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Strange the Dreamer Audiobook

Strange the Dreamer

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Publisher's Summary

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. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it.

Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep 200 years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times best-selling Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

©2017 Laini Taylor (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    Anuja 06-11-17
    Anuja 06-11-17
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    "Absolutely spellbinding!"

    This was my first time trying an audiobook and I couldn't have chosen a better one! the story was enchanting and beautifully written. Unpredictable and very very magical..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lea 04-01-17
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    "a very Laini book , incredibly pleasing "

    Oo good gardener save me,
    the plums are to sweet on the edge of being rotten and my bed is all singed with the gosts closing in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • David
    Worthing, United Kingdom
    3/31/17
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    "Poetry, Dream & Heart"
    If you could sum up Strange the Dreamer in three words, what would they be?

    A poignant, haunting and beautiful tale


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's message and theme, the way that there is no evil, only good intention turned sour.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stella
    COLCHESTER, United Kingdom
    7/5/17
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    "Strange the story"

    Fantastic storyline, as ever with Laini Taylor's amazing ideas, narrated superbly by Steve West. This proved to be one of the best audible books I have so far enjoyed. Thank you! The anticipation of the sequel is almost too much to bear!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • leelou
    7/3/17
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    "Woooaaahhhh"

    Just amazing totally grabs you and transports you into a beautiful world highly recommend on either Audio or book .. very much enjoyed this - first book I've heard by this author and now looking for more :) so releue

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JM
    UK
    7/3/17
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    "charmingly creative story"

    interesting and innovative story, maybe drags a bit over the romance, but I think the author has one of the most distinctively creative minds I have come across in a long time. some genuinely beautiful writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/10/17
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    "Rich storytelling"

    Love this book and the way Laini Taylor creates her own, very unique, myths,monsters and gods.
    Personally I'm not that enthralled by how much romance/passion there is in there (I think a bit enhances it) but it doesn't put me off enjoying the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mags B
    6/4/17
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    "OMG - please hurry up with book 2"
    Where does Strange the Dreamer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best books I can ever remember.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Modern dilemmas in a total mythical situation. It shows the good intentions off all the characters, even the bad ones.


    Have you listened to any of Steve West’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    The best kind of narration; you forget about the narrator and are just there.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh, cry and scream at the characters in frustration.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually shouted out "No" at the cliffhanger.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. B. Connor
    Yorkshire, England
    5/14/17
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    "By the Gods!"

    Very well constructed. Enjoyed getting to know the characters. Loved the dream concept. Was left wanting more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stacey
    4/27/17
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    "enjoyable story and listen"

    the story felt original and well written. i must admit i hate having to wait for a next book for an answer to a question.
    the narrator was very good although his soft tone did make me fall asleep alot

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rhiannon Ryman
    4/21/17
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    "Beautiful and dreamlike"

    Latino Taylor's writing has always had a dreamlike quality to it, the way she paints worlds in your mind and pulls you into a story full of wonder and fantasy. This book is no exception. The narration added and extra layer of whimsy and feeling that really brought the characters to life. I cannot wait for the sequal

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ZoeMbubbles
    UK
    9/27/17
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    "Captivating and enchanting"

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading. The characters are well developed. Even those you are supposed to dislike are developed to a point where you might understand their actions. I didn't see the end coming until it came and it hit me in the face so hard I had to speak to someone. I ruined it for my partner but won't for anyone else. The language is colourful and sophisticated, it paints perfectly a landscape in the listeners mind or reality (within the scope of the text) and dreams.
    The narrator has a lovely tone and takes the words gently, it doesn't feel like any part is rushed or overlooked and I particularly enjoyed re-listening to sections before bed.
    I will certainly re-listen to this, probably many more times, and I anxiously await the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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