River of Stars

by Guy Gavriel Kay. Narrated by Simon Vance. Recorded Books. (ISBN 9781470327521)

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While barbarians attack the decadent government of Kitai, a fantasy world resembling ancient China, a young man emerges from the provinces to save the empire and becomes a legend. Vance manages the sweeping plot, including a large cast and action-rich details, while masterfully conveying the lyrical, elegiac tone that pervades the novel.


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Awards Won

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The Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration seeks to highlight outstanding audiobook titles that merit special attention by general adult listeners and the librarians who work with them.

2014 - Winner(s)