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The City We Became

Lu par : Robin Miles
Durée : 16 h et 11 min
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Description

Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times best-selling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five. 

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

©2020 N. K. Jemisin (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Commentaires

"A glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York." (Neil Gaiman on The City We Became)

"The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation...Jemisin seems able to do just about everything." (New York Times)

"Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold." (Entertainment Weekly)

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State of the art, in writing and narration

This is the way horror/fantasy should be written: well developped, deep characters, REAL people that the book takes time to get us acquainted with. And, on the opposite end of the spectrum, stunning visual descriptions and unbridled imagination on par with Lovecraft. Don't expect a fast "actioner". This books takes its time, as it should. It is also pleasantly refreshing to read a book not written from the "white male" point of view. The social commentary that it entails is a much needed eye opener. The narrator, Robin Miles, is simply in a league of her own. She is everything you dream of in a narrator. Her mastery of voices, accents, pure narration, inflection, even coughing and laughing, is unmatched.

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  • 13/08/2020

10 out of 5 stars

Favourite read of 2020 by far! Dynamic and interesting and wonderfully performed! Highly recommend reading!

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  • Jorgo Kapow
  • 16/06/2020

Intertextual extravaganza

This is one book out a small handful of others, that made me laugh out in sheer joy more than once. Highly highly recommended.

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  • asena german
  • 22/08/2020

Fantastic

The struggle against gentrification and racism epitomized in a NYC-superhero story. A fantastic book! The narrator did an incredibly great job too.