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  • The Dream Thieves

  • Raven Cycle Series, Book 2
  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA supernatural adventure with a twist.

  • By T. Couper on 08-07-14

Will Patton did it again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-14

If you could sum up The Dream Thieves in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, exciting and romantic.

Have you listened to any of Will Patton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

His performance on The Raven Boys was just as good as this and I love listening to him, his voice is so soothing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Blue and Gansey in the car, that's all I'm saying, when you listen or read it, you'll get what I'm talking about. Or when Adam presses his fist into the wall.

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  • Once Burned

  • A Night Prince Novel, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: a terrifying ability to channel electricity and to see a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude ... until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire. Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all - but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really good story

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-01-14

An enjoyable listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Once Burned to be better than the print version?

Not really, it was good enough but I just couldn't get past the narrators awful British accents.

What aspect of Tavia Gilbert’s performance might you have changed?

It would have been far better if she had never tried to do an English or Irish accent, the two simply made me cringe, not good at all.

Any additional comments?

All in all though the narrator was good at the Romanian accent and she had a smooth tone, some narrators, especially American ones do this thing where they pause better words which I find jarring, she didn't. And she put the right inflections on words.