Seanan McGuire – Middlegame

An NPR Best Book of the Year for 2019

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year for 2019

This program is read by Amber Benson.

New York Times best-selling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces listeners to a world of amoral alchemy, shadowy organizations, and impossible cities in the stand-alone fantasy Middlegame.

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger arent exactly human, though they dont realise it. They arent exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. Hes not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isnt attained.

Author: Seanan McGuire
Narrator: Amber Benson
Duration: 17 hours 30 minutes
Released: 19 Jul 2005
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Language: English

User Review:

paean bizarre

There was some fun in this novel. The narrator did some things very well. However, to my taste she went too over the top with the speech of the main villains. As for the story, I felt that the two main characters could have been a lot more plausible as math and linguistic geniuseseven a little bit of math (or chess) knowledge is going to have you wincing here and there. Despite this, I found these characters appealing enough to persist.