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Come Tumbling Down

Wayward Children, Book 5
Narrated by: Seanan McGuire
Series: Wayward Children, Book 5
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The fifth installment in Seanan McGuire's award-winning, best-selling Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones.

When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children, she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister - whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice - back to their home on the Moors.

But death in their adopted world isn't always as permanent as it is here, and when Jack is herself carried back into the school, it becomes clear that something has happened to her. Something terrible. Something of which only the maddest of scientists could conceive. Something only her friends are equipped to help her overcome.

Eleanor West's "No Quests" rule is about to be broken.

Again.

The Wayward Children Series: 

Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway 

Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones 

Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky 

Book 4: In an Absent Dream 

Book 5: Come Tumbling Down

©2020 Seanan McGuire (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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  • Lizy Freudmann
  • 07-04-2020

The best books for lonely times

The books in this series are balm to the soul when we’re living in a time of uncertainty and isolation. Grateful to these stories for all they ways they comfort.

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  • Ellen A.
  • 29-08-2020

Another great listen from Seanan McGuire

I absolutely love this whole series. This was just as entertaining as the other books. Hope there's more to come.

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  • Meredith
  • 05-08-2020

Probably the second best of the series

I've never felt this series lived up to the promise of the first book, but this one comes closer than the others. The mer-girl is still more of a token than an actual character, but Jack really gets to shine in this one and we get to see more of the moors. It's far better than Sticks and Bones. Worth reading.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-02-2020

Narrated?

I enjoyed this book. But I don't think Seanan has the range for multiple characters. Her previous narrator: Cynthia Hopkins did a fantastic job using her voice skills to separate characters. The story was well written and I enjoyed it.

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  • Amelia E.
  • 15-02-2020

Brilliant as always

Absolutely wonderful!! As always, Ms. McGuire has done a fantastic job in creating worlds and bringing them to life in wonderful ways (sometimes with lightning and mad laughter).

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  • Sonny D.
  • 02-02-2020

Awful, Awful, Awful!

Obvious, On The Nose, Didactic & Preachy, and An Exercise in Exposition. Also Untalented Narration.

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  • Savanna Whited
  • 26-01-2020

good story

I really enjoyed this whole series. I'll most likely look into this author for more books to listen too.

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  • Elisabeth Carey
  • 26-01-2020

An excellent adventure with the Wayward Children

Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children carrying the body of her twin sister, Jill, whom she had just killed in righteous rage at Jill's murders among the other residents of the school. She took Jill's body back to the Moors, the world their Door took them to--and where death is not quite so permanent as in ours. When a Door appears in the basement room that used to be Jack's and is now Christopher's he recognizes it as being from the Moors. He doesn't recognize the young woman who steps through, carrying what is either Jack or Jill, either unconscious or dead. The truth turns out to be more complicated, of course. The body is Jill's body, unconscious. The person inside that body is Jack. The young woman carrying her is Alexis, Jack's lover. Jill, still determined to become a vampire, can't do so in a body that has already died once, so she stole Jack's. Jack's OCD won't let her live indefinitely in Jill's body, especially knowing what Jill has done with it. Alexis has brought Jack back to the school to get help recovering Jack's own body. Eleanor West has a Rule: No Quests. Awkward, but rules are meant to be broken, right? Christopher, Cora, Kade, and Sumi let Eleanor know where they're going and head off to the Moors with Alexis and Jack. What follows is an adventure that makes sense in the Moor, and more broadly in the universe of the Wayward Children and the Doors that take them to the worlds that suit them. The Moors, like the other worlds we've seen in this universe, is complex, detailed, and very much lived-in. Jack and her friends need to make hard choices in a complicated situation, and there's little to no chance of them all coming out the other end alive. Yet there's real warmth and friendship and loyalty, and also humor. Recommended. I bought this audiobook.

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  • Claudia
  • 22-01-2020

Author’s writing is great. Narration not so much.

Love this author and the characters. They are complex and vivid and unique. But the author shouldn’t read her own books for the audio version.

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  • Moonlighter
  • 22-01-2020

wonderful

Absolutely loved this book. While the Moores are not where I would call home. I love the vivid imagery of a world of horror and mad science.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-02-2020

love

I loved this almost as much as the first book, I liked it more than the second cause jill wasnt in this. I wish the narrator for the first book wouldve narrated it cause her voice for kade is so good but the author is good as well! I liked how this had a (almost) conclusive ending to the story of jack and jill.

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  • J. LoVecchio
  • 09-01-2020

amazing

loved this so much. Seanan does a great job narrating and I will never get sick of the wayward children. best adventures!!