Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co./Audible Studios
Release Date: September 29, 2015
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.
Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.
So I read this one in a bit of a different manner. Usually, I listen to audiobooks while I'm driving or at work. But since I was off work, I decided to read my hardcover along with the narration. There was so much hype around this book. And my mind is blown.
First I want to talk about each of the narrators (there are seven of them). Mainly, would I listen to them again?
Tristan Morris - Joost
This poor narrator only had one chapter to narrate! That's okay. He did an excellent job. There are so many times with audio narrators that I'm not enthralled. But I quite enjoyed his voice and his different accents. He also did different voices very well, making him someone I would go back to again and again.
Lauren Fortgang - Inej
Inej was one of my favorite characters to listen to. Hell, I loved reading her scenes too. She was a super interesting character, but the narrator really brought her to life. I would definitely listen to Lauren Fortgang narrate other stories.
David Ledoux - Kaz
I've listened to this narrator before. He read the Sam chapters in Shiver. He's not my favorite narrator, but I don't particularly dislike him. He did a decent job as Kaz, and I would listen to other things he narrated. I wouldn't go out of my way for it though.
Elizabeth Evans - Nina
If you listened to the ToG audiobooks, you know this narrator. She's wonderful and has a rather witty and sassy sound to her voice. I haven't listened to anything else by her, but I loved her performance. She brought the perfect amount of sass to the part of Nina.
Brandon Rubin - Jesper
Overall, the cadence of his voice was quite pleasant. The issue that I took with him was that he didn't do any different "voices" for the different characters, making it confusing and sometimes a bit boring. I oftentimes found myself reading ahead of the narration during the Jesper chapters. And gosh there were a lot of Jesper chapters. Honestly, I wouldn't listen to this narrator again.
Jay Snyder - Matthias
Oh his voice was so dark and deep I was almost lulled to sleep by it. Not in a bad way of it being boring! I mean it was just so soothing and relaxing lol. I enjoyed him. I don't know that I would search him out, but I wouldn't exclude any books he narrated.
Roger Clark - Pekka
Another narrator that only had one chapter. He did a phenomenal job. I love his voice and the amount of inflection he used. He did excellent at making different voices. And I would love to hear more from him.
Okay, so for the story itself.
I don't really feel like writing a full review. But I will say that I enjoyed actually reading this more than listening to it, mostly due to one or two narrators I didn't enjoy so much. Either way, it was still an excellent story and I can't wait to get my hands on the next.
Reasons you should read Six of Crows
1 - You like shipping people - There are so many ships in this book, my heart was constantly full of joy to see people getting pushed together into awkward situations.
2 - You like to stay guessing - There is never a dull moment. Bardugo has you guessing at what is going on to what will happen next from the very beginning.
3 - You like dark fantasy - Well yea. It's part of the Grishaverse so it's pretty dark!
4 - You liked the Grisha Trilogy - Um yes? If you liked Bardugo's other series in the same world, you will love this one! It's even better.
Honestly, I could go on and on listing reasons. So really, you should just read this book.
Would I recommend the audiobook? Absolutely. It was quite enjoyable, especially if you have a long car trip or whatever. Most of the narrators were great. But, I enjoyed reading the book myself to the audio.