The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Product details

Listening Length 12 hours and 12 minutes
Author TJ Klune
Narrator Daniel Henning
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date March 17, 2020
Publisher Macmillan Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B084BS795T
Best Sellers Rank #361 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in LGBTQ+ Literature & Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Contemporary Fantasy
#1 in LGBTQ+ Classic Fiction

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Teenietinybookreview
1.0 out of 5 stars Patronising and exhausting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 10, 2021
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Sue Eaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read Book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 19, 2020
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Jess Gofton
5.0 out of 5 stars Whimsical and heart-warming
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2021
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Fanni
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful story about acceptance wrapped in magic.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 22, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful story about acceptance wrapped in magic.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 22, 2020
Precious, wonderful and perfectly imperfect!

TJ Klune created a world full of magic that resembled Orwell's 1984 with the burochracy of handling magical youth and he gave us a story full of hope and love and acceptence.

Linus Baker is a caseworker investigating magical orphans and orphanages. He's been working for the Deaprtment in charge of Magical Youth (DICOMY) for seventeen years when he gets a seriously classified case far far away from the rainy city. The orders are vague coming from Extremely Upper Management and he has no idea what an experience awaits him when he boards the train heading to the sea.

The children in the island's orphanage are special, maybe more so than others. And even Linus who worked with magical children his whole life need some perspective to be able to keep an open mind.

And what an adventure it turns out to be to live for a month with the six extraordinary children, one very protective island sprite and a mysterious but kind man who leads this special home.

The endearing charcters, especially the quirky children who come in all forms with all the wonderful abilities and very real troubles make the reader fall in love with them from the very first page. And seeing how Linus, rule-follower, strict Linus opens his mind and heart involuntarily to the inhabitants of the little island is heartwarming. Because sometimes people touch your heart and you touch theirs even without knowing so.

Acceptance is key in this story. Let it be accepting yourself and who you really are or learning how to see the person behind the name and the stigma, it is eyeopening.

Besides that the complacency of the world and handling the unknown is a main topic. How to fight the restraints of society to discover the truth and the wonders of the world. How to stand up and fight for those who you love. How to learn the colours of the world throught the eyes of children.

Every page has something sweet or moving on it. Every chapter either makes you laugh or cry or the both at the same time.

The book is so much like TJ Klune! You can't miss the special touches that are so uniquely his own.

There is a very big chance that you will walk away from this book with a full heart, wet eyes and a huge smile on your face. And one thing is sure. You will carry this story with you forever in you heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joyous and Heart-warming read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2021
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