well I'm somewhere in the middle. I'll continue with the series but I thought parts drug I bit much. but there was a very unexpected twist that I really liked
It was difficult at first because there were so many characters and names that made it hard to keep up. After you are familiarised with them, the story has just the right amount of mystery and character development.
The amazing descriptions by the writer makes it so enjoyable.
Yes, I would! I have read this before in paperback form, but the audiobook was such a great experience and a great way to refresh my memory. The narration was well done!
Honestly, I'm not sure? No books come to mind, but all sorts of readers who are fans of of paranormal books, complex storylines, mystery, intrigue and hidden meanings should definitely try it.
The ending, because it's an ending I will remember even when I'm 90 years old lol. What a way to leave the reader hanging and be excited for more.
Yes, there are some parts. They regard Adam and Noah mostly.
Love this book and can't wait to binge the next two so I'd be prepared for TRK :)
I actually listen to all 3 books in the Raven Cycle series all the time, and I've read them multiple times as well. It is a totally different story than anything else I've ever experienced, and Mr. Patton is an excellent narrator.
Blue would be, I guess, but the ensemble of characters is perfect, and I would seriously love to meet them all if that were only possible.
On my very first listen I was afraid I wouldn't like him as a narrator because the book starts out with Blue, so I wondered why it wasn't read by a female, but it follows all the characters so I guess it could have been narrated by either. But listening sometimes helps you capture little nuances that could be missed by just reading. He also has an incredibly even, soothing voice and does different voices well. his voices for the psychics I thought were spot on.
Both. Ms. Stiefvater does an excellent job at making you FEEL. I'm not quite sure how she makes me feel exactly what the characters do without spelling out what their emotions are, but she does. If they feel grief, you find yourself knowing the shape of it and how it sat inside you when your grandfather died. If they feel panic, you remember exactly how your heart stopped and started when your toddler wondered off in a crowded mall.
One of the things that stands out is an overwhelming sense of wanting. I don't know if it was intended as a theme, but each character is wanting more, or what they don't have, what they might never have, or just to know what it all means. And Ms. Stiefvater makes you feel that wanting with them. And like I said, it is really a unique story, and I love discovering something totally new, that's not just a new version of the same old thing.
Magazine editor, graphic designer and mom with a love for escapism. Especially love magical realism, fantasy, historical fiction and YA.
Absolutely. There are so many clues and so much mystery tied up within this story, that I suspect I will want to go back and re-listen once I finish the other books in the series just to understand them all. Spectacular, fast-paced read.
It has the vibe of some Neil Gaiman books - the creepy magical realism of it all. It also reminded me a bit of Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising.
I loved his pacing and Southern drawl. He brought the many characters in this story to life.
I'm a sucker for a quest novel, but this one is particularly well done. The mystery, the clues, the creepiness and the narrator all come together to create a very good audio book. I can not wait to listen to the next one in the series.
I loved how the author, Maggie Stiefvater, did such great characterizations. I enjoyed how we got to know each of them and I liked how she showed each of their relationships.
The entire supernatural plot is very interesting and I highly recommend this book. You will be surprised at how good it is. I look forward to reading the second book in the series: "The Dream Thieves."
I also love almost everything that Will Patton reads, so you can't go wrong when you have him narrating a great story.
The book is highly recommended by me!
Loved the story while reading it in print, enjoyed listening to it in audiobook form. Will Patton's narration was quite silly at times, but nonetheless, a great job.
I love this book.The idea, the concept.I am probably too old read this YA novel, but it is so well written I feel like it is appropriate for every age.
Where to begin. I started this book believing it would be a young adult romance novel, and I would be disappointed I wasted a credit on it. I am glad to say I was incorrect in my opinion. The story is so much more than that. In a sense, it reminds me of Harry Potter, the author opened up a world of magic and mystery combined with interesting characters, plots twists and developments.
The narration seemed to be perfect for this novel. He distinguishes the characters with different accents that seem realistic to the characters. I am looking forward to more weirdly wonderful Raven Boys stories to come.
If you're looking for something out of the norm from your usual teen love triangles this is it. There is romance in this book of course since we are talking about teens but it's the friendships that make this book the best!
I have not listened to other performances by Will Patton but he does such a good job I'll be searching for more of his work.
Damn rich boys...
If you don't pick up and read this series you'll be missing out on something magical. The relationships in this book are amazing. The characters in this book are so fleshed out you feel as if you would meet them. The Raven boys is an amazing start to an even more amazing series.