I enjoyed this even more the second time around – it was fun to see the clues dropped for future plot developments, and to wonder what Bitterblue’s story will be about. A very nicely done full-cast audio version, with a good amount of music and a solid narrator. I wasn’t particularly enamored with the voice for Katsa, but most of the story is told by the narrator. I still think that I liked Fire better, but it’s best to read them in publication order (first Graceling, then Fire). Recommended to fans of Robin McKinley and the like.