Graceling
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  • 1

    Graceling

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her Uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to carry out his dirty work, punnishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. Breaking arms and cutting off fingers are her stock-in-trade.

    Moonglotexas says: "Absolutely Mesmerising!"
    Absolutely Mesmerising!

    Yes, though during the action scenes I was desperate to ensure the survival of key people, the audio version made sure I savoured the writing, the emo..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2013 by Moonglotexas (South Africa)
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    Graceling

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By David Baker, Chelsea Mixon, Zachary Exton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (717)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (463)

    Set in a world where some people are born with a Grace - a unique, sometimes uncanny, gift - this is the story of Katsa, whose Grace, demonstrated at an uncomfortably early age, is for killing. This makes her a perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa But Katsa chafes at the way she is being used - and even more at the injustices she sees around her.Then she meets Prince Po, who has a Grace to match hers...

    Kari says: "Outstanding first novel!"
    Outstanding first novel!

    I loved this book both in print and in audio. It is exciting, fast paced and has an awesome storyline filled with both adventure and some romance. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 31 2009 by Kari (Forestburg, Alberta, Canada)
  • 2

    Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By Xanthe Elbrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (375)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (236)

    She is the last of her kind...It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

    Allison says: "Totally Different from Graceling"
    Totally Different from Graceling

    Unlike the some of the other reviewers, I actually enjoyed Fire more than Graceling. There are some big differences between these two books- they alm..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 14 2010 by Allison (Kensington, NH, United States)
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    Fire: Graceling, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    A must-read title for all fans of Patrick Rothfuss and Trudi Canavan, Fire is an exceptional fantasy novel. From the deft characterisation to the gripping story, the fast-paced action to the evocative prose, this is one of the strongest fantasy novels of the year. Set in a world of stunningly beautiful, exceptionally dangerous monsters, Fire is one of the most dangerous monsters of all - a human one. Marked out by her vivid red hair, she's more than attractive. Fire is mesmerising.

    Rick says: "Not as good as the first"
    Not as good as the first

    Set in a different location but same world as Graceling, there is only one character familiar to readers of the first book. The story has a broad rom..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2013 by Rick (Perth, Australia)
  • 3

    Bitterblue: Graceling, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By Xanthe Elbrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (276)

    Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck's reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle - disguised and alone - to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the 35-year spell of a madman.

    MaChar says: "Not my favorite"
    Not my favorite

    Yes, well spent, it was entertaining.

    Reviewed on August 23 2012 by MaChar (ALBERT LEA, MN, United States)