Laini Taylor
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Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award Finalist Lips Touch: Three Times, as well as the novels Blackbringer and Silksinger. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter.

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    • Muse of Nightmares

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,074
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

    In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just. Wow.

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Strange the Dreamer

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,105

    The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great until the ending

    • By Shane A. McGarry on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,876
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,525
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,544

    Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story & INCREDIBLE Narrator!

    • By Coffee on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Days of Blood & Starlight

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Sophomore Slump here...Just wow!

    • By Katherine on 11-08-12

    Regular price: $21.66

    • Dreams of Gods & Monsters

    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 3
    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disjointed and way too long!

    • By irishred507 on 07-25-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Night of Cake & Puppets

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy," her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rabid Fairy + Violin Boy = Magic

    • By Amy on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $5.68

    • Lips Touch: Three Times

    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    A girl who’s always been in the shadows finds herself pursued by the unbelievably attractive new boy at school, who may or may not be the death of her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darkly gorgeous

    • By Brandilyn on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Days of Blood and Starlight

    • Zwischen den Welten 2
    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Julia Nachtmann
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Eine Liebe, älter als die Zeit und ein Kampf, bei dem alles auf dem Spiel steht...

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    • Zwischen den Welten 1
    • By: Laini Taylor
    • Narrated by: Julia Nachtmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Karou ist jemand ganz Besonderes. Sie hat blaue Haare so glänzend wie Seide und filigrane Tattoos. Sie ist in den düsteren Gassen Prags zuhause...

    Regular price: $12.90

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