I read the story several years ago and then say the movie. Obviously I was disappointed with the movie. Recently saw the movie again and decided to read the book again. What a great book, I love the reader, have listened to him with other books, he is wonderful. I encourage ALL to read or listen to this book.
When I started the book didn't realize it was a sequel so it was a pleasent surprise to find it was and what a great book to sequel.The Winter Sea read it twice before I could put it down and thought I have to read this author again, had read The Rose Garden first, so I am sure, you can see a pattern.
What a great story, the twists and turns to get to the knowledge of The Firebird. Ms Kearsley definitely knows her history and when she started talking about St Petersburg well, I have traveled there myself and I felt like I was right back to one of my most favorite places in the world. The depictions was so much like I remember and the things I loved about the city were in the book. It was wonderful! Definitely a MUST READ. Another word would be enthralling, I could barely put it down when I had to.
At first I thought Ms Kellgren was a little cold and matter of fact after reading the other two books. As I finished I warmed up to her, her accents were spot on I thought, but the narrative seemed cold. Just her way I guess, Really enjoyed the book, well worth the read!
I've read it twice since, I bought it. The intrigue is amasing. The details, the idea of sticking to the facts. Makes me wonder after I finished it, what is the truth? So convincing, so well written, you fall into the story, don't want to crawl out, even when it's over, LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!!!
The reader draws you in and holds you. You feel like you know what's coming next then surprise! Great read (listen) great reader, the end slays you! Love loved loved it!
Don't really know why I bought this book and must say several times wanted to quit listening. But.... curiousity just keep dragging me on, kept hoping for something that never came.
I own the movie but had never read the book. Was looking for some Ralph Cosham books (I love listening to him. This is the 3rd book I've listened to by Mr Cosham, he's wonderful!) on Audible and there was my favorite movie. Was really surprized how much the playwrite took liberties but isn't that always the case. Love FINALLY reading the book!
It was like I was reading my life. After years of saving because I might need it some day, I found myself STIFLED. I have started the process, and looking to continue as I am now listening to the book for the second time and finding things I missed the first. A must read for everyone, just in case.
A friend wanted me to read this book and actually bought me another one by Ms Pilcher. I am looking forward to listening and reading more of her books.
I like the information presented very reasonable and logical. Only thing I didn't like was she give a web site from the "case" to look up. Didn't buy the case so didn't get the place to go. It would have been better to get that info.
I have only started reading (listening) this type of book in later years and loved this one.
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