The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow audiobook

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

By Alix E. Harrow
Read by January LaVoy

Redhook, Hachette Book Group 9780316421997


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549101069

  • ISBN: 9781549101045

  • ISBN: 9781549155987

Runtime: 12.35 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English



Finalist for the Nebula Award

Finalist for the 2020 Hugo Award

Longlisted for the World Fantasy Award

A 2019 Locus Recommendation

The 2020 Audie Award Winner for Best Fantasy Narration

A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Best Female Narration

An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Science Fiction & Fantasy

An NPR Pick

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Electric Literature Pick of 9 Mind-Bending Books about Parallel Universes

A BookPage Book of the Day selection

"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting."--Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boys


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.

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.

Then she finds 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 turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.

Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories awaits in Alix E. Harrow's spellbinding debut--step inside and discover its magic.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A magical, spellbinding saga... A fantastical journey of self-discovery that reveals the true power of our imagination. Woman's World
“Will lead you on a journey through books within books, worlds within worlds, mysteries within mysteries, until, finally, you reach a deep breath taken after a perfectly satisfying last page.” NPR
“January LaVoy’s breathtaking narration shines in a fantasy in which Doors offer infinite possibilities for adventure…LaVoy’s theatrical skills delight as she narrates January’s thrilling story of fantastical characters and new worlds—and the tale hidden within the pages of her book. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Creates startling, fantastical worlds and dreams up thrilling adventures, yes, but also examines why we so often dream of finding a door to a new place.” B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
“A stunning debut novel with inventive worlds, sumptuous language and impeccably crafted details.” BookPage
A love letter to imagination, adventure, the written word, and the power of many kinds of love. Kirkus Reviews
Both whimsical and smart, using engaging writing and a unique plot to touch on serious topics. Booklist
Many worlds, vanishing doors, mind-cracking magic: I clung to each page, searching for answers. This is one of the most unique works of fiction I've ever read! Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author
A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting. Christina Henry, national bestselling author of Lost Boys and Alice
The Ten Thousand Doors of January begins as a simple adventure, but like its mysteriously transportive doors, leads deeper and deeper the further you read. Each page dazzles with things to be discovered: a mansion of priceless artefacts, a secret journal, a tantalizing quest through strange and beautiful places, and a love story that spans time, worlds, and magic. I couldn't put it down. Peng Shepherd, critically acclaimed author of The Book of M
Harrow has created a gorgeous world of magic that is at once familiar and startlingly new. With lush writing and a sense of wonder, The Ten Thousand Doors of January examines power, progress, and identity. It is an adventure in the best and grandest sense. Erika Swyler, author of The Book of Speculation
The Ten Thousand Doors of January is devastatingly good, a sharp, delicate nested tale of worlds within worlds, stories within stories, and the realm-cracking power of words. Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
The Ten Thousand Doors of January healed hurts I didn't even know I had. An unbearably beautiful story about growing up, and everything we fight to keep along the way. Amal El-Mohtar, Hugo Award-winning author
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
The Ten Thousand Doors of January is rich and poignant, angry and beautiful, by turns. Alix Harrow has written a stunning, unforgettable debut. Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author
Every page of this smart, heartfelt expedition celebrates an abiding love of stories and slips between genres in wonderful ways. Readers are going to relish every sentence and surprise in this book--I know I did! Matthew Sullivan, author of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
"I loved this book so much. It's a beautiful, dazzling paean to the idea that what was lost can be found again. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a gift: Give it to yourself first, and then to all your friends. Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author
To open this book is to open a Door to a brand new world that you'll never want to leave. With the masterful prose of a true Wordworker, Harrow has created a richly imagined, multi-layered narrative full of wonder, sorrow, and strength. Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Wolf in the Whale
'Beautifully written. . . a wonderful, insightful, and imaginative book. I highly recommend it. Josiah Bancroft, author of Senlin Ascends
All the magic you once knew but have almost forgotten waits in these pages for you to discover again. With a masterful voice and a spellbinding story, reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January feels like coming back to a beloved childhood classic to find it unexpectedly grew up with you. It's a deeply satisfying pleasure to read, and lingers in your heart afterward. I loved it! Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage
The Ten Thousand Doors of January healed hurts I didn’t even know I had. An unbearably beautiful story about growing up.” Amal El-Mohtar, Hugo Award–winning author




Author Bio: Alix E. Harrow

Author Bio: Alix E. Harrow

Alix E. Harrow is a part-time historian with a full-time desk job, a lot of opinions, and excessive library fines. Her short fiction has appeared in Shimmer, Strange Horizons,, Apex, and other venues.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English