Author: Leigh Bardugo

Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged

Narrator: Lauren Fortgang

Length: 52 minutes

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Audible Studios

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I purchased this short audiobook from

It is rare that I find an author that I enjoy enough to seek out all of their other published works. Leigh Bardugo is just such an author.

Her debut novel, entitled “SHADOW AND BONE” was the first book in the Grisha Trilogy.

This is a short folk tale that is the companion to SHADOW AND BONE. Despite it’s short length it is an entertaining tale.

They say that girls should avoid the woods around Duva. They say that the woods eat girls who wander there. Is there a monster or a witch in the woods? You’ll be surprised and delighted to find out who is the culprit.

The narrator is the same one used in the Grisha trilogy which offers the listener a sense of continuity and she does a wonderful job.

I rate both the narration and the story as 5 out of 5 stars.


Photographer: Kevin Rolly Image obtained from

Photographer: Kevin Rolly
Image obtained from

“Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising.”

“She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects.”

“These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. Her new book, Six of Crows, arrives fall 2015.”


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Lauren Fortgang currently resides in New York City where she works as an actor and voiceover artist. She grew up in variety of rural towns in northern California. She is a graduate of Fordham University: College at Lincoln Center, where she majored in theater. To learn more about her visit

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