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Dec 10, 2019

GIDEON THE NINTH is a highly original listen, and it’s one of our 2019 Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Audiobooks. Join narrator Moira Quirk and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten for insights into Tamsyn Muir’s audiobook packed full of unusual characters, both living and dead. Moira says, “I looked at it as a country house murder, but in space, and a little more dystopian, and odd, and irreverent.” Moira shares how she chose to voice the snarky Gideon plus her necromancer companion, nuns, skeletons, and more. Listen for Moira’s take, and get ready for a fabulous audiobook. Published by Recorded Books.

Moira Quirk

2019 Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Audiobooks:
THE RAVEN TOWER by Ann Leckie, read by Adjoa Andoh
THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow, read by January LaVoy
BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF by Marlon James, read by Dion Graham
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir, read by Moira Quirk
FULL THROTTLE by Joe Hill, read by Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang, George Guidall
EDGEDANCER by Brandon Sanderson, read by Terence Aselford and a Full Cast

For the full list of AudioFile’s 2019 Best Audiobooks, visit 

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