cover image The Dream Thieves

The Dream Thieves

Maggie Steifvater, read by Will Patton. Scholastic Audio, unabridged, 11 CDs, 12.75 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-0-545-60039-2

Narrator Patton delivers the goods in this second installment in the popular Raven Cycle series from Steifvater. After the events of The Raven Boys, Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam—friends and students at Aglionby Academy in Henrietta, Va.—must put their search for the sleeping king aside and deal with the arrival of the Gray Man, a killer who is hunting for a relic called the Greywaren, which can be used to steal objects from dreams. Patton’s deep voice and grisly tone are perfect for this fantasy tale. His characters are believable and vivid, his delivery clear, and his pacing perfect. Patton easily hooks the listener from the very start, providing a thrilling listening experience. Ages 14–up. A Scholastic hardcover. (Sept)