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Ninth House

Autor: Leigh Bardugo
Serie: Alex Stern, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 21 Min.
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A Locus Award finalist!

"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 number one New York Times best-selling 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 20, 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 Times best-selling 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, best-selling author of the True Blood series)

©2019 Leigh Bardugo (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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"Ninth House is the best thing I’ve read in a long time. There’s so much magic here that you'll begin to feel it seeping into the room around you as you read, and characters so real you ’ll practically hear their voices in your ear. Leigh Bardugo has written a book so delicious, so twisty, and so immersive I wouldn’t blame you for taking the day off to finish it." (Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners and Get in Trouble)

"Leigh Bardugo's Ninth House rocked my world. I could not get enough of sinewy, ghost-haunted Alex Stern, a heroine for the ages. With a bruised heart and bleeding knuckles, she risks death and damnation - again and again - for the people she cares about. I was cheering her on the whole way: from the first brilliant sentence of this book to the last. More, please, Ms. Bardugo." (Joe Hill, New York Times best-selling author of NOS4A2)

"With an aura of both enchantment and authenticity, Bardugo's compulsively readable novel leaves a portal ajar for equally dazzling sequels." (Kirkus Reviews starred review)

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Ich fand das Buch wunderbar!!! Die Sprecher waren waren sehr gut und haben die Charaktere sehr gut personifiziert! 1A für die schauspielerische Leistung!!! Hab mir das Buch wenige Tage später zum 2ten Mal angehört, weil es wirklich sehr gut ist. Es bleibt spannend bis zum Ende. Ich fand auch, dass das Buch trotz der magischen Welt wirklich sehr aktuelle gesellschaftliche Probleme angesprochen hat z.B. Klassenunterschiede, Frauenrechte, Machtmissbrauch an Universitäten, Mobbing in sozialen Medien... Ich bin schon auf das zweite Buch gespannt!!! :)

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Ein toller Fantasy-Krimi in der Gegenwart.

Hogwarts war gestern. Yale ist das Heute und das hat es wirklich in sich. Galaxy "Alex" hat Macken und Ecken und wirkt dadurch so real, dass man ihr gerne folgt. Auch die Sprecher haben ihre Sache toll gemacht.

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Best voice and story I heard for a while!

Ninth House is dark, snarky, courageous, diverse and absolutely brilliant. I've had lots of fun listening to the voice of Alex/Galaxy, it was a real joy. The characters are deep, three-dimensional and it still feels like there's more to get to know about them. I also loved that some social commentary was interwoven. Beautiful piece, all in all.