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Publisher's Summary

The breath-taking finale to the epic New York Times best seller, The Diviners, from Printz winner and beloved author, Libba Bray.

After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows.

While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows - but, she will need the Diviners' help to do it.

Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe's estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crow's plans. Now, the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and to stop the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever.

But as rumors of towns becoming ghost towns and the dead developing unprecedented powers begin to surface, all hope seems to be lost.

In this sweeping finale, The Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation, and world from catastrophe....

©2020 Libba Bray (P)2020 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"The producers of this audiobook might have been tempted to hire a full cast as there are more than 25 characters in this story.... The choice to leave it to [narrator January] LaVoy was inspired as she needs no supporting cast. Such is her vocal excellence that listeners will always be certain who is speaking to whom, even in chapters that have 10 distinct speaking parts. This is an audiobook one wishes would never end." (AudioFile Magazine)

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would definitely read agin

loved going on this journey. the narrator is amazing! I've followed this series from the beginning and love the character building

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A strong ending

for a while this felt like a long road trip that didn't seem to be going anywhere, and I was worried the climax was going to be way too easy. it ends pretty strongly though and can definitely say I enjoyed it, despite a few niggles. January LaVoy was a joy to listen to, as always.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-2020

January LaVoy is astoundingly good

I love this series and January LaVoy elevates it to a whole new level, she is the most talented narrator I've ever heard.

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  • Laura Marsh
  • 08-05-2020

A Satisfactory, but Slightly Rushed Conclusion

The Diviners series is sure to become one of my all-time favorite book series, and certainly one of the best audio performances I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Bray touches on an array of societal, racial, and historical issues in a genuine and well-researched way, even exploring some relatively little seen themes such as asexuality, and the effect of physical disabilities on personal relationships. Besides the underlying (and sometimes not so underlying) lessons of these books, the Diviners series is fun, funny, charming, and engaging. Bray's characters are wonderfully varied, and deeply formed, with compelling growth and catching personalities. I did find that there was something I was missing from the character interaction in this book, but it was difficult to put my finger on. Despite the length and breadth of the book, I felt like I needed more Sam & Evie, more Ling, more Memphis and Isaiah. The group didn't achieve quite the same charisma among each other as Bray has so effortlessly seemed to capture in the preceding books. That being said, one of the greatest things about this series is that now that it's over, I miss the characters. Overall, I was satisfied with Bray's conclusion, though I found the ending felt a bit rushed, and maybe a little anticlimactic. Not my favorite book in the series, to be sure, but even so, I very much enjoyed The King of Crows, and I wouldn't have wanted to experience it any other way than having it read to me by January Lavoy. Thank you Libba Bray, for a wonderful story.

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  • 26-01-2021

Best of the series

This was an amazing well written conclusion. And a beautiful combination of truth and fantasy.

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  • Angelika
  • 06-01-2021

So good!!

This was such a wonderful ending to an amazing story!! I will always hold this series in my heart!

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  • Heath
  • 14-12-2020

one of the most impressive books I've read

perhaps the only thing that exceeded the quality of this book was the finesse of the voice actor

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  • Jessica {NoobChic}
  • 03-12-2020

4.5 stars

As ever these books in audio can not be beat and that deserves 27 stars because it so helps this world come to life. The .5 star drop is for a little drag towards the middle. It was of course to be expected as there was a lot of traveling and pre depression that would 100% being slow and time consuming with a lot of scenic America. Still it did drag and I should note that. But beyond that I laughed, I cried and as ever this was an amazing story. The characters that we loved moved mountains to make a difference all while facing an America that like today’s America didn’t love them. But they didn’t stop them, they fought, always to help, always to make things better. The author does an amazing job of being provocative while also being kind and understanding about painful subject matter. And her authors notes really make me emotional every time. This story, these characters, this world of diviners deserves all the stars in the sky.

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  • Georgia
  • 02-12-2020

All in all a great story

I can't say I wasn't heartbroken, it's not an easy story to listen to but at the end this feeling imitates life. Life may be hard and tragic at times but at the end you find the necessary hope and move on. The messages are great and the overall sense it leaves you is bittersweet. This may be my favorite out of all of them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Tina Taggart
  • 25-11-2020

Best series ever

timely and thought provoking. well read and well done , will relisted to often.

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  • Elisabeth
  • 11-11-2020

A Great American Ghost Story!

loved this last of 4 diviners books. it was a bit long but it hit every detail. well worth the time.

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  • KSR
  • 09-11-2020

excellent

I bawled the last few hours. an excellent ending to 8 years of story. and the epilogue was haunting in how we seem hell bent to repeat our horrors over and over again. maybe one day we'll learn

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-2020

Heartbreaking and wonderful

A magnificent conclusion to the best series I have ever had the pleasure to consume.

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  • rosalyn
  • 06-09-2020

best series I ever read

I hope I find more like this, I'm amazed. I am so beyond moved by this story I can't even explain it, it doesn't feel like fiction. I don't know what to do now that it's over , I hope she writes more like this

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  • AmyFaithPhoto
  • 04-07-2020

Spooky, funny, heartbreaking

There is only one bad thing about this book and the rest of the series - that it has to end. I am going to miss Sam, Evie, Theta, Memphis, Isaiah, Bill, Jericho, Henry and Ling SO much. this is the first full series I have listened to as audiobooks and I chose well. January LeVoy's performance is amazing and portrayed Libba Bray's characters perfectly to the point where I actually forgot it was just one person voicing all characters. I have also bought the hardback copies so I can go back and reread the full series one day.

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