Senlin Ascends

Version: Unabridged
Author: Josiah Bancroft
Narrator: John Banks
Genres: Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Published In: January 2018
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 16 minutes
Tell Your Friends:


The first book in the word-of-mouth phenomenon debut fantasy series about one man's dangerous journey through a labyrinthine world.

'One of my favorite books of all time' -- Mark Lawrence

The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel in the world. Immense as a mountain, the ancient Tower holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. It is a world of geniuses and tyrants, of luxury and menace, of unusual animals and mysterious machines.

Soon after arriving for his honeymoon at the Tower, the mild-mannered headmaster of a small village school, Thomas Senlin, gets separated from his wife, Marya, in the overwhelming swarm of tourists, residents, and miscreants.

Senlin is determined to find Marya, but to do so he'll have to navigate madhouses, ballrooms, and burlesque theaters. He must survive betrayal, assassins, and the illusions of the Tower. But if he hopes to find his wife, he will have to do more than just endure.

This quiet man of letters must become a man of action.

Reviews (4)


Written by Gregory F. on May 4th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

WOW!! Is the 1st thing that came to mind. Blown away. Its definitely a story i haven't read before. Not to mention the Narrator John Banks? Absolutely brilliant, brings each character to life. I would read a summons if john Banks read it to me...

Written by Lynda B. on March 27th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Filled with imagination and adventure. The time listening went by so quickly. I was hooked! A very big thank you to the narrator John Banks who truly brought this book to life!

Written by D T. on December 5th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Thus quickly became my favorite book of the year. Beautifully written, wry and overflowing with imagination. Definitely for fans of Neil Gaiman.

Written by Laura K on January 28th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I was so upset that the second book wasn’t completed. Great book out of the box story. I am going to purchase the second book since I enjoyed it so much. Good read.

Author Details

Author Details

Bancroft, Josiah

Josiah Bancroft was a poet, college instructor, and aspiring comic book artist before he began to write novels. When he is not writing, he enjoys playing post-pop music with his band, Dirt Dirt, drawing chalk pictures on his office wall, and cooking pub curry for his wife, Sharon. He shares a home with her and their two rabbits, Mabel and Chaplin, in Philadelphia.