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Kristyn Woods

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I never wanted it to end! Simply wonderful!

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Reviewed: 02-08-2018

First of all, the narrator, Katy Sobey is EVERYTHING! So glad she came back to give yet another superb narration of one of Naomi's novels (listen to Uprooted, if you haven't already). I am in awe of her talent as a voice actor. She AND Naomi Novik take you on a journey to another world in this beautiful tale, which tells the stories of three very different young women.

I love that Naomi shies away from depicting these women as perfectly beautiful creatures in a 'Cinderella-like' way. Each character is an individual with fears and flaws, capable of making mistakes or missteps. But make no mistake, these women are intelligent and courageous, and when the time comes, willing to take charge of their own destinies, despite the times and circumstances they live in.

There are echoes of many different fairytales woven into Spinning Silver, but with their own twist - Rumpelstiltskin and The Snow Queen being the main two. There is definitely a nod to the sometimes gruesome nature of the old German fairytales and fables.

This book is fantastic. I can't wait to lose myself in it again soon.

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Brilliant new fairytale for grown-up tastes.

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Reviewed: 13-07-2018

I was absolutely captivated by this story. Katy Sobey is a wonderful narrator, her range as far as character voices is remarkable (I am so thrilled that she's also voicing Naomi Novik's new book, Spinning Silver!). Naomi Novik has written her own version of the Beauty and the Beast story/Grimm fairytale - complete with the dark and sometimes gruesome happenings, twists and surprises of those classic fables that keep you on the edge of your seat. I can't praise this book enough. Loved it.

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Rachel McAdams creates pure magic in "Anne..."

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Reviewed: 11-04-2018

I've never actually laughed AND cried when listening to an audio book. I was moved and absolutely charmed by this classic story. Rachel McAdams breathes life into every single character in Avonlea - she is an amazing talent. I loved this audible book and was definitely disappointed when it came to an end.

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