The Cloisters by Katy Hays audiobook

The Cloisters: A Novel

By Katy Hays
Read by Emily Tremaine

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781668004401
10.27 Hours 1
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The Secret History meets Ninth House in this sinister, atmospheric novel following a circle of researchers as they uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York’s famed Met Cloisters. When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she expects to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she finds herself assigned to The Cloisters, a gothic museum and garden renowned for its medieval art collection and its group of enigmatic researchers studying the history of divination. Desperate to escape her painful past, Ann is happy to indulge the researchers’ more outlandish theories about the history of fortune telling. But what begins as academic curiosity quickly turns into obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future. When the dangerous game of power, seduction, and ambition at The Cloisters turns deadly, Ann becomes locked in a race for answers as the line between the arcane and the modern blurs. A haunting and magical blend of genres, The Cloisters is a gripping debut that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A Today Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick

A Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick

An #1 Amazon bestseller in Occult Suspense

An Indie Next List Pick of the Month

A November 2022 LibraryReads Pick

The Secret History meets Ninth House in this sinister, atmospheric novel following a circle of researchers as they uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York’s famed Met Cloisters.

When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she expects to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she finds herself assigned to The Cloisters, a gothic museum and garden renowned for its medieval art collection and its group of enigmatic researchers studying the history of divination.

Desperate to escape her painful past, Ann is happy to indulge the researchers’ more outlandish theories about the history of fortune telling. But what begins as academic curiosity quickly turns into obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future. When the dangerous game of power, seduction, and ambition at The Cloisters turns deadly, Ann becomes locked in a race for answers as the line between the arcane and the modern blurs.

A haunting and magical blend of genres, The Cloisters is a gripping debut that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Emily Tremaine guides listeners into this sinister exploration…[and] provides just the right suspenseful tone as Ann becomes obsessed by questions of fate, friendship, destiny, and magic…Engrossing listening.” AudioFile
“The tension and foreboding builds gradually in this outstanding gothic debut…set against a medieval, academic atmosphere sheltered from the city.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Moody and suspenseful…Readers will be fascinated by the evocative setting as well as the behind-the-scenes glimpses into museum curatorship and the cutthroat games of academia.” Publishers Weekly
“A story of academic obsession, Renaissance magic, and the ruthless pursuit of power. Captivating in every sense of the word.” Sarah Pearse, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Katy Hays

Author Bio: Katy Hays

Katy Hays is a writer and adjunct art history professor in California, where she teaches rural students. She holds an MA degree in art history from Williams College and pursued her PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. She previously worked at major art institutions, including the Clark Art Institute and the San Francisco Modern Museum of Art. The Cloisters is her first novel.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 10.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English