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  • Ysabel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    Saint-Sauveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence is an ancient structure of many secrets -a perfect monument to fill the lens of a celebrated photographer, and a perfect place for the photographer's son, Ned Marriner, to lose himself while his father works. But the cathedral isn't the empty edifice it appears to be. Its history is very much alive in the present day - and it's calling out to Ned...

    Andrew Stone says: "Magic, Humor, Love, Romance & Mystery"
    "Beautiful Writing, Different Type of Story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Ysabel the most enjoyable?

    Kate Reading's reading was excellent as always. Kay's writing was full of the beauty and emotion that as a frequent reader I have come to expect.


    What other book might you compare Ysabel to and why?

    Ysabel is similar in style and tone to all of the other Kays books that I've read - Tigana, Song for Arbonne, Lions of Al Rassan - but also very different. It isn't as historical in flavor. The elements are there, but the setting is modern-day with talk of iPods and the Internet. Also, the main characters are teen-agers, so it has something of a young-adult feel to it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think I enjoyed the final wrap up the most. Normally, I am disappointed at the end of a book, but I think the destination made the journey worthwhile in Ysabel.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How long will your love last?


    Any additional comments?

    It often takes me a bit to get fully engaged in a new Kay novel. Ysabel, however, was probably the hardest for me to get in to. I think that since the setting and main character ran counter to my more traditional fantasy expectations, I had reservations on how much I would like the book. Also, the action is sparse. I am glad, though, that I stuck with it. The second half of the book was beautiful and worth the extra effort.

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