Modern Faerie Tales
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  • 1

    Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Holly Black
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (47)

    Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could very well mean her death.

    Janet says: "Beautiful pictures with a story line"
    Beautiful pictures with a story line

    I enjoyed Kate Rudd's narration, so yes. As for Holly Black, she writes with vivid pictures and has some great ideas. However, it took so long to ge..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 16 2014 by Janet (Wilmington, NC, United States)
  • 2

    Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Holly Black
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    When 17-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system.

    A User says: "Faeries are everywhere!"
    Faeries are everywhere!

    This is a dark and hope filled fairy-tale. I’ve read the previous story written by Holly Black called Tithe, also a very good tale, but I don’t think..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 28 2008 by A User ()
  • 3

    Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Holly Black
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing - her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie. Miserable, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth - that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago.

    cheresse says: "Not the greatest, but still entertaining"
    Not the greatest, but still entertaining

    I read a few of Holly Black's books when I was a teen and I thought they were amazing. I read both Valiant and Tithe, the prequels to this book, and w..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2013 by cheresse (Arvada, CO, United States)