I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but it was well written and engaging and an enjoyable mix of fantasy and realism. An interesting spin (no pun intended) on Rumpelstiltskin. It was better literature than many of these fairy tale spin-offs that I've been reading. I would read another book by this author. The narrator was good, and I thought she did some pretty great voices. I do agree with some of the other reviewers that I couldn't always tell immediately which character she was currently embodying, which was confusing at times, but only for a minute at a time.
Great story, didn't want to stop listening.
Loved everything about both the book and the narration.
Good book. Had a good laugh as the Ice King was bound and determined to consummate his wedding but didn’t want to. Glad they reached a bargain.
The narrator was good but many characters were being introduced and really had to listen to hear which one was speaking at the time. Very little change in voice with different characters.
Another wonderful book by Naomi Novak! I was not as drawn to the main character this time as I was with her last book Uprooted but I felt like I was back in the universe she is creating with each story! I still would recommend this book to all my friends regardless.
Loved the Slavik folk tale, the winter lord and his white deer with silver hooves, the witch's house in the middle of dark forest where you can only find by stumbling upon it were always among my childhood favorites. Took a star off for that bicker-y correspondence between Miriam and Staryk lord for it's cheesiness worth for Twilight series. Other than that, very refreshing story among overly sweetened Disney like fantasies you see nowadays.
I got lost in the fantasy and didn't want to stop listening. I enjoyed the way the story was told through the eyes of different characters.
I loved it right up to the last word and wished there were more words coming.
Was there an editor for the audio? I never knew when a chapter change happened and with the narrative being in the first person for multiple characters, I was always jarred into noticing the change of view.