Uprooted

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Audio (17.73 hours)
Product Number: Z100086923
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780553410099
Narrator/s: Julia Emelin
Publisher: Books on Tape
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WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale. HUGO AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR | BuzzFeed | Tordotcom | BookPage | Library Journal | Publishers Weekly "Uprooted is confidently wrought and sympathetically cast. I might even call it bewitching."-Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon "Our Dragon doesn't eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that's not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he's still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we're grateful, but not that grateful." Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows-everyone knows-that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn't, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose. Praise for Uprooted "Uprooted has leapt forward to claim the title of Best Book I've Read Yet This Year...? Moving, heartbreaking, and thoroughly satisfying, Uprooted is the fantasy novel I feel I've been waiting a lifetime for. Clear your schedule before picking it up, because you won't want to put it down."-NPR

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Author(s): Naomi Novik
Series: Temeraire
Genre: Fantasy, Sci Fi
Awards:2016-Best Novel-Nominee-Hugo Award
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2015

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Author(s): Naomi Novik
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Genre: Fantasy, Sci Fi
Product Number EB00425398
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: #9780804179041

Professional reviews

"Novik's sure-footed fantasy about a young woman and a mysterious magician is destined to become a classic of the genre. However, Julia Emelin's narration, while not without its highlights, is not equal to the book. Emelin employs a thick Eastern European accent that helps solidify the setting, and she does an excellent job pronouncing the Russian- and Polish-influenced character names as well as the magical language used by witches and wizards. But her delivery ranges from expressive to wooden, and her character voices blend together to the point of indistinguishability. Also, mispronunciations marr the performance, included repeated mispronunciations of the words "iron" and "drawing." Dedicated fantasy fans will stick around for the wonderful story, but other listeners may be put off by the performance. E.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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