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    "Daniel Henning is a great narrator for this quirky and theatrical audiobook.... Henning revels in a cornucopia of characters, diving into nuanced voices and colorful moments with accents and growls, tone shifts and whispers.... This is definitely a title for those who enjoy fantasy stories replete with gnomes and witches and all in between." (AudioFile Magazine) 

    Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune's breakout contemporary fantasy

    Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. 

    Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

    The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place - and realizing that family is yours. 

    Chicago Tribune Best Books of the Year - 2020

    Amazon.com Best Books of the Year - 2020

    A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

    "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." (Gail Carriger, New York Times best-selling author of Soulless)

    ©2020 TJ Klune (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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    ALA Alex Awards Winner (Adult for Young Adults), 2021

    Chicago Tribune Best Books of the Year, 2020

    Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2020

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    incroyable

    livre et performance au top, un plaisir à écouter. j'ai adoré l'histoire et suis très triste de quitter les personnages

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    • John
    • 06/04/2020

    Good Story Line

    The cause of the two star rating deals primarily with the narrator. I guess this is classified as young teen book. It does not have to be but the narrator used a tone and methodology which is intended for those 12 years old and younger. I found this quite disgusting and distracting. Just read the words with out the infantile inflection. The story itself has fairly good substance and good world building. The characters are worth remembering but not as the narrator has depicted. I might listen to another book by this author but I will not listen to any other book with this same narrator. I am disappointed in the presentation.

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    • Chris Snyder
    • 23/03/2020

    Wonderful!

    This was TJ's first book with a new publisher, and of course, it's wonderful! I honestly can't imagine anything he writes would disappoint me. HE made me fall in love with the people in this story. I don't know how he manages it, but he always does. You care what happens to these extrordinary people.
    For the life of me, I can't figure out what time period the story takes place, but I suspect it is not a time ever encountered on this Earth. Nevertheless, it all just works. I do hope we get to revisit this world.
    The narrator did a fantastic job of coming up with unique voices for each of the characters. he conveyed the emotion of every scene. I laughed and cried along with all of them.
    Oh just stop reading my prattle and go listen to the book! You will love it.

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    • JessT
    • 29/04/2020

    I want this to be in the screens!

    I love this. For the sake of comparison, this gives me a touch of ghibli, a touch of Tim Burton, and a heavy load of TJ. It was "more youngster appropriate" than the other books published by the same author (considering a different target audience) but that did not undermine the feels the book gives. In this book, we follow how Linus learn to live instead of being alive. How he went against his principles to find love not only to the Master, the kids but also himself. Can I also add that at one point in the story, I felt as if I was Christopher Robin stumbling into the Hundred Acre Woods and met Pooh and his friends? That's how amazing this book is, Its heartwarming, children friendly and with a lot of family-love. And I have to say, I ADORE Sal.

    Daniel Henning did an amazing job in voicing the different characters in the book (and there was a LOT of characters). How he portrays the different personalities of the kids was amazing. His narration felt as if I was watching an animated movie on the screen and he singlevoicedly *pun intended* dubbed all the characters in the film. That is indeed an amazing feat. Kudos to Daniel for his works in this book.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 23/03/2020

    Nice and Family friendly.

    well written
    easy listening
    nice little fairytale
    whith a sprinkle of poetry.

    I like the mc, the children and the plot.
    most of all I like the lack of sex, which makes the book family friendly.

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    • Tiffani
    • 26/03/2020

    I really DO wish I was there!

    I knew I wouldn't be disappointed with a TJ Klune book. It was everything a great book should be. I was worried about a new narrator to the Kluneverse family, but Daniel Henning did a spectacular job. I will forever cherish Chauncey! The writing, the message, the characters, the voices... it was all just perfect. Thank you TJ for working so hard, TOR, Daniel Henning and everyone involved in this wonderful story.

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    • Aerielle
    • 24/03/2020

    Beautiful story

    There is so much I love about this story. I loved Linus’ journey of self discovery throughout the whole book. The children are delightful and Arthur is absolutely wonderful!
    Daniel Henning was a completely unknown narrator to me. He really brought this book to life. His voices for Arthur and Linus were perfect!

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    • Vicki
    • 21/03/2020

    Thank you, T,J. Klune

    As I first started listening to this story, I wondered if I had preordered the wrong book. But no, it was written by T.J. Klune and it was LGBTQ, so why did it seem like I was listening to a children's book? It's not a kids' book, though there are parts that many children would love and I can imagine myself curling up beside my grandson/daughter and reading it to them much like Peter Falk ala Princess Bride. But mostly, I think it's because this book appealed to the child in me. It reached a place of innocence, wonder, and playfulness that I haven't experienced in a very long time - and I loved every minute of it.

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    • Robert Jason
    • 29/06/2020

    Pure perfection

    Delightfully written. A wonderful story about a group of misfit orphans and the misfit sent to evaluate their home. Themes of friendship, acceptance, and understand permeate throughout. The characters are unforgettable, and the setting utterly believable from page one. A winner.

    Daniel Henning's narration is captivating. Every character breathes its own breath.

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    • Miareadsbooks
    • 23/03/2020

    An absolute delight

    This wonderful, wonderful book should be read by everyone! It is such a delight and it's storyline, lessons and beautiful characters are such a joy. What TJ has presented us with us the perfect story for these uncertain times, full of love and light, the perfect use of the Dante's Cave allegory and a lesson for us all.
    Daniel Henning has captured this story brilliantly in his narration, the children come to life in his interpretation of their voices and his performance especially of Arthur is spot on to what I had imagined it to be.
    You should absolutely listen to The House in the Cerulean Sea, your heart will thank you. 5 stars.

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    • Janice Birnie
    • 24/03/2020

    A wonderfully story of hope and found family.

    The House in the Cerulean Sea is a masterpiece that is a simply perfect read in these uncertain times. It’s themes revolve around acceptance, inclusivity, love and found family. It is a story for adults as much as it is for children twelve and above. There is much to learn here and much to be taught. I adored every beautifully written word and the narration was spectacular. The narrator’s choice of voices are perfection and delightfully highlighted each characters personality.
    I can not recommend this novel and audiobook more highly.

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    • Svenja
    • 01/10/2020

    Like Sweet Tea and a Warm Bath

    A most adorable story! As someone who has worked with quite a few special children (even though they were a little different brand of special than the kids in the story), the first thing I fell in love with in this story was how true it felt to that. From the protagonist's first impression of the children to the very end of the story, the dynamic felt real and open-hearted. Klune also manages to capture the particular humor you develop in such a profession and I loved seeing that in a novel. The other reason I adore The House in the Cerulean Sea is, of course, the very tender love story at the heart of it. Look, this is a pretty straightforward, very fluffy slowburn fic, with a great premise. No, the plot is not the most surprising, but if you understand the words above you probably would have predicted that anyway. And yet I found myself absolutely captivated and finished the whole thing im two days. It also will probably be my new comfort story whenever I feel down, not something a lot of books have managed. Just do yourself a favour, brew your favourite tea, grab the coziest blanket you own, listen to this magnificent tale and feel much better than you have before.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 02/07/2020

    Heartwarming

    I absolutely loved it! TJ Klunes best work so far (I only know the ones available on audible, so there might be one not yet an audiobook). Quirky, funny and happy. At times it is a bit cheesy, but you know, sometimes that is exactly right.

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    • R. Pawlitschko
    • 08/03/2021

    Lovely story full of stereotypes

    A safe space in book form. The plot is original and interesting, the message is black and white: Lovely misfits. Hateful villagers. Cold, cruel upper management, and a main character who goes from zero to hero. As a straight person, I might not be the target audience for this book even though I fully agree with the main message which comes down with a sledgehammer. Yes, discrimination is bad. I just wished for less black and white.

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    • Aniela Bittner
    • 20/02/2021

    A total gem!

    The story is absolutely wonderful and delightful.
    It took me a bit to get used to the narrator but he did a great job of bringing life and character to each person in the story.
    Definitely recommend listening or reading this book!

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    • Nic_Me_KT
    • 14/02/2021

    So grateful for this story!

    This is a an absolute treat to listen to. See for yourself! Chosen family love 😍

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    • Natascha Asberger
    • 23/12/2020

    Heartwarming

    I loved every single second of this audiobook! The story is beautifully written, its cute and adorable and fun. And the speaker did a really good job too. I will listen to this again and again in the coming months/years!

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    • KvotheKvothe
    • 27/09/2020

    I love this book

    Such a beautiful heartwarming story! I already listened to the audio book 5 times and it still makes me smile. Daniel Henning does a great job as narrator.

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    • Elephantom
    • 19/07/2021

    being different is alright

    What a wonderful story letting you know it is ok to not fit in with the crowd. loved it

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    • Kindle-Kunde
    • 18/07/2021

    a warm hug after a long day

    this book is just warm and cozy and wonderful.
    the right choice if you love the found family trope and a very well build up romantic relationship.

    only the second book that made me cry in my whole life, but when I tell you I sobbed, I mean it. happy tears of course.

    do yourself a favor and listen to this masterpiece. it easily has become one of my favorite books of all time.

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    • Zeugs und Bücher by E&M
    • 18/06/2021

    So zauberhaft

    Der Print steht inzwischen auf deutsch im Regal, will ich lesen mit den Kindern, muss ich lesen mit den Kindern. So viel schöne Dinge darin, so viele Botschaften, so viele Nachrichten, so viel Liebe, so viel Verständnis, so viel Geduld, so viel, so unglaublich viel. Es zerreißt mir das Herz mit seiner positiven Energie.
    'I like beeing round. There is nothing wrong about beeing round.'

    “am but paper. Brittle and thin. I am held up to the sun, and it shines right through me. I get written on, and I can never be used again. These scratches are a history. They’re a story. They tell things for others to read, but they only see the words, and not what the words are written upon. I am but paper, and though there are many like me, none are exactly the same. I am parched parchment. I have lines. I have holes. Get me wet, and I melt. Light me on fire, and I burn. Take me in hardened hands, and I crumple. I tear. I am but paper. Brittle and thin.”

    So viel Liebe im Unerwarteten. Ich habe sie alle so sehr ins Herz geschlossen. So sehr, allen voran Lucy, der so gerne Unheil und Schrecken über die Welt bringen möchte und es dann doch nicht macht, weil er Arthurs Konsequenzen fürchtet (keinen Nachtisch), der Musik liebt und gerne lacht.
    Talia, mit ihrem Humor, ihrer Starrsinnigkeit und ihrem riesengroßen Herzen.
    Chauncey, der lispelt und einfach gerne für andere da ist und das obwohl er so viel Schlimmes erlebt hat. Die Freude im Kleinen findet.
    “Different doesn’t mean bad. Arthur says being different is sometimes better than being the same as everyone else.”
    Sall, oh Gott ich liebe Sal, beinahe so sehr, wie Lucy.
    Arthur, der ein Herz aus Gold hat und so schüchtern ist.
    Linus, der so viele versteckte Talente hat und sich selbst am wenigsten vertraut. Er lernt so unglaublich viel in dieser Geschichte. Er lässt mich hoffen, lässt mich vertrauen.
    Helen, die einfach alles macht und immer die richtigen Worte findet.
    Theodore, der einfach nur Knöpfe liebt.

    Da ist noch so viel mehr. Ich könnte das halbe Buch zitieren. Könnte dir Geschichten dazu um die Ohren hauen. Ich könnte so viel tun und ich will es nicht. Denn wenn ich dir alles erzähle. Den sanften Humor, die Nachricht zwischen den Zeilen. Die Liebe in all diesen Dingen. Warum solltest du das Buch dann noch lesen? Es gäbe keinen Grund und du würdest viel zu viel verpassen. Also verschieben wir das. Du liest und danach reden wir.

    I am butt paper. briddle and thin.

    In diesem Sinne. Bis bald mal wieder.
    Ein must have. Ein Highlight. Mein Highlight.