Daughter of Smoke and Bone
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  • 1

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1990)
    Performance
    (1782)
    Story
    (1798)

    Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

    FanB14 says: "Beautiful Writing, Mediocre Romance"
    Beautiful Writing, Mediocre Romance

    Blue haired, free spirited Karou runs between worlds to gather special items for her mentor/father figure, Brimstone. He gives her wishes when she co..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2012 by FanB14 (Rockville, VA, United States)
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    Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a 17-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

    Jodie says: "Original story idea, not enough chemistry"
    Original story idea, not enough chemistry

    I really liked the premise for this book. The mystery of the teeth and why Karous is running the mysterious errands is enough to keep you hooked but ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 29 2011 by Jodie (New York, USA)
  • 2

    Days of Blood & Starlight

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (1068)
    Performance
    (972)
    Story
    (980)

    In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

    Katheryne says: "No Sophomore Slump here...Just wow!"
    No Sophomore Slump here...Just wow!

    It's hard to write a review of this book without giving away too may spoilers, so I will keep this as general as possible.
    This book is amazing! ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 08 2012 by Katheryne (MD, United States)
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    Days of Blood and Starlight: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    It began with the breathtaking Daughter of Smoke and bone... This November, the story continues in the astounding sequel, Days of Blood and Starlight Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

    Moonglotexas says: "Remember to breathe!"
    Remember to breathe!

    Difficult question! This book is harsh, brutal and heartbreaking. Very little distracts from the emotional (awful) journeys each character goes throug..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2013 by Moonglotexas (South Africa)
  • 3

    Dreams of Gods and Monsters: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Kristin Hvam
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Common enemy, common cause. When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves. But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz...something is happening.

    Moonglotexas says: "What a conclusion to an amazing series!"
    What a conclusion to an amazing series!

    Magical, captivating and surprising

    Reviewed on September 14 2014 by Moonglotexas (South Africa)
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    Dreams of Gods & Monsters: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (529)
    Story
    (529)

    In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

    Rosemary says: "not with a bang, but a whimper"
    not with a bang, but a whimper

    I love Khristne Hvam (narrator), even though she mispronounces words that call her degree of education into question. She's a very talented voice actr..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 06 2014 by Rosemary (United States)