The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin audiobook

The City We Became

By N. K. Jemisin
Read by Robin Miles

Orbit, Hachette Book Group 9780316509848


Format: Retail CD (In Stock)
  • $39.00

    ISBN: 9781549157271

  • $118.99

    ISBN: 9781549157257

Runtime: 16.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English



New York Times bestseller

Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize

A Pop Sugar Pick of Must-Read Books by Women

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Wired Magazine Pick of Ultimate Summer Reads

An Amazon Best Book of the Year (So Far)

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

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

An Electric Literature Pick of Works by Women and Nonbinary Writers

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Pick of the Month

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Most Talked About Books This Month

A Booklist Pick of Best New Fantasy Adjacent Titles

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Reviewed Books of the Week

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

A BookRiot Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A Vox Book Club Pick

An Indie Next List selection

Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city from an ancient evil in the first book of a stunning new novel by Hugo Award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got six.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

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 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 : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 16.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English