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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (27,420 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin McKinley Narrator: Diane Warren Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Damar Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781470356415
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Harry Crewe, the Homelander orphan girl, is pleased with her new home. Life in Istan is certainly easy, but a voice in her ear whispers that the home of her heart is among the Hillfolk, among the descendants of Lady Aerin, who once wielded Gonturan, the Blue Sword. When Harry is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk king, she discovers magic within herself. Corlath intends to train Harry in the arts of war until she can challenge any of his men. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alana Kelly | 2/15/2014

    " I heard so many good things about this book, but it just didn't work for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Katz | 2/8/2014

    " Classic high fantasy of the finest caliber. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Richmond | 1/16/2014

    " Rating clarification: I haven't read this book since I was about eleven or so, so my critique may be somewhat inaccurate compared to what it may be today. Hell, I barely even remember what it's about. I remember it being pretty awesome though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoriacolver | 1/16/2014

    " I never thought I would like fantasy but I loved this book, it was my first fantasy read. Loved the story, I only wished the romance was a little more obvious. I actually had to go back after I finished reading to try and find where it was supposed to be romantic because the sonopsis mentioned romance and I didn't feel it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra Kocik | 1/14/2014

    " I first read this when I was 11 years old. This book is still my favorite and I constantly lose copies to family and friends who borrow it. Robin McKinley is a fantastic writer who has the ability to let the reader know what is going on with every main character by switching flawlessly into a third-person description from their perspective. The main character is a woman I can identify with; out of place and trying to find somewhere her tall frame can fit. I recommend this to anyone who likes reading about an unlikely hero conquering fears and tests in order to conquer over evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chian | 1/9/2014

    " One of my favorite books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia Portier | 1/7/2014

    " amazing. i reread this book at least once a year "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Effie | 12/26/2013

    " Boring. Just... boring. I could not get myself interested in this one at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia McKean | 12/25/2013

    " I haven't read this since I was a teenager but I remember loving it. Sometimes it's nice to a have a pretty little story that ties up all the loose ends before concluding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 12/21/2013

    " This is a wonderful book. I loved reading about Harry's adventure into Damar. And I love the subtle romance between Harry and Corlath. The descriptions are fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy Dennis | 12/18/2013

    " Amazing story. It is my hands-down favorite book. The main character is a tough young woman who is kidnapped and then taught to fight with the best. She's snarky and kick-ass. A must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leann Garrison | 12/15/2013

    " Slow beginning but gets good half way through "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 12/9/2013

    " REALLY great book! :D Harry is an Amazing character!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic ending :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Bulkley | 11/8/2013

    " I actually would have given this somewhere between 3 1/2 and 4 stars. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwenyth | 10/28/2013

    " I really loved this when I was a girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Simmons | 10/9/2013

    " I cannot even estimate how many times I read this book. It has my pre-highschool name and phone number in it. ~K "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla Kelsch | 8/12/2013

    " I would actually would give this book 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the story but couldn't get into it until a third of the way through and then I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Nielsen | 7/2/2013

    " Another one that I listened to on audiobook. I enjoyed the story and the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cary Spratt | 6/19/2013

    " An okay read. Well-written, but not oh-my-gosh great. We'll see if I feel the same after I finish the 2nd book (The Hero and the Crown). 'Beauty' and 'Sunshine' are my favs by this author, and the only others of her books that I've read so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee | 6/12/2013

    " This book moved really slowly and I only got about halfway through before I decided to stop reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 4/11/2013

    " I'm shocked at the average rating readers give this. I found it boring. Another run-of-the-mill fantasy story. it's incredibly slow until the last 50 or so pages. Granted, I don't typically care for fantasy fiction but I couldn't get into this at all, even when I made myself pretend I like fantasy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie Nadler | 4/4/2013

    " I tried... Just couldn't get into it. I thought since it had such high ratings I might like it. Oh well. I guess Tolkien & C.S. Lewis are as far into fantasy as I get! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Hintze | 2/4/2013

    " This book is one of my all time favorites. I have to re-read this book every other year or so because I love the characters so much. This book has a very strong female protagonist that women of any age will be able to empathize with and relate to. "

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About the Author
Author Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine, the New York Times bestseller Spindle’s End, two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, English writer Peter Dickinson.