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Six of Crows

Auteur(s): Leigh Bardugo
Durée: 15 h et 4 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (188 évaluations)

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Description

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.

©2015 Leigh Bardugo (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Saints, this was an absolute pleasure.

Bardugo richly fleshes out the barrel of Ketterdam making it a place I want to return to again and again. All of the players are interesting and well rounded so as the story shifts perspective I never feel in a rush to move to someone else or disappointed to land on a particular character.

The writing is VERY good and although it is YA, it does not pander.

I highly recommended getting lost in this world.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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I liked it, but I wanted to love it.

A great ensemble cast, a cast of magnificent actors, and a fun twist on the growing fantasy-heist genre, and I can't help but wonder "what if it was just a little better?" What if the characters weren't all inexplicable teenage prodigies? What if the love stories made a little more sense? What if the story faced the fact that there are multiple teenage (and younger) characters sold into slavery, including sexual slavery, head-on?

All of that would have made this a 5-star. As it is, I still recommend it, but also recommend being prepared for its flaws.

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First Audiobook I Simply Couldn't Finish

I went into this book with very high hopes, and even made it to the 9 hour mark, but I just couldn't go any further, these are the reasons why:

1. Storytelling/narrators took me out of it
This is my biggest complaint. I saw the diverse cast of narrators in the description and was very excited, as I love when books include multiple people to play different characters. This was not that kind of book. Every single chapter switches perspectives, which can really make it drag on, but I didn't mind, it was the fact that each character in the book, is at some point narrated by 8 different people. This firstly really broke my immersion, I loved the voices the narrators used for their own character, but when you have them voice everyone for that chapter, it becomes confusing and it feels like no one character gets true development because they are slightly changed every time. Secondly, not to name names, but a few narrators in particular, seemed to have a INCREDIBLY hard to doing some voices, sounded like amateur hour sometimes, and it was really disheartening, because they're voices for their own character were fantastic. I would have been totally okay with the constant perspective swapping, IF, the characters always spoke through the narrator that portrays them. But alas, they don't.

2. I think I got a paper cut in my ears this book is so edgy
The constant dark, edgy atmosphere all the characters carry with them really brings morale down, I found myself getting sick of the characters because there simply was no other mode for any of them, the only one that really showed emotion was Nina, who ended up being one of my favorites before I stopped.

3. Sorry, this one is just unacceptable.
THE CHARACTERS ARE ALL 16-17 years old?!?!?! Who's decisions was this??? Because it sure didn't feel like the writers. Each character is introduced with this rich backstory, which I loved. Except they are described as if having at least 10 years of adult experience under their belt. You expect the reader to be okay with the gritty, grizzled, gang leader Kaz who can break into anywhere, just getting out of high school?!? (I know there's no high school in the book). Or what about the ninja, assassin, who is so stealthy she's considered a ghost, who does regular work for a gang, who hasn't even turned 18 yet.
Just saying, those few lines determining their ages simply turned me completely off of this story, I couldn't get into it when all the characters are portrayed as if they're in their late 20's to 30's. (frankly if nothing was said I think it would be easy to assume Mathias is as old as in his late 30's.

Sorry, wouldn't recommend. All the reviews for this book gave it rave reviews, and I got this book because of them. VERY disappointing.

6 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
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What an Enticing Grip!

I was enthralled the entire time.
The story? Indescribable.
The performance? Outstanding.
The only time I found it slow and not overly interesting was the first half of the very first chapter but then BAM! I couldn't stop listening to it, couldn't help but find ways to keep listening even when I had something else to be doing. Excited for the Crooked Kingdoms!

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Good, but...

The story itself was quite good, and the narrators all do a good to great job, but one thing took me out of the story almost constantly: the fact that the Six are supposedly 16, 17, 18 years of age. Of course it's YA. But damn. Hard to believe...

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this book was an amazingly fun time to read.

I loved the changing POVs and the cast of narrators. The characters are so complex, and I loved how there wasn't a set villain. Instead the characters themselves were a mix of complex heroes and villains.

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Highly recommended.

Loved it! I’ve read Shadow and Bone and thought it was alright; this was considerably better. Loved the characters and the premise made a much more cohesive story, I thought. The actual performances were great! All of the narrators did a fantastic job and there’s something for everyone. Romance, a cool heist, the unspooling of characters backstories with flashbacks. No heroic characters or paragons of good or evil. Very enjoyable.

  • Au global
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Great book, great narration!

This book is AMAZING, and the narrators do a wonderful job! I could NOT stop reading!

  • Au global
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Fantastic story, but dont love multiple narrators.

I'm not a fan of multiple narrators, but the story itself was great. Lots of twists, suspense and surprises.

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6 stars

This was an incredible adventure! I normally don’t care for so many points of view. But it was done so well

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-08-03

great book

its a great book if u like fantasy books like got
and the acting is great

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  • Steele Reviews
  • 2016-07-21

This book is everything!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The narrators did a fantastic job bringing the story and their characters to life. I easily fell into the world and not just the first time, but every time I had to pause and then pick it is back up later. The story is enthralling and absolutely enjoyable for anyone. It has a lot of action and a little magic. The concept reminds me of Ocean's 11 but with magic and violence. Leigh Bardugo does a fantastic job of bringing these characters together to pull of a heist and the development of the story and characters was well done. I also really enjoyed how she tied in their backstories and how everything just clicked together. I recommend this to anyone, especially those looking for a good kick butt book featuring a seemingly impossible heist and some of the best characters around.

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  • Julyana
  • 2016-08-16

I'm obsessed

So while reading reviews, I saw a lot of people being upset over there being 7 narrators. Personally I loved that every character had a voice to it. Sure everyone's rendition of Kaz was mildly different but I loved every single narrator. A round of applause for their ability to bring the story to life. And now a round of applause for Leigh Bardugo, who crafted this masterpiece. Sure you have to get through a mildly confusing first chapter, but it didn't take me long at all to be completely invested in this story and these characters. I loved every single one of them. The dynamic between Nina and Matthias was pretty hot (seriously, I wanted more!). There are so many little twists to this book, so many character complexities, so much cool world-building. Inej is a freaking ninja! Kaz is a criminal mastermind! I'm suffering a severe book hangover until the second one comes out in FREAKING SEPTEMBER UGH. Seriously, read this book, you'll love it, I promise.

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  • Florida Mama
  • 2016-03-18

7 Narrators, But That's Not a Good Thing

This isn't a dramatization of the novel -- it's a good novel narrated by different characters whose names lead the chapter (think of George R. R. Martin's books). Each narrator reads the whole chapter, and therein lies the issue: there are multiple different versions of every character's speaking voice. Multiply each by the number of different narrators who interpret that character and it gets a bit muddy. It's certainly distracting, and the story arc is developed in a way that there is very little backstory to explain what's going on until you're about 1/3 of the way into the book.

That being said, after spending a few hours immersed in it, you get used to it, even if it grates. The individual performances are fine... but collectively, it's a bit much.

Still, I enjoyed the depth of the characters once I got there, and by the end of the book, I was deeply invested in the storyline and cared about the core group. I'm going to get the second book in the series for this reason. However, I think the book would have been improved in its audio version by choosing a single talented narrator and sticking with him/her. Any one of the 7 actors who worked on this book could have delivered the story with clarity and consistency and I think it would have benefited from it.

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  • Michelle E
  • 2015-10-10

New characters, new adventure, same world...

Not YA age but listen to a lot of YA. First I absolutely loved the Grisha trilogy and it would be hard to beat so if you are considering Six of Crows, I highly recommend reading the Grisha trilogy first. However, I think you can still enjoy Six of Crows on it's own. Going to Leigh Bardugo's website can help fill in information on the Grisha orders and the layout of the world the story takes place in.

Formula for Six of Crows will feel familiar, unlikely group pulled together for a crazy, impossible goal. Leigh does a great job of developing each character as the story goes on. By the end of the story you are attached and invested in all of them and aren't ready for it to end. Which is good because this is the first book in a series.

Different than the Grisha trilogy, Six of Crows is written in multiple character viewpoint style which can be a challenge for audio production. For me this was no exception, I found 7 narrators a bit distracting. I think it could have easily been done with one really good female and male narrator. Maybe that can change for the next book...

Overall all wonderfully written, fun action packed story. Can't wait for the next in the series.

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  • Benjamin
  • 2016-03-26

Threes Across the Board

It took me a while to get through this book. It had a slow beginning. The middle and end are pretty lively. I think this is generally a good heist book. It has some twists and turns to keep you engaged. The perspective characters are solid. The world-building is similarly solid. Bardugo manages to insert enough character backstory into the narrative to really flesh out the individuals' motivations. Just the right amount actually. All in all, a well-executed caper.

I get that this book is aimed at the teen demographic so it makes sense that the characters be around that age. The characters in this book think they are in their mid 30s to mid 40s the only one who disagrees is the author. She thinks they are all late teens. They all make perfect sense in manor, personal backstory, and speech, except when their ages are brought up. One character being wise and hardened beyond his or her years, I get. Maybe two. But every single one of them, by the exact same amount? Come on.

It was also quite ambitious for the author to take on so many perspective characters. I feel that this was a mixed blessing. It does add texture, but it also gets overused to keep you ignorant of what is going on so that the author can bring out surprises.

The many readers was also a mixed blessing. Some were good. The female readers were generally very good. The male ones were much more uneven. The man reading the main character, Kaz, sounded like he was telling a vampire story to 4 yr. olds around a campfire. He wouldn't just read the words as much as sing some of them. Too much over-emoting. The one reading Jesper's tone was solid, but had different pronunciations for many of the in-book concepts. You'd figure the editor would just tell them that they pronounce "X" a certain way.

It looks like this series will continue though as of this writing, book 2 has not been published. I might check it out. Maybe. It is not going into my list of ones to watch out for. I could take it or leave it.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jensen
  • 2015-10-08

Good story, if a little raunchy

Great character development and a good plot will suck you into this great story. Just be prepared for a little language and and a bit of raunchiness, but can you expect from a book about a criminals and outcasts.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kii
  • 2016-03-23

Great book

I really enjoyed this book and the narration (mostly, more on that in a bit). The setting is interesting, the magic system intriguing but not hard to understand, and the characters were fantastically done. Bardugo did a really good job telling the story through multiple view points without repeating the events.
I haven't read any of the Grisha series and I didn't have any trouble understanding the story. It starts out a bit slow but picks up quickly.
However, I was disappointed by the choice of narrator for Kaz. He sounded much too young, innocent, and enthusiastic for that character. He fit the young-Kaz alright for the flash backs, but not who the character was for most of the story. I found it slightly annoying, but not enough to ruin the book or anything, All the other voices were well chosen and very well performed.

I'm impatient to get the sequel.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Cynthia
  • 2016-02-20

The performance- so good.

Would you consider the audio edition of Six of Crows to be better than the print version?

I loved the audio version, there are a few books where the readers just do an amazing job and its its better than reading it yourself- this is one of those

Who was your favorite character and why?

Great character building in this book, but Inej is my favorite. She holds the tension of her life beautifully- she is tightrope walker metaphorically as well as practically: is vulnerable and strong, is realistic and hopeful.

Which scene was your favorite?

Kaz's boat flashback- perfectly placed in the story, well described and poignant.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

No mourners, no funerals.

Any additional comments?

It is really fun book, just gritty enough.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Amalia
  • 2015-10-19

Hit and miss voice acting

The voice actor who spoke the part of Kas drove me nuts, and continued to speak in that same greasy over-modulated voice whether doing narration or other characters' voices. But Jesper's voice actor made up for it (most of the time.)

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  • Christina
  • 2016-03-06

Dannng!

So I'm not going to lie...... I had never read anything from Leigh Bardigo before, so understanding the Grisha stuff was difficult at the beginning for me. The names of places, gangs, descriptions, and people threw me off, and for the first few chapters, I questioned listening further.

But!!!!! When the plot started to pick up, it shot straight up, and I was enthralled.
I ended up really liking this book, and frustrated when it ended. The sequel cannot come soon enough!!!

Nina and Inej were my favorites (though, I'm a lady, so that isn't very surprising), but I still liked how each character had an intricate web of a background. At first, the many characters was confusing and frustrating, but again, that quickly changed :)

Bravo! I loved it.

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