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  • Gideon the Ninth

  • Von: Tamsyn Muir
  • Gesprochen von: Moira Quirk
  • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 50 Min.
  • 4,6 out of 5 stars (287 Bewertungen)

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    Inhaltsangabe

    The Emperor needs necromancers. 

    The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. 

    Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. 

    Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap out of the audio, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. 

    Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service. 

    Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. 

    Of course, some things are better left dead.

    ©2019 Tamsyn Muir (P)2019 Recorded Books

    Kritikerstimmen

    "Tamsyn Muir's absorbing storytelling and Moira Quirk's immersive performance create a richly imagined fantasy world.... Quirk is at turns antagonistic, vulnerable, and hopelessly helpful as she characterizes all the participants and stewards of Canaan House.... Listeners will eagerly anticipate the trilogy's next installment." (AudioFile Magazine)

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    Großartig

    Ein wirklich tolles Hörbuch, das von Anfang bis Ende Spaß macht. Die Sprecherin schafft es, jeden Charakter unterschiedlich darzustellen, sodass man auch, wenn man sich die vielen Namen nicht gleich merkt, immer eine Idee hat, wer spricht. Die Charaktere sind interessant und sympathisch (Harrowhawk anfangs sicher etwas weniger, aber das ist ja Teil dessen, was die Geschichte ausmacht), die Geschichte selber durchwegs spannend.

    Man merkt eigentlich sehr schnell, ob einem das Setting und der Ton gefällt, hier ändert sich im Laufe der Geschichte wenig. Etwas unerwartet war, dass sich der Ton zwar nicht ändert, die Geschichte jedoch gegen Ende ernster wird, was aber insgesamt gut in den Ablauf gepasst hat.

    Der Humor von Gideon muss einem gefallen, persönlich fand ich sie sehr witzig und erfrischend.

    Insgesamt ein fantastisches Hörbuch; definitiv empfehlenswert!

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    Maybe get the physical copy as well

    Audiobook is not the way to go with this, I really need the physical copy once they calm down with the price.
    I don't know why so many reviewers hated the characters, I loved almost all of them. Sure, the names are mostly ridiculous, but they were all just so absurd and different and amazing?! I'm really looking forward to the sequel and I wish we had more characters joining us again because they were just such a joy to follow.
    Gideon is hilarious and what I'd assume a normal person thrust into a world like that would be like, so I really appreciated her. Harrow was also just absolutely brilliant and I loved their banter.
    I do think the world building could have been a bit better and it would have been nice to get a little more insight into everything.
    The voice actress was great, so the only reason I'm saying this isn't necessarily the way to go is because there's just a lot of stuff happening and there are too many people with too many difficult names, so it's kind of hard to keep track of everything via audiobook.

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    A necromancer & a swordfighter walk into a castle

    This book is the best and most creative thing I have read in any genre in ages.

    Also, It's very, very, very gay, so if you can't handle that, fuck off.

    Gideon is the best sword himbo in the world & harrow is just a glorious little bone goblin. All hail to the Ninth.

    Now go forth and listen to it, it's amazing and ridiculously funny.

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    Fascinating story

    A litRPG in a post apocalyptic space fantasy setting about a group of arch-necromancers competing to become a lich-like.
    Mixed with Gothic horror, murder mystery,
    and YA lesbian paranormal romance.

    Told from the perspective of the slightly dim sidekick fighter who just wants to hit things with her sword.

    And it is all glorious even if some of those elements aren't your cup of tea on their own.

    Only downside is that the huge gallary of characters are slightly hard to keep track of in an audiobook format, and reading the character overview in the beginning of the book aloud isn't helpful and is a terrible start for an audiobook, hence -1 on total score.

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    Großartig gelesen, tolle Story!

    Jede Person wird schon durch ihre Stimme perfekt charakterisiert. Selbst wenn dies nicht einer der innovativsten SFF-Romane der letzten Jahrzehnte wäre: die schauspielerische Leistung hebt dieses ohnehin schon herausragende Buch in den Olymp.

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    It is OKish

    To be honest, I think I will pass on the second book. Most characters are very thin. There are too many unimportant (most of them) characters and you will forget about them or what they did. Also story-pacing seems a bit off and it all feels somewhat unfinished. This is the author's first book so it's understandable. Don't get your hopes up too high. I think a lot of potential hides in this book rather unused. But if you are looking for some video-game-necro-fantasy-stuff to kill some time: go for it, I guess.

    Just because I read some comments that it is very gay sci-fi-fanatsy:
    It is less gay than the average Netflix production, so just replace the 'very gay' with 'normal feeling, definitely not over the top gay'. But I still like that it has some gay characters, since that is rare in the genre. There is no big gay love story, if you're looking for that.
    It is somewhat sci-fi. But if you replaced the word "carriage" in any other fantasy novel with the word "shuttle" you will end up with the same amount of sci-fi.

    Maybe I'll come back to this series when I don't know what else to listen to.

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    • 28.07.2022

    Great voice, difficult story without text

    For someone not native to English it is not easy to get everything in the first hearing. The first part is like getting all the informations to understand in the last part the answers to all what happened. I will listen again to it and I guess will understand more then.

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    • Lea
    • 07.03.2022

    Love the audio narrator!

    I reread Gideon the Ninth to prepare for Harrow the Ninth and still feel the exact same as I did the first time reading it. The characters are phenomenal, I love Gideon and the way everything tied up in the end is super exciting. But the reason I can only rate this book 3 stars again is because the worldbuilding and pacing are a bit off, especially in the middle. Nevertheless I can't wait to read the sequel!

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    Not what I expected but wow

    Lesbian necromancers in space, solving mysterious, ancient riddles with a story that is driven by a super-sarcastic-but-in-the-fun-way protagonist and her more-edgy-than-should-be-possible but also scarily smart companion. Had a blast reading this. Gideon is the first protagonist I have ever encountered that doesn't get annoying or overbearing with their sarcastic nature. It always got a laugh out of me when she was being particularly irritable and her somewhat "fuck it" attitude throughout the book made it so much fun to read the otherwise quite tragic and gloomy story. I have never seen this type of character be so well done and it was very refreshing. The somewhat silly and extremely edgy themes in the book often get mocked by the characters in-universe and are acknowledged just enough to make everything feel real. Got a bit lost with all the side characters and remembering who everyone was every now and again but that's just a "me" thing. Very satisfying character arcs throughout and I'm excited to read the next book as soon as I can!

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    Your need this story! Trust me!

    Most entertaining thing I have read/heard for years. incredible voice acting and a story that never slows down. amazing