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The Diviners Audiobook

The Diviners

Something dark and evil has awakened.... Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Best Teens Category, 2013

Something dark and evil has awakened....

Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho is hiding a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....

This audiobook includes an introduction read by Libba Bray.

©2012 Libba Bray (P)2012 Listening Library

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    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination Estonia 05-26-16
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    "Most likely the best audiobook I've ever read!"
    What did you love best about The Diviners?

    The story is captivating and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I love the characterization and layered personas, I adore the era it takes place in (1920s) and add the paranormal aspect to all of it -- it's a total winner!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Diviners?

    Evie's arrival to 1920's NYC will never fail to amuse me. I adored pretty much everything about this book, so there are a lot of memorable moments.


    What does January LaVoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Absolutely EVERYTHING? I hadn't read a book narrated by her before this one, but it sure won't be my last! She sang, made wonderful intonations, knew her accents well and gave every character their own voice which is a hard task seeing as there are A LOT of POVs and a lot of characters. It was simply magnificent! Hello to my new favorite narrator <3


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hmmmmm, yes? There are vulnerable moments for every character, but the ones that moved me the most were between Memphis & his little brother and Theta & Henry. Those relationships hit me something fierce.


    Any additional comments?

    If you doubt that audiobooks could be your thing, PICK THIS BOOK UP! You will rarely find a book that well produced and narrated. It was an amazing experience and I am 10/10 sure that I would not have enjoyed this book AS much if I hadn't read it on audio. It's by far my favorite audiobook and I will continue to recommend it time and time again.

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    Mary United States 04-07-16
    Mary United States 04-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Perhaps good for YA"
    What would have made The Diviners better?

    The story line dragged on. It could have been tighter. There was nothing scary. The "evil" was a conglomeration of horror stereotypes. The main character was annoying and very adolescent. Again it may be better for teenage audiences.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Libba Bray again?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Don't ever let this narrator sing again

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    Sara Findlay, Ohio United States 03-15-16
    Sara Findlay, Ohio United States 03-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES!! I have recommended this book to several people. I loved the time period, the language, the characters, the story.


    What does January LaVoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is amazing with character voices. She nails the voices and characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fun book with character depth. The characters are fun and heartwarming and silly. the time period is perfect for this book and I loved all the lingo. This was a really good book I would listen to twice.

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    pinkcoffeecake 08-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    ""modern""
    If you could sum up The Diviners in three words, what would they be?

    The Bee's Knees


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story has the modern world mixing with the spiritual. It was a wild mystery that had me thrilled.


    What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?

    She has the 20's slang down. She also does great accents.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Extreme? I LOVED this title. It had me even slightly scared at points.


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    Bookworm 08-17-15
    Bookworm 08-17-15 Member Since 2013

    YA connoisseur-wannabe

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    "Get past the first 4 hours and you will be hooked"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Despite it's length, it's a great book. There's several POV's, so it takes a bit to establish every main character and their stories, and that makes for a very slow build that drags for a good 4 hours of the story. My mind wandered away many, many times while listening to this 25% of the story, and I considered giving up or fast forwarding just as much. But stick around guys, it's worth it. I promise it gets really good after that.


    What does January LaVoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She did an awesome job, creating unique character voices and accents, bringing them all to life in a very realistic way, which you wouldn't get from reading the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Some readers are turned off by Evie (one of the main characters), because she has some negative qualities to her. I agree that she is a bit of an atypical character. She's attention-seeking and self-centered (among other things) but the author made Evie likeable in spite of her negative qualities, and that's not an easy thing for authors to pull off. Evie is funny and lively, and though she is selfish, she does have a heart, and she learns and grows throughout the story.

    I also loved Jericho and Sam. And Naughty John, our villain, was amazingly creepy.

    Bottom line: It's a long book, and it drags quite a bit at first. But once it gets going, you are in for a fun, creepy, flapper-tastic ride through a vivid 1920's NYC setting.

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    spaceykasey247 Texas, USA 04-19-15
    spaceykasey247 Texas, USA 04-19-15 Member Since 2016

    Kasey

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    "another fantastic novel from Libba"

    I was weary going into this because of my love affair with the Gemma Doyle trilogy that she wrote previously. I loved the series so much I read/listened to each book multiple times and feel the tinglings of need for another read through. the main character has some similar characteristics as Gemma and her friend Theta is remniscent of Felicity from the Gemma books. very captivating story. absolutely loved it.

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    Angela Baugher 04-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "historical-slash-mystery-slash-horror-slash-sci-fi"
    What did you love best about The Diviners?

    everything was amazing!


    What other book might you compare The Diviners to and why?

    i can't even imagine another book this comprehensively terrific.


    What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?

    I love the LaVoy uses her intonations and voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My reaction was to get completely sucked into the story, the history, the fear, the suspense and excitement. I listened to it twice, shared it with my adult daughter, and we both plan on listening to the sequel together.


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    Carolyn 01-28-14
    Carolyn 01-28-14 Member Since 2016
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    "An interesting story"
    Where does The Diviners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best I have listened to


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Diviners?

    Finding out who is and who isn't a Diviner


    What does January LaVoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not only did she sing the songs but she did them in the character's voices


    Any additional comments?

    Really great story and highly recommend it

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    Rosie Chicago, IL, United States 12-28-13
    Rosie Chicago, IL, United States 12-28-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Finally!!!"

    I have waited for a sinister spooky story set in the era when mystery, ghosts, government cover-up, and seers sparked society's entertainment. I couldn't stop listening. I wanted to know the rest. So excited there's a second book and anxiously waiting. Libba Bray has never failed and this is another notch for her better of wonderfulness. (yea wonderfulness!)

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    Jessica Houston, TX, United States 12-12-13
    Jessica Houston, TX, United States 12-12-13

    Reader, writer, teacher, consultant. I read mostly Young Adult and Genre Fiction, especially with a mix of literary style and commercial pacing.

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    "Great read for young adults or adults"
    Where does The Diviners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to. The narration is so well-executed, the writing is superb, and the production is fantastic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Diviners?

    Walking under the train tracks, UGH.


    Which character – as performed by January LaVoy – was your favorite?

    I loved Theta.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely. I was lost in the roaring twenties and the eerie supernatural world on the streets of Manhattan. I'd get chills listening to it.


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