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Dreams of Gods & Monsters Audiobook

Dreams of Gods & Monsters: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 3

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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.

When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

©2014 Laini Taylor (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    Denise Valencia, CA, United States 04-28-17
    Denise Valencia, CA, United States 04-28-17 Member Since 2007

    Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!

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    "a bit disappointed"

    I can't say I loved this series. I'm sorta wishing I stopped at book 2. This book was slow and verbose. Half way thru I just wanted to get it done already. And the ending? Not near as satisfying as I'd hoped. I found my mind wandering. I'm really not sure what the fuss is all about. I just couldn't get past the feeling that there was a lot of filler in this book. While I loved the characters, the story just dragged for me. So book 1 was the strongest, but it was an uphill climb for 50% of it. Needless to say, I am done with the author.

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    Nikita Earle USA 04-10-17
    Nikita Earle USA 04-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    What made the experience of listening to Dreams of Gods & Monsters the most enjoyable?

    I think the narrator the most because she helped with story, characters, emotion and other things I can't really describe.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zuzana! I don't know, she's awesome


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

    I remember Khristine Hyam from the Iron Fey series and it's similar with similar pace, character voice and other things.


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

    Within a week or so. Most of the books I read/listen to are usually within a week


    Any additional comments?

    It was good. I liked it. Not the ending that I was thought it was going to be but it was satisfying, I guess.

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    Eve 12-24-16
    Eve 12-24-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved this one!"

    I read book 1 and enjoyed it I really did but having listened to the audio books for the final 2 books i love them so much more. Hearing the different voices and let's be honest the pronunciations of names and jazz was key. More though just being able to close my eyes and visualize everything I'm hearing and with a world of angels and Beasts that is huge.

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    Leissa San Antonio, TX, United States 12-15-16
    Leissa San Antonio, TX, United States 12-15-16 Member Since 2009

    I LOVE audiobooks. Audible is the only way I read my favorite books.

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    "A Little long ..."

    This story was a little long and convoluted. I didn't like it as much as the other 2. The narrator was great though. It had too many parts and not enough detail, so it was difficult to keep track of at times. At least it had a mostly decent ending.

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    Sharnay 11-12-16
    Sharnay 11-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I'm so happy at how it ended"

    I'm am crying right now, this book is so beautiful in every way and in every book.

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    MaryAnn Idaho Falls, ID, United States 10-05-16
    MaryAnn Idaho Falls, ID, United States 10-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The gift of a new fantasy world"

    I enjoyed this series very much and can't help but give kudos to both the writer and the narrator, who give the gift of good writing, and the intense realistic experience of an unparalleled fantasy world peopled with wonderful characters given rich, believable voices. Bravo...

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    Amy M Perez 09-30-16
    Amy M Perez 09-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "My least favorite"

    I'm sad to say that this was my least favorite book of the series. I loved the first book and the characters and in this installment the story was boring and the characters were bland. I'm glad I finished the series, but disappointed overall.

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    Britton 09-27-16
    Britton 09-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful."

    A beautiful conclusion to a beautiful series! Not an expected ending but a happy one nonetheless.

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    Lindsay Kopp 07-27-16
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    "I've Pushed You Down Deep In My Soul for Too Long"

    This is an excellent conclusion to a remarkable series. Taylor expands her already expansive universe and also threads together seeming disparate story lines. Like with many books, I do not want to go to much into the story, I just strongly recommend this series. It is unique, has a distinctive prose, and has a fantastic mythology. Read it.

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    JGillespieSt 05-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic Series Conclusion"

    Laini Taylor's trilogy is sweeping, majestic, engrossing, and it's among the best fantasy series I've ever read.

    Dreams of Gods Monsters lived up to all my expectations. And its grandness is all the more impressive because as I was reading there were moments that I feared it would not. I would think, "Too many things are going wrong. It's like all the things that can go wrong are." Then the next day I would think, "Too many things are going right. Every time they get in a jam something miraculous happens to pull them out." In the end, I decided it all balanced out. There was also the case of the ending where for a moment there I was really, really worried that it was going to be unsatisfactory. Taylor kept me guessing until the end.

    My thoughts on the narration were similar. I would think, "Wow. The reading is really over the top. She makes everything sound so dramatic." But then I would decide that the high-drama is what this book is.

    The supporting cast of characters in Taylor's trilogy is just the best. I love Zuzana and Mik. Eliza is really fascinating. The Shadows that Live are creepily awesome. Liraz and Ziri steal the show.

    Dreams of Gods Monsters is emotional too. I may have been crying and laughing along with a certain angel over a certain chimaera.

    I love how the series bounces back and forth between our world and Eretz, and the additional mythology explaining the origins of the world. The book seems to end with an opening for a new Eretz series. I definitely wouldn't say no to that.

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