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Publisher's Summary

Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score. She was wrong. It's time to learn the truth.

©2014 Seanan McGuire (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Fantastic as always

If you could sum up The Winter Long in three words, what would they be?

A fabulous story

What other book might you compare The Winter Long to and why?

Any of Seanan's books. She is consistently outstanding.

What does Mary Robinette Kowal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voices have become like old friends. She makes listening like watching a movie, the characters just come alive.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

October is in every season.

Any additional comments?

Get Seanan's books....now.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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What a great journey with October

I have been waiting for this book 8. "Indexing" was excellently written but it kept me waiting for October. Great story that lets you see how the first born of Faery are up to their mischief again, but October will show them again. Great Story--can't wait for book 9.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Just gets better

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes!! This series just keeps improving. It manages to stay fresh and not at all clichéd.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Winter Long?

Spoilers! I can't say without giving it away!

Which character – as performed by Mary Robinette Kowal – was your favorite?

Oh, goodness. I love her as Toby. She IS Toby. I do enjoy how she interprets everyone's favorite King of Cats, too.

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

Yes and Yes! I laughed, I cried, I sighed with relief and even let out a squeak of disbelief in a few places.

Any additional comments?

This installment answers a lot of questions, only to leave you asking a hundred more. Don't miss this book, or this series!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Love it

What did you love best about The Winter Long?

If you are a crazy Faye October Daye is your going to hunt you down.

What did you like best about this story?

Yes master I will love you and follow all your crazy demands as soon as I put you down like the rabid beast you are... What no I love you again wait no you must die. What do I love you or do I want to kill you I don't recall.

Have you listened to any of Mary Robinette Kowal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Full stars

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Follow and die or fight and live now.I don't know... That is all you are getting out of me I have been up all night with a story.

Any additional comments?

Would love to see more of this story and some spin offs. Like the sea witch. Get the feeling her story would make me laugh and cry.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Some narration issues

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Another wonderful October Daye story, but the narration threw me off. I loved almost all the narration except issues but those made it a misery to listen to some of the time. I found the voice she used for Tybault to be dull, slow, flat and just plain odd. A flat affect...nothing sounded as if there were feelings behind his words. His nephew Raj vocals were unattractive and nasal. Now that he is a major character the voice really hurt the quality of the audio narration. The story is the usual fine quality.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic sereis I want more.

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A wonderful series that brings something new to the urban fantasy genre that has been declining in good new stories. Not only is the story fresh and new, the characters interesting and flawed but the world building is what makes this book great. The plot as well has built upon itself in a wonderful way that has only gotten better from book to book. The only problem I have is that Tobi is hell bent on being a changeling. Why? We've never heard about her human friends she hung out with during book one, she doesn't interact with humans at all, she's cut herself off with her human family, all of her friends are fae, and every time you think she is going to FINALLY go full fae she gets out of making a decision. The only reason that I can see so far is to not let her become too powerful, hang the possibility over our heads to add suspense, show the fae world that changelings are important too, and let her have "humanity" whatever that means.

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Wonderful

All the great characters: the king of cats, October and Quentin take on a really nasty villain. It's nice to have an adult heroine who has adult relationships and responsibilities instead of another teenager hero with no life experience.

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Wonderful range of characters and story

If you could sum up The Winter Long in three words, what would they be?

Snarky action adventure

What other book might you compare The Winter Long to and why?

Can't think of one close, but The Grimrose Path

Have you listened to any of Mary Robinette Kowal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, and she was just as solid here

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

More aha moments and smirks

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great story bad narration

If you could sum up The Winter Long in three words, what would they be?

Curve ball plot twist

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the plot twists that were unpredictable

What didn’t you like about Mary Robinette Kowal’s performance?

She didn't use the same voice for the characters that she did in all previous books and occasionally would switch the accent in the story causing confusion, the most irritating change is on how she pronounced the word Knowe in this book compared to the last seven.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Best one yet

Best one I've read yet. Looking forward to the next book. Four words are remaining.