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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)

What listeners say about The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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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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A brilliant story from a wonderful storyteller

What a brilliant book this is. The language soars and the story is spell binding. The narrator is perfect for both words and story. A treat!

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great story, visual metaphors and cool characters

Loved it. Has lots of plot twists and is beautifully written. Interesting worlds and characters..

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omg yes!

sooooo wonderful! highly recommend this delightful novel! So rich and enthralling. love love love it!

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A journey into the most beautifully written book.

Alix E Harrow’s is an inspiration to writers everywhere. In this her first book, the story, the characters, the World’s, all come to life with the most incredibly beautiful and descriptive prose I’ve ever read. Creative and rule breaking, the Author crosses traditional boundaries of writing and does it with flare.
I have recommended the masterpiece to hundreds of readers and buddy authors alike.
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Exciting story, great narrator, loved it.

Oh how I enjoyed every moment of this book. I didn't want it to end. I also really enjoyed the narrator.

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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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  • Dmitry Fedorov
  • 27-05-2021

great worldbuilding with a stupid MC

In almost every tense situation the main character either freezes or does something stupid. Like when you hold an armed enemy at gunpoint its definitely time to close your eyes and grief for someone you lost...

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  • Anamaria
  • 06-02-2021

The story begins with the last two chapters

The book began interesting with the last two chapters. Actually you only need to read the last to chapters to understand the entire book. It was though an easy book to follow.

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  • Lexie Ama
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alyson B.
  • 18-11-2020

fantastic

absolutely loved this book the stories the adventures and suspense and above all the wonderful ending to loved it

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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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  • 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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  • 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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