Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination.
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her 11th birthday.
But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart - an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests - or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of listeners.
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|Listening Length||11 hours|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||October 31, 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #13,054 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#19 in Action & Adventure Mysteries for Children
#38 in Mysteries for Children
#39 in Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Self Esteem & Reliance
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2020
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The Trials of Morrigan Crow is about this young girl named Morrigan Crow that has been cursed her entire life. She has been told that when bad things happen around her that it is her fault. She also has been told that on her eleventh birthday, which will be on Eventide, she will die. However, right before that can happen she gets rescued and whisked off to Nevermoor by this man named Jupiter North. Jupiter wants Morrigan to enter these trials so that she can join the Wundrous Society, which will give her the opportunity to stay in Nevermoor forever.
I absolutely adored this book. I think the magic and whimsy is what drew me in and kept me entertained the entire time. I want to visit Nevermoor and stay there forever. It reminded me a bit of Wonderland in the sense that it was kind of kooky and odd in a good way. I really hope that we get to see more of it in the next book.
I also loved the characters. Morrigan, especially, was a delight. She has this dry sense of humor that kept me chuckling as I was reading. She was also brave and I loved that she constantly questioned everything. With her being thrusted into this new world that she didn’t even know existed, it was really realistic to have her question Jupiter on what was happening. I was annoyed that Jupiter kept a lot of things from her at times, but by the end of the book I understood more on why he did it. The trials were also a lot of fun. I’m a sucker for some kind of competition and this satisfied that for me immensely.
I recommend this book for kids and adults alike. I think that a lot of people will enjoy this and I definitely think it deserves the hype it has gotten. I can’t wait for the sequel to find out what is going to happen to my babies next. Also, the audiobook was incredible and I highly suggest checking it out if you’re into that medium.
Ok... I love the trials, I didn't like the ending. But I will give it a try. Second book here I come.
Morrigan soon realizes that Jupiter has taken her to Nevermoor for her to earn a place in the cities more prestigious organization the Wunderous Society. But to.get that spot she is to compete in.4 difficult & dangerous trials.
I love this story, of course everyone is going with the, " it gives HP vibes, and some ways it does.but not a lot. I.think Townsend has done a pretty good job so far separating the two pretty well. I've become to lov we this motley bunch of characters & can't wait to see where they go!
Well on her 1th birthday
Reading aloud to my kids is one of my favorite things that we do together as a family. Now I have a new favorite to add to that: listening to audiobooks in the car, and at dinner, and while the kids are cleaning their room! Nevermoor was our first family audiobook and I cannot rave about this book enough. From Jude to me, this book entertained every one of us. My kids actually asked if we could drive around the neighborhood so we could listen longer.
Jessica Townsend has created a magical world and exciting story that rivals Harry Potter (don’t tell bookstagram but I actually liked it MORE THAN HP) and we are hooked. Book one in this series is full of laugh out loud moments, found family, finding your place in the world, being courageous, doing the right thing, social justice, and exciting adventures. Everyone needs to read this book, but if you can listen to the audiobook, even better, this narrator was astounding.
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Clean rating: 🧼🧼🧼🧼 it’s middle grade. It’s clean.
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The Trials of Morrigan Crow is a really creative novel. It reads a bit like a cross between Harry Potter, Roald Dahl and The Chronicles of Narnia, focusing on a young girl with a curse as she is charged with passing four trials in order to gain the protection of an elite society. Every chapter of the story was an utter treat to read, introducing creative new concepts and colourful characters. The story still introduced the City of Nevermoor quite nicely, making clear that it was a place where anything could happen.
The plot of the story flows really well. Its opening chapter really draws the reader in, making them curious about the fate that will soon befall Morrigan. The chapters that follow really help to build a mystery, forcing the reader to keep reading to discover who Ezra Squall is, if Morrigan will pass the trials and what her knack is.
There were only a few areas where I felt that the world building could be improved a tad. There were a couple of core concepts in the world - namely Morrigan's curse and the nature of Wunder - that weren't really explained in the story. While you do learn a little more about both of these as the story progresses, I still felt that there were a lot of blanks in my understanding about them. Hopefully, this will be resolved by subsequent novels. The story also ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. While this stage of Morrigan's journey is wrapped up, there are many threads left hanging following the twist ending.
Yet the novel's strongest aspect was its characters. I really liked Morrigan. Although her childhood as been miserable, her hope, sense of wonder and kindness always shine through. Although she is often afraid, she proves to be brave in even situations where she is powerless and willing to put herself in danger to help others.
Beyond Morrigan, the novel boasts a wide array of memorable characters. My favourite was Jupiter North, who behaves a bit like a male Mary Poppins, but Hawthorne the Dragon Rider is also a charming character who forms a cheery counterpoint to the often anxious Morrigan. I'm really curious to see how these characters develop in future volumes, as I feel that Jupiter in particular has a lot of room for development.
All in all, this book was great. It's creative, fast-paced and has a brilliant cast of characters. I really can't wait to read more.
However, the mysterious Julian North interrupts her final meal to introduce himself as her patron, and with Death on her heels, she is spirited away to Nevermoor to begin her trials for the Wundrous Society. Trials for children with unique and extraordinary talents. But Morrigan doesn’t have one, other than cheating death.
To stay in Nevermoor, she needs to complete her trials and win her place in The Wundrous Society. If she doesn’t, her destiny may just have been delayed…
Morrigan is self-doubting, determined and daring. Julian North is confident, caring and charismatic. With an abundance of enigmatic characters, both loveable and loathsome, and the wonderously whimsical and inventive settings, Nevermoor is a place that once you enter, you will never want to leave.
The Trials of Morrigan Crow is a sublime fantasy with a huge heart that left me dreaming of a life in The Deucalion Hotel and yearning for a Brolly Rail to transport me to school.
I will be breaking my strict “no buying hardbacks for my bookshelf” rule for this book (I have a child who needs food, or so he tells me). There is no way I can wait for the paperback to share it at school. I need to be surrounded by people who’ve ventured to Nevermoor so we can talk bedrooms, smoke and shadows…
It’s gone straight into my top 9 reads for 2017!
I can’t wait for the next instalment
A wondrous fantasy for ages 9-12…
Morrigan Crow is a cursed child. Born on Eventide night, she will now die on that same date, along with three other children who share her birthday, 11years later. Meanwhile, her short life is made miserable by every bad thing being blamed on her. On the dreaded night, however, a strange man appears and takes her away, cheating death, to a magical city: Welcome, my friend, to Nevermoor. Where animals talk and your umbrella wiil take you for a ride.
Morrigan is invited by Jupiter North, her saviour, to join the trials for the Wundrous Society. Marrigan has no choice: the trials or back to the Wintersea Republic. But it seems the society obly admits the best- the trials live up to their name.
Morrigan, desperate for a new life and friends, must overcome her worst fears and use all the knowledge she has. With pain-in-the-rearend Noelle, mysterious Cadence and many others desperate for a place, it doesn't look good for Morrigan. Will she pass, or is this a quest destined for failure?
An amazing tale of magic and adventure, this is a fast paced, imahinative debut for miss Townsend. I really reccomend it.
The Bookworm On The Hill xxx