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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Naomi Novik

Narrated By: Julia Emelin

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2015

Duration: 17 hours 44 minutes


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“Uprooted is confidently wrought and sympathetically cast. I might even call it bewitching.”—Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

Praise for Uprooted

“Uprooted has leapt forward to claim the title of Best Book I’ve Read Yet This Year. . . . Moving, heartbreaking, and thoroughly satisfying, Uprooted is the fantasy novel I feel I’ve been waiting a lifetime for. Clear your schedule before picking it up, because you won’t want to put it down.”—NPR|Tordotcom|WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL • Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.



  • Danielle C.

    Great story. I feel I could've followed allot easier if the narrator hadn't been so robotic with the reading of it. It was torture to listen to but the story was so intriguing I had to finish. The other similar book by Naomi Novik is read by a WONDERFUL narrator. Highly recommend. I forget the title though.

  • Anonymous

    Love the book but for those like me who feel the accent takes away from the story you should listen to the UK version narrated by Katy Sobey. That audiobook is AMAZING!

  • Anonymous

    Once again, Novak has delivered an elegantly grand tale that weaves Slavick folklore with real-world concerns. Love this story, but this reader takes away from the magic. Better to read than listen to this one

  • Ashley C.

    Really enjoyed it I hope the writer has other books

  • Lia N.

    Wonderful story.

  • Somayeh R.

    Loved it!!!! It was one of the best books I have ever listened to! Full of joy with lots of stories to tempt you to move forward

  • James R

    Excellent enemy. No silly monsters or instantaneous magic. The personalities and use of spells made for an ambiance of reality even while the setting was fantasy. Yes, the narrator’s accent might have gotten in the way sometimes but I felt it was right for the story and environment. .

  • Anonymous

    Loved it!!! I like the friendship that firms and the protagonist is such a joy to follow.

  • Jodi Patch

    What's to say? It's the perfect balance of real life struggles and magic. The narrator did a fantastic job bringing the main character to life. It was just wonderful.

  • Jonathan Schramm

    Loved the book, but the narrator's voice/accent is sometimes grating. Still, made for a great read.


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