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Author: Stephanie Garber Narrator: Rebecca Soler Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781427279750
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"Actor Soler's lively narration swiftly draws listeners into the magical spectacle at the center of Garber's YA novel" — Publishers Weekly, best audiobooks of 2017

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval — Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Inlcuded in Publishers Weekly Best Audiobooks of 2017 list (YA category)

  • Rebecca Soler is an ideal listener's companion through a heady world...Soler imbues each descriptive passage with exhilaration and wonder, providing a vivid sensory experience in which listeners will easily lose themselves. AudioFile Magazine
  • Actor Soler’s narration, by turns curious, afraid, frustrated, and exhilarated, immediately draws the listener into this world. In a story full of colorful characters, she gives each one a distinct voice that is faithful to their descriptions in the text. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

  • “Enchanting and mysterious, Stephanie Garber’s Caraval is a story rich with sumptuous detail, beautifully written.”

    Renée Ahdieh, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A spellbinding tale of sisterhood, love, and betrayal. Like her characters, I lost myself in the dangerous, enchanting world she created and never wanted to come out.”

    Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Rebecca Soler is an ideal listener’s companion through a heady world…Soler imbues each descriptive passage with exhilaration and wonder, providing a vivid sensory experience in which listeners will easily lose themselves…Her inflections are pitch-perfect, capturing Scarlett’s yearning and growing worldliness, the jaunty tones of her erstwhile companion, and Legend’s ominous, mesmerizing whisper, which dominates the story as he dominates his world.”


  • “A magnificent debut, and a spellbinding tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and hope.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A decadent and enchanting tale. Caraval will sink its teeth into you, and you will not want to leave.”

    Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author

  • Caraval shimmers with magic. This is an inventive, delightful tale with several aces up its sleeve.”

    Marie Rutkoski, New York Times bestselling author

  • “In a book where nothing is at it appears, one thing is certain: Caraval is the darkly enchanting adventure you’ve been looking for!”

    Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author

  • Caraval is The Night Circus Jr., with a dash of Alice in Wonderland and a sprinkle of Fantasy Island. If blood and madness, ‘shameless curves and immoral promises’ entice you, well, come to the cabaret.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Magic, mystery, and love intertwine and invite in this newest take on the enchanted circus trope…This is an inventive and original circus, laced with an edge of horror. A double love story, one sensual romance and the other sisterly loyalty, anchors the plot, but the real star here is Caraval and its secrets. Immersive and engaging…and destined to capture imaginations.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus in this tale of two sisters enmeshed in a deadly game.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Garber creates a world brimming with energy, mystery, surprises, backstabbing, and even some unforeseen romance.”

    USA Today

  • Indie Next List Selection
  • Entertainment Weekly Pick
  • Among longlisted titles for Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year, 2017
  • Among longlisted titles for Northern California Book Award Master List, 2018

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About the Author

Stephanie Garber loves Disneyland because it’s the one place on earth where she feels as if the fantastical stories she loves to write about could actually come to life. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy, she teaches creative writing at a private college in northern California, where she’s known for turning assignments into games and taking students on field trips that involve book signings.

About the Narrator

Rebecca Soler is a film and voice-over actress and winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards for audiobook narration. Her voice-over credits include various video games, like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Red Dead Redemption, and television shows such as Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.