From the author of Shadow and Bone, now a hit NETFLIX series.
The smash New York Times bestseller from Leigh Bardugo, a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite. This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.
"The best fantasy novel I’ve read in years, because it’s about real people.... Impossible to put down." —Stephen King
"Bardugo’s latest is a must-listen, introducing a haunting, Yale-based occult world populated with gloriously complicated characters.... A win-win-win, honestly." —Paste, best audiobooks of 2019
Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books
A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Leigh Bardugo’s first novel for adults is set at a fictional version of Yale, where secret societies gain their influence not just from money and privilege but from occult powers. Galaxy “Alex” Stern, a tough girl who barely survived her childhood, is recruited into this world of ghost summoning and deadly pacts by an enigmatic figure who offers her a deal: Sneak in as a spy and we’ll pay your way through school. Bardugo, the best-selling author of two young-adult fantasy series, is a Yale graduate, which explains why this spooky, fast-paced story feels so authentic (what Ivy League secrets does she know?!). If you’ve listened to other books by Bardugo, you’ll recognize narrator Lauren Fortang’s voice. Michael David Axtell joins her to complete the performance—together, they demonstrate command over this tantalizing story, as if they wrote it themselves. A blend of fantasy, mystery, and horror, Ninth House is a very fun listen.
Hard to get into
I accidentally read the second book 1/4 of the way before I realized I had no clue what was happening but the book is super hard to get into at first. I listen to it at work all day so I have it a chance and I absolutely loved it. It really starts to pick up and create a whole other world. Give it a chance and you’ll love it
I absolutely fell in love with this book! I’ve been wanting to read for a long time, absolutely worth it!!!
Leigh Bardugo is a amazing writer and Lauren Fortgang is a wonderful narrator!