The City We Became

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Annie G.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781549157271
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Modern Sci-Fi with Old Time Radio Show Vibes

New York City - not just one city, but five boroughs that make a whole unit - is being attacked and it's up to the avatars of the five boroughs to save their city. Literally. This is the first in Jemisin's new series, The Great Cities, and poses the question: what are you willing to do to save the people and places you love?

This audiobook immediately reminded me of an old-timey radio show. There's music in the background to help set the mood, there are vocal effects to cue the listener as to the inner thoughts of the characters, and there are genius inflections in the reading. Reader Robin Miles does a phenomenal job of creating a feeling for this book - slightly atmospheric, slightly menacing, and completely enthralling for the listener.