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Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Korey Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2014 ISBN: 9781490618678
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“The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened … and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.”

Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano man,” a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.

The unforgettable saga of a young man coming of age within a remarkable family, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shaped him, The City is a novel that speaks to everyone, a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, it’s a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Told in the first person, the story of musical prodigy Jonah Kirk takes us into one man’s struggle to retrieve an inherited gift that often seemed lost or forever threatened. Another rich, multilayered stand-alone story by the author of Innocence.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Beautifully crafted and poignant…The City is many things: serious, lighthearted, nostalgic, courageous, scary, and mysterious…[It] will have readers staying up late at night.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “[Koontz] can flat-out write…The message of hope and depiction of how the choices you make can change your life ring true and will remain with you once the book has been closed.”

    Bookreporter

  • “Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.”

    USA Today, praise for the author

  • “The narrative of Jonah Kirk comes to life through the voice of narrator Korey Jackson…Jackson’s voice has a deep and projecting tone that becomes quickly engaging. He embodies Kirk when the story is told in the first person. He also delivers distinctive voices for the other characters and keeps the story moving.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
  • A Chicago Tribune bestseller
  • One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books of July 2014

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About the Author

Dean Koontz is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, including suspense thrillers and books for young readers. His books are published in thirty-six languages, and his worldwide sales top 450 million copies. Several of his books have also been adapted into feature films and television miniseries.

About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.