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Call Down the Hawk

The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1
Written by: Maggie Stiefvater
Narrated by: Will Patton
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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From the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Raven Boys, a mesmerizing story of dreams and desires, death and destiny. 

The dreamers walk among us...and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming - they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives - they will sleep forever if their dreamers die. 

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all. 

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality. 

Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. 

Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer...and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can dor. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed....

©2019 Maggie Stiefvater (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-08

Fantastic

Amazing book. Maggie Stiefvater's writing and Will Patton's performance were inspiring. Highly recommended if you love the wonder of the dreaming world and want someone to put words to it. Thank you.

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  • Charles Grayson
  • 2019-11-24

Unlistenable

I listen to audiobooks while I do other stuff, but I could barely understand this narrator; he speaks in a tone just above a whisper and I was completely mystified as to what was going on within minutes of starting to listen. I'm returning it.

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  • JennyReadsBooks
  • 2019-12-01

A Most Vivid Dream

Outstanding. Beautiful. I was so thrilled to see more books in this dreamy world. Ronan Lynch is my favorite character: edgy, mysterious, sharp witted and dangerous, all swirled together with a huge heart. The dreams are vivid and lovely and terrifying. The new characters are captivating, and the old characters are deeper than ever. I can't wait for more.

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  • Kayla Nicole Collins
  • 2019-11-26

Not What I Thought

I adored The Raven Cycle so when I heard that there was going going to be a spin-off about Ronan I was beyond excited. However...my hopes were let down. I don't even know why I didn't enjoy this either. I do feel like if I didn't listen to this narration I wouldn't of finished the book at all so...that's a plus?

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  • Jennifer Barten
  • 2019-11-23

story and narration are amazing!

I didn't know what to expect from this spin off series. Happily, I was blown away - the plot and events are so independent from TRC that it truly feels like a story in it's own right. Will Patton is an amazing storyteller, I can't imagine either series without him. I can't wait for the next book!

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  • withherownwings
  • 2019-11-21

deep dive into the Lynch brothers

This was even more than I expected it to be. It's about Ronan but it's really about the three Lynch brothers. It's about identity, and how your identity is measured against and reflected by the other people in your family or circle. It's about destiny versus choice. Hennessey and her girls are a perfect counterpoint to the Lynch brothers - acting almost as one unit rather than diametrically opposed like the brothers. The book is subtle, especially for a book about Ronan. It's full of feelings and fears, things assumed and then proven incorrect. It packs a few real gutpunches too. I actually shed tears on Declan's behalf - a thing I never thought I could be moved to do.

I don't think you'll get the full emotional payout if you hadn't read The Raven Cycle, but it is a good book. If you read the short story Opal which comes right before this book, then this book, that would deepen its impact for the reader.

Stiefvater's writing is growing in maturity and nuance - this book is a real tour de force!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-21

wonderful listen!

A great spin-off story line of the Raven Boys trilogy. This was a really engaging listen all the way through. Beautifully written! And Will Patton demonstrates his range and skill as a voice actor. He was really amazing and made the story come to life that much more. I think this would be good even for those who haven't read Stiefvater's other series yet. Although, having read them, it did make the characters more relatable and their back stories nostalgic in a good way.

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  • J. M. Ryan
  • 2019-11-16

Stiefvater is a Bloody Genius

The plot is as strange and wild as a dream, but it’s one that you don’t want to wake up from, and you’re dazed when you do. Will Patton was an excellent narrator, giving feeling and depth to even the most minor of characters. Five giant stars.

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  • Zephyris
  • 2019-11-15

Amazing

I was nervous about the spin-off because I love the Raven Cycle so much. The author does an amazing job fleshing out three brothers even more. She effortlessly introduces more amazing characters to love. I can't wait for the next two books!

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  • Nancy K
  • 2019-11-14

Magical Mindf**kery - Just What I Wanted!!

Three years ago I was at a year-end banquet for a local theater group when I read a Tweet from Maggie about pulling to the side of the road to hastily outline three books featuring Ronan Lynch. This book was worth every moment I had to wait for it.

Ronan is amazing as usual - growing up, learning to use his power, trying to find the life he wants in the midst of the life he has, swearing and glaring and caring all over the place.

Declan is everything I thought he would be and so much more. You can tell by his shoes.

Matthew needs a hug.

Jordan rocked my world and I can't wait to see more of her in 2 and 3. As someone who is fairly elderly with a newish ASD diagnosis, I connected strongly and immediately to the theme of identity/authenticity.

Carmen is not what I expected in the best possible way and who knew I'd go so hard for that rascal Parsifal??

And Bryde. Wiley, mysterious, intimidating Bryde. Keeps me awake at night.

Now we enter the season of waiting for Book 2 *sad trombone*. In the meantime I'm re-listening to the audio book, noticing more of the nuances.

Brava, Maggie Stiefvater. CDtH certainly delivered and then some.

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  • 2019-12-02

EXCELLENT narrator

Amazing book! WILL PATTON really does this book justice, he truly is EXCELLENT. Many thanks!!