• The Gravedigger’s Son and the Waif Girl: Volume 2

  • By: Sam Feuerbach
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (306 ratings)

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The Gravedigger’s Son and the Waif Girl: Volume 2

By: Sam Feuerbach
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
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Farin and his congenial demon stinker are concentrating on his attempt to become a good squire.

A chance at fame comes with the Great Knight Tournament, but the gravedigger’s son learns the sad news of his father’s death and must travel back to his village to bury him.

Meanwhile, the bounty on the escaped orphan Aross’ head is growing by the week, and she is being hunted down by the town watch of Hubstone. At the harbor, she strikes up a friendship with the artist Ki.

When the city’s rival underworld gangs meet to settle their differences in the great cathedral, Aross intervenes, to dramatic effect....

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Unique tone, good story.

It may be that the translation from it's original German makes the language so appealing but I just can't get enough of this story. It combines campfire fable with sword and sorcerer novel in a fantastic way. Characters are well formed and endearing in a world that feels sort of Tim Burton at the end of many reading sessions. Think sleepy Hollow but with better character development. Really love this series.

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A wonderfully fresh series just gets better

This series is unique in its mixture of fantasy elements set in a medieval landscape with unusual characters. The Gravedigger’s Son is reminiscent of the Hangman’s Daughter series in many ways but is in no way a copy. Similarly one of the evil characters is somewhat similar to the Razak of The Inheritance Cycle.

To top it all off the narrator is exceptionally talented and creates very believable voices for each character. I look forward to listening to the next audiobooks in the series. Keep ‘em coming!

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Refreshingly written and told

Storytelling is an art form that, when done well, can capture your imagination. This series is a pleasure to listen to. Among a few minor flaws is that I burn through the book in a day and a half. I am forced to decide to spend another precious credit or not. I love it so far.

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highly recommended

This book is actually one of my favorites. It made me laugh out loud numerous times.

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Amazing series so far.

I love this book. It just seems to get better and better. For sure is worth a credit. I just can’t find anything wrong with the story.

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Addictive

Couldn’t put this series down! A must read! Unforgettable characters, exceptionally narrated, and well laid out storyline!

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Action fantasy l!!

I enjoyed the story & performance. If you like action, intrigue & fantasy this is the book. The story never lags and had a good cliff hanger. I can't wait for the 3rd volume.

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Never expect what you expect!

I was crushed by Thunders death and the mark showing up where not expected! I'm ready for the next wonderful thrilling volumes to come! I wish Stinker was my best friend 😘

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Outstanding storytelling!

I am completely impressed with this book series and captivated by the amazing tales of adventure. Highly recommended!

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Why are the young so slow in catching up

When I started the 1st book I was upset with it no that was upset with it in the 2nd book it got better but you just saying why are they so slow on the uptake with honor and disturbed

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  • BlakWulf
  • 07-19-22

What a story!

I am enjoying this story so much. The characters are becoming real friends. Rarely have I found a fantasy series so well written and narrated.

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  • Beth
  • 09-23-22

excellent story loved it.

what a great story!!!! can't wait to read the next in the series 🙌

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  • Mark
  • 09-21-22

Immersive story and performance

love this series of books, it's one of those rare stories that you feel that you are living. Tha narrator is to be praised also, you do not notice then, just enjoy the story which is the highest praise.

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  • MTF
  • 08-28-22

Loving this series

These books are brilliant! Am hopeful that 3 and 4 will be just as good. Narration is absolutely spot on too!

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  • MRS EMMA GREEN
  • 08-26-22

Second book in and loving it

I really appreciate when the narrator can give depth to the characters with scents and tone change

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-22

Jackson is an excellent narrator

Great follow up to the first book. Perhaps it could have been longer but Feuerbach brings this world to light so vividly that I forgive this.

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  • barrie clare
  • 07-29-22

2nd outing

Just as good, if not better than the first book. First class narration and a brilliant story.

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  • Simon Mc Cormack
  • 07-18-22

enjoyed a good over eval story, suppend really

an enjoyable story suspend reality and enjoy
Well written and superb read. just what you want to forget the day to day

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  • Fiona: BMCC
  • 07-16-22

Twists and Turns underscored by a great reading

A compelling pace. In this second part the two main characters meet doubling the adventures

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  • debbie
  • 07-12-22

Brilliant

What a great series so far..... Can't recommend highly enough. Funny too! Be patient at beginning of book one as it is laying out the story. Well worth carrying on.... for me it's one of THE BEST books I've ever read. Will defo stay in my memories 👍

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  • Catherine Carney
  • 09-22-22

fun and great dialogue

great test of bad who can be good then good who tries not to be bad. fun

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-27-22

really good, though I had some issues...

This is somewhat less of a "why you should/shouldn't read this book" review and more of a "here are my thoughts after reading it" review. so if you want to know if you should/shouldn't read it then: yes. yes, you should.
overall, I really enjoyed it. its a lot of fun, I'd definitely recommend it, and I have every intention to read the next book too.
there were a few things that bothered me though...
(minor spoilers... very minor)

1. for a great part of this book, the plot falls into what I can only describe as a merlin formula ( like the tv show, Merlin) in which a problem arises, Farin solves it with demon magic, Emicho is saved and doesn't know how it happened, repeat. it does this a few times, and everytime, farins secret remains hidden by sheer luck. the charade get rather tiresome very quickly as the threat of Emicho descovering farins secret loses its power each time.

2. the character Ki got on my nerves a bit, he seemed to fit every stereotype of the old wise ex-martial artist from china who acts as a mentor to the young protagonist. he is bacically mr miyagi but in a medieval setting. as someone who has seen a few too many old kungfu movies, I found everything he did played out and predictable.
here are some examples
- he devotes his time to a mindful non-violent hobby which he eccels at
- he is a super amazing fighter, but he doesn't fight
- he is constantly spouting pearls of wisdom in the form of proverbes
- he is picked on by bullies because of his accent
- he cries over a person he killed in self defence
- he is short

3. a lot of expositonal dialogue, especially with Emicho. I found that Emicho's role in this book was too often just being a vessel by which exposition is given to the audience (particularly in his conversations with the king). I found it a little out of character for him to be explaining things all the time as he is presented as someone who cares very little about what other people think about him. this, combined with the aforementioned constant ignorance at farins hidden abilities, somewhat take away from the legitimacy of his stoic and focused persona.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-22

Brilliant, for lovers of fantasy fiction this good

Book 1 was good, book 2 is better. I'm going straight into book 3.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-22

fabulous stories

I have loved the first two books in this series immensely.
I can't wait to listen to the next two in the series
Five stars all round