Just a book fool.
I loved this book.
If that isn't enough for you allow me to elaborate. Susanna Kearsley is a great writer. She knows her stuff and her History is SPOT ON. I read The Winter Sea and liked it enough to try her second one, tried the second one and LOVED it enough to never want to read anything else ever again.
Do you need more?
Firebird has it all, light romance, heavy history, and interesting and funny running dialogue. If you like historical fiction steeped in character development you will love this book!
BUT you must read The Winter Sea first... YOU MUST!
This book had the right amount of history and romance. From Start to Finish you wanted to know, needed to find out about the firebird and the story behind it..
this is my first book by this author and I will listen to more.
I love Katherine Kellgren. I first listened to her in the Bloody Jack Series by L. A. Meyer and she made the story come alive.
Yes, I wanted to listen to this story in one sitting.
Unbalanced story, there are no heroic or caring female characters other then the 2 females, all the other characters are men. The narrator sounds like she is speaking down her nose and her voice is not appealing, rather shrill.
Anyone of the men, give me a caring woman in the story.
I really liked the premise of this book, but got bored halfway through it. It was really long and tedious and difficult to keep track of all the characters. I didn't want to abandon it, but I was glad when it was over. If you like this sort of story, I think you'll be happy with the ending. The narrator was excellent - she kept me going.
I was enchanted by the start of the book...a gripping and fascinating premise...-but the internal 70% consisted of circuitous complicated relatively minor and uninspired quasi historical stories whose eventual meaning was undercut and eclipsed by the dragging on of it all. I stuck it out however, for the periodic relief when the characters of contemporary life were discussed and felt I was at least rewarded with a satisfying albeit slightly cloying romanticism. All in all I'd not highly recommend it. Sorry. Read S Kings novel 11/22/63 instead.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
A romance that takes two on a mind teleporting expedition. It starts out good, collapsed through the middle and had a predictable ending. Not bad for those that enjoy the romance genre.
An interesting premise & while pleasant, also dull & completely forgettable.
Kind of, if you want mindless entertainment.
Had a hard time focusing on the book. Kept falling asleep. Not sure if it was the narrators calm voice or content but I wasn't interested enough to rewind after missing some of the content.
I would put it in the middle of the books that I have listen to so far. I love the story in the Firebird, and how it tied to some of Susanna Kearsley's previous books, and I will almost certainly read it again. But, while I have loved Katherine Kellgren's narration in a number of other books, it didn't seem to quite fit with this story. While her voice is perfect for the "Her Royal Spyness" series, she seemed a bit perky/quirky for this story, which I found a bit distracting at times.
I absolutely love Sally Armstrong's narration of Susanna Kearsley's Shadowy Horses. It seems to fit perfectly with the story, and I have listen to it several times. Given how this books ties to Shadowy Horses, I would love to hear Sally Armstrong's version of this book. Unfortunately, well this version of the book exists, it is unavailable for sale in my region of the world. Somewhat frustrating to know that it's out there but unavailable to me.