White Cat: The Curse Workers, Book One Audiobook, by Holly Black Play Audiobook Sample

White Cat: The Curse Workers, Book One Audiobook

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Read By: Jesse Eisenberg Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Curse Workers Series Release Date: May 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780307711823

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

101

Longest Chapter Length:

04:59 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

56 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:58 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

34

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Publisher Description

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers—people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got magic, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail—he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.             Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.

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"Great YA urban fantasy with an interesting twist: the central character is male, if you can believe it. Author Holly black creates and interesting alternative reality in which magic workers live among normal humans facing prejudice and criminalization of their natural talents. Twists and turns of magic and memory weave a dark and disturbing tale around a genuinely likable (if not always admirable) central character."

— L.a. (5 out of 5 stars)

White Cat Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.21739130434783 out of 54.21739130434783 out of 54.21739130434783 out of 54.21739130434783 out of 54.21739130434783 out of 5 (4.22)
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Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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Story: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 (1.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    — harold fraizer, 2/4/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It's so good and Cassel is such a charmer! This book is romantic and mysterious, a PERFECT combination! If you love characters as funny and beautiful as Jace Lightwood (From the Mortal instruments) Read this book! The next book is called "Red Glove" This book is amazing!!! "

    — Karina, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Holly Black's best series yet. BY FAR. "

    — Nina, 1/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Unique ! Brilliant !..Must Read !!! "

    — Mr, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The concept was interesting, but the book just had that "meh" feeling. Like, there wasn't a whole lot of exciting events. I wasn't bored exactly, but White Cat just felt flat. And I was confused by the whole "Lila being turned into a white cat". As the book progressed, I wasn't too surprised by anything that happened. I don't want to sound negative...There were definintley some good parts...it just wasn't "amazing". I ended up giving it 3 stars. "

    — Elise, 12/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing, so so amazing wish it could last forever. "

    — Sarah, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 5 stars for narration by Jesse Eisenberg "

    — Shanah, 10/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK! The story was amazing, and by the end I was very satisfied with this book. Excellent! "

    — Alein, 10/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very good first book in a series. Looking forward to the next one. "

    — Brian, 9/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Exceedingly clever and well-done. I *really* want the next book. "

    — Magda, 8/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was much better then I expected, a lot more depth then anticipated. Also not so much a young adult book then I thought. I am looking forward to more of this :) "

    — Ja, 5/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I didn't think it would be possible to love this book even more, but Jesse Eisenberg's narration is so delightfully spot-on that it actually makes the book better. "

    — Nan, 3/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm actually quite surprised with how good I found this book! It was totally awesome! I had awful prejudice against Holly Black, guess I shouldn't have :) "

    — Persephone, 12/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very interesting; waiting for the 2nd one from the library. "

    — Debra, 12/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked it. The world was intriguing and it was good to have a decent male POV YA book. "

    — Bella, 9/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " White Cat is amazing! I couldn't the book down! Cassel thinks that he is different and in the end is right! White Cat is full of mystery, cons, questions, criminals, and a white cat. "

    — Kelly, 6/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " wow! loved the main character. I'm such a sucker for unreliable narrators and bad boys. read in one day. "

    — Pilars, 4/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It starts with a young man waking up from a nightmare. From a family full of workers, he knew he wasn't one. But he was wrong. You just got to read the book to find out more. It's really interesting. Totally different from Holly Black's other books but she doesn't fail for the change! "

    — Brandy, 10/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book, never stopped wondering who was behind the plots. "

    — Kel, 7/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I re-started reading this book since I had to finish other ones first. I started reading it on my way home from the book signing on May 3 in NYC( which by the way it was an amazing, awesome book signing day)..So far its very good... "

    — Sandra, 5/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is by far the coolest concept for a book I've read so far this year, and it is possibly just hands-down the best book. You will stay up late finishing this one. "

    — Stephanie, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I have been totally sucked into this world created by Holly Black. I've been talking it up to teens-it's a winner! "

    — Diane, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I think this is Holly Black's best YA title yet. With an interesting magical structure - curse workers who can perform various skills such as imparting emotions, altering memories, or breaking bones - in a modern day setting and a likable yet flawed hero. Enjoyable, quick read. "

    — Dena, 5/14/2011

About Holly Black

Holly Black is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including The Folk of the Air trilogy, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Eisner Award and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award and Mythopoeic Award.

About Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg is a television and film actor. He first appeared in the film Roger Dodger in 2002, winning the award for Most Promising New Actor at the San Diego Film Festival. His other film work includes roles in Zombieland, Adventureland, and 30 Minutes or Less, among others. In 2010, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the film The Social Network.