We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
All the Crooked Saints Audiobook

All the Crooked Saints

Regular Price:£18.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

©2017 Maggie Stiefvater (P)2017 Scholastic, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • Kz&Co.
    Indianapolis, IN, US
    15/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful book"

    Excellent story. I very much enjoyed listening to it. the narrator's accent was a nice touch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call of Kthalia
    United States
    14/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful stand alone novel from Stiefvater"

    I am a little sad to say that I don't think this is a series, because I became very fond of the town of Bicho Raro, CO., and its inhabitants.

    At the start of this Audible, I wasn't sure if I would like the book or the narrator. It started a little slow, and I wasn't sure about the narrator for some reason - probably just the start of the book - but within a couple chapters I was hooked. Both the story, and the reader, really draw you in.

    You can read the synopsis yourself, and I don't want to give out spoilers, but the story is very character-driven - with quite a few players to keep track of - and also a bit sad. However, keep in mind that it is a "sad" with a whole novel's worth of redemptions and resolutions. By the end you are really rooting for all the characters to solve their mysteries and triumph, in whatever small way possible. The end ties up most loose strings and leaves you satisfied - or at least it satisfied me plenty - all without any sappiness.

    The narrator? He is awesome. He does every character in a unique and recognizable way. He does an array of amazingly believable accents - male and female alike. He is one-man ensemble cast production. He is probably rivals my all-time favorite narrator: Luke Daniels (Iron Druid Chronicles are ah-mazing!). I will look up his name after this review and see what else he reads - yes, he is that good!

    So, should you listen to this book? Do you like a slow burn? Do you like deep characters that grow and learn? Do you like magical realism? Do you think you would like a tale of the Colo-Mex town of Bicho Raro, and its very odd inhabitants and "tourists"? Do you like the Raven Boys? If you answer yes to most of these questions then - use your credit or buy this book already!

    AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Johanna
    08/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Breathtaking and absolutely fantastic!"

    I loved the narrator's accent and story-telling ability. Very well done!

    Stiefvater creates and develops characters so masterfully; they are all so different while all feeling fleshed out. The inclusion of the "one thing a character wants and a thing they fear" was so strong and really brought a huge amount of development for that character with such a simple tactic.

    The miraculous Sorias were so insanely interesting to read about; I wanted to slip in this world and stay there forever. The casual magic of the story outside of the Sorias really helped build a higher level of believability in the simplicity of the Soria miracles.
    Learning how the Soria family functions was so interesting and felt very authentic.

    I loved how Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, really thought about what it meant to be holy and the general richness of his character. The simple miracle of the painting was so interesting!
    His devote love for the pilgrims and the miracles he gives them juxtaposed with his young age and love for his family, specifically his cousins, was so authentic feeling.

    I loved how Joaquin was so different from his cousins and his family yet still such an integral part of the story and so compassionate to his family. The descriptions of his hair and clothes were so vivid. I really loved seeing how Diablo Diablo and Joaquin combined- it felt very real to see him mouthing the way someone had said "love" to practice and use on the radio, as well as reminding the reader that he is still just a teenager.

    I loved Beatriz. Absolutely and completely. Seeing a character being told she was "a girl with no feelings" and watching her realize that she has very strong feelings, just more privately, was very meaningful to me as I went through the same thing. It's so lovely to see so many different types of characters, and I loved how logical and loving Beatriz was.

    Tony and Pete's friendship was so great to watch. I loved how both of their characters evolved and specifically how their friendship was meaningful, which is one of my favorite tropes ever to see in novels.

    Overall just absolutely incredible and my only complaint is that I immediately want to read more.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nash86
    San Juan
    27/10/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Spellbinding!"

    This book is absolutely amazing!! Stiefvater’s writing capture’s you since the first sentence and Thom Rivera’s performance is mesmerizing!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • liltxtwister
    Texas
    18/10/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"

    I had high expectations for All The Crooked Saints (I pre-ordered a signed copy for my library) but this one was not for me. I have loved all of Maggie Stiefvater's other books but I just did not care about any of the characters in this book or really the story either. There was a lot of telling and not as much dialogue and maybe that is why I could not connect to the characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Erin Renfrew
    16/10/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The best book I have encountered this year!"

    I loved this book, both the writing and the performance. Maggie's Steifvater build her characters so skillfully that I'm willing to go along for the ride just to get to know them better. Not only that, but she has such a unique way of describing things that even the most ordinary aspects of the story become extraordinary. Thoma Rivera has the perfect voice for this tale, and his performance is spot on. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B.A. Wilson
    Missouri
    14/10/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not For Me. "

    This is more of a 2.5 for me. I suspect most people are going to either love it or hate it, with little middle ground.

    I wanted to love this, but I really struggled. It could have been me, as I listened on audio and perhaps was a poor listener. However, I rewound and rewound and rewound and rewound. This would just not keep my attention, and about 70% of the time, I had no clue who anyone was or what was happening.

    Typically, I love Stiefvater. I think I could read Scorpio Races and the Raven Cycle a thousand times and never tire of them. They are so unique, and I tend to love her unusual approaches and unexpected worlds.

    Unfortunately, it took me almost 15 chapters to really get into the story at all. I had to just force myself forward (through the pangs of despair and haze of denial), and it wasn’t until that point that I really started remember who anyone was. There’s also not any real plot that I’m aware of up until about 3/5 of the way into the story, and it’s a pretty weak plot at that. Or perhaps the plot is there but I was so overwhelmed by the style that I couldn’t even recognize or follow it.

    The writing is extremely stylized, which typically I find interesting. Unfortunately, it’s stylized telling, instead of stylized showing. So be prepared to be told, told, told, told, told, told, told, and told again who everyone is. You’ll be told what they think. You’ll be told what they want. You’ll be told what they fear. You’ll be told who they are, in the prettiest and most unique sorts of ways. You’ll be told what their struggles are, but you’ll rarely be shown any of this, particularly in the first half off the book, which means it may not stick very well. None of it really stuck for me.

    Every scene in the beginning feels basically like a new list of facts about yet another character, and I wasn’t interested in memorizing any of it. Some of the sentences sound beautiful in the moment, but they lack impact, since I now can’t match any of those sentences to any characters. And since I don’t want to memorize a list of beautiful sounding facts about way too many different characters that don’t really seem to be helping the story along, it’s hard to make connections and keep any of the details straight.

    Yep. This was a major struggle, when I just wanted to be captivated.

    The reason this still gets 3 stars overall is because the last half of the book is significantly better and more interesting than the first half. There were some really fascinating characters, once I could finally figure out who people were and why they mattered. But at the same time, I’m still pretty confused by the world and world building. It could be a delightful, imaginative world, but instead, it’s more of a tedious and confusing world. I think depth was sacrificed to pretty sounding and stylized sentences in this case.

    HOWEVER, I typically love Stiefvater, and there’s something here that was interesting to me, at least in terms of the concept and a few of the characters. In case this is just me being inattentive, or failing to get what is great about this, I may go back and listen to this again on a better day and see if that changes my perspective. If it does, I’ll be sure to update my ratings.

    Now, I’m going to go hug my pillow and wallow, because I absolutely hate it when I can’t love a book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.