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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: Jessica Townsend Narrator: Gemma Whelan Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nevermoor Series Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781478923435
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A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world—but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks—and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart—an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests—or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.

Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Gemma Whelan provides listeners with an immersive experience of the wondrous world of Nevermoor…Whelan’s clear English accent is perfect for the otherworldly nature of both worlds, Jackalfax and Nevermoor, as well as the characters. Younger characters’ voices have not yet dropped, and each voice has a unique characteristic, such as Noelle’s prideful, sarcastic, and slightly nasal tones or Fenestra the Magnificat’s confident boredom. Listeners will be left eagerly awaiting the next installment. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it’s the sort of delightful, grand adventure destined to be many a reader’s favorite book.”

    Trenton Lee Stewart, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Readers, like Morrigan herself, will feel at home in this evocative novel where magic and confidence go hand in hand. An excellent and exciting work.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Morrigan is a captivating heroine, filled with moxie and wit… Whimsical world-building, humorous dialogue, and colorful supporting characters compliment an adventurous, magic-filled plot that champions bravery, self-confidence, and hope.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A tour de force of fantastical invention, revealing original conceits with each page-turn.”

    Horn Book

  • “Townsend knows how to keep the pages turning in this fast-paced story.”


  • #1 Kids' Indie Next List Pick
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A School Library Journal Top Pick for Fall Fantasy Tales
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About the Author

Jessica Townsend was a copywriter for eight years and the editor of a children’s wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.

About the Narrator

Gemma Whelan is an English actress and comedian best known for playing Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones. She is also a singer and professional dancer specializing in Jazz and Tap, and is a member of London’s Beaux Belles.