Gods of Manhattan

  • by Scott Mebus
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thirteen-year-old New Yorker Rory Hennessy can see things no one else can. When a magician's trick opens his eyes to Mannahatta, Rory finds an amazing spirit city coexisting alongside modern-day Manhattan.It's a place where Indian sachems, warrior cockroaches, and papier-mâché children live, ruled by the immortal Gods of Manhattan - including Babe Ruth, Alexander Hamilton, and Peter Stuyvesant. But Rory's power to see Mannahatta brings danger, and he is pursued by enemies, chasing history and trying to free those who have been enslaved. And when he is given the chance to right Mannahatta's greatest wrong, seeing Mannahatta may not be a gift after all....


What the Critics Say

"The use of real historical figures and events lends authenticity to this compulsively readable and fast-paced fantasy." (School Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Original and entertaining

Although I'm not a child or young adult, I still found this book highly entertaining, original, well worth the credit. Author Scott Mebus combines an interesting premise with strange and unusual characters to create a really good tale of fantasy.

The narrator does a good job of bring the story to life.
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- Ashanti

Clever and engaging.

I love nothing better than a good story. This is a very good story! Lots of interesting history painlessly presented and a very clever storyline. I can't wait for the next installment.
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- D.L.Sayers

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible