Audiobook Review – Six of Crows

Posted January 30, 2017 by Kathy in 4.5 Stars, Audiobook Review, Book Review / 2 Comments

Audiobook Review – Six of CrowsSix of Crows Series: Six of Crows #1
by Leigh Bardugo
Narrator: Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, Lauren Fortgang, Roger Clark, Tristan Morris, Elizabeth Evans
Published by Audible Studios on September 29, 2015
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Length: 15 hours and 25 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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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.


4.5 Stars for Six of Crows

Six of Crows is the Young Adult version of Ocean’s Eleven.  Six characters are brought together to perform a deadly and impossible heist. There is drama, romance, suspense and action. I loved this!

What did I like?

  • I loved all the main characters and thought they each brought something special to the story.
  • The chemistry between Nina and Matthias/Kaz and Inej is intense and kept me glued to the story.
  • The different narrators brought individuality for the main characters. This made it easier to follow along since the POV switches for each chapter. They all gave amazing performances and brought the characters to life.
  • The action and suspense was exciting and the author kept surprising me with the twists in the story.


What didn’t I like?

  • Six of Crows starts off slow by introducing each of the characters. But then half way in the story picks up and I couldn’t put this book down.
  • The characters POVs change from present day to their past which wasn’t easy to follow with an audiobook. I often went back a couple minutes to understand what was happening. At first I was confused but then I got used to the authors story telling style.


Despite the minor issues I really enjoyed this.  This book is part of the Grisha universe (which I’ve only read the first book Shadow and Bone) but it is easy to follow. This is an exciting adventure and I can’t wait to read the next book.

Rating Report
Audiobook Performance
Overall: four-half-stars

About Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of Six of Crows (awarded starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, SLJ, and the BCCB) and the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2017 Audiobook Challenge
  • COYER Blackout Winter Storm 2016


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2 responses to “Audiobook Review – Six of Crows

  1. So good to hear you enjoyed this! While the majority of reviews I have read have been positive, I’m still a little scared to read it because what if I don’t like it? I have super high expectations for this!

    • Kathy

      I feel the same way when a book gets a lot of hype. This was really good even though I had minor issues with it. But I usually wait until the book goes on sale or borrow it from my library, just to make sure I don’t regret buying the book lol. Thanks Anisha for stopping by and I hope you read this book!