Narrated by Emily Bauer, Spelunking Through Hell by Seanan McGuire is the eleventh book in the InCryptid series and shares the story of Alice Price’s journey to find her husband Thomas after he made a deal with the crossroads that saved her life. Answers, suspense, betrayals and more await you….
by Seanan McGuire
Series: InCryptid #11
Narrator: Emily Bauer
Length: 12 hours and 46 minutes
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It’s been fifty years since the crossroads caused the disappearance of Thomas Price, and his wife, Alice, has been trying to find him and bring him home ever since, despite the increasing probability that he’s no longer alive for her to find. Now that the crossroads have been destroyed, she’s redoubling her efforts. It’s time to bring him home, dead or alive.
Preferably alive, of course, but she’s tired, and at this point, she’s not that picky. It’s a pan-dimensional crash course in chaos, as Alice tries to find the rabbit hole she’s been missing for all these decades—the one that will take her to the man she loves.
Who are her allies? Who are her enemies? And if she manages to find him, will he even remember her at this point?
It’s a lot for one cryptozoologist to handle.
I love this series from the characters to the creatures and started listening the moment I got my hands on the audio. All along, we have known the story of Alice and Thomas Price and her relentless journey to find him. I was so excited get their story. I must caution you, though, as with any long-standing fantasy series, it is best to listen to them in the order of release.
With the crossroads destroyed and clues given to her by contacts, Alice hopes to traipse further. This time, maybe she will find Thomas. Dead or alive, she needs closure or a miracle. Her last journey almost killed her, but she found information that changes everything. We also painfully learn how Alice has stayed so young. OMG… nope. Nope. Nope.
This felt like an interlude as we stepped away from cryptology and the Covenant, but I loved what we learned about the crossroads and what happened to Thomas, Alice and others. McGuire has a brilliant imagination as she swept us through dimensions. From allies to enemies and those in disguise, I was all in.
Alice is stubborn, brave, relentless, and fearless in the face of battle. We meet some new characters and find connections as we face down foe and learn the effects of previous storylines. Does Alice find Thomas? Can she make it home? I will leave you to discover those answers. I will tell you, I experienced every emotion under the sun and stayed up listening way past my bedtime.
Emily Bauer narrates and did a splendid job of capturing not only Alice but others from human to creatures. I’ve listened to the series from the beginning and think they are perfect in this format.
Fans of fantasy, family, suspense and fast-paced action-packed adventure will love the InCryptid series.
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Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
I didn’t know Seanan McGuire was also Mira Grant! Now I really need to read one of her books! And this one sounds good. Thanks for sharing!
Ooo… so many books & audios for you to enjoy. I’ve read or listened to all of Mira Grant.
I”m so glad you’re enjoying this series. I do love a fearless heroine!
That sounds like a good one.
Anne - Books of My Heart
Robin follows this one but I think I would enjoy it if I can get to it. Someday.
Glad to see the series is still going strong for you.
I’m starting to connect a bit less to the series with the last books… I’m a bit sad
Lover of Romance
This sounds like such a fun one, and I am so happy that this was such a win for you. The heroine sounds superb in every way.