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The Raven Boys

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Date: September 2012

Duration: 11 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

There are only two reasons a nonseer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve," Neeve said. "Either you're his true love . . . or you killed him."

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon to be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He has it all family money, good looks, devoted friends but he's looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we've never been before.

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  • Gail B

    Man this girl can write. She has the ability to draw the listener along with her to meet these fantastical characters. Drags you along, like Bob Marley being forced by Christmas ghosts, to see things about this story that you cannot see, but must. This story takes you not through a rabbit hole but drops you unprotected from a great hight into a rift of exquisite and unimaginable phycological dares. Will Patton, with his southern accents done perfectly, over his already charming drawl, is to my mind the perfect reader for these books. This woman is a force to be reckoned with. My new favorite, maybe my all time favorite author. This comes from a sixty five year old woman who has read thousands of books. My absolutely highest recommendation.

  • Kayla S

    Great book, the narrator wasn't a great fit for me on this one

  • Kris O

    Keeps you thinking, and wanting the next book. I can't wait to finish the series.

  • Chris W

    Loved this book ..... fabulously entertaining story. Will Patton is by far my favorite narrator. He is very expressive with his "reading".

  • Kathryn Beck

    This is everything I love- the intrigue of a YA novel plus the words of a Pat Conroy and the plot and feel of a Stephen King. It encapsulates growing up in the South and the magic around it, but with all the skulls and bones of old British tale. Cannot wait to read more!

  • Sara Buckner

    It was slow for me in the beginning, but was in love with it by the ending.

  • cara martin

    I really enjoyed this story. The narrator was fabulous!

  • Scott Wike

    Excellent story, and excellent narration. This book really keep my interest and I am excited to finish the series.

  • Danielle Chambers

    Will Patton is amazing! He read this entire series so well that I actually prefer him reading it to actually reading the book myself (which is not normal at all). Excellent story and characters as well. LOVE everything about this.

  • Hekla Jósepsdóttir

    Very interesting book - The narrator did a excelent job!