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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored and utterly out of place.  

But her quiet existence is shattered when she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page reveals more impossible truths about the world, and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own. 

©2019 Alix E. Harrow (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting." (Christina Henry, best-selling author of Alice)

"A gorgeously written story of love and longing, of what it means to lose your place in the world and then have the courage to find it again. This book is a door I'm glad to have opened." (Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians)

"A tantalising quest through strange and beautiful places and a love story that spans time, worlds and magic. I couldn't put it down." (Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M)

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Twists and turns

A show placed story that can be difficult to follow at times. Characters are well developed.

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  • Frans Pieterse
  • 20-11-2019

Melodrama

Fun. Interesting concepts. 30% too long. Melodrama is the best description I can think of esp after the way too Baroque ending

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-01-2020

A magical journey!

This is one of those books that comes along every now and then, that stands out from the others. The language is exquisite, the narrative compelling. I didn’t want the book to end and knew I’d feel a sense of loss when it did. The narrator is wonderful, the characters well drawn. I just want to find another read as good as this again soon! If you enjoy the unusual and magical, you’ll love this book!

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  • S. C. White
  • 28-01-2020

Fabulous. Don’t hesitate.

Lovely story, well read. Satisfying ending. Magical in all the right ways. I’ve always loved secret doors and hoped they led somewhere Other....

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  • R. Maines
  • 25-01-2020

Charming

If you like portal fantasies then this utterly charming book will be right up your alley. Narration is good as well. Recommended

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  • Benny Brown
  • 21-09-2019

Wonderfully magical

In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut. I’m sure this book will be a classic. It transported me to ten thousand other worlds.

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  • elburt
  • 25-08-2020

Boring!

I really thought this would be a good story it had so much potential but found I didn’t care about the girl she really annoyed me. I feel I wasted my time and didn’t finish it I was so frustrated by it

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  • lucy smith
  • 26-02-2020

Stunning

Absolutely magical, a beautiful story beautifully narrated. I didn't want it to end, thoroughly recommended.

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  • Granny Gardener
  • 05-10-2019

Great concepts & writing but rather depressing

I started out loving this book but as it progressed I just wanted it to end. Perhaps it's just a personal view. I found the overall tone of the book unrelentingly bleak & rather depressing. I found it rather repetitive & that made it seem over long. I will still try another book by this author, as so much about is good.

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  • Mark B.
  • 09-10-2020

Only just started but...

already loving it! If you liked Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell, you’ll LOVE this. It’s got that same history/fantasy feel to it including footnotes. Have been looking for something like JS&MrN for years! Brilliant stuff.

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  • katj
  • 08-10-2020

Not for me

Couldnt finish this book, not for me. Kept dragging and I spent months trying to get into it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-2020

Unusual and engaging.

Told with such passion that you can't help but get swept along. Unusual and engaging.