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Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer | [Laini Taylor]

Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer

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.
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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 Willoughby, OH, USA 09-29-09
    April Willoughby, OH, USA 09-29-09 Member Since 2009
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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.

    9 of 9 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.

    6 of 6 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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    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.


    3 of 3 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

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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 Chicago, IL United States 12-19-12
    A. Quintero Chicago, IL United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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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!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 04-22-13
    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Charming piece of fantasy"

    This tale beautifully describes a fantasy world of fairies and imps, good and evil.... and even some happily ever after. It even includes the late arrival of humanity and our blindness to the fantastic world. As usual, Davina Porter gives a great performance with pitch perfect accents and voices.

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    A. Viscardi New Jersey 02-25-13
    A. Viscardi New Jersey 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hard to listen to"
    Would you try another book from Laini Taylor and/or Davina Porter?

    I love Laini Taylor books and can't help to think that if there was a different narrator, I wouldn't enjoyed this book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Different narrator.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Maybe it was the accent, I couldn't get past it and set the speed to 2x just to get through it


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The storyline was unique


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maribee7 Earth 02-09-13
    Maribee7 Earth 02-09-13 Member Since 2012

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    "It was Okay......"
    Would you try another book from Laini Taylor and/or Davina Porter?

    THis is from perspective of someone who LOVES Diana Gabaldon's OUtlander series, and absolutely LOVES what Davina Porter has done with it. So to answer to this is NO.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Faeries of Dreamdark?

    Can't think of one....


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

    The oldest crow?.... But honestly I am so used to her voice in my head with Outlander, Jamie, Claire that hearing her voice with this narration, did not spark any interest in me.


    Could you see Faeries of Dreamdark being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, I could. Laini Taylor is a very, very talented writer. Have no idea...


    Any additional comments?

    First off, I think Laini Taylor is an excellent writer. I am a Big fan of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy. I bought this book based on that. And since I KNOW Davina Porter is a phenomenal narrator, thought that I would enjoy story. It is a great story, and I may get the kindle edition, but Davina's voice just could not keep my attention, it was offsetting with this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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