• Call Down the Hawk

  • The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (741 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Raven Boys, a mesmerizing story of dreams and desires, death and destiny. 

The dreamers walk among us...and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming - they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives - they will sleep forever if their dreamers die. 

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all. 

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality. 

Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. 

Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer...and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can dor. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed....

©2019 Maggie Stiefvater (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

Editor's Pick

Stiefvater’s most expansive world yet
"I speak for Stiefvater fans everywhere when I say that we were never done with the Raven Boys. Here was our trajectory: Finished with The Raven Cycle, what now?! Oh look, there’s a whole world of Raven Boys fanfiction. Whew! Let’s live here now. Well, we Stiefvater addicts can now rejoice with the beginning of a whole new trilogy about our beloved goth-like misfit, Ronan Lynch, plus the full Brothers Lynch trio, Adam Parrish, and even more characters to fall in love with. Listeners who arrive at this novel by other means need not fear if they’ve never listened to any of Maggie Stiefvater’s previous works. Call Down the Hawk derives from The Raven Cycle but it stands on its own as a complete story. Will Patton returns to helm this new trilogy as narrator and his voice is just as melodic and mesmerizing as we’ve known it to be, so I can safely say that all is right with the world."
Melissa B., Audible Editor

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Unlistenable

I listen to audiobooks while I do other stuff, but I could barely understand this narrator; he speaks in a tone just above a whisper and I was completely mystified as to what was going on within minutes of starting to listen. I'm returning it.

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Bad narration

I couldn’t make it all of the way through, the narrator sounds too much like Donald Trump.

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deep dive into the Lynch brothers

This was even more than I expected it to be. It's about Ronan but it's really about the three Lynch brothers. It's about identity, and how your identity is measured against and reflected by the other people in your family or circle. It's about destiny versus choice. Hennessey and her girls are a perfect counterpoint to the Lynch brothers - acting almost as one unit rather than diametrically opposed like the brothers. The book is subtle, especially for a book about Ronan. It's full of feelings and fears, things assumed and then proven incorrect. It packs a few real gutpunches too. I actually shed tears on Declan's behalf - a thing I never thought I could be moved to do.

I don't think you'll get the full emotional payout if you hadn't read The Raven Cycle, but it is a good book. If you read the short story Opal which comes right before this book, then this book, that would deepen its impact for the reader.

Stiefvater's writing is growing in maturity and nuance - this book is a real tour de force!

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Fantastic

Amazing book. Maggie Stiefvater's writing and Will Patton's performance were inspiring. Highly recommended if you love the wonder of the dreaming world and want someone to put words to it. Thank you.

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Not What I Thought

I adored The Raven Cycle so when I heard that there was going going to be a spin-off about Ronan I was beyond excited. However...my hopes were let down. I don't even know why I didn't enjoy this either. I do feel like if I didn't listen to this narration I wouldn't of finished the book at all so...that's a plus?

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There is nothing wrong with this book

If I could I'd marry both the words used and the way Patton read them. Worth every penny.

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Better and better

Maggie Stiefvater continues to hone her craft. I can’t wait for the next installment.
I adore Will Patton - his narration is so unique and distinct as to be one of the characters. If I were to read this book with my eyes, I hope I would hear his voice.

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Another Modern Classic

Maggie does it again! With tons of new characters, creepy dream stuff, and lots of unexpected art appreciation. Love the Lynches. Can’t wait to hear more!

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Maggie does it again. I had every faith.

I am so in love with every word this dreamer crafts. Each character is full and lovely, both harshly real and ethereally mythic. Only tree when you’re ready to be forever changed, friends.

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Great pickup!

when I finished the Raven cycle I so so so so so very much wanted more! And now there is :-) of course it being more about the lynches, there is more language than I usually prefer. but still so very good. can't wait for the next installment! Hi

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-19-21

pronunciation is hilarious

I like the story, mostly because I loved the raven cycle. the way the narrator pronounces some of the irish words is funny to me (an irish person), specifically achill: aghel is the phonetic way to say it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-21

10/10!

This book was amazing! Beautiful writing by Stiefvater, and Patton's narration was great! Loved it.

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  • Katie
  • 03-24-21

Another Amazing book from Maggie Stiefvater

Brilliantly read, incredible story as always. Highly recommend getting lost in this world again. Cannot wait for the next book

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  • Katt Winter
  • 04-04-20

Loved it!

By far Stiefvater’s best work to date. It’s dark and crazy. It’s weird and exciting. It’s just a great follow on from the Raven King books and of you loved them, you’ll love this. Will Patton IS Ronan Lynch.
All in all, it’s just fab! Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • FENARETI
  • 11-17-19

Underwhelming

For a character driven series this was extremely plot driven. It lacked so much having most of its main cast absent for the whole book.

The plot was bizarre and I really could not follow it almost at all. It didn't feel like it was as atmospheric as the previous books. I know this is a new series but I cannot avoid comparing it to the Raven Boys.

This is not what I expected. I hope people will truly love this. I struggled to finish it. The romance and thrill of the other books was really missing. I'm sad I did not enjoy it. I truly hope I'm the exception.

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  • Michele
  • 09-03-20

Big fan of Raven King,

Characters are important to me and Roman and Adam are two great characters, you won’t be sorry if you get this. Can’t wait for the next instalment.

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  • 02-26-20

cant understand a word

struggled through the preface then gave up early into the first chapter. cant comprehend a word the narrator is saying.