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Fable: A Novel

Fable: A Novel

Written by Adrienne Young

Narrated by Emma Lysy


Fable: A Novel

Written by Adrienne Young

Narrated by Emma Lysy

ratings:
4/5 (287 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Sep 1, 2020
ISBN:
9781250772152
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Intriguing mix of magic, romance, and revenge…

Adrienne Young (“Sky in the Deep”) is back with a new duology about a young teen abandoned on an island full of thieves by her seafaring father. The titular Fable learns how to survive in a man’s world and starts seeking out her father to exact revenge. A touch of magic and romance make this an intriguing YA fantasy.

Description

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK

Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first audiobook in this new captivating duology.

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn't who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they're going to stay alive.

Fable takes you on a spectacular journey filled with romance, intrigue and adventure.

A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

"Gripping, immersive, and absolutely masterful, Fable reels you in with the promise of beauty, and holds you tight with Young’s signature grit. I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough." -Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestselling author of All The Stars and Teeth

"I could taste the salt in the air and feel the waves beneath the Marigold. In a brutal world Fable shines as tenacious yet vulnerable, unafraid to do what she must to survive. This story caught me by the throat and refused to let go!" - Shelby Mahurin, New York Times bestselling author of Serpent & Dove

Publisher:
Released:
Sep 1, 2020
ISBN:
9781250772152
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Adrienne Young is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, sipping wine over long dinners or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Sky in the Deep duology and the Fable duology.



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  • (4/5)
    Une intrigue un peu faiblarde à mon goût mais un super univers, une protagoniste débrouillarde avec une backstory originale, une narration réussie pour de la première personne et surtout un cliffhanger qui donne envie de continuer.
  • (4/5)
    The performance was incredible!!!
    The story was really fun and got me out of a slump✨??
  • (5/5)
    Wow... I LOVED this book! I read it as part of Reese's bookclub. It's a sort of historical novel with adventure and a tough young female character. Fable reminded me a bit of Katniss, but she's much more likable. At first, I had a hard time understanding the nautical terms and visualizing the parts of a ship but I watched a couple of movies (Pirates of the Caribbean and Master and Commander) and I understood everything better. I loved how clear and descriptive the writing was without going over the top. The action scenes were so exciting, I hope they make a movie or series! Can't wait to read the next one. And the narrator was amazing!
  • (4/5)
    I actually quite liked this book. I liked the author's style of writing, I liked the characters, and I liked the story. Fable's world is one that I am completely unfamiliar with; the life as a deckhand, the need for total apathy, and it was very interesting reading about it. It seems to me (as someone who knows nothing about this world) that the author surely did their research.

    This book follows Fable, the daughter of a successful sea merchant and a dredger. She has to find her way in the world throughout the book, from getting off the island she started on to finding her true family and perhaps even realizing that feelings are both beautiful and dangerous.

    Excellent book, would recommend if you enjoy YA fiction.
  • (1/5)
    If I could give it zero stars, I would. There is no character depth and no plot development. It is the worst book I have ever read/listened to. Because of the lack of depth, you couldn’t get invested into the story at all. The storyline was similar to other YA fiction that I have enjoyed and had the potential but it fell completely flat!!!! WOULD NOT RECOMMEND (unless you have read everything and even then I would suggest you go watch paint dry first).
  • (4/5)

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    Great narrator. Story drags occasionally when it gets caught up in descriptions of the sea, but a good read nonetheless.

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