Strange the Dreamer

  • by Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by Steve West
  • 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times best-selling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.
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 & 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.
Welcome to Weep.


What the Critics Say

"Characters are carefully, exquisitely crafted, the writing is achingly lovely, and the world is utterly real.... This is a thing to be savored." (Booklist)
"Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Narrator Steve West's British accent and measured pacing lend a feeling of gravitas to this fantasy.... Epic in scope but intimate in details, this production will leave listeners waiting for the next installment." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

My best listen so far in 2017!

Laini Taylor's imagination is incredible. I love this book. The narration by Steve West is also amazing!
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- liltxtwister


It's been a while since I've read something this good. The prose is poetic and effortless. It was imaginative and beautiful.

I'm a Brandon Sanderson fan and this felt a little like his work, but still distinctive. I definitely recommend this book.
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- Blaine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio