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Publisher's Summary

There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls - or so the story goes. But it's just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo's debut novel, Shadow and Bone.

©2012 Leigh Bardugo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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A short but enthralling folk tale of the Grisha

THE WITCH OF DUVA

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged

Narrator: Lauren Fortgang

Length: 52 minutes

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Audible Studios

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I purchased this short audiobook from www.audible.com

It is rare that I find an author that I enjoy enough to seek out all of their other published works. Leigh Bardugo is just such an author.

Her debut novel, entitled "SHADOW AND BONE" was the first book in the Grisha Trilogy.

This is a short folk tale that is the companion to SHADOW AND BONE. Despite it's short length it is an entertaining tale.

They say that girls should avoid the woods around Duva. They say that the woods eat girls who wander there. Is there a monster or a witch in the woods? You'll be surprised and delighted to find out who is the culprit.

The narrator is the same one used in the Grisha trilogy which offers the listener a sense of continuity and she does a wonderful job.

I rate both the narration and the story as 5 out of 5 stars.

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Chilling

Comparable to an original Fairy Tale with fear and a lesson. I personally love these types of tales.

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A fairy tale thriller.

This feels like something Stephen King would write. That's about the best complement I can give anyone who isn't Stephen King.

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Interesting Read

This was a good folklore type of story. It was captivating and fun. The narrator did a great job!

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I love this story!

I love this clever little fairytale. It is everything that a fairytale should be: beautiful, fanciful, dark and mysterious. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer.

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Amazing

WOW major twist ending strongly suggest good 10+ overall amazing story dark fairy tale awesome.

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Fantastic

For such a short story, there was a lot of depth to it. It has everything you remember loving from fairytales as a child with a dark twist that keeps you captivated until the last word.

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Superbly written, superbly narrated dark fairy tale

In a terrible famine, on a bitter winter, a widowed father takes a cruel new wife who forces his daughter to brave the dangerous forest, where she comes upon a witch's cottage. Not all is as it seems. This marvelous Audible narration is just under one hour, but packs a wallop. Every word counts in Bardugo's evocation of a kind of Slavic Otherworld, where the heroine must learn--at some cost--to distinguish the real monsters from the make-believe. Lauren Fortgang effortlessly voices the sharply drawn characters, the hypnotic narrative. I'll make sure to get all of these stories.

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Great story!!

I really enjoyed this story. It was short and I absolutely wish it was longer! The audible reader was fantastic with her accents... just all around really excellent story... but too short! I want more, I want more!!!!

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Thrills & Chills Await You

This is thrillingly chilling! This twisty tale will lure you in with it's gore and darkly dangerous atmosphere. The end was mind bending. No one sets the stage and introduces the players quite like Leigh Bardugo. This is a masterpiece that will stay with you. There were a few times when I knew what was coming, only to have everything flipped upside down.

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Disappointing

Starts out like so many of the older folk tales. The twist at the end leaves too many unbound threads for my preferences

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  • 06-26-21

hunger craves

a gentle boice filled with innisence pulls you into this sinister short story, its not the witch to be feared? not for the little ones who dream at night

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  • jyoti
  • 06-11-21

i want a full background story on karina!

this short story was so good will we ever get the full story on karina?

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  • Nikki
  • 05-10-20

Excellent !

Loved this story! wish it had been longer! Well read, I was hooked throughout.