Jetzt kostenlos testen

Nach 30 Tagen 9,95 € pro Monat. Jederzeit kündbar.

ODER
Im Warenkorb
Amazon Prime und Audible Logo

Bist du Amazon Prime-Mitglied?

Audible 60 Tage kostenlos testen

    Inhaltsangabe

    A dark enchantment blights the land.

    Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood, and none returns unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for 10 years, leaving all she values behind.

    Agnieszka fears her dearest friend, Kasia, will be picked at the next choosing, for she's everything Agnieszka is not - beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it's not Kasia he takes.

    ©2016 Naomi Novik (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

    Das könnte dir auch gefallen

    Das sagen andere Hörer zu Uprooted

    Bewertung
    Gesamt
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Sterne
      145
    • 4 Sterne
      51
    • 3 Sterne
      20
    • 2 Sterne
      8
    • 1 Stern
      1
    Sprecher
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Sterne
      143
    • 4 Sterne
      44
    • 3 Sterne
      11
    • 2 Sterne
      4
    • 1 Stern
      1
    Geschichte
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Sterne
      128
    • 4 Sterne
      44
    • 3 Sterne
      25
    • 2 Sterne
      6
    • 1 Stern
      2

    Rezensionen - mit Klick auf einen der beiden Reiter können Sie die Quelle der Rezensionen bestimmen.

    Sortieren nach:
    Filtern:
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Sprecher
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Geschichte
      3 out of 5 stars

    for teenagers, LARPers ... at heart

    This is basically the coming-of-age-story of a teenage girl. She has to leave her family and friends. She gets trained in an art completely new to her. Initally overwhelmed, she discovers she is actually very talented at it. She falls in love with her teacher, attracted to a man who mainly comes across as distant and arrogant, but extremely good at his job and quite attractive. She learns about sexual attraction and has pleasant and unpleasant encounters. She learns that the dangers of her world are actually very serious and out to get her, not just the fairytales she believed as a kid; and how she can put her talents towards making the world a better place. She has to face up to the conflicts of her childhood days and resolve them. Her horizon broadens as she moves to the big city and has to find her way in social circles that were alien to her before. She gains knowledge and courage and self-respect. And then all of this is put to the test in a big showdown to save her world.
    It's just disguised as a fairy tale complete with magicians, enchanted woods, witches, beautiful princes and evil queens which is disguised as a fantasy novel.
    It's a bit like the Outlander series really, but with more magic and a bit less sex.
    If you enjoy escaping into such a fairy tale world, if you occasionally enjoy such teenage erotic fantasies, or if you are a LARPer who enjoys detailed and intricate descriptions of magical spells and healing rituals - or if you are all of this at once deep down in your heart, you'll like this book. If not, read something else.

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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

    Humans, nature and magic blended into a Fairytale

    Naomi Novik is an acclaimed author and her fantasy novel „Uprooted“ received amongst others the highly prestigious “Nebula Award”. Most of the reviews of “Uprooted” are extremely positive or even exuberant and I can see why, a young and naïve heroine, unaware of her gift in witchcraft, the eternal battle between the forces of good and evil and a story with the touch and feel of a Grimm’s fairy tale. Naomi Novik skillfully blends old myths and legends with conflicts and concerns of our time, the struggle to reconcile human interests with the preservation of nature.

    Naomi Novik’s prose is enchanting and pleasant to listen to. It reminded me of the bedtime hours of my childhood, when mother was reading stories to us children. I especially liked the reference to old Polish myths, which give the narrative a very unique and special touch.The way magic is described here, is also quite appealing. It is not just spells and waving of wands, but rather finding the essence of things and magnifying its properties.

    The storyline is not overly complex. Agneieszka, a young village girl, is sent to the tower of the dragon, a sinister sorcerer, to serve him for a decade. To her surprise she finds out that she has a gift for magic and together with the dragon she tries to protect the valley from the dark forces hidden in the surrounding woods. It does not really surprise that there is a strong bond growing between both of them, a nice romantic touch.

    Unfortunately there are also some parts of the tale, which spoiled some of the fun for me:
    1.) The story is unnecessarily violent and cruel. Thousands of soldiers are killed in battle and mostly by dark magic and bloodthirsty monsters. The author lingers too long on these battle scenes and does not move on until the last man died.
    2.) Nature, especially the woods, are described as a source of evil and mankind has to fight nature rather than live in harmony with it.
    3.) The story is a little bit lengthy at times and the reader gets the impression that it does not go anywhere.
    4.) It probably is true for most fairytales, but Naomi Novik’s characters are black or white, villains or saints. This reduces the quality of the otherwise nicely structured characters.

    Regardless of all that, it is an unusual and decent fantasy novel.

    5 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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

    Loved it!

    Both the speaker and the story were very good; the book is an exciting take on fairytales and has a strong heroine. And Nieszka is a nice nickname. :-) I loved the ending very much (but no spoilers!)

    1 Person fand das hilfreich

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

    A simply wonderful story

    This is the best book I’ve „read“ in a long time! Katy Sobey couldn’t have read it any better! Simply a joy from beginning to the end. A wonderful story...

    1 Person fand das hilfreich

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

    Comfortable Fantasy Fairy-Tale

    First up I think it's important to note, that I wasn't bored or struggled to continue throughout this 19h audiobook - that is an achievement in and of itself.
    However, I do have some criticism. First is the awkward tonal shift near the beginning of the third act. In the first half of the book, the story has this wonderful Fairy-Tale feel to it, with a small cast of characters and stakes that are never raised beyond the survival or happiness of these characters. Unfortunately, the book then seems to change its mind and drifts more into a tolkienesque high fantasy affair. Which still works, but wasn't what originally drew me to the book. I'm also not a huge fan of the reveal of what the antagonist actually is.
    All in all it is still a pleasurable experience read by an extremely pleasant actress.

    1 Person fand das hilfreich

    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars
    • LB
    • 01.05.2022

    Great feminist fantasy story

    This is one of those books that you can't stop reading (or listening) albeit dreading reaching the end. I loved every minute of this - to me - feminist fantasy.
    Why do I find it feminist? I have to spoil a bit in order to elaborate so don't read on if you don't want to be spoiled.
    First of all the obvious: the heroine is female. Just that by itself wouldn't make it feminist, though. The heroine has a close female friend and other women in her life who play important roles and are individual characters and their lives don't just circle around men (Bechdel test, the bare minimum, passed with flying colors!).
    At first the heroine fears she is forced to be locked away from her friends and family for ten years in order to fulfill every whim of this cold and distant wizard, who they have not seen to be cruel and abusive - but why would he choose a young woman every ten years to live with him if not to force himself upon her? I don't think I've ever read a similar fantasy story/fairytale in which they talked about sexual abuse. Luckily, it doesn't actually come to that, but I loved the "no bullshit" way this was covered - including the guilt of the village people for not rebelling!
    The heroine then discovers that she is a witch and at first very unsuccessful until she finds out that her magic just works a little differently - it's more about intuition, feeling, intent than about the rigid rules her teacher tries to get into her head. And once she discovered that and once he grudgingly acknowledged that there is a different way of doing magic that he never imagined, it turns out she is actually pretty talented and powerful.
    There also is a love story and parts of me do wonder if it might be partially Stockholm syndrome that she eventually fell for her initial incarcerator - it was just out of luck of being a witch that she could escape what practically would have been a decade long imprisonment after all. But I still liked the love story and - growing up with Disney and Co - even hoped for it. I liked learning that he is not as indifferent as he seems at first, why he became that way, the subtle signs that he cares for her despite them being so utterly different and despite him acting annoyed by her (probably just annoyed by himself for developing feelings) and how she started seeing through his act. I loved how she didn't try to please him so that he'd like her better (or show sooner that he liked her) and that he didn't try to pursue her or make any move until she made clear that she wanted him. I also liked their sex scene (her first time! ) - one of the few I've read that didn't make me squirm because there was mutual consent, no "she says no, but means yes" bs, she took up the reins, so the sex wasn't something that "happened to her" and there was no reproduction of the damaging "hymen that has to be broken through and there will be a small sharp pain" myth. Ken Follett should take a leaf out of Naomi Novik's book...
    But even after they made clear to each other that they like each other, it doesn't become the main theme - or awkward when they still have to save the country. Yes, they've had sex and haven't talked about their feelings, but they can still work with each other. But also carry on with their own lives afterwards without feeling bitter and resentful or giving each other's needs up just to not be apart.
    When he does decide to come back to her in the end, after everything else was sorted out, my secretly romantic heart overflowed with joy, of course. But it felt like a free decision that could have been made differently and that, too, would have been okay.

    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars

    Quite enjoyable

    Interesting concept of Magic. Simple but nice world building- i quite enjoyed the "villains", where there isnt simple good or bad guys.
    I felt the romance wasnt particularily necessary

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

    Awesome story and awesome voice actor!

    I really loved the story buildup and the character development in the main character. Starting as a timid girl with mostly fear slowly turning into a woman that expresses her wishes and stand up up for herself. Proving that she is not to be underestimated.

    Katy I loved your voice it was easy to get into the story as I mostly listen to audio books when I've to drive for several hours is nice to have a voice that can bring the story to live so well.

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

    Classic Fairytale

    unique and bewitching little tale for friends of "Spinning Silver" and "The Winter of the Witch"

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

    Beautiful language, lengthy plot

    I liked the fairy tale atmosphere of the whole book and it was a joy to listen to. Unfortunately, the plot and the characters didn't grip me. The established relationship did not make me feel much and I didn't care about it. The story is creative but somehow the main character lacks a proper goal beyond the one she is forced to adapt.