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NINTH HOUSE Alex Stern, Book 1

by | Read by Michael David Axtell, Lauren Fortgang

Fantasy • 16.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

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. 2020 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781250238061 $44.99 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9781250230911 $32.99

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