Spinning Silver: A Novel Audiobook, by Naomi Novik Play Audiobook Sample

Spinning Silver: A Novel Audiobook

Spinning Silver: A Novel Audiobook, by Naomi Novik Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Lisa Flanagan Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 12.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 9.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525530992

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Longest Chapter Length:

71:17 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

38:27 minutes

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “One of the year’s strongest fantasy novels” (NPR), an imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale from the bestselling author of Uprooted. NEBULA AND HUGO AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF PASTES BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Time • Tordotcom • Popsugar • Vox • Vulture  Paste • Bustle • Library Journal With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk—grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh—Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. She will face an impossible challenge and, along with two unlikely allies, uncover a secret that threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike. Praise for Spinning Silver “A perfect tale . . . A big and meaty novel, rich in both ideas and people, with the vastness of Tolkien and the empathy and joy in daily life of Le Guin.”The New York Times Book Review “Gorgeous, complex, and magical . . . This is the kind of book that one might wish to inhabit forever.”Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Cool and clever and . . . dire and wonderful.”—Laini Taylor, author of Strange the Dreamer “The Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale has never been as captivating. . . . Spinning Silver further cements [Novik’s] place as one of the genre greats.”Paste

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“Lisa Flanagan’s steady narration, especially her accents and inflections, elevate the story wonderfully. Every character benefits from a distinct and engaging voice, particularly the raspy growl of the fire demon. The story alternates perspectives often, and Flanagan ensures that the transitions are smooth. Novik’s story would stand on its own, but Flanagan’s fantastic narration makes it even better. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • “In spare prose of great clarity Novik weaves in and out of multiple first-person narratives…exploring human and alien social structures and ethnic prejudices, fathers and daughters, damaged relationships and hidden agendas…[A] thoughtful, emotionally complex, absorbing drama.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Addresses weighty questions of power, choice, prejudice, beauty, and identity with aplomb…This masterly, immersive high fantasy tale is grounded in real-world challenges and opportunities for growth. Highly recommended.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
  • A July 2018 LibraryReads Pick
  • The 2019 Audie Award Winner for Best Narration in Fantasy
  • Finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel of 2018
  • Nominated for the 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novel
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Immersive Audiobooks

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About Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik is the New York Times bestselling author of the Scholomance trilogy, the Temeraire series, and the award-winning novels Uprooted and Spinning Silver. She is a founder of the Organization for Transformative Works and the Archive of Our Own.

About Lisa Flanagan

Lisa Flanagan is a classically trained soprano, comedian, voice-over artist, and Earphones Award–winning narrator.