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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Danley Narrator: Sarah Coomes Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity.

The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden's killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown.

But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot: one of Odin's hellhounds has escaped, a pixie-dust drug trade runs rampant, and more young girls go missing. Looming in the shadows is a malevolent, power-hungry queen, and she will stop at nothing to destroy the Twelve Kingdoms and annihilate the Royal Fae...unless the Woodcutter can outmaneuver her and save the gentle souls of the Wood.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Logan | 2/11/2014

    " I really liked this book. It took me a little bit to really get into it, so don't give up too early. It was fun, nostalgic, dark.....What a wonderful, interesting, adult twist on so many beloved fairy tales. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry | 2/8/2014

    " Kind of a clusterf@ck, really. An interesting concept, but it read more like a first draft or something. Like the individual encounters are really fleshed out, but everything between is just skipped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 2/5/2014

    " There are many rewrites and reworkings of fairy tales out there, but The Woodcuter out shines them all. This book is more than a simple reworking of the old stories. The Woodcuter tells a new story within the framework of it's own fairy tale universe. You will be caught up in the Woodcutter's search for a way to regain the balance of power that keeps the fairy tale land safe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie | 2/2/2014

    " I liked it, it was an interesting retelling of well known tales. There were a few things that I didn't think added up quite right but overall it was a fun and interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine Lowitz | 1/22/2014

    " Interesting story which intertwines fairy tale characters and folk story lines into a tale of the woodcutter who travels between the world of fairie and the world of human, keeping the worlds in harmony. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 1/16/2014

    " This was a fun and engaging read. The mystery, fairytales, and beautiful imagery wove together beautifully creating a spellbinding tale. I wasn't expecting much and don't usually read fantasy novels, but I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed this book! 3.5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M Grant | 12/27/2013

    " Actually quite enjoyed this simple read. The format was a little weird but you quickly got used to it and actually helped deliver the tale in a fun quirky way. Good book, easy read. Would Recommend to others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fern | 12/24/2013

    " Clever remaking of fairy tales. Fun to see how the author weaves old motifs into new patterns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaimi Sk | 12/23/2013

    " I give it 4 1/2stars. I would give it 5. but the start of the book dint have me glued. I was even on the verge of abandoning it and am glad I dint. An interesting story with your characters of the fairy tales. once you get glued it is intriguing till rhe very end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/15/2013

    " It took me a while but every read was like a breath of fresh air. This book was beautiful, simply beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Hattan | 12/6/2013

    " I enjoyed this book a lot. I thought it had a good epic feel and it kept me interested. Author is one to watch. I also read it on my Kindle but saw it first at the Riverrun bookstore in Portsmouth, where I have been seeing a lot of the books I read lately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/2/2013

    " I've never read a fairy tale quite like this. At first, the urban presence in old fairy tales didn't settle with me, but once I understood more of the woodcutters role the story grew on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nanette Pratt | 11/28/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book! A happy ending, what more could you want. A fun fairy story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 10/9/2013

    " Very intriguing story line, great idea but just didn't flow smoothly. Too many ideas smashed together. It was enjoyable though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bkjunkie | 10/7/2013

    " I enjoyed this story. She is a great storyteller. It was simple but I wanted more more details more. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Beetem | 6/14/2013

    " loved it! great original sTory very well written. Did not want it to end. lovely fairy tale theme with a different twist. I hope the author continues with the characters. read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Cain | 5/16/2013

    " I would really give this 3 1/2 stars. I liked it, but if you don't have a decent understanding of fairy tales and fae, you might be confused. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate | 5/6/2013

    " I wanted to love this book. I love the concept but the writing was just awful. The prose felt forced like the author felt the book had to be written a certain way to be taken seriously. The constant repetition of the same phrases didn't add to the story but instead annoyed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 3/24/2013

    " The longer I read the book the more I loved it. The ending was rather easter-like making it a good lenten book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jesse | 2/17/2013

    " Touched on a lot of familiar fairy tales but perhaps too lightly. Just not much depth to the story. Couldn't wait for it to end but didn't want to not finish it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Mccrae | 1/20/2013

    " Loved it! This is the kind of story you want to read when you choose a fantasy! Perfect! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/23/2012

    " I liked the references to classic fairy-tales. If you like this book, you'll like The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. "

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About the Author

Kate Danley’s debut novel, The Woodcutter, was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of the Year, the 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary Awards, and the winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and DC Metro area. Her screenplay Fairy Blood won 1st Place in the Breckenridge Festival of Film Screenwriting Competition in the Action/Adventure Category. She trained in on-camera puppetry with Mr. Snuffleupagus and recently played the head of a twenty-foot dinosaur on an NBC pilot.

About the Narrator

Sarah Coomes trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and spent three blissful years there, learning how to cry, speak Shakespeare, and stage fight like a tiger. She is a comedienne and an actress, appearing in numerous television shows in England, including a recurring role as Nurse Leonard in the popular series EastEnders. She won the 2008 Westminster Prize for her play Hookie and an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce in 2011.