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  • Gideon the Ninth

  • By: Tamsyn Muir
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (623 ratings)

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Gideon the Ninth

By: Tamsyn Muir
Narrated by: Moira Quirk
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Publisher's Summary

The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense.

Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap out of the audio, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

Of course, some things are better left dead.

©2019 Tamsyn Muir (P)2019 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Tamsyn Muir's absorbing storytelling and Moira Quirk's immersive performance create a richly imagined fantasy world.... Quirk is at turns antagonistic, vulnerable, and hopelessly helpful as she characterizes all the participants and stewards of Canaan House.... Listeners will eagerly anticipate the trilogy's next installment." (AudioFile Magazine)

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Really enjoyable

Had a really good time with this 16 hour book. The narrator was expressive and the story was dark and interesting. The mash up of space and magic on paper sounded odd but once your a few hours in its hardly noticeable but I am a Star wars fan so I guess that makes sense that I enjoyed it

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A Wondrous telling of a truly genius story

A fantastic mystery in a beautiful world with endlessly entertaining characters. best book I've read in a long time

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fantastic

wonderfully read fantastically written can't recommend enough lewbian space necromancer what more do you want

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Moira Quirk’s narration is a treat

Great book with great narration that gets better and better with each listen. Can’t wait for the 4th book.

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Great story and great Narrator

Really enjoyed this one! The Narrator’s performance brought the story even more to life for me

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A fantastic book to start the series with

I absolutely loved this book and the story behind it. Moria is a terrific narrator. Can't wait to start the second book. Must buy the paperbacks too.

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What a journey. Gideon is a badass!

My first Tamsyn novel.
It took me a little while to get into this book.
Gideon is such a cool character, s much spunk and what a badass.
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Was a wordy book though and there were many words that went over the top of my head but somehow managed to feel unpretentious.
Highly recommend.
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Excitement at every turn

What a thrill this book turned out to be. Intrigue unfolding with every chapter. Now moving on to the entire series as I can’t get enough! Well done.

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Have my heart Gideon

Loved this book and performance. Moira Quirk really made this book sing and her performance is worth more than just the 5 stars in able to give it. What a crazy, unique, fantastical world and story!

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Good bit of escapism

A good story with strong female characters. The epilogue was a bit preachy IMO. Fantastic narration. I’ll listen to book 2.

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