The Diviners

The Diviners

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2012.
ISBN: 9780449808733
0449808734
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: LaVoy, January

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JCLChrisK Dec 04, 2013

“How do you invent a religion?” Evie asked.

Will looked over the top of his spectacles. “You say, ‘God told me the following,’ and then wait for people to sign up.”

JCLChrisK Dec 04, 2013

“There is no greater power on this earth than story.” Will paced the length of the room. “People think boundaries and borders build nations. Nonsense—words do. Beliefs, declarations, constitutions—words. Stories. Myths. Lies. Promises. History.” Will grabbed the sheaf of newspaper clippings he kept in a stack on his desk. “This, and these”—he gestured to the library’s teeming shelves—“they’re a testament to the country’s rich supernatural history.”

JCLChrisK Dec 04, 2013

There is nothing more terrifying than the absoluteness of one who believes he's right.

JCLChrisK Dec 04, 2013

People will believe anything if it means they can go on with their lives and not have to think too hard about it.

JCLChrisK Dec 04, 2013

People always fear what they don't understand, Evangeline. History proves that.

JCLChrisK Dec 04, 2013

Often, the monsters we create in our imagination are not nearly as frightening as the monstrous acts perpetrated by ordinary human beings in the aim of one cause or another.

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Feb 14, 2017

I loved everything about this title! The main character is energetic and funny, although I must say the narrator makes her even better. I have read and listened to this title and just thought the recorded version was fantastic! There is good diversity with the characters and interesting twists and turns, both with the occult murders and the interpersonal relationships.

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rene1951
Jul 20, 2016

As far as I can tell, captures the feel of the period and the teen slang (based on both fiction and non-fiction based on this period and locale) is very accurate.

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BarbLB
Jan 24, 2014

I just could not finish this book, though I love Libba Bray and I am a fan of historical fiction. I felt like she was beating me over the head with, "golly gee-it is the 1920s!" and I had enough of it. Her descriptions of the era and the annoying speech patterns of the characters would be better as a description in a screenplay. I really didn't care much for the main character Evie or anything else that was going on. The reader, on the other hand, was excellent!

JCLChrisK Dec 02, 2013

An amazingly addictive story, considering its breadth and depth. I wanted to be annoyed when I realized at the end of the book that easily half the characters and plot elements were introduced simply to lay the foundation for the bigger series that will follow, but I enjoyed this episode too much to complain. A storm is coming, and in some ways this was merely a 600 page prelude to what will follow. But what a prelude. Vibrant, energetic history of the party culture of the Roaring Twenties in New York City woven into a creepy-crawly mystery of ritualistic murder and the supernatural, experienced through the perspectives of an appealing cast of complex characters. I'm ready for more.
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And January LaVoy does an amazing job with the audiobook reading.

VanessaCCL Nov 06, 2012

"After humiliating her parents with her unrestrained behaviour at a party, privileged young Evie O'Neill is sent to live with her eccentric uncle in New York City - a "punishment" that utterly delights Evie, who can't wait to mix with Ziegfield girls and sneak into some big-city speakeasies (it's the Roaring Twenties). But when her Uncle Will, curator of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, is called on to help solve a rash of bizarre, other-worldly murders, Evie is drawn in to the investigations because of a special ability she's tried to keep secret. Full of vivid period detail and intriguing characters and shot through with shiver-inducing menace, this sprawling opener of a new series by literary chameleon Libba Bray will thrill readers of supernatural mysteries and historical novels alike." Teen Scene November 2012 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=565687

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