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  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,027

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator?!

  • By D. Hawkins on 07-24-17

A slow derivative work, if well written.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-19

What would have made a great short story was drawn out into drudgery. The majority of the book passes by with very little plot progression or character growth. The antagonist being a few trees never triggers the emotional response necessary to compel you through the story. This is especially evident when the main protagonist is even harder to relate to. I can never get behind the ignorant bumpkin who is out to prove that their simple ways are better.

I'll be returning this title.

  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,076
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17,086

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has Sanderson been reading Craig Alanson???

  • By Barry on 11-18-18

Another fantastic story from Sanderson.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Brandon Sanderson has once again proven himself as the best fantasy without of our time. Skyward manages to take the tired "Boy and his Dragon" trope and turn it into something fresh and interesting. His talent for natural world building combined with Suzy Jackson's flawless performance create an immersive experience that I did not want to pause for one second. Just like with each of his other series I am left salivating for the next instalment.

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  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,034
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,018
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,965

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Thriling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-17

The most thrilling installment of the Stormlight Archive to date. I would recommend catching up on the rest of the Cosmere before reading.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful