Ninth House

Author(s): Leigh Bardugo
2019-New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 08, 2019
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Product Number: Z100147064
Released: Oct 08, 2019
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ISBN: #9781250230911
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A LOCUS AWARD FINLIST! "Bardugo's latest is a must-listen, introducing a haunting, Yale-based occult world populated with gloriously complicated characters... A win-win-win, honestly." -- Paste, best audiobooks of 2019 From #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite. This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most prestigious universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street's biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living. Ninth House is the long-awaited adult debut by the beloved author of Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows. Leigh Bardugo will take her place alongside Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness as one of the finest practitioners of literary fantasy writing today. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books "Ninth House is the best fantasy novel I've read in years, because it's about real people. Bardugo's imaginative reach is brilliant, and this story—full of shocks and twists—is impossible to put down." - Stephen King "Ninth House is one of the best fantasy novels I've read in years. This book is brilliant, funny, raw and utterly magnificent — it's a portal to a world you'll never want to leave." - Lev Grossman, New York Timesbestselling author of The Magicians "In this mesmerizing novel, Leigh Bardugo introduces us to Alex, a high-school dropout who gets a free ride to Yale because of a unique talent. Bardugo's New Haven is plausible and frightening, and I was one rapt reader." - Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the True Blood series


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Ninth House
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Author(s): Leigh Bardugo
Product Number DD46946
Released: Nov 05, 2019
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250238061
Author(s): Leigh Bardugo
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Released: Oct 08, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: #9781250313089

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"Lauren Fortgang and Michael David Axtell team up to narrate this dark fantasy in which a girl has just been murdered. Alex Stern must investigate whether magic was somehow involved. Fortgang commands most of the narration in this audiobook, using low, chilling tones that add irresistible intrigue to the occult activities of Yale University's most secret societies. Voicing Alex at a leisurely pace, Fortgang creates a believable persona for a woman who is unlikely to be a student at Yale, considering her dark history. Axtell's depiction of Darlington, Alex's mentor, who has disappeared, is expressive yet straightforward, matching the character's altruistic bent. An interview with the author at the end offers fascinating insight into her writing process and the inspiration behind the novel. A.K.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"