Shadow and Bone : Grisha

  • by Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
  • Series: Grisha
  • 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves her life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha… and the secrets of her heart.


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Customer Reviews

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Enjoyable Fantasy with an Excellent Narrator

I listened to 'Shadow and Bone' during a long drive, and I was happy with my purchase. This fantasy novel was an enjoyable listen, and I will probably also get the sequel. Lauren Fortgang did an excellent job with the narration, and this story has appeal from teenagers to adults. A very likeable protagonist, and pretty good supporting characters... The ending is somewhat of a cliff-hanger, and the plot had me guessing at times.

Although I definitely recommend this book, I felt that it borrowed a lot from an earlier (and superior) novel entitled "Daughter of Smoke and Bone". Still, this is fantasy fun so my critique is fairly minor. Shadow and Bone is well worth a listen - if you enjoy this genre.
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- Barry P. Press

Great Listen!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I enjoyed the subtle way that the characters were developed and the unique little twists that showed up for some of the lesser characters as well.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Good ending for this part of the story and it certainly left room for the next book in the series.

Any additional comments?

Lauren Fortgang did a great job with the narration and characters.

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- Norma

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-30-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios