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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
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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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    aya 15/09/2016
    aya 15/09/2016
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 27/11/2017
    Mr 27/11/2017 Listener Since 2011
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    "Original and wonderful."

    A tale of magic, love and loss, turning to greed, fear and hate From start to finish, this enchanting tale gripped me.

    The writing is wonderfully descriptive, taking you on a journey to another realm. The central characters are painted so vividly that you’d recognise them if you saw them in the street.

    17 of the most enjoyable hours of listening I have ever had.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stanisla 16/09/2016
    Stanisla 16/09/2016
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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.

    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Chatham, United Kingdom 10/02/2018
    Jacqueline Chatham, United Kingdom 10/02/2018 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the best books I have listened to in ages"

    This is a tale of a battle against corruption emanating from a dark and terrible wood. The main protagonist is a young woman from one of a number of villages at the fringes of the wood, who is offered up for a ten year period of servitude to the Dragon, a Court appointed wizard who guards the Kingdom from the wood. It is a well paced, beautifully written and narrated story. The characters are well fleshed out, flaws and all. Well worth a listen.

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    Amazon Customer 26/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "I'm still willingly tangled in this story "

    Honestly, I haven't enjoyed a book so much in a long time! I sunk into the story and the moment it was finished, I wanted to start it again! I'm going to start Naomi Novik's other books soon. When the story begun I thought I'd chosen something quite clichéd and romance driven, but I soon realised how wrong I was. My understanding of the title changed multiple times throughout the novel, and every time I thought I had predicted the ending, I was wrong. It was a reading adventure and I absolutely adored it! The narrator suited the novel and main character perfectly, and matched the energetic prose with her voice. Loved it!

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    Amazon Customer 23/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Better than I thought it would be"

    I started Uprooted soon after I finished a historical romance novel and personally really disliked the genre. First hour of this novel I thought I jumped on even worse fantasy romance, but it appeared to be untrue. Romance adds up to a very little part of novel and I am very glad :) And beyond that!.. it’s magical, the villain is great and something very familiar to me - Eastern European setting seems to reflect the best of Slavic and Baltic culture.
    What also appealed to me, it’s is full of action and is very picturesque so I do really see this becoming a movie one day and hope Warner Bros will pursue its production!

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    Poppy 22/01/2018
    Poppy 22/01/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "Not as good as expected"

    I found it slightly lacklustre. Interesting premise, but I never felt very involved with the characters or plot. Also, the so called love interest was mean to the main character and just sort of boring. The writing is beautiful in parts though.

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    Johanna 25/11/2017
    Johanna 25/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Looooovvveeedddd it"

    Such a lovely book, a great balance of everything ; love, magic, battle and moral.

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  • jaki
    18/01/17
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    "confused about the hugely varied reviews? read thi"

    Ok so the first 5 chapters she is a bit whiney and whinge repetitively about her predicament. he's a miserable negative pratt but do stick with it. the book totally redeems itself soon after and it's a great book. The narrator is perfect for the character, at once whimsical and aloof and real too so you feel you know agnieshka. I'm sure I spelt that wrong, ah well. The wood is fascinating and the magic gets better and better. a highly engaging book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • rebecca wheeler
    07/04/17
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed!"

    Brilliant Narration, and a story that resembles a dark fairy tale, enjoyed this thoroughly. Highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • monika
    06/07/16
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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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