• by Catherine Cruzan
  • Narrated by Andrea Emmes
  • 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lariel lived a life of privilege as the daughter of King Tallen and heir to the Tallen throne, until the captain of the king's guard betrayed their family, murdered her father and claimed the throne for himself.
On the run for her life, alone and afraid, she finds refuge with the elves and discovers in herself a heritage previously undiscovered. She is Elfkind--not fully human--with all the gifts that come with it, unexpected magic to be harnessed, and skills to be learned.
Newly trained and tested, Lariel is determined to regain her throne and free her people. But will her hard-won talents be enough to defeat the darkness waiting for her?


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Customer Reviews

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A female in the lead

Would you listen to Elfkind again? Why?

No I don't usually re listen to the audiobook

Which scene was your favorite?

I like how the story has build up. Although the over all topic is nothing new, It is still very enjoyable to listen to.

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- med c

Fun and pleasurable listen.

Would you consider the audio edition of Elfkind to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the book. If I did I don't think it would of been as good since the story was a little rushed and lacked in character development but the narration made up for the stories short comings.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course the main character since she was the one with the trials and tribulations to experience.

Have you listened to any of Andrea Emmes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


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

I could of easily listened in one sitting since the story was easy to follow.

Any additional comments?

This was a fun listen being able to escape into an awesome fantasy land. The ending surprised me as I didn't see it coming. It was a very good ending to me because I love the unexpected. The book could of been a lot more involved and a trilogy. There's a lot here that could of grown more than it is. The story is good, maybe to good for one book since it leaves me wishing for a much larger story. :)
The narration was superb and brought the story to life. The best part was how the narrator changed the sound when the elves were thinking to each other. That surprised me and made it easy to know when they were speaking or thinking to each other. It also made the thinking to each other very realistic. I could imagine it sounding exactly the way the narrator did it.

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- Shanti

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2014
  • Publisher: Catherine Cruzan