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Publisher's Summary

The Diviners are back in this thrilling and eerie third installment by number one New York Times best-selling author Libba Bray.

After battling a sleeping sickness, The Diviners are up against a group of new and malevolent foes - ghosts! Out in Ward's Island sits a mental hospital full of lost souls from people long forgotten. Ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the Man in the Stovepipe Hat, also known as the King of Crows.

With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over New York City, the Diviners must band together and brave the ghosts haunting the asylum to bring down the King of Crows.

Heart-pounding action and terrifying moments will leave you breathless in the third book of the four-book Diviners series by number one New York Times best-selling author Libba Bray.

©2017 Libba Bray (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"This story broke my heart and made me laugh and gave me hope - and really, what more can you ask of a book than that? I loved it, and I have a feeling you will too." (Jennifer E. Smith, author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight)

"Narrator January LaVoy shines in the third installment of The Diviners series.... Despite the considerable number of characters and their intersecting storylines, LaVoy never misses a beat, demonstrating a wide range of vocal dexterity and skill that creates the impression of an ensemble. Listeners are encouraged to begin at the beginning of this planned four-audiobook series and enjoy LaVoy's mastery." (AudioFile)

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SO GOOD

I love this series so much. It's so well done. I can't wait to find out what happens in the final book. It's going to be an unbearable wait! And the narrator is fantastic, she really captures each character's personality.

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I want the next book NOW!!!

I am having a hard time lately writing reviews but I wanted to tell you all to READ THIS SERIES!

I love this series so much, I honestly went into this book thinking it was going to be the last book in the series so was pleasantly surprised to get to the end and find out no it is not the end there will be more of these fabulous characters, which made me very happy!!

January LaVoy's narration of this series couldn't be more perfect every character has their own voice and inflection and you are never left wondering who is speaking. I will always listen to these on audio.

Can I have the next book NOW Please!!

Top 5 audiobooks of 2017

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Great story however

Why so much sex added in? It felt like author trying to fill quota. In previous books it was just the right amount. Sometimes subtle is so much better. Particularly subtle good when this is supposed to be a young persons novel. Really unnecessary.

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Worst of the 3

Would you try another book from Libba Bray and/or January LaVoy?

debatable at this point!

What could Libba Bray have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

This was a filler book, nothing got accomplished. All this book did is set it up so you have to read the next one. Very disappointing.

Which scene was your favorite?

when theda saved them all and revealed her powers.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Before the Devil Breaks You?

none, would have added a bunch instead of just leaving every storyline open.

Any additional comments?

Very disappointed in the way this turned out to be a filler book to lure you into the 4th book. Nothing was accomplished in this book, very unsatisfying.

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Another part in the series, and it's divine!

Darker than previous books, but equally engaging and good. I was surprised to see few characters killed off, but it made the story that much more dramatic and grand.

Another amazing performance by January LaVoy.

Highly recommended if you liked the previous parts of The Diviners.

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Excellent, chilling listen

Loved this mix of history, humor and supernatural storytelling. I highly recommend! Best of the books, so far, in this series.

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Pos-i-tute-ly divine!

A wonderful book made even more wonderful by the spectacular narration. I'd read the book in print shortly before listening to it and was amazed by how much I managed to get from the reading even though I knew the book almost by heart. It simply comes to life like no other book I've ever listened to. Every character, even the minor ones, sounds completely different from all the other characters. It doesn't matter what their gender, age or ethnicity is, they all sound as they should. Can hardly believe one narrator did it all. It's almost unfathomable. Bravo, January LaVoy. I'm totally awed.

And as for the book itself, just like its prequels, it is a smart, touching, thrilling, and very well-written book. There are many different characters and all of them, no matter how minor, have their own personalities. It is clear that a lot of hard work and serious research have been put into this book. I love the way it presents some of the issues of that period, many of which are still relevant today, and how it portrays feelings and situations and questions that we all encounter in our lives - in a thought-provoking and responsible but non-preachy way.

In short, it's an excellent book, masterly performed.

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So good!!

Loved this book! Absoluty adore the series. The narration was great, everyone was so unique. I cannot wait for the next book in the series

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A twisting tale

The narration was great, though I couldnt get behind Evie's voice.

The story, like all in the Diviners series is more of a stroll through a gallery of events, than a strict plot driven by the events. I do enjoy the style quite a bit, and it makes me feel closer to the characters. Ut did lag toward the end and I almost stopped listening, but I'm glad I finished the book. It was overall a well written and enjoyable novel. I can't wait for the next installment.

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Deliciously Creepy

Everything about this series is perfection. The narration and performance only enhance am already terrific plot line.

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  • ValaDrew
  • 09-09-18

Another Great Diviners Adventure

Thanks to Libba for another rip roaring Diviners adventure. I was hooked to the story, which had lots of surprises and cannot wait for the next adventure.

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  • Gary W
  • 05-12-18

I love this rag tag group of misfits

I enjoyed this book very much. January LaVoy's array of voices makes the audiobook that much better. Sam and Evie Forever. How cute is Isaiah. I would recommend this book to YA lovers.