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3.9995904995905 out of 53.9995904995905 out of 53.9995904995905 out of 53.9995904995905 out of 53.9995904995905 out of 5 4.00 (9,768 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Libba Bray Narrator: January LaVoy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780449808740
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SOMETHING DARK AND EVIL HAS AWAKENED. . . .
Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho is hiding a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened. . . .

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bray offers grand themes, complex characters, and suspense…An absolutely terrific read and, thankfully, the first in a planned series.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • The Diviners delivers an addictive and terrifying story of young New Yorkers investigating a rash of occult-based murders. Bray sustains a breathless energy throughout this ambitious series-starter, deftly evoking the exuberance of 1920s city life and the evil lurking beneath it.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “[A] lavish supernatural thriller…Wisecracking Evie is a likable heroine, and all signs point to intriguing complications and more malevolent spirits on the rise in succeeding books.”

    Horn Book

  • “Bray’s writing is at her spine-tingling best here…With romance, mystery, glamour, and history as bait, Libba Bray is sure to hook new readers as well as welcome back her legion Gemma Doyle series fans.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “Everyday moments and a romance or two help lighten the mood of this creepy, dark, and twisted tale of things that really do go bump in the night. Teens willing to put in the work of reading this weighty tome will be rewarded with more than a few satisfying surprises.”

    VOYA

  • “Not for the faint of heart due to both subject and length, but the intricate plot and magnificently imagined details of character, dialogue, and setting take hold and don’t let go. Not to be missed.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred)

  • Selected for the Fall 2012 Kids' Indie Next List: Teens
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Teen Fiction
  • A 2012 Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
  • A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • A 2012 Library Journal Best Book: Staff Favorites
  • A 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Nominee
  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Awards, 2013

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 2/18/2014

    " It was really good!!! I cannot wait for the next one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ornella | 2/5/2014

    " Good book. Want to read part 2. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Stimson | 1/30/2014

    " Could not put this book down. It kept me up late for many, many nights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Mendoza | 1/20/2014

    " not sure it actually told enough about the diviners for an intro to the series...there was too much going on. overall- eh "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Staggs | 1/18/2014

    " So...creepy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/17/2014

    " Thoroughly original and captivating. The first chapter literally gave me nightmares. Delightful characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 1/14/2014

    " Scary, but good. I did have to read it in the daylight. I hope the " Naughty John" song will make it's way out of my head soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Lane | 1/12/2014

    " I had a hard time getting into this book. I loved the Great and Terrible Beauty Trilogy so I thought I would enjoy The Diviners too. It was just ok for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Sehorn | 1/8/2014

    " i loved this book! A little sad that i finished it and the next one is not available yet. The characters were interesting and I am anxious to see how the continue to entwine in the next novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celeste | 12/13/2013

    " Simple: Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/8/2013

    " Excellent book. One of those that keep you up later than you wanted as you try to finish it. Quite spooky in parts. I'm highly looking forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Zehms | 12/1/2013

    " Good book! Really spooky! Enjoyed the 20's era New York setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamila Meah | 10/8/2013

    " I hate that good stories are all books in a series now!! so much to catch up on. so little time. but I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julianne Jacques | 3/4/2013

    " This book takes forever to work up some steam and then it just drops off. It had an interesting idea but needs a strong editor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 9/27/2012

    " If you're looking to have a jake of a time, this book will make everything come up applesauce. In intriguing story, with interesting characters. I would recommend listening to the audio book if you get the chance, for it makes the how experience outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/24/2012

    " Looooooved this book! Loved, loved, LOVED it! This series may be every bit as good as A Great and Terrible Beauty--that's how much I liked this book. Genuinely creepy premise--it kept me awake at night! "

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About the Author
Author Libba Bray

Libba Bray is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gemma Doyle Trilogy, and she has written short stories about everything from Cheap Trick concerts to Rocky Horror Picture Show devotees to meeting Satan worshippers on summer vacation. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Her dream is to stop sucking so badly at drums in Rock Band.

About the Narrator

January LaVoy, winner of eleven Earphones Awards for narration, 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.