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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (40 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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  • 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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  • 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.


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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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  • Viv Chestney
  • 23-05-2020

Beautiful

A most beautiful, magical story of love, bravery and hope. I cried when it ended

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  • Lou
  • 25-04-2020

Worth the listen, wish there was more

Great ideas all though the story, is definitely worth the listen but it could have been developed into soo much more. the conclusion of everything is crammed was to 'perfectly' into the last chapter. this one book could have been a series if it was well developed. felt a bit short changed. There are so many doors, worlds and adventures that could feed from this.

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  • Trixie Martin
  • 03-04-2020

It's ok.

I loved the idea of this book and really wanted to be enthralled by it but I got so bored and had to force myself to get to the end. The thing that didn't work for me was that the worlds were not explored in enough detail. I would have liked to follow perhaps just one really good character through thousands of doors rather than the multi-character format which wasn't rich enough in detail. The colour by numbers romance was also un-engaging.

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  • kittywitch
  • 29-02-2020

Lovely

The story is lovely but best of all is the narrator's voice, she made this book a joy to listen to.

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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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  • Spirit
  • 14-01-2020

magical

I have no words for this book. it took me back to the joy I felt as a child reading for the sheer magic of being transported to another place or places in this case. Wonderful.