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The Raven Boys, Audio Edition

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Raven Boys, Audio Edition (2012) Maggie Stiefvater narrated by Will Patton (The Raven Cycle)

Raven BoysBlue. Gansey. Adam. Ronan. Noah.

The start of the story.

UGH. Ronan. Why does anyone even LIKE him?

Ronan climbed to his feet and they both turned to watch Noah working with the plywood for the ramps. Working with really meant staring at. Noah had his fingers held ten inches apart and he looked through the space between them to the wood below, perplexed. There were no tools in sight.

“What is your plan with these things anyway?” Adam asked.

Ronan smiled his lizard smile. “Ramp. BMW. The goddamn moon.” This was so like Ronan. His room inside Monmouth was filled with expensive toys, but, like a spoiled child, he ended up playing outside with sticks.

“The trajectory you’re building doesn’t suggest the moon,” Adam replied. “It suggests the end of your suspension.”

Gansey is sometimes annoying, but you can’t help but like him from the start.

The phone on the desk was an old-fashioned black rotary number, completely in keeping with Gansey’s love of the bizarre and barely functional. Knowing him, it was possible he had a landline merely to justify having this particular phone on his desk.

Especially when he’s honest about himself.

“My words are unerring tools of destruction, and I’ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them.”

Towards the end of the story.

From the passenger seat, Ronan began to swear at Adam. It was a long, involved swear, using every forbidden word possible, often in compound-word form. As Adam stared at his lap, penitent, he mused that there was something musical about Ronan when he swore, a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry. It was far less hateful sounding than when he didn’t swear.

Maybe Ronan isn’t that bad.

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

Rating: 9/10


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