reading excerpts from the Secret Diary of Katrina Hawkins Fiona Hardingham reading The Ballad of Simon and Eleanor Allan Corduner reading Fortunes and Fables Jorjeana Marie reading Another place, another time

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The Starless Sea
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Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Narrator(s): Dominic Hoffman
Product Number Z100147491
Released: Nov 05, 2019
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780735207905
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Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Product Number EB00751809
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385541220

Professional reviews

"Dion Graham's rich, velvety timbre guides listeners through the world of SWEET SORROWS, the volume of stories that opens author Erin Morgenstern's worlds within worlds. Zachary Ezra Rawlins, new media graduate student and son of a fortune-teller, finds himself at the center of events surrounding a mysterious library book that reflects his life within its pages. Dominic Hoffman's clear, assured performance leads Zachary through myriad doorways of alleged fantastical settings and perceived realities. Overlapping, interwoven tales, delivered by multiple performers, feature pirates, key collectors, story acolytes, and owl kings. Listeners and characters alike transform simultaneously into both observers and participants as Morgenstern's fantasy unfolds. The combined narrative talents of Bahni Turpin, Fiona Hardingham, Allan Corduner, and Jorjeana Marie are part of Zachary's journey through near-forgotten realms. J.R.T. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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