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Uprooted Audiobook

Uprooted

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Publisher's Summary

A dark enchantment blights the land.

Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood, and none returns unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for 10 years, leaving all she values behind.

Agnieszka fears her dearest friend, Kasia, will be picked at the next choosing, for she's everything Agnieszka is not - beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it's not Kasia he takes.

©2016 Naomi Novik (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    Gabrielle Harvey-Jones 18/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Highly recommended!"

    Truly magical and completely engrossing! Really loved it and very sad as I came to its end! Beautifully written and very well read! A complete delight! Where are the rest of her books, please?

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    nicole 11/07/2016
    nicole 11/07/2016

    "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." — Jorge Luis Borges

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    "Exceptional epic fantasy"

    Despite listening to over 300 books a year, I've only found two new fantasy authors I'd really recommend in 2016. This is a beautifully narrated story with hints of probably Russian folk tales, though I don't know where or how varied the author's influences. It feels like the literary equivalent or a monsoon in the desert.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stanisla 16/09/2016
    Stanisla 16/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Awful"

    I'd recommend this book to anyone who for reasons beyond my comprehension likes Twilight saga. Same story of hardly of age girl suddenly finding herself very special and in love with some mysterious hundred year old man. Which I personally find far from fascinating, but dull and degrading. I've also discovered what seems the only disadvantage of an audio book - you can suddenly find yourself listening to a "his firm thigh between my legs" passage without being able to flick through the pages to escape it.
    I deeply regret buying this book and my own habit of not being able to put down a story I've started to read or listen.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Breakfast United Kingdom 04/10/2016
    Breakfast United Kingdom 04/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Timeless charm, modern character"

    This is a really great story, very much in the spirit of a Russian fairytale but with a very modern depth of character and world, twisting away from easy answers and obvious paths. The reading is fine but a little stilted - you notice it, but it doesn't get in the way.

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    Jenny 03/10/2016
    Jenny 03/10/2016 Member Since 2014

    Since I discovered Audible I have become addicted. I like my fiction with a twist. I'm a fan of soft sci-fi and literary fantasy.

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    "A nice read"

    I enjoyed this, it's a gentle fantasy, the world is beautifully constructed and the characters evolved enough for you to form an opinion about them and their story. There are various twists and turns which keep you engaged. It's an ok listen. I wasn't blown away, but I find it difficult not to compare every fantasy I read with the Kingkiller Chronicles, which is why I don't read very much of it!

    I thought the narrator could have been a little more expressive, but she was ok.

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    aya 15/09/2016
    aya 15/09/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "BEST BOOK ON AUDIBLE SO FAR"
    If you could sum up Uprooted in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing, Magical and Earthly


    Any additional comments?

    Usually don't read these types of books; I have a hard time suspending disbelief when books deal with magic also these types of books tend to use a lot of flowery language to seem more 'magical' - thank God 'Uprooted' doesn't fall into those traps. Once I started listening I could not stop. A lot of it down to the perfect narration of Katy Sobey but also to the simple, straightforward telling of the story, which reminded me of JK Rowling. The characters are also pretty likeable especially the MC and I liked the strong female friendship between the MC and her best friend. The story flows so naturally all the way to the end, which was so satisfying. So 5 stars from me.

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    Jan Crawley, United Kingdom 14/09/2016
    Jan Crawley, United Kingdom 14/09/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Unusual and unputdownable"

    I really enjoyed listening to this. The story seemed, from the jacket notes, to be all too predictable but it really wasn't. I haven't read (listened to) anything quite like it before. The main protagonists were believable and although it is obviously a fantasy story it is written in such a way that it becomes believable too. If you like this genre and are toying with the idea of buying it -do. You won't regret it.

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    Aruna Limoli London, EC3M 1DT 08/09/2016
    Aruna Limoli London, EC3M 1DT 08/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Lovely reimagining of Eastern European folk tales"

    Very enjoyable. I really loved the story. The narration was good and at a good pace.

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    David 18/08/2016
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    "Simply brilliant"

    Wonderfully written and read, the kind of story you want to listen to again and again.

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    Lily Riddle England 11/08/2016
    Lily Riddle England 11/08/2016 Member Since 2015

    The Novel Nerd

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    "loved it "

    Genuinely loved everything about this book, I couldn't stop listening. So sad that it's a stand alone, would love another one in the series.

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  • monika
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    "Truly enchanting"

    A wonderful and engulfing story with so many perfect little details narrated masterfully

    would recommend to everyone, especially fantasy enthusiasts

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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