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Daughter of Smoke and Bone Audiobook

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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Publisher's Summary

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

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers - beautiful, haunted Akiva - fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

©2011 Laini Taylor (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Kristanna United States 02-08-13
    Kristanna United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Really fell in love with this book!"

    Reading the mixed reviews of both the book itself and the audio version I was hesitant to give this series a chance...I am SO glad I did! At first I didn't know how I felt about the story or the narrator, but after the first several chapters I was not only hooked, but in love! The story, characters, and narrator quickly grew on me and I found myself wanting more and more. At first the story seems almost childish, but as the characters and story develop it turns into something magical. Give this one a chance, and make sure you stick with it through the first several chapters and you will not be disappointed. The second book is even better! Can't wait for the third.

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    Laurie Guelph, Ontario, Canada 02-05-13
    Laurie Guelph, Ontario, Canada 02-05-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Completely Lost in a Beautiful World!"
    Where does Daughter of Smoke and Bone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am new to the audio book experience, but have continued with my audible.com subscription based on this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Daughter of Smoke and Bone?

    The breaking of the wishbone was heart wrenching.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She gave more depth to the characters - it was so easy to visualize the story. My oldest son was enthralled by her narration and would listen for hours on end with me. We finished this book over the course of a week. His favourite was her interpretation of Grimstone.


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    Kr 02-04-13
    Kr 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This is a Glorified Romance Novel!"
    Would you try another book from Laini Taylor and/or Khristine Hvam?

    I don't think I would read another book from Laini Taylor. I may finish this particular series because it has great mythology, but it gets too bogged down in the sappiness of the romance. This novel tries too hard to be Romeo and Juliet, therefore losing all the urban fantasy aspects to a cheesy love story that feels forced.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The fantasy mythology is interesting and could be very rich, if the author made room for an actual plot. This story is advertised as an exciting story about angels and the underworld, but then gets SOOOO SLOWWW as it indulges in so many love scenes. Further, if this is supposed to be YA fiction, it is not age appropriate. There are too many references to sex for a younger child to read.

    I feel like this was a great story that an editor picked apart to fit into today's "trends" rather than let the story organically flow.


    Do you think Daughter of Smoke and Bone needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Meh.


    Any additional comments?

    If Audible is going to carry this series, it should at least provide all three books. I'm guessing I can live without the last book in the series, but it is incomplete.

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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 02-03-13
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2017

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "Loooooooved it!!!"

    It's a great second installment in the series. It's a story about a war between two very different societies. The thing is, I loved & understood both sides. Looking forward to the next in the series. Love the narrator & the characters. AWESOME.

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    Kimberly Cardiff, CA, United States 02-02-13
    Kimberly Cardiff, CA, United States 02-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story"

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book. While not the best writing/prose, the story was interesting and fun. Well read too. Overall I would highly recommend if you are looking for an entertaining story

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    Christina CINCINNATI, OH, United States 02-02-13
    Christina CINCINNATI, OH, United States 02-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable!"

    Interesting read! A lot of books are predictable but not these two books! Enjoyed both very much!

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    Snow Bunny 01-13-13
    Snow Bunny 01-13-13 Member Since 2012

    Easy going listener, I only write reviews is the book is really good or really bad.

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    "I LOVE this author! She writes are so cool!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Daughter of Smoke and Bone to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    What did you like best about this story?

    Such a unique story.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She's an excellent narrator!! She voices male characters very well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are surprise twists in the story kept it very interesting!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for a third book!

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    Jonina 01-09-13
    Jonina 01-09-13
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    "Beautifully Written, Beautifully Read"
    Would you listen to Daughter of Smoke and Bone again? Why?

    I would certainly read it again. It is really engrossing, and superbly written. The prose the author uses is just dripping with beautiful descriptions of places I have never been, but wish I could go.


    Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Just as good. She was one of the readers of Pure by Juliana Baggott, and her voice lends itself perfectly.


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    Mrs. Bliss 01-08-13
    Mrs. Bliss 01-08-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Not great but not bad- Good if you like fantasy."
    Any additional comments?

    It was okay. Very creative, but I just couldn't really get into it. I bet if I was younger or a teen, I'd love it. The narrator did a great job! she nailed the dialects and each voice was very specific.

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    James Wright 01-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Romance"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, I don't like romance novels.


    Has Daughter of Smoke and Bone turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Definitely.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    She did a good job.


    Could you see Daughter of Smoke and Bone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Definitely. The Swedish girl who was the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


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