The City We Became: A Novel

Written by:
N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by:
Robin Miles

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2020
16 hours 14 minutes
Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.

In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power.

In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her.

In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels.

And they're not the only ones.

Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six.
For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)

The Broken Earth
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky

How Long 'til Black Future Month? (short story collection)

"A glorious fantasy." —Neil Gaiman
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Lalie J.

I loved the book and the narration. It definitely made it easier to distinguish between who's talking. The only problem I had was that I wish the tracks meant each chapter. It would make it a whole lot easier.

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Bo S.

Just horrible. Save the 15mins I just lost

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Everything I expected from Jemison

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Myah Crager

N K Jemisin is my favorite author! all that she writes is incredible and intriguing. The epics she creates are out of this world!

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Lindsey B.

A fun, compelling adventure dripping with NYC pride. The ending did feel abrupt compared to the pacing of the rest of the story, but I'd re-read and recommend it nonetheless. Narrator switched between several voices and accents smoothly and convincingly without taking me out of the story, which was very impressive.

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Jennifer H.

Love this author and narrator. Amazing book!

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