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The Girl of Fire and Thorns Audiobook

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

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Publisher's Summary

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can't see how she ever will.

Now, on her 16th birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king - a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior, and he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young.

Most of the chosen do.

©2011 Rae Carson (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    elizabeth 06-18-16
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    "Incredible twists, enchanting characters!"

    Stunning descriptions of the scenes, astounding plot twist, and so much strategy! loved this book!!

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    Marissa Lambert 06-14-16
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    "Staying tuned for Book 2"

    I enjoyed the book. I feel like the character development was lacking a little bit and some scenes that were drawn out could have been shorter. All in all it was a good read. No romance to speak of. I'll listen to book 2 but if it fails to impress I'd pass on book 3.

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    Steven 06-08-16
    Steven 06-08-16
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    "Young Female Minds"

    Definitely for young females. Lacks natural relationship and expose of human nature.

    Tension is what one would expect from a young teens mind.

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    Alicia Davidson 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Surprisingly Good"

    While the first fifth began slowly, this book picked up fast. I'm already about to be done with the final book in the series in less than a month.

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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 03-14-16
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 03-14-16 Member Since 2013

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    "I bought it for the narrator"
    What would have made The Girl of Fire and Thorns better?

    I think teenagers would really like this story, It wasn't for me. I bought it because of Jennifer Ikeda.


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

    The story was detailed and the characters developed. I just couldn't stick with it. I tried a couple times.


    What does Jennifer Ikeda bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is one of my top three narrators!


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

    Detailed story.


    Any additional comments?

    For me, it was immature.

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    Kristy Watts 10-17-15
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    "Enjoyed the story"

    I enjoyed the story, how ever the editing crew did not do the best job making it a smooth transition between the readers breaks.

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    Jane 08-12-15
    Jane 08-12-15 Member Since 2010
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    "A good series to read."

    This first story in the 3 book series was so heartbreaking. To see a young girl who felt so unimportant was just plain sad. It was refreshing to see her discover herself in such a surprising way. This book helped me get through some major painting projects. Jennifer Ikeda is my favorite narrator and she delivers perfectly here.

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    Shama 07-07-15
    Shama 07-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great narrator. Not so great main character."

    Loved the narrator. Main character is an adolescent so she is more a victim of circumstance rather than the creater of it. I suspect she will grow stronger in the following books.

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    "Narrator rocks! Story enthralling!!"

    You know, it takes a little while to warm into it, but it's worth pushing through! Once she gets kidnapped, it's game on! Watch a child become a woman in the span of a few months :-)

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    LP_86 04-29-15
    LP_86 04-29-15 Member Since 2016

    Fueled by coffee and good stories.

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    "Listen. Love. Repeat."
    If you could sum up The Girl of Fire and Thorns in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling. Smart. Epic.


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

    Absolutely. I've listened to the entire series multiple times through (even if not all in one binge).


    Any additional comments?

    I hesitate to use the term 'comfort listen', but I've gone through this entire series enough times that it probably applies. Each time, I'm completely swept into the world Rae Carson has created and fall a little more in love with her vivid characters. I'm sure there are many more listens of this series in my future and Rae Carson is definitely on my auto buy/listen list.

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