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Strange the Dreamer Audiobook

Strange the Dreamer

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Publisher's Summary

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it.

Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep 200 years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times best-selling Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

©2017 Laini Taylor (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    "Captivated"

    i loved this book from the start, like all the authors books, you're transported right into the story. Spellbound.

    i loved the performance & reading! The difference voices & the afflictions of the words. I can't wait for the next one!! Thank you, thank you so much :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Amazing story... good narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Strange the Dreamer the most enjoyable?

    The story itself. Laini Taylor tells a story like no one I've read (some caliber as Brandon Sanderson) and she has earned a place among my most favorite authors of all time. The narrator also added a particular je ne sais quoi that was difficult to get used to at first (I think mostly because of the accent) but became endearing to me by the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot and characters - I feel like I know them and that Weep is just reachable beyond the horizon.


    What about Steve West’s performance did you like?

    He was really good at keeping tempo with what he was reading. It almost felt as if he lived and breathed what was happening, and I think I'll have a hard time going on to listening to someone else now that I am used to the way he speaks.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending - it brought tears to my eyes.


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  • Anuja
    11/06/17
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    "Absolutely spellbinding!"

    This was my first time trying an audiobook and I couldn't have chosen a better one! the story was enchanting and beautifully written. Unpredictable and very very magical..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lea
    1/04/17
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    "a very Laini book , incredibly pleasing "

    Oo good gardener save me,
    the plums are to sweet on the edge of being rotten and my bed is all singed with the gosts closing in.

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  • David
    Worthing, United Kingdom
    31/03/17
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    "Poetry, Dream & Heart"
    If you could sum up Strange the Dreamer in three words, what would they be?

    A poignant, haunting and beautiful tale


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's message and theme, the way that there is no evil, only good intention turned sour.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stella
    COLCHESTER, United Kingdom
    5/07/17
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    "Strange the story"

    Fantastic storyline, as ever with Laini Taylor's amazing ideas, narrated superbly by Steve West. This proved to be one of the best audible books I have so far enjoyed. Thank you! The anticipation of the sequel is almost too much to bear!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • leelou
    3/07/17
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    "Woooaaahhhh"

    Just amazing totally grabs you and transports you into a beautiful world highly recommend on either Audio or book .. very much enjoyed this - first book I've heard by this author and now looking for more :) so releue

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JM
    UK
    3/07/17
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    "charmingly creative story"

    interesting and innovative story, maybe drags a bit over the romance, but I think the author has one of the most distinctively creative minds I have come across in a long time. some genuinely beautiful writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mags B
    4/06/17
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    "OMG - please hurry up with book 2"
    Where does Strange the Dreamer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best books I can ever remember.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Modern dilemmas in a total mythical situation. It shows the good intentions off all the characters, even the bad ones.


    Have you listened to any of Steve West’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    The best kind of narration; you forget about the narrator and are just there.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh, cry and scream at the characters in frustration.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually shouted out "No" at the cliffhanger.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lyndsey T.
    21/08/17
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    "Gorgeous fantasy story"

    This is a beautiful and heartbreaking book, filled with stunning details. The characters are layered and completely credible, and the setting is like something from a fairytale (sometimes a Brothers Grimm story). If you've read Laini's Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and enjoyed it, you'll love this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Good Read
    UK
    7/08/17
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    "Awesome in every way. Great story. Great platform!"

    Another truly original story. Well written. Superbly narrated. Looking forward to book 2! Great! Keep them coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    21/06/17
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    "stunning world - predictable romance."

    Laini Taylor's worlds are astonishing. vivid and beautiful. I loved the concept of the gods and their powers, of "weep" and mesarthium.

    I want to know more about Thyon Nero, he seems like an untapped reservoir. and Ruby and Sparrow.

    I was less impressed with the romance... I am too cynical for that sort of "world colliding" love I think.

    the reading was irritating at times - females voiced too breathily so that they sounded less serious.

    fab story though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/06/17
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    "Rich storytelling"

    Love this book and the way Laini Taylor creates her own, very unique, myths,monsters and gods.
    Personally I'm not that enthralled by how much romance/passion there is in there (I think a bit enhances it) but it doesn't put me off enjoying the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire Marie Lucas
    28/05/17
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    "Breathtaking!"

    I loved everything about this book, the writing, the story, the world building, the characters... Laini Taylor is a master of words and a mage of emotions - honestly speachless. I need book two more than I've ever needed any book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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