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  • The Winter of the Witch

  • A Novel
  • Autor: Katherine Arden
  • Sprecher: Kathleen Gati
  • Spieldauer: 14 Std.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The Winternight Trilogy introduced an unforgettable heroine, Vasilisa Petrovna, a girl determined to forge her own path in a world that would rather lock her away. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse. Now, Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers - and for someone to blame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect end to the trilogy

  • Von Pen N. Ink Am hilfreichsten 27.02.2019

A perfect end to the trilogy

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 27.02.2019

I loved the first two books in this trilogy and The Winter of the Witch certainly didn't disappoint. It's sweeping and magical, rich and painful and sweet. Highly recommended.

  • Dance of Thieves

  • Autor: Mary E. Pearson
  • Sprecher: Karissa Vacker, James Patrick Cronin, Ann Marie Lee
  • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 27 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations. A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power. Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen's premier guard. A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself. A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent. When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives - and their hearts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Überragend

  • Von Alexandra Am hilfreichsten 14.08.2018

Disappointing

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
2 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.09.2018

I struggled to finish this book for several reasons.
One was the narrators. Karissa Vacker's parts were fantastic, but the others were over dramatic and difficult to take seriously.
Two was the romance aspect. While there were other great sources of conflict in the story that could have been exploited, too much focus was given to the romance. I found myself getting increasingly frustrated, wanting to read something other than the same repetitive romantic tension. If I'd been reading the physical book, I would have skipped chapters.
Three - cheese and tropes. Also to do with the romance aspect. They were predictable and tired.
This being said, the broader story and world was interesting. It has a fantasy-realm low-key Peaky Blinders feel that was new and intriguing. Mary's writing was easy to read/listen to and she had some fantastic descriptions, though a fair portion of dialogue was cheesy and clunky.
In the end, I'm undecided whether or not to read the sequel. I'm drawn to it for the world, not the characters.

  • Mirage

  • A Novel
  • Autor: Somaiya Daud
  • Sprecher: Rasha Zamamiri
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 58 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, 16-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day she, too, will have adventure and travel beyond her isolated moon. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: She is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • Von Pen N. Ink Am hilfreichsten 06.09.2018

Beautiful

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.09.2018

Mirage was enthralling. It seamlessly combines a fantastical Moroccan feel with a sci-fi setting, an intriguing plot, a dash of romance and well-formed characters. I can't wait for the rest of the trilogy!

  • A Shadow Bright and Burning

  • Kingdom on Fire, Book 1
  • Autor: Jessica Cluess
  • Sprecher: Fiona Hardingham
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 49 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when, instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • Von Pen N. Ink Am hilfreichsten 27.07.2018

Perfect

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 27.07.2018

I loved this book. It's charming and exciting and beautifully written. The main character is strong and sweet, humble and fierce in a Victorian world of men. The worldbuilding is rich. The story is pleasantly twisty. All around a joy to listen to.
I bought book two before I was half way through!

  • The Well of Ascension

  • Mistborn, Book 2
  • Autor: Brandon Sanderson
  • Sprecher: Michael Kramer
  • Spieldauer: 28 Std. und 56 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler - the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years - has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wieder sehr empfehlenswert

  • Von Freesienfee Am hilfreichsten 14.04.2010

Let down...

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.07.2018

I struggled to finish this book. While the undergirding story isn't bad at all, the constant harping on the mechanics of the magic system was irritating. The language was inconsistent, clunky at times and beautiful at others. Many of the visuals are fantastic. "And yet" the characters explain far too much, far too often, and it feels like the author is handholding the reader through the plot. People fell in love, but I didn't believe them. That being said, I enjoyed the twist at the end - partially because things were actually happening and you weren't bogged down in hours of conversation between characters.