The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin audiobook

The City We Became: A Novel

By N. K. Jemisin
Read by Robin Miles

Orbit, Hachette Book Group 9780316509848
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Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City. In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power. In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her. In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels. And they're not the only ones. Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus) The Broken Earth The Fifth Season The Obelisk Gate The Stone Sky How Long 'til Black Future Month? (short story collection) "A glorious fantasy." —Neil Gaiman

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize

Finalist for the Audie Award for Best Female Narration

An Audie Award Finalist for Best Fantasy Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Libro.FM Pick of Best Audiobooks of the Year

A Pop Sugar Pick of Must-Read Books by Women

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

A Wired Magazine Pick of Ultimate Summer Reads

An Amazon Best Book of the Year (So Far)

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Year's Most Addictive Books

An Electric Literature Pick of Works by Women and Nonbinary Writers

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Millions.com Pick of the Month

A Booklist Pick of Best New Fantasy Adjacent Titles

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Reviewed Books of the Week

A Vox Book Club Pick

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

A BookRiot Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

An Indie Next List selection

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.

In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power.

In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her.

In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels.

And they're not the only ones.

Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six.
For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)

The Broken Earth
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky

How Long 'til Black Future Month? (short story collection)

"A glorious fantasy." —Neil Gaiman

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stunning.” Christian Science Monitor
“The book[‘s]…main project is one of bridge-building, knitting communities together, showing how the embodied boroughs must overcome their own prejudices.” New York Times Book Review
“Robin Miles gives voice to everything New York in this fantastical celebration of the city’s spirit…Miles goes all-in with her energizing performance, making listening a joy. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
The City We Became is thrillingly expansive without ever becoming abstract or high-flown. Speeding through its pages feels like walking down a beloved city block: gloriously familiar and yet always shimmering with the promise of the unexpected.” Los Angeles Times
"The monstrous forces that threaten the living New York City parallel the forces authors like Jemisin and her contemporaries have fought against for years.” NPR
“Highly recommended for anyone interested in some of the most exciting and powerful fantasy writing of today.” Booklist (starred review)
“Although the story is a fantasy, many aspects of the plot draw on contemporary incidents…Fierce, poetic, uncompromising.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A harsh love story to one of America’s most famous places. As raw and vibrant as the city itself, the prose pushes the boundaries of fantasy and brings home what residents already know—their city is alive.” Library Journal (starred review)
“A wonderfully inventive love letter to New York City that spans the multiverse. A big middle finger to Lovecraft with a lot of heart, creativity, smarts, and humor. A timely and audacious allegorical tale for our times. This book is all these things and more.” Rebecca Roanhorse, author of Trail of Lightning
“The City We Became is a raucous delight, a joyride, a call-to-arms, a revolution with plenty of dancing. Eat your heart out, Lovecraft.” Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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Author

Author Bio: N. K. Jemisin

Author Bio: N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is an American author who has won three consecutive Hugo Awards for Best Novel. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice awards. She is a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and she has been an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 16.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English