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Gideon the Ninth

Lu par : Moira Quirk
Série : The Locked Tomb Trilogy, Volume 1
Durée : 16 h et 50 min
4,8 out of 5 stars (6 notations)

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The Emperor needs necromancers. 

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. 

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. 

Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap out of the audio, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. 

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service. 

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. 

Of course, some things are better left dead.

©2019 Tamsyn Muir (P)2019 Recorded Books

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"Tamsyn Muir's absorbing storytelling and Moira Quirk's immersive performance create a richly imagined fantasy world.... Quirk is at turns antagonistic, vulnerable, and hopelessly helpful as she characterizes all the participants and stewards of Canaan House.... Listeners will eagerly anticipate the trilogy's next installment." (AudioFile Magazine)

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  • Glenn
  • 08/01/2020

Maybe the worst book I have read.

I really tried to like this book, but I cannot. I have read a lot of books and usually I can at least say I understand what the writer was trying to accomplish. I have no idea what happened and I read the whole book. The narration was painful. So many things happened that made no sense. I can’t believe there are two more books.

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  • Sarah K.
  • 27/10/2019

Fun. Not art, very gory, but 100% fun.

This is tremendous fun. It may not be high art, but it is top-shelf fun and the voice-acting is superb.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04/11/2019

a slightly flawed gem

Gideon and Harrow are treasures, great characters with great voices and an interesting tangle of drama. The setting is also highly original and interesting. However, a lot of what makes Gideon so great also feels somewhat out of place in the universe, particularly some of the metaphors used, and the setting itself leaves some gaping gaps in your knowledge, presumably expected to be filled in at the end, where all we really get is prep for a sequel. Also takes far longer to really get going than it should have. Still, it was quite enjoyable and Moira Quirk gives an amazing performance.

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  • JulieG
  • 03/10/2019

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

This book felt like an old friend telling me a story around a campfire, with me clinging to every gritty detail, deepening mystery, and snappy comeback. Gideon is a wonderfully relatable character while also being a total badass. I couldn't *not* love her. Her and Harrow's relationship is so messy and complicated and I love that it only got more complicated as they had to work together and grew as characters. I was consistently pleased by twists and turns in the story, as stakes rose ever higher and the mystery unfolded, and really enjoyed when people would explain whatever crazy thing just happened so I could truly understand and appreciate how crazy it was; it was so conversational that it never felt condescending or halted momentum. The narration was amazing, well acted, and really made me feel I was there with the characters - Moira gave them all such life! Taz, keep at it. As a long time fan of your writing, I can't wait to see what you whip up next.

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  • Jess
  • 27/09/2019

Mind blowingly good

Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gotchic palace in space is what first caught my attention. The rave reviews made me break down and use an audible credit to listen to it. Now I will buy a hard cover copy to keep in my safe so no one can ever ruin it and I will have it forever. From the get go, it grabs your attention and makes you root for Gideon. It makes you slowly fall in love with every character for different reasons, and just when you think it couldn’t get any better, it breaks your heart. This is one of the best books I’ve read in as long as I can remember, and I’ve now got four other people reading it just so we can have a discussion because I can’t NOT talk about this book. Seriously, it’s worth every penny and then some. This book will be a re read, and then I’ll read it again.

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  • Guy Generic
  • 10/01/2020

Yep - Not Very Good

Like many, you'll either be pulled in or pushed away fairly quickly. There was just too much about the setting, characters, and design that are not explained up front and it wasn't worth it to stick along for the ride.

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  • Samantha
  • 07/10/2019

struggled to finish

I liked Gideon but I was really hard pressed to understand what is going on and who all the other characters were. Gideon's banter was the only enjoyable part of the book.

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  • Anastasia Alter
  • 29/09/2019

The perfect mix of dark humor, fantasy, and sci-fi.

What a refreshing novel. The character driven narrative was fun, quirky, surprising, and often endearing (or silicious). I was really impressed at the way sexuality was acknowledged and normalized. It wasn’t weird. Thanks for writing a cheeky read I fell in love with. Can’t wait for the next installment!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26/09/2019

Inventive, Hilarious, Emotional

Moira Quirk does an incredible job narrating this wondeful, unique book. Her voices for each character were spot-on and consistent. Her Gideon, in particular, is exquisite. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Lord Nightshade
  • 06/10/2019

it's nothing to write home about

it wasn't amazing, it wasn't awful. I'm returning the book, because I can't say that I will ever listen to it again. The two main characters revolve around an unknown event for the majority of the novel without the reader being made aware until the end. pair this with a sci-fi fantasy setting closer to the 40k universe that only acts as a back drop to a poorly written version of "murder on the orient express" and you get this novel. I won't say that it is a waste of time, just that it could have been better. Moira Quirk was the saving grace of this book, and is the only way I could tolerate this to the finish line.

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  • Sekhmet
  • 01/11/2019

Großartig

Ein wirklich tolles Hörbuch, das von Anfang bis Ende Spaß macht. Die Sprecherin schafft es, jeden Charakter unterschiedlich darzustellen, sodass man auch, wenn man sich die vielen Namen nicht gleich merkt, immer eine Idee hat, wer spricht. Die Charaktere sind interessant und sympathisch (Harrowhawk anfangs sicher etwas weniger, aber das ist ja Teil dessen, was die Geschichte ausmacht), die Geschichte selber durchwegs spannend. Man merkt eigentlich sehr schnell, ob einem das Setting und der Ton gefällt, hier ändert sich im Laufe der Geschichte wenig. Etwas unerwartet war, dass sich der Ton zwar nicht ändert, die Geschichte jedoch gegen Ende ernster wird, was aber insgesamt gut in den Ablauf gepasst hat. Der Humor von Gideon muss einem gefallen, persönlich fand ich sie sehr witzig und erfrischend. Insgesamt ein fantastisches Hörbuch; definitiv empfehlenswert!

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  • Svenja T
  • 24/10/2019

Maybe get the physical copy as well

Audiobook is not the way to go with this, I really need the physical copy once they calm down with the price. I don't know why so many reviewers hated the characters, I loved almost all of them. Sure, the names are mostly ridiculous, but they were all just so absurd and different and amazing?! I'm really looking forward to the sequel and I wish we had more characters joining us again because they were just such a joy to follow. Gideon is hilarious and what I'd assume a normal person thrust into a world like that would be like, so I really appreciated her. Harrow was also just absolutely brilliant and I loved their banter. I do think the world building could have been a bit better and it would have been nice to get a little more insight into everything. The voice actress was great, so the only reason I'm saying this isn't necessarily the way to go is because there's just a lot of stuff happening and there are too many people with too many difficult names, so it's kind of hard to keep track of everything via audiobook.

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  • Jassu79
  • 22/06/2020

Großartig gelesen, tolle Story!

Jede Person wird schon durch ihre Stimme perfekt charakterisiert. Selbst wenn dies nicht einer der innovativsten SFF-Romane der letzten Jahrzehnte wäre: die schauspielerische Leistung hebt dieses ohnehin schon herausragende Buch in den Olymp.

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  • Allan Jensen
  • 10/12/2019

Fascinating story

A litRPG in a post apocalyptic space fantasy setting about a group of arch-necromancers competing to become a lich-like. Mixed with Gothic horror, murder mystery, and YA lesbian paranormal romance. Told from the perspective of the slightly dim sidekick fighter who just wants to hit things with her sword. And it is all glorious even if some of those elements aren't your cup of tea on their own. Only downside is that the huge gallary of characters are slightly hard to keep track of in an audiobook format, and reading the character overview in the beginning of the book aloud isn't helpful and is a terrible start for an audiobook, hence -1 on total score.

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  • Matthäus Cebulla
  • 12/09/2020

Entertaining, witty, fast ans fresh.

I haven't read such a fresh take on the sub-genre of supernatural science fiction in a long, long time. I haven't read such an enjoyable title in a long time. It's as great a surprise as the Imperial Radch was. One warning: The author will make you care about and love the characters. And you might end up hating them for it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29/08/2020

THE best performed audiobook of all time.

nothing to add. everyone who worked on this audiobook delivered the best possible work. Narrator: perfect. Writer: perfect. whoever picks the narrator: perfect. Editor: perfect.

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  • Jonas
  • 26/08/2020

A necromancer & a swordfighter walk into a castle

This book is the best and most creative thing I have read in any genre in ages. Also, It's very, very, very gay, so if you can't handle that, fuck off. Gideon is the best sword himbo in the world & harrow is just a glorious little bone goblin. All hail to the Ninth. Now go forth and listen to it, it's amazing and ridiculously funny.

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  • Luis
  • 04/07/2020

Didn't put it down

Fun fantasy adventure woth great worldbuilding, fun characters and a fantastic voice acting performance. Listened through in almost one go