The Starless Sea

Version: Unabridged
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Narrator: Dominic Hoffman , Various Readers
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Contemporary Women
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: November 2019
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

Read by Dominic Hoffman, with a full cast:
Dominic Hoffman reading the Zachary Ezra Rawlins storyline
Dion Graham reading the Sweet Sorrows storyline
Bahni Turpin reading excerpts from the Secret Diary of Katrina Hawkins
Fiona Hardingham reading The Ballad of Simon and Eleanor
Allan Corduner reading Fortunes and Fables
Jorjeana Marie reading Another place, another time

Reviews (3)

Written by Holly W. on December 1st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Oh my gosh, what a massive waste of time! This book goes on and on. So many details that ultimately don’t matter. I felt like the author was just making up the story as she went along.

Written by Brian M. on November 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastically magical! While I liked her first book more so, I would not pass on this one. A true storyteller. I hope to meet her someday just to see the amazing wonderment in her eyes

Written by Ryann H. on November 15th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I absolutely adore this book, so many twist and turns. These stories/ This story kept me engaged every step of the way. Erin has an amazing imagination and I'm so glad she shared it with the world.