The Grishaverse is such a unique and interesting fictional world. I fell in love with it when I read Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) way back when, and was so excited to return to it when I originally read Six of Crows back in 2016.
Although 2016 feels like such a long time ago, I remember completely adoring Six of Crows back then! I loved the character dynamics, the journey and the adventure. And the ending! I was desperate to find out what happened next, and eagerly awaited the publication of the sequel, Crooked Kingdom.
However, years later I still hadn’t read the sequel, so I decided I’d listen to the audiobook of Six of Crows to remind myself of everything that happened before diving into the next book.
Read on for my review of this audiobook!
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Genre: YA Fantasy
Time Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
Publisher: Audible Studios
Publication Date: 29th September, 2015
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price – and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone.
A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction – if they don’t kill each other first.
The first thing you need to know if you’re going to listen to this audiobook is this: you’re going to be hooked. I tend to listen to audiobooks at night, and I stayed awake just to listen to a book I’ve already read. So prepare to want to drop everything just to listen to this book – it’s that good (and now would kind of be the perfect time to give this one a listen, since we’re all social distancing at the moment!).
This book has a number of POVs, and there was a different narrator for each one. This was definitely my favourite element of the audiobook – the narrators perfectly embodied the characters they voiced, making it a very immersive experience.
‘No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for good luck.’
The next thing I want to say is that the story itself was brilliant. I already knew this before listening to it, but it was just as wonderful revisiting it for a second time. I imagine this is a book I could reread countless times, and I’d still enjoy it just as much as the first time!
Due to the writing flowing well and being incredibly descriptive, I never felt lost with where I was in the book. I could still easily imagine Ketterdam and the characters whilst listening, and lost myself in this fictional world every time I pressed play.
Overall, I was highly impressed with this audiobook! The narrators did a brilliant job, and the plot was just as captivating as the first time I read it.