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The Witch of Duva

Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls - or so the story goes. But it's just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo's debut novel, Shadow and Bone.

©2012 Leigh Bardugo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Chilling

Comparable to an original Fairy Tale with fear and a lesson. I personally love these types of tales.

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A short but enthralling folk tale of the Grisha

THE WITCH OF DUVA

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged

Narrator: Lauren Fortgang

Length: 52 minutes

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Audible Studios

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I purchased this short audiobook from www.audible.com

It is rare that I find an author that I enjoy enough to seek out all of their other published works. Leigh Bardugo is just such an author.

Her debut novel, entitled "SHADOW AND BONE" was the first book in the Grisha Trilogy.

This is a short folk tale that is the companion to SHADOW AND BONE. Despite it's short length it is an entertaining tale.

They say that girls should avoid the woods around Duva. They say that the woods eat girls who wander there. Is there a monster or a witch in the woods? You'll be surprised and delighted to find out who is the culprit.

The narrator is the same one used in the Grisha trilogy which offers the listener a sense of continuity and she does a wonderful job.

I rate both the narration and the story as 5 out of 5 stars.

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A fairy tale thriller.

This feels like something Stephen King would write. That's about the best complement I can give anyone who isn't Stephen King.

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I love this story!

I love this clever little fairytale. It is everything that a fairytale should be: beautiful, fanciful, dark and mysterious. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer.

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A monster stalks the night, searching for a tender bite.

A mix of familiar folk tales, turned on their heads. If you are looking for something short and dark, this is the story you’re looking for. Nadia thinks she knows what goes bump in the night, but she is only partly right.

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An Enjoyable, Quick Listen

This was a good story and Lauren Fortgang's performance was excellent as always. I needed something to listen to on my commute home and I was out of credits so I purchased this book - I hate to spend money on such short listens, but I would say it's worth it if you like fairy tales and/or have read the author's other works and find yourself wanting more.

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beautiful

i saw the twist coming, but god it was still horrifying. this author has a way with words that I both envy and admire, and the woman narrating has a lovely voice and perfect intonation.

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Surprising

I loved this. I wasn't ready to give up on the world of Leigh Bardugo after finishing the Six of Crows duology and the Grisha Verse trilogy. I picked this up expecting a semi light hearted fairy tale type of story and while that's how it seemed for most of the story, I was entirely surprised by the ending. And as always Lauren Fortang captures the world perfectly.
Helpful tip though, Nadia in this story is not the same Nadia in Grisha Verse.

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  • HUGHENDEN, Australia
  • 02-05-18

Not all witches are evil...

Such a well written short story, scene setting and character building lead the reader on a path to a conclusion not everyone would expect. Went straight back to listen again immediately to just to enjoy it and pick up on the clues I had not noticed the first time round.