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From the beloved online advice column, ASK BABA YAGA is a collection of off-kilter, sometimes funny, and always strikingly honest advice, answering real reader questions about relationships, self-knowledge, and how to face our troubling world. Poet and author Taisia Kitaiskaia embodies the legendary witch of Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga, to provide poetic life advice to the From the beloved online advice column, ASK BABA YAGA is a collection of off-kilter, sometimes funny, and always strikingly honest advice, answering real reader questions about relationships, self-knowledge, and how to face our troubling world. Poet and author Taisia Kitaiskaia embodies the legendary witch of Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga, to provide poetic life advice to the questioning and the hurting in this audio collection of her books, Ask Baba Yaga and the all-new Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times. Enjoy the witchy, clever, candid advice of Baba Yaga in all of her otherworldly wisdom.


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From the beloved online advice column, ASK BABA YAGA is a collection of off-kilter, sometimes funny, and always strikingly honest advice, answering real reader questions about relationships, self-knowledge, and how to face our troubling world. Poet and author Taisia Kitaiskaia embodies the legendary witch of Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga, to provide poetic life advice to the From the beloved online advice column, ASK BABA YAGA is a collection of off-kilter, sometimes funny, and always strikingly honest advice, answering real reader questions about relationships, self-knowledge, and how to face our troubling world. Poet and author Taisia Kitaiskaia embodies the legendary witch of Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga, to provide poetic life advice to the questioning and the hurting in this audio collection of her books, Ask Baba Yaga and the all-new Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times. Enjoy the witchy, clever, candid advice of Baba Yaga in all of her otherworldly wisdom.

30 review for Ask Baba Yaga: The Audiobook Collection

  1. 5 out of 5

    C. S.

    I have a rule that I have to read/watch/listen to anything with Baba Yaga in the title, and this rule has rarely failed to bring the interesting, the odd, and the macabre into my life. Ask Baba Yaga: The Audiobook Collection is no exception. The narrator does an excellent job of bringing both the querents and the Baba Yaga to life, and Kitaiskaia's astounding use of imagery blends with the combination of weird, heartfelt, and sometimes arcane advice. Highly enjoyable.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mallory

    thank you so much to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC! this collection was so sweet. it was a quick listen and it was easy to lose myself in the rhythm of the question and answer format. the language was beautiful, the questions heartfelt and relatable, and the answers touching in a dark and magical way. i loved this so much!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Marzie

    A few years back, on Fairy Tales News Once Upon a blog, I read about the Ask Baba Yaga columns which formed the basis of this book and were one of the inspirations for Jane Yolen's forthcoming Finding Baba Yaga. Having been obsessed with Russian folktales since childhood you might say I've always been a little obsessed with Baba Yaga (no, not John Wick, do not go there). I've always disagreed about Baba Yaga as a one-dimensional evil figure because she was certainly transformative in some A few years back, on Fairy Tales News Once Upon a blog, I read about the Ask Baba Yaga columns which formed the basis of this book and were one of the inspirations for Jane Yolen's forthcoming Finding Baba Yaga. Having been obsessed with Russian folktales since childhood you might say I've always been a little obsessed with Baba Yaga (no, not John Wick, do not go there). I've always disagreed about Baba Yaga as a one-dimensional evil figure because she was certainly transformative in some stories as you can see in Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales. At the interface of Russian folklore and Zen Buddhism, in Ask Baba Yaga we see her as a figure dispensing deep, if occasionally abstruse, advice. Who is Baba Yaga? In her own words, "I am the unknown soul, the chaos in the mud. The snake roiling in butter, the nightmare in the bark, the owl sleeping on the nightmare.; In each egg, I am the cracking, and the bird, the delirious chicken scratching yr wound. You reach your hand into my dress, come up with diamonds, then worms. Ha! I am your fear turned inside out like a sleeve..." Asked "How do I keep from dwelling on the love I haven't had?" Baba Yaga's answer is: "The life of every being has some vast emptiness in it. Unspeakable, grievous, there is a field in the middle of my wood where no one goes. It is the heart of my loneliness. I go there to dance and be quiet & I love the intensity of its silence. If I were human I would wish to take another there. You must know every contour of your emptiness before you can know whom you wish to invite in." or "Why does this one physical feature make me grotesque?" to which she answers: "All mirrors tell the wrong story." Your cloak-hem has already brushed the ink-pool that mars all of us; the marring of being not as we thought we were... You have made a loveliness of your body through the moving of it & the mirror is a false confidant. Evermore, to be as I am is an honor & a magic." I recently listened to the audiobook collection, which includes Baba Yaga's Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times: From Ask Baba Yaga, as well as the first book, Ask Baba Yaga. The collection is colorfully narrated by Zura Johnson, and it made me realize yet again how interesting Kitaiskaia's writing is. Johnson's voicing of Baba Yaga (properly pronounced Baba Yagá, by the way) is wonderful and grew on me as I listened. I received the digital audiobook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Liv Sol Lilith Oschlag

    First things first: this narrator was PERFECTION. Her voice really exuded the mysticism, the old-as-time energy, the witty, sometimes biting magical wisdom of the Baba Yaga. At some points, where the questions could have been written by me, I felt like I was sitting down opposite Baba Yaga in her chicken-footed hut, gazing into her bottomless eyes in supplication... wishing she could be a mother to me, giving me the strength to go on through merely her wordless, imposing presence. (Perhaps First things first: this narrator was PERFECTION. Her voice really exuded the mysticism, the old-as-time energy, the witty, sometimes biting magical wisdom of the Baba Yaga. At some points, where the questions could have been written by me, I felt like I was sitting down opposite Baba Yaga in her chicken-footed hut, gazing into her bottomless eyes in supplication... wishing she could be a mother to me, giving me the strength to go on through merely her wordless, imposing presence. (Perhaps that's my mommy issues acting up...) I think maybe this recording could have benefited from having some short musical interludes here and there, though. Personally, I found myself losing focus quite a few times while listening, because the individual questions and answers are so short and simultaneously so packed with metaphors to interpret and decode, so beautifully crafted - each answer is like a gift, carefully wrapped, and one must peel off the layers of wrapping to get to its core. The advice and wisdoms given here really deserve - and need - to be properly listened to and taken to heart, so I would have appreciated a minute or so here and there to reflect on everything, especially after dealing with the heavier subjects. Instead, I had to skip back several times, which made for a less relaxed listening session. Regardless, I really did like it. It was a quick and introspective listening experience, and it kind of felt like having a mental and emotional spa session. Having already read and enjoyed Jane Yolen's beautiful verse novel Finding Baba Yaga, which apparently took some inspiration from the Ask Baba Yaga column, listening to this collection was a closing of the circle, in a way. It made me want to go back to Yolen - in fact, I think I'll do that right now.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mer Mendoza (Merlyn’s Book Hoard)

    Baba Yaga as an Agony Aunt. (I suspect shed be unwilling to play this nice, but if youre willing to admit the premise, it is a delight) I started this audiobook with extremely high hopes that nearly sputtered and died out in the rather long series of silly questions seeking romantic adviceromantic advice that was funny! Picture going to Baba Yaga to bemoan your dating woes! The juxtaposition is ridiculous and fun...for a while. But they keep coming and the novelty was just beginning to wear off Baba Yaga as an Agony Aunt. (I suspect she’d be unwilling to play this nice, but if you’re willing to admit the premise, it is a delight) I started this audiobook with extremely high hopes that nearly sputtered and died out in the rather long series of silly questions seeking romantic advice—romantic advice that was funny! Picture going to Baba Yaga to bemoan your dating woes! The juxtaposition is ridiculous and fun...for a while. But they keep coming and the novelty was just beginning to wear off when I get the air knocked out of me as it shifts to far more profound answers to far more complicated questions. My hopes were restored and my eyes occasionally misty. If you are in need of some cryptic and heavily symbolic advice for whatever problems may ail you, seek no further. Book one is good. Book two is spectacular. “The beaches of this earth are littered with spines abandoned” Pick one up and strap it to your back.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Becca ConsumesBooks

    Advice columns have always been a guilty pleasure for me; they combine all the drama of a reality show with the occasional truly interesting insight. The questions invite you into the day to day struggles others experience and the answers offer a view into the culture and values of the person answering. When I saw this advice column from the perspective of Baba Yaga I knew what I had to do. What you get here is exactly what it says on the cover. It's a fun and quirky book where the ancient witch Advice columns have always been a guilty pleasure for me; they combine all the drama of a reality show with the occasional truly interesting insight. The questions invite you into the day to day struggles others experience and the answers offer a view into the culture and values of the person answering. When I saw this advice column from the perspective of Baba Yaga I knew what I had to do. What you get here is exactly what it says on the cover. It's a fun and quirky book where the ancient witch Baba Yaga applies her worldly knowledge to small mortal problems. Questioners will often be likened to creatures of the forest or of the shadows. When the layers of mystical analogy are stripped away, Baba's advice is actually quite good. She often cuts to the heart of the problem, rather than the symptoms that the questioner asked about. This definitely isn't the sort of book to read in one sitting. It's more in the category of charmingly quirky coffee table books. If that's even a thing in audio. Good for friends, and excellent for picking up and listening to a few questions whenever the inspiration strikes. Overall, recommended for advice column readers and lovers of the quirky.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Aly

    I think the narrator/s did a wonderful job of articulating the whimsical side of Baba Yaga. The narration with the addition of Baba Yaga's humorous, poetic, and illuminating speech was highly entertaining. I found myself immersed in the odd but lyrical mind maze that Baba Yaga pushes you in while she paints a carefully crafted imagery specially designed for that specific question. There were a few times I got tangled in her choice of words and found it difficult to decipher her answer. When that I think the narrator/s did a wonderful job of articulating the whimsical side of Baba Yaga. The narration with the addition of Baba Yaga's humorous, poetic, and illuminating speech was highly entertaining. I found myself immersed in the odd but lyrical mind maze that Baba Yaga pushes you in while she paints a carefully crafted imagery specially designed for that specific question. There were a few times I got tangled in her choice of words and found it difficult to decipher her answer. When that happened, I slowed the audiobook down or read the ebook while listening. This collection was odd but a fun ride nonetheless. It is important to take note though that some of the advice given is not for everyone. And, a mighty iconic being Baba Yaga may be, her wisdom should not be taken as a universal truth. They're advice, her suggestions on how you can get through whatever it is that you are going through.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Barred Owl Books

    Loved! Best advice ever told in the wise voice of Baba Yaga with witchy mystic wisdom! I listed to this all at once, but I am going to go back and listen to one piece of advice each day for my daily dose of Baba Yaga wisdom! The reader voice is fantastic and perfect!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alanna-Jane

    I am so so so sad! I was so very much looking forward to listening to this audiobook. I pre-ordered it and waited impatiently for it to arrive ..... and the narrator was: (1) absolutely HORRENDOUS, (2) mispronounced yaga every single time she said Baba Yaga, and (3) made the most exaggerated, cartoonish voice affectations for different characters. I am so disappointed. But the actual idea is absolutely amazing, so I gave this book another shot. I returned my audiobook to Audible and took a paper I am so so so sad! I was so very much looking forward to listening to this audiobook. I pre-ordered it and waited impatiently for it to arrive ..... and the narrator was: (1) absolutely HORRENDOUS, (2) mispronounced yaga every single time she said Baba Yaga, and (3) made the most exaggerated, cartoonish voice affectations for different characters. I am so disappointed. But the actual idea is absolutely amazing, so I gave this book another shot. I returned my audiobook to Audible and took a paper copy of the book out of the library. Nope. Tripe. I wanted so badly to live this book from the moment that I heard of it. The cover and styling are great, and it’s just my kind of thing. Unfortunately, reading the paper book didn’t help the book’s cause any.... No, that’s a lie. I think it could take it from a 1-star to either 1.5 or 2. Maybe. Still very disappointed.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Books, Brews & Booze

    "Ask Baba Yaga: The Audiobook Collection" was such a surprise to me, in a good way. I thought it would be light and humorous. There was humor, but the book surprised me with its depth and poignancy. It's self-help, but self-help as told by a sarcastic, loving, strong, kind-hearted woman, who doesn't sugarcoat things but is always deeply loving. This book is a treasure. I plan on buying many copies to give as gifts. It really is a beautiful, unexpected, creative gem that I am looking forward to "Ask Baba Yaga: The Audiobook Collection" was such a surprise to me, in a good way. I thought it would be light and humorous. There was humor, but the book surprised me with its depth and poignancy. It's self-help, but self-help as told by a sarcastic, loving, strong, kind-hearted woman, who doesn't sugarcoat things but is always deeply loving. This book is a treasure. I plan on buying many copies to give as gifts. It really is a beautiful, unexpected, creative gem that I am looking forward to owning and rereading. It's like sitting across Baba Yaga at the table, drinking tea and being hugged by her words. In the latter half, I did start to feel a bit bogged down by the sorrowful questions, especially about the state of the world today. I'm not sure if that's because I'm highly sensitive to stuff, if the world is just strange right now, if the collection could have been organized differently to spread them out more, or a mix of all three of those things! I'm very appreciative of the difficult topics it tackles, from the expected concerns of self-worth, to the painful topics of toxic parents, feeling like half of a woman because you gave birth via a C-section, to how you can get your family to respect your gender. If you've ever had a conversation with someone that didn't go too well, Ask Baba Yaga makes up for it, in a way. She cradles you and I do believe this book has the capacity to help people heal. Thank you, Netgalley, for this copy. These are my honest thoughts.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Audio for the advance listening copy of this audiobook. Poet and author Taisia Kitaiskaia takes on the Slavic traditional figure, Baba Yaga, to dole out honest advice to readers who seek it. From the publisher summary, Ask Baba Yaga and the all-new Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times. Enjoy the witchy, clever, candid advice of Baba Yaga in all of her otherworldly wisdom. I mostly enjoyed this collection. It was definitely a deviation from my nonfiction picks Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Audio for the advance listening copy of this audiobook. Poet and author Taisia Kitaiskaia takes on the Slavic traditional figure, Baba Yaga, to dole out honest advice to readers who seek it. From the publisher summary, “Ask Baba Yaga and the all-new Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times. Enjoy the witchy, clever, candid advice of Baba Yaga in all of her otherworldly wisdom.” I mostly enjoyed this collection. It was definitely a deviation from my nonfiction picks throughout November. I didn’t agree with all of the advice, and though I thought some of it was common sense dolled up in accents and flowery words, overall, I was amused. I grew up on Teen Beat, BOP, and later Cosmo, so I’m no stranger to advice columns, but my historical exposure to the Baba Yaga figure was sort of lacking before this collection, and I feel like my lack of awareness may have been why I didn’t love all of it. Still, if you’re looking for something light that’s filled with advice, but maybe won’t fix your entire life, it’s a short, fun little ride into the depths of questions on relationship, dating, in-laws, and life. It’s also a good crash course in Baba Yaga if you, like me, had no real previous exposure. It’s out now, so keep an eye out for it through your favorite audiobook platform or through your local library. PS, that cover is everything!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mukesh Gupta

    I got a review version of this audio book via Netgalley and loved the book. The character of Baba Yaga and the responses to some real life dilemmas and questions are funny, witty, insightful and deep. And in some cases all at the same time. The artist who read the book did a great job of bringing Baba Yaga alive in my mind. With audio books that are professionally produced, I expect the listening experience to be much richer than just having someone read the text in the book. For example, in I got a review version of this audio book via Netgalley and loved the book. The character of Baba Yaga and the responses to some real life dilemmas and questions are funny, witty, insightful and deep. And in some cases all at the same time. The artist who read the book did a great job of bringing Baba Yaga alive in my mind. With audio books that are professionally produced, I expect the listening experience to be much richer than just having someone read the text in the book. For example, in order to stay true to the book, the artist reads the name of each chapter and then everytime before giving the response from Baba Yaga, she repeats Baba Yaga's name - both of which could be avoided, specially since she does two voices - one for the person asking question and one for the response by Baba Yaga. This would have done two things 1. Reduced the overall time taken to listen to the book. 2. Made the experience of listening to the book much more smooth and fun. But overall, a good book.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Cunningham

    This was a fun read. I wasnt sure how Id feel, hearing this voiced by someone other than the author I actually heard her on a podcast I love first (Spirits). But this voice actress did an amazing job! Her Baba Yaga was fantastic. And she was able to pull out a variety of voices to play the advice-seekers. The book itself was an interesting read. Im not going to speak on Baba Yaga speaking through the author, except to accept it for the purposes of this review. Baba Yaga gives advice that ranges This was a fun read. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel, hearing this voiced by someone other than the author— I actually heard her on a podcast I love first (Spirits). But this voice actress did an amazing job! Her Baba Yaga was fantastic. And she was able to pull out a variety of voices to play the advice-seekers. The book itself was an interesting read. I’m not going to speak on Baba Yaga speaking through the author, except to accept it for the purposes of this review. Baba Yaga gives advice that ranges from zany to thoughtful and over to spicy. I laughed out loud several times. Because advice columns tend to only give advice to a few requests at a time, I think I did get a little overwhelmed by going through so much at once. I think I might enjoy her physical book better— to flip through more randomly, to return to, and to gift. But this is definitely worth a chance for the voice actress’s skills! *I received a copy of this via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.*

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Love me some Baba Yaga advice! Many of the questions and advice sections were relatable but some content wasnt of much interest to me - it is a three hour audiobook, after all, and covers a wide variety of topics. I feel that if I had read the book, I would have been able to glance through those parts but with the audiobook I just listened and it made the book drag in certain places. Overall, the advice was fun and touching when it needed to be. I even found myself shedding a tear from time to Love me some Baba Yaga advice! Many of the questions and advice sections were relatable but some content wasn’t of much interest to me - it is a three hour audiobook, after all, and covers a wide variety of topics. I feel that if I had read the book, I would have been able to glance through those parts but with the audiobook I just listened and it made the book drag in certain places. Overall, the advice was fun and touching when it needed to be. I even found myself shedding a tear from time to time at Baba Yaga’s sage words of wisdom. The narrator was a perfect voice for Baba Yaga. I felt cozy listening to her speak as if I were sitting with Baba at her table and feeling her words pour over me and heal my wounded parts. Thank you to Taisia Kitaiskaia, Zura Johnson, Andrews McMeel Audio, and #NetGallery for an audioARC of #AskBabaYagaTheAudiobookCollection in exchange for an honest review. Review will be posted on Netgallery, Goodreads, and Facebook.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Field

    This is a book I'm incredibly glad that I got to read, however I am also sure that it worked better as a series of articles on a similar theme, as it was first published, than a collection like this. The main reason for that is that the questions and answers from Baba Yaga were so short that one barely had time to digest one message before the next was running in on the heels of it. That said, there is some amazing advise within these pages, and I absolutely loved the validation of the human This is a book I'm incredibly glad that I got to read, however I am also sure that it worked better as a series of articles on a similar theme, as it was first published, than a collection like this. The main reason for that is that the questions and answers from Baba Yaga were so short that one barely had time to digest one message before the next was running in on the heels of it. That said, there is some amazing advise within these pages, and I absolutely loved the validation of the human experience, the way that so many of the questions asked were ones that I too have wondered about at various points of my life. The second half of this book was much darker in context, as the foreword of it states, due to the changing situations politically and globally. Subjects like climate change were a large focus, as well as various hate crimes and political divisions within families.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I was not sure what to expect as I was familiar with this advice column beforehand but took an interest because I like stories about Baba Yaga. Using the baba yaga as a life coach it's a fun concept and I think the device works overall, although I expected baba yaga's advice to be more sinister and misanthropic. Letters seeking relationship and personal growth help received very good common sense advice and the only way you could tell it was coming from the character of baba yaga was through the I was not sure what to expect as I was familiar with this advice column beforehand but took an interest because I like stories about Baba Yaga. Using the baba yaga as a life coach it's a fun concept and I think the device works overall, although I expected baba yaga's advice to be more sinister and misanthropic. Letters seeking relationship and personal growth help received very good common sense advice and the only way you could tell it was coming from the character of baba yaga was through the narrator's witchy tone of voice. Otherwise, the advice was sound and practical and reflected contemporary points of view. I think I would have enjoyed it more if it had been a little bit more sinister and witchy, but I would recommend this to anyone... probably most particularly a woman... seeking relationship or personal advice.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Your witchy grandmother has an advice column about love and life in a classic Q&A format. Her wisdom is remarkably poignant and compassionate, and shes not afraid to be frank when you need a dose of reality. I absolutely love the narrator, who gives Baba Yaga herself a beautifully distinct voice that feels like Im sitting next to the woman herself. I genuinely related to some of the questions people asked and took heart from her answers. The advice does start to feel a bit repetitive within Your witchy grandmother has an advice column about love and life in a classic Q&A format. Her wisdom is remarkably poignant and compassionate, and she’s not afraid to be frank when you need a dose of reality. I absolutely love the narrator, who gives Baba Yaga herself a beautifully distinct voice that feels like I’m sitting next to the woman herself. I genuinely related to some of the questions “people” asked and took heart from her answers. The advice does start to feel a bit repetitive within the “love advice” section, but Baba Yaga moves on to “self-worth” and “career” topics soon enough.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kristine Stacke

    Unfortunately, this was DNF for me. The description was really interesting and promised some amusement but it became very annoying very quickly. I went for the audiobook option and found that the voices were very overacted, to the point that I struggled to work out what was being said at points. It also became very repetitive very quickly and therefore boring. I was hoping for more detailed inspections of situations and why the author thought that Baba Yaga would answer in a particular way but Unfortunately, this was DNF for me. The description was really interesting and promised some amusement but it became very annoying very quickly. I went for the audiobook option and found that the voices were very overacted, to the point that I struggled to work out what was being said at points. It also became very repetitive very quickly and therefore boring. I was hoping for more detailed inspections of situations and why the author thought that Baba Yaga would answer in a particular way but instead was greeted by short, confusing, scenarios and responses. As a mini burst, these scenarios are funny but as a conpendium in one go, it's just far too much.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    This was a really cute collection of advice from Baba Yaga for the modern human experience. Taisia Kitaiskaia wrote this is such a poetic way, that made it really engaging and gave Baba Yaga a unique voice. Like most anthology-esque books there were some responses that I loved, and some that were meh to me. I would recommend dipping in and out of this book when you need a specific question answered.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kate Church

    I volunteered to listen to this, audiobook through netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. The narrator did a good job reading this book. This is a humorous story to listen to. It is also a quick story. The author of this story is good and did a good job. I would recommend listening to this book to anyone and everyone as it will make you laugh out loud. This audiobook is in stores now for $17.99 (USD).

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jazzy Lemon

    How a witch from Eastern European folklore got a job as an Agony Aunt leaves a lot to wonder about. Who ever gave her a job? And did anyone find any actual help with her answers? Modern-day questions are sent in and answered by Baba Yaga, such as Am I better than everyone else? How do I keep from giving too many fucks? and other lovelorn questions which are answered by Baba Yaga, and many of them had my son and myself laughing out loud. What a wonderful concept. I love it!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jennie

    Baba Yaga as Dear Abby. Each "chapter" is about two minutes in length because it reads as an advice column. Want to know if you are worthy of love, how to deal with a disagreeable relative, or just need to know what to do then Ask Baba Yaga. Her advice might seem metaphorical in nature but it will be what you need. This was a fun book to read and it is always interesting to imaging how a mythical character might respond to our modern issues.

  23. 4 out of 5

    MoonChild

    Baba Yaga is an inspiring and wise resource for the ones that seek help, a Witch Spirit, this was inspired by questions from real people the answers can be humorous but are very raw and direct in a way that cam e pleasing. Its a very cute and funny audiobook very quick but with a lot of subjects that make us think. This audiobook is very well done, the distinct voices and the interpretations are amazing. I enjoied the Narator, and the Author poetic way of writing was 5 starts.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ab

    This was such a witty, humorous, poignant collection of self-help questions answered by the Russian folkloric being Baba Yaga. Sometimes insightful, sometimes unflinchingly honest, Baba Yaga always seems to give excellent advice. If a Slavic witch had an Ask Me column, this would be it, and it would be GOLD.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kranna

    I barely enjoyed this audiobook it is two books in one. The narrator did a wonderful job portraying baba. It does answer pretty difficult questions in a way that is fun but also is self-help. Throughout the book you have the question narrated by one person and then the narrator is baba so it is very distinct and who is talking.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jamice Robinson

    Ask Baba Yaga, was a very interesting story. I loved the narrator, she did an awesome job conveying Baba Yaga mysterious personality. I also loved all the questions asked and Baba Yagas response to them. She is very sassy, some of the answers flew over my head but it was still very entertaining. Ask Baba Yaga, was a very interesting story. I loved the narrator, she did an awesome job conveying Baba Yaga mysterious personality. I also loved all the questions asked and Baba Yaga’s response to them. She is very sassy, some of the answers flew over my head but it was still very entertaining.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Carlyn

    Reminiscent of books like "Coffee with Dickens", this book seeks to explore a depth in our heritage, and how we can apply it to our everyday lives. A bit long, a bit tedious- not much of a sit-down book, but definitely one for the coffee table.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Thomas

    Ask Baba Yaga: The Audiobook Collection by Taisia Kitaiskaia Audiobook Narrator: Zura Johnson Listening Length: 4 hours and 26 minutes Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Release Date: October 6, 2020 Fiction, Humor, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Literature Anthologies, Contemporary Fantasy This is a great collection. The book consists of questions asked to the author while she was communicating with Baba Yaga. The answers sometimes are abstract while others are very straight forward. The questions range from Ask Baba Yaga: The Audiobook Collection by Taisia Kitaiskaia Audiobook Narrator: Zura Johnson Listening Length: 4 hours and 26 minutes Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Release Date: October 6, 2020 Fiction, Humor, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Literature Anthologies, Contemporary Fantasy This is a great collection. The book consists of questions asked to the author while she was communicating with Baba Yaga. The answers sometimes are abstract while others are very straight forward. The questions range from love to family and work relationships. The narrator’s voice changes so you can tell when Baba Yaga is answering the questions. I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook and highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys inspirational stories or who knows anything about Baba Yaga.

  29. 4 out of 5

    OjoAusana

    *received for free from netgalley for honest review* Interesting book, never heard of baba yaga before either but pretty cool read.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa Gerard

    Amazing narrator! Interesting audiobook!

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