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Faeries of Dreamdark Audiobook

Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer

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Publisher's Summary

The faerie Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, flies over the ocean with her small flock of crows. Ill-advised sailors all too often open bottles floating near their ships, and Magpie has vowed to recapture the devils released upon the world from their sea-borne containers. But there is one bottle in which a great menace was trapped by the ancient Djinn King, and when this bottle is opened, the evil of the Blackbringer threatens to engulf the world. Magpie has never faced anything even remotely as dangerous, and her quest to save the land soon involves dragons, a tattooed princeling, and Magpie's hero, the legendary Bellatrix.

©2007 Laini Taylor; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

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    April Ely MENTOR, OHIO, US 09-29-09
    April Ely MENTOR, OHIO, US 09-29-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Splendid!"

    Don't turn away because this is a kids book. What an awesome story! I absolutely loved it and read it straight through.
    Davina Porter is a MASTER at the narration. This is a perfect book to read with your kids AND for those into fantasy. And fans of D. Porter will most definitely not be disappointed.
    Buy it.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    10-07-09
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    "Faeries of Dreamdark (Unabridged)"

    What a wonderful surprise! And with Davina Porter's wonderful vocal character added - it is a joy.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    booklver Chesapeake, VA, United States 02-18-12
    booklver Chesapeake, VA, United States 02-18-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Davina Porter is my hero"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story was very original, but what made this listen sing was the narration by Davina Porter. Maybe I am just in love with Scottish accents, but she was able to give each character a personality and emotion. I can't say enough about this book. Loved it.


    What other book might you compare Faeries of Dreamdark to and why?

    I've never read anything similar.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Natalia Richmond Hill, GA 12-17-09
    Natalia Richmond Hill, GA 12-17-09
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    "Fantastic!"

    I have read both Blackbringer and Silksinger and loved them so much that I bought the audiobooks. Davina Porter captures the spirit of Magpie Windwitch and the crows perfectly. Not only is this a wonderful story it is also superbly narrated.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Independence, OH, United States 10-24-11
    Cynthia Independence, OH, United States 10-24-11 Member Since 2016

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    "A delightful new world"
    If you could sum up Faeries of Dreamdark in three words, what would they be?

    Brave, fierce and loving.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the relationship between Magpie and her Crow Brothers and I thought the dialog was excellent.


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    She was perfect as every character. I loved her when she was playing one of the Crows.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it took two.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my favorite fantasy world since I stepped through the wardrobe into Narnia.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A. Quintero 12-19-12
    A. Quintero 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An amazing story."
    Would you listen to Faeries of Dreamdark again? Why?

    Definitely. The story is meant for a younger audience but it was wonderful to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and their personalities. They all had their quirks and the narrator did a wonderful job at bringing that out.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Everything!


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    Benjamin 07-05-16
    Benjamin 07-05-16 Member Since 2016

    Red hair with a big head and an even bigger ego.

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    "Prepare to enter a very cool, very original world!"
    Where does Faeries of Dreamdark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of the best performed I've ever heard. Davina Porter sucks you into Laini Taylor's world and carries you along. It's easy to get swept away as if you've got your own set of fairy wings.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like the crows, Magpie's companions, but I can't choose one specifically. They add a little extra bit to Magpie's character since they practically raised her; they're her flock, her friends, her parents and each gives a different thing in their relationship with Magpie and the other Faeries of Dreamdark.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are many, many funny moments! I often laughed out loud. There are also many emotional moments that had me choking up. These sorts of books are often painful to endure, but they're also the best when you come out on the other side better for having experienced it.


    Any additional comments?

    Humans are basically not even a part of the storyline (they exist, but only briefly arise and go away again), so we see everything from the Faeries' points of view. The main characters are fun and witty; there are all sorts of Fae creatures involved, and animals that talk, specifically birds.The bad guys, or Djinn, are interesting creatures, and the magic used to (try to) defeat them is very cool. I've never read anything like it.The plot flowed, the characters were developed, humor was in all the right places, the danger was severe enough that it kept you on your toes (or rather, kept you turning pages)... It's a really fun read, and I can't wait to read the next one.

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    Joey 06-21-16
    Joey 06-21-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Pretty good, rest of the series will be better"

    I am writing this review having read the second book in the series already so I can look back with that perspective in mind. I enjoyed this book, although I've already read Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and this was not as good. It did set up an interesting world of fairies, though, and the second book builds on that. So if you enjoyed this book, go ahead and get the next one, it's even better. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

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    Anne 03-27-16
    Anne 03-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Capturing!"

    I'm very particular in what captivates my attention in an audiobook. This telling of this story did it for me... Enrolling my attention so that I am lost in the story... I enjoyed the story so much and loved the narration especially. Davina Porter rates a ten for the creation of each character vocally.

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    Mark T. Woodhouse 01-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it."

    Great book!! Saw some reviews that did not like it. Sorry, I disagree. I've been listening to recorded books for 15 years. This ranks toward the top. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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