Fourth Wing


Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
992
Narrator
268
Release Date
May 2023
Duration
20 hours 43 minutes
Summary
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book
'Suspenseful, sexy, and with incredibly entertaining storytelling, the first in Yarros' Empyrean series will delight fans of romantic, adventure-filled fantasy.'—Booklist, starred review
'Fourth Wing will have your heart pounding from beginning to end ... A fantasy like you've never read before.'?#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros.
Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.
But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away … because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.
With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.
She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise.
Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom’s protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret.
Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.
Reviews
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Courtney W.

the narrator sounds like she has a bad cold or allergies so all of her wheezing and mouth breathing is REALLY distracting

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Jill M.

Definitely the best book I’ve listened to for a long time. Great story. I CANNOT wait until fall for the next book.

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Dovienya

Despite the obnoxiously immature “adult” main characters who behaves like a boy-crazy pre-teens, and the ham-fisted attempts at romance and erotica, the parts of the story about a physically disabled woman fighting to survive training to be a dragon rider was fun. It requires some significant suspension of disbelief and isn’t exactly treading new ground plot wise—if you’ve read Anne McCaffrey’s dragon rider series, Naomi Novik’s Scholomance, and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sara J Maas, you’ve seen most of what Fourth Wing had to offer. It was enjoyable enough to finish though, and I may read the next book in the series if I’m in the mood for some YA Romantasy dressing up like adult political fantasy. I did not like the audiobook narration at all. The narrator’s voice is nasally and grating (she occasionally sniffles and slurps snot) and all of the male human and dragon voices sound identical to each other and ridiculous.

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Destiny G.

My favorite fantasy book in a long time.

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Miranda L.

I honestly love everything about this book and I'm now in a book slump.

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Brooke Purdy

This book is absolutely addicting! I got the same rush I felt when I first read The Hunger Games (my favorite series, which might be in trouble for my #1 spot by this series). I loved this world, the characters, and how easy it was to fall into their lives. Rebecca Yarros definitely has a gift I will be following for years to come

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Anonymous

I honestly found this book unnecessarily long and the storyline felt lacking and a tad immature

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Wriker32

Author couldn’t decide between wanting to tell a teenage soft porn romance novel or a sci-fi fantasy novel

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Halldóra.M.A.

Pleasingly deserving of the hype, I genuinely struggled to put it down, 10/10 and would truthfully recommend it to practically everyone.

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Atle K

Extremely poor story, hard to follow. Narrator OK

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Eclass

I love this book so much

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Andrea W.

I should have realized from the description this was a young adult book. The adolescent sexual fantasies are a bit much. I am sorry I used my credit for this one.

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Anonymous

the narrator does not fit the character not the story, she sound like she’s either pissed throughout the entire book or just doesn’t understand how to express emotions as the reads

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Katherine W.

I fangirled, I gasped, I cried and I screamed. I see why everyone's lost their minds over this book.

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Janet Cooper

While the plot was somewhat predictable by anyone who reads YA/ fantasy/ dystopia, it was well written and a great read. I loved the end and can't wait for the next book!

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Ariana M.

I am obsessed with this book but am so glad I read it before listening to it. Any narrator would have been better then this one.

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Bluerose17

this book is so good

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Coopster22

Not my cup of tea. I tried to finish aoooo many times, but I got stuck half way through

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Jill S.

ending was abrupt but very exciting

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Shannelle P.

At first I was not too interested as I don't usually read these types of novels about dragons and mythical creatures. But the more I got into the book the more I actually like it. So much so that I have now started on Iron Flame. It has made my bad traffic for the past week feel painless. I actually enjoy sitting in bumper to bumper while listening to the book :)

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Susan M.

I loved this book (the audiobook...haven't read the physical book YET) from the moment it started. I gave it 4 stars for the many of the same reasons others complained about....but there too many positives to out-weigh the negatives for me. I loved the story, I actually thought the narration was dynamic and fun to listen too despite a few issues. I've heard some pretty flat and boring narrators that nearly ruined the books I loved, but she entertained me the whole time!

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Brittany L.

Incredible story! The mystery of the males voice at the end begs for me to read the next book!

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Anonymous

It’s long. Like REALLY long, and jam packed with so much information there’s no way you’ll remember it all. It’s good, not at all boring but, sheesh!!

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Miriam S.

Her obsession for the male protagonist is excessive and exhausting. I challenge anyone to count the amount of times she makes a remark on the physical appearance of the classic dark, troubled, afraid to talk about his feelings dude.

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Kylie G.

Loved this book so much!

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Weronika S.

Loved it, it was keeping me on my toes from the very beginning till the end!

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Lizandri L.

I haven't opened a book in close to 10 years. and this book reminded me why I enjoyed reading. I absolutely love this story.

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Erica M.

Awesome book! I was so glad I had the second book to start!

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Anonymous

Nice story

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Sean M.

Couldn’t finish this one. Great premise, unfortunately not for me.

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Josh R.

absolutely amazing

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Joseph L.

I think this is a really good book. Great story and characters. If I had to be critical, I would like to have seen more character development with side characters and slightly less teenage girl romance scenes. but again, overall, it's really good.

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Anonymous

It's very interesting . It's an imagination book very explosive and romantic.

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Ya??z A.

Love this!

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Marzy

My first Audio book and I absolutely love it, the Narrator is amazing, highly highly recommend this audio book

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Anonymous

Great story line amazing characters but the narrator sounded like she had a bad cold and also had random door opening and clanging in the background which was distracting but other than that it was a great book

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Brandi G.

I loved it. The surprises don’t stop. There are a few extra spicy scenes that I thought were a bit much but this isn’t a teen book. Can’t wait for the next one!

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Anonymous

I was skeptical at first, but the story drew me in. It's like if other popular series like HP, HG, and GOT had mingled together and had a baby, it would be this dragon series.

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Mel

I highly recommend this book, incredible story line and book in a genre that I normally don’t listen too. What was truly amazing was the narrator Rebecca S. She was the best loved listening to her

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Sherry D.

I loved it. Couldn't stop listening to it.

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Ashley C.

Absolutely loved

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Carissa G.

loved the twists and turns. Very much enjoyed the slow burn

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Kp

It’s been a long time I’ve been interested in a book as I’m a very visual person but wow did I love this

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Jessie R.

Not bad, rather slow-paced, but still interesting, throughout, even if in some instances, it’s only mildly. Overall, I got mostly into this, and towards the end, it got my emotions a bit riled up. Well done. (Frankly, my favorite dragonrider story remains A.J. Flowers’s Dragonrider Academy—Fourth Wing is good, but overhyped, IMO.)

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Janelle H.

This book was recommended by several friends. I liked it but I guess not as much as the ones that recommended it.

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Nelli Lakatos

I enjoyed my time reading Fourth Wing very much! I’m not obsessed with it like so many people, I think because all the hype I expected something more. But with that being said I loved the adventure, the banter between Violent and Xaden was phenomenal and of course I adored the dragons. I liked this story so much and I honestly cannot wait to read Iron Flame to find out how the story continues.

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Sally S.

I was recommended this book by a friend. It did not disappoint. It’s crying out for a film to be made, story of relationship, power, love and action…with a few twists. Well worth a listen!

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Joyce J.

The book is awesome but the way it was read, brought it even more to life. I really like how she read faster during the action scenes or when emotions are heightened. I thoroughly enjoyed the audio.

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Anonymous

Super good book, really worth listening

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Veronica C.

Best book of 2023

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Anonymous

Incredible.

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Anonymous

I read the book then listened. I didn’t love the narration and probably wouldn’t listen to the next one, preferring to read instead. It’s tough to have one narrator for multiple characters, especially when one is a dragon.

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Avery O.

I loved this book! I read it first then listened to it and loved it just as much if not more the second time! However not a fan of the narrator. At times there are long pauses in midst of continuous conversation, she doesn’t distinct the narration from Violet speaking so it’s hard to tell sometimes, she doesn’t do the best at differentiating different characters and sometimes doesn’t at all. It can be choppy at times and you can hear her clicking sometimes. Also sounds like she has a cold towards the end of the book. There were times where her narration just didn’t match the emotions of the story and she was almost monotone or just not enough emotion coming through. I hope they choose a different narrator for the next book. Also Teddy Hamilton trying to do a girly voice was HILARIOUS. I wish they would have done it as a duet style where Teddy voiced the men and she voiced the women. I feel like that might have made the audiobook better.

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books.borrowed

This is what nostalgic romantasy readers undeniably crave. I resisted this story as long as I could muster. The sheer amount of love Fourth Wing has received across so many different platforms left this reader with serious FOMO. Violet Sorrengail has been studying her entire life to become a scribe, like her late father. However, her mother has other plans for Violet. Violet now must cross the parapet into the riders quadrant despite the likelyhood of her inevitable demise. Everyone believes Violet to be too weak and "fragile" to live through training, including her famous sister Mara. I have been avoiding young female MCs as of late due to a lot of indecisive personalities that seem to be present within the romantasy genre. I was pleased not to have many instances of odium for Violet. The author was able to portray Violet as young but thoughtful rather than abhorrently confused as I have grown accustomed to seeing. Fourth Wing hits hard with the Romeo and Juliet and forbidden love vibes. We all enjoy an enemies to lovers trope, and Yarros barely makes the reader question where Violets loyalties lie. Xaden is the epitome of a misunderstood "bad boy". Part of where my frustration lies with this book is the lack of suprise. The foreshadowing is strong and easy to pick up on, especially if you've ever read other best sellers like Twilight or ACOTAR. Another reason I found this story difficult to enjoy more, personally, was the unnatural lust and forced attraction between Violet and Xaden. I felt more sparks in other relationships Violet had and was shipping side characters, even though I knew it was never a possibility. Kind of like Rachel and Joey. As for the Narrator's portrayals, I found it difficult to differentiate the characters in many areas. I had to pick up a physical copy to know whether certain people were in thought or actually speaking or which character was speaking. The audio did skip quite a bit on this platform, and I am unsure if it was the app or the recording that was the problem. I land in the middle in terms of how much I enjoyed the book. There is a lot to like about Fourth Wing, dragons and magic and tension. There are also areas I would have liked to be more refined. I look forward to see if theres any more twists in the remainder of the series.

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Erin M.

This is my top rated book of the year! loved it and wouldn't change a thing.

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Sheila B.

great narrative and kept me totally interested

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Anonymous

The romantic storyline is somewhat similar to A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas but I still couldn't stop listening! The book had me hooked from the start and I highly recommend!

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Chloe C.

Loveeeeeeeee!!

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Mirte D.

Loved it! One of my new favorites for sure.

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Ciara B.

Once I started, I couldn't stop. I am so excited for the next book in the series now, too.

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Kelly D.

Completely addicted. Best new read in years. Love the fast pace and sass. Can’t wait for book two

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Alyce H.

I absofrigginlutely loved this book! The narrator was awesome, and she did so well to captivate me. I'm so keen for the next book.

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Makinzi J.

Now I get the hype. This was right up my alley! I couldn’t stop listening! While I do agree that all the male voices sounded the same it was still amazing! I didn’t even want to sleep. I just needed to finish it! Can’t wait for the second book to come out!!

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Anonymous

I loved this book but I did not enjoy the narrator. I didn't like her character voices/tones and a few other things.

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Ashley A

The book was great! I loved the story and the unique characters! The narrator's were terrible!!! I've listened to hundreds of books and have never felt this way about the narrating of a story. The female narrator made the books feel very kiddish and very very cringe during the minimal spicy parts!!! I think a change in narrator could really set this book off!

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Katie S.

Love everything about it!!

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Cami R.

Beautiful.

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Emma W.

I absolutely love the audio with this book!! excellent & fantastic read with physical book alongside the audio.

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RFreel

Plot: excellent. I loved this book. I couldn’t wait to get back to it! The world building and character development are engaging and so interesting!! Different than a lot of what I have read. Narrator: I hated her at first but wasn’t sure why. As the book went on I realized how great she was and how I felt like she told the story and changed the speed of her voice in a way it felt like how a friend would tell you a story! I did not like the male narrator. At all.

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Anonymous

The book was so good. I listened to it every chance I got, now i have to read the second book. The narrator was very good too.

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Ashlyn.DeWitt

I am in love with this book!!! I NEEEEED the second book NOW!

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Anonymous

Some of the most addictive writing for sure. I think the way the plot progresses , especially in terms of the romance is a mastery. Although , I wish there was more character building and intrigue outside of the romance. especially at thelast few chapters of the story , it becomes way too focused on the romance.

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Saiya

A page turner for sure if you like fantasy romance. Although it has many elements I’ve seen in other stories, it’s all woven together in a way that is fresh and interesting. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I didn’t have a problem with the narrator’s voice. The male voices aren’t great, but I could usually distinguish between the characters.

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Troy J.

great fantasy story and I like the lead heroin character.

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Marianne D.

I thought the narrator was perfect for this character. I don’t know what others were commenting on. Good book.

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Anonymous

One of the first books that made me cry

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Anonymous

nice

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Tarakay92

After all the hype on TikTok for this being a spicy romance. It fell short. It wasn’t a bad book for a slow burn romance. Then it ended in a cliff hanger. Sigh.

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Cheyenne S.

Probably one of my new favorites. however the narrator sounded sick and was not my favorite

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Ann T.

Engaging book

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Tonya Hamrick

Loved it!!

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Houssam E.

nice book

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Anonymous

Amazing! Love this book so much

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Perkibest22

This was a great book! I very much enjoyed reading it, and couldn’t put it down. I rated the narrator a 2, she was pretty awful. The wrong voice for the character, not a great voice actor, and it was almost a turn off not to finish. I’m glad I did though.

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Brittney W.

it's actual really good. nice.

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DisneyAngel55

Definitely worth reading. Started out a little slow, but still interesting. It got better as it progressed. The narrator sounds like she was sick in the first half of the book, which was quite distracting. She did a good job narrating the action scenes with excitement though. IMO, you might want to wait until the series is complete though, because this one ends on a cliffhanger!!!

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Monique B.

Great book

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Nicole S.

It was good.

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Nana A.

I absolutely loved this book. The plot was very gripping and the chemistry between the main characters was insane. One thing though, I think the narrator was under the weather. It could be heard throughout the book.

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Anonymous

It's a binge worthy action packed romantasy with never a dull moment. It also ends on a juicy cliffhanger too (but not in a bad way). The only downside was I think the narrator may have been sick so you could sometimes hear sniffles and some of the voices were a bit too similar. But overall it was fantastic and I would highly recommend if you love - ✔️ Throne of Glass ✔️ Dragons

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Jason

I loved this story and all the intrigue. Well done!

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Rosemarie D.

BELIEVE THE HYPE

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