The Reader by Traci Chee audiobook

The Reader

By Traci Chee
Read by Kim Mai Guest

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The Sea of Ink and Gold Series: Book 1

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    ISBN: 9780147525727

Instant New York Times Bestseller A stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible. With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.

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Summary

Summary

An NPR Best Book of 2016

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Best Teen Books of 2016

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016

Finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize

A Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year Selection

A Bust Magazine Pick of Best YA Books of 2016

Instant New York Times Bestseller

A stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.

With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

★ “With evocative language, fascinating world building, multifaceted characters, and a compelling plot, this is a series fantasy lovers will want to sink their teeth into. Booklist, starred review
★ “Chee’s debut is an intricate, multilayered reading experience… An exploration of self-determination and the magic of the written word, Sefia’s story is an absorbing introduction to the Sea of Ink and Gold series. Publishers Weekly, starred review
The Reader weaves golden threads through land, sea and the fabric of time in a complex web of powerful magic and dangerous words. Shelf Awareness
Traci Chee's The Reader Could Be The Next Big YA Fantasy Series Bustle.com
I was spellbound from the first page. An utterly transportive tale of swashbucklers and sharpshooters, masterfully written. Traci Chee has penned a beautiful novel about the power of story, complete with a fantastic cast of characters and an expertly rendered fantasy landscape. This is a book you will not soon forget. Renée Ahdieh, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn
★ “Deftly rendered in beautiful prose, narrated through three shifting time lines woven into an interconnected history of duty, honor, and magic. . . . This is a must-have for all those who value a good read with genuine character growth, mystery, unique world-building, adventure, unyielding bonds of loyalty, and pirates. . . . A fresh, diverse fantasy; highly recommended for fans of Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart and female-powered adventures. School Library Journal, starred review
★ “Commanding storytelling and vivid details, particularly of the magical process of reading, bring the story to life… the first of what promises to be an enchanting series. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Kim Mai Guest’s light, young-sounding tone reflects Sefia’s youth and graceful athleticism as she fights soldier agents of the rulers who have already left her orphaned. Fully voiced speaking roles for Sefia, the boy she rescues from captivity, her elderly aunt, and the roughneck soldiers and sailors with whom she engages in physical skirmishes and battles of wit are each so evocative that the tale unwinds with almost visual clarity…The cliff-hanger ending leaves listeners eager for the next episode.” AudioFile
“Chee’s debut is an intricate, multilayered reading experience…an exploration of self-determination and the magic of the written word.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Commanding storytelling and vivid details, particularly of the magical process of reading, bring the story to life.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review
“With evocative language, fascinating world building, multifaceted characters, and a compelling plot, this is a series fantasy lovers will want to sink their teeth into.” Booklist (starred review)
“Most world building shies away from tackling the question of literacy within fantasy cultures, but here it serves as the beating meta-heart.” NPR

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Author

Author Bio: Traci Chee

Author Bio: Traci Chee

Traci Chee is the author of a young adult fantasy trilogy, including The Reader, The Speaker, and The Storyteller. Her works have been shortlisted and nominated for multiple awards and accolades.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.53
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English