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The Library at Mount Char

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Scott Hawkins

Narrated By: Hillary Huber

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: June 2015

Duration: 16 hours 49 minutes

Summary:

Carolyn's not so different from the other human beings around her. She's sure of it. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. She even remembers what clothes are for.

After all, she was a normal American herself, once.

That was a long time ago, of course--before the time she calls "adoption day," when she and a dozen other children found themselves being raised by a man they learned to call Father.

Father could do strange things. He could call light from darkness. Sometimes he raised the dead. And when he was disobeyed, the consequences were terrible.

In the years since Father took her in, Carolyn hasn't gotten out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father's ancient Pelapi customs. They've studied the books in his library and learned some of the secrets behind his equally ancient power.

Sometimes, they've wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.

Now, Father is missing. And if God truly is dead, the only thing that matters is who will inherit his library--and with it, power over all of creation.

As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her.

But Carolyn can win. She's sure of it. What she doesn't realize is that her victory may come at an unacceptable price--because in becoming a God, she's forgotten a great deal about being human.

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  • Ronii Rizzo

    This book kept me interested from the very start and all the way to the last word. I just loved how the author took normal reality outside of the box. An amazing read!

  • Katie Crane

    One of the best novels I have read in a long time!

  • Kenny Marion

    This was indeed a good read. I didn't expect all the twists, but some of them were obvious. I don't really know how to review this wthout giving away details.