The Too-Clever Fox

Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 36 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (306 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Ravka, just because you avoid one trap, it doesn't mean you'll escape the next. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo's upcoming book, Siege and Storm, the second book in the Grisha Trilogy.

©2013 Leigh Bardugo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Lovely little tale - rich, wily, and atmospheric

Inspired me to write my first review. So much more content in this short story than its brief length supposes with a perfectly suited narration. Reminds me of Neil Gaiman's work.

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Tw Gore

There's some sudden gore towards the end which is good to have a warning for since I found it quite alarmingly well written. I really love this story, it was crafted and delivered wonderfully.

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Possibly my favorite read of 2016

Such a wonderful tale. Loved the fox and the villain--it doesn't happen all that often that I actually like the villain but it just couldn't be helped. They were both clever and charming. Will definitely be rereading this one over and over and over again as it is a close contender for my favorite book of 2016.

Lauren Fortgang was brilliantly cast as the narrator. Love her work and will definitely seek more of it out

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Good things, and bad, come in all sorts of packaging!

I learned similar lessons while growing up in New York City. As you grew up through your teenaged years, you learned to watch for what you didn't see right away. Like a boxer's feint before the big punch, a basketball player's crossover dribble or a Hienz Ward blindside block on an unsuspecting safety, if you fail to have a good sense of your surroundings and jump at the obvious or something seems "too easy", it is because it is. There is an old adage that states "do you know what you get when you "Assume"? You get an "Ass" of "U" and "Me".

I think the narrator did an excellent job. Pacing and inflect were spot on. I had read this story quite some time ago and it has lost none of
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Very Brothers Grimm

Would you listen to The Too-Clever Fox again? Why?

Sure. Because it's a good fairytale. Had that classic feel of "don't do this or die."

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I really liked that one. It had a very Brothers Grimm feel to it. And who doesn't like a little Grimm.

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This is just a story. Nothing to do with books

What did you like best about The Too-Clever Fox? What did you like least?

Wonderful parable. It's only a 30ish minute listen. Great narration.

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

Lauren is an excellent narrator. I'd listen to anything she does.

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again, this story has nothing to do with the Grisha trilogy. It's only tie in is the location. None the less, a great parable.

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Captivating story!

I loved it and my only sadness is that there are not more, and more, and more excellent stories from Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse. The narration was perfect for the story, and expressive.

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Predictable

Cute story, but I could see the twist coming a mile away. Love this author's work, though, so I had to read it.

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Short but powerful

This short story has all the right ingredients for a fairytale: edgy, but also kind and wise! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Good quick writing

Smart short story. Enjoyable is a very good way to describe it, especially if you like Bardugo.

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it was really interesting and different

loved it I also liked how the ended it I just wish the made more chapters