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Author: Libba Bray Narrator: January LaVoy Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Diviners Series Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9780449808825
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The Diviners are back in this thrilling and eerie third installment by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray.  After battling a sleeping sickness, The Diviners are up against a group of new and malevolent foes--ghosts! Out in Ward's Island sits a mental hospital full of lost souls from people long forgotten. Ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the Man in the Stovepipe Hat also known as the King of Crows. With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over New York City, the Diviners must band together and brave the ghosts haunting the asylum to bring down the King of Crows. Heart-pounding action and terrifying moments will leave you breathless in the third book of the four-book Diviners series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Narrator January LaVoy shines in the third installment of The Diviners series…The story is a striking blend of history, magic, horror, and romance, and LaVoy’s narration highlights each element through clear enunciation, careful pacing, and dramatic flair. Despite the considerable number of characters and their intersecting story lines, LaVoy never misses a beat, demonstrating a wide range of vocal dexterity and skill that creates the impression of an ensemble. Listeners are encouraged to begin at the beginning of this planned four-audiobook series and enjoy LaVoy’s mastery. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “The amazingly versatile LaVoy portrays a large cast of characters peopling the era. She shifts easily from flapper loudmouth Evie, the ‘Sweetheart Seer,’ to soft-spoken African American Memphis and his brother Isaiah, as well as other accents of the big city: Irish, Italian, Spanish, Jewish, Chinese, and Brooklyn. Most effective are her ghosts’ slithering rasps…[and] the menacing threats of the supernatural King of Crows…A mesmerizing reading by a masterful narrator.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “The narrative is a many-­tentacled thing, reaching into the minds of the seven Diviners as well as myriad other characters…It is a gripping, unsettling read that peels back the shiny surface of the American dream. Like the ghosts facing the Diviners, Bray’s novel has teeth.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The diverse protagonists are intricately developed…[and] there is no shortage of action…A solid middle entry that will satisfy readers hooked on this series—and leave them eager for the next.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Bray does an admirable job of keeping up the many plotlines and characters she’s endeared to us over the past two books…Diviners fans pos-i-tute-ley will enjoy this tale (as Evie would say)!"

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Young Adult Narration

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 4/12/2018

    " Linda Bray always delivers! Well thought out developed characters, a gripping story, and a wonderful narreator!! I cannot say enough good things about this listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 3/9/2018

    " If you want smart, strong female characters this is the book for you! Not only does it have amazing diverse characters (both in race and sexuality) it deals with topical issues of 2018 in the 1920s setting. It has a creepy/thrilled story line to go along with it. I love Libba Bray and this book is one of my favorites yet! "

About the Author

Libba Bray is the author of the bestselling Gemma Doyle Trilogy and the Diviners series, among others, and the author of Beauty Queens, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Going Bovine, which won the Michael L. Printz Award.

About the Narrator

January LaVoy, winner of numerous awards for narration, was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She is an American actress best known for her character Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. In addition to working extensively in narration and television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater.