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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicole Kornher-Stace Narrator: Abby Craden Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9780735289499
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Wasp’s job is simple. Hunt ghosts. And every year she has to fight to remain Archivist. Desperate and alone, she strikes a bargain with the ghost of a supersoldier. She will go with him on his underworld hunt for the long-long ghost of his partner and in exchange she will find out more about his pre-apocalyptic world than any Archivist before her. And there is much to know. After all, Archivists are marked from birth to do the holy work of a goddess. They’re chosen. They’re special. Or so they’ve been told for four hundred years.

Archivist Wasp fears she is not the chosen one, that she won’t survive the trip to the underworld, that the brutal life she has escaped might be better than where she is going. There is only one way to find out.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With understated skill, Archivist Wasp twists myth, fantasy, and science fiction into a resonant tale of erasure and absence.”


  • “Kornher-Stace exhibits immense fluidity and grace of prose…The reader will feel the cold and damp…with exactitude and weight. Likewise, Kornher-Stace exhibits fine skills with characterization: Wasp and the ghost both emerge fully rounded. And her action scenes are cinematic.”


  • “A ravishing, profane, and bittersweet post-apocalyptic bildungsroman transcends genre into myth…Difficult, provocative, and unforgettable.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A must-have for dystopian fans who prefer to avoid love stories and pat endings.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The full adrenaline ride…Kornher-Stace writes a mean action sequence.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Craden’s performance matches the story’s grimness as she gives Wasp a measured, muted voice and precise enunciation. Craden uses an even grimmer voice to portray the ghost of a soldier who comes to Wasp looking for help.”


  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens of 2015
  • A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • A BookRiot Pick of Best Books of 2015
  • A Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year Selection
  • A Locus Recommendation
  • A Los Angeles Times Pick for Summer Reading
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About the Narrator

Abby Craden has been a professional actress and voice artist for over sixteen years and can be heard in numerous television and radio commercials, video games, and audiobooks. She has twice won the AudioFile Earphones Award.