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Beverly

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  • The Fire Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Kate Black-Regan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (204)

    Accepting employment as a governess after hard times hit her family, medieval scholar Rosalind Hawkins is surprised when she learns that her mysterious employer has no children and only wants her to read to him through a speaking tube.

    Chelyn says: "Great story, poorly presented"
    "Not my cup of (weak) tea"
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    I decided to take a step out of my niche, and the description of this novel sounded as though could be something amazing. Instead it felt watered down, and was often an insult to my intelligence. I found myself re-writing passages in my head to make them more believable and vivid and exciting. Details were overlooked altogether, one supposes in order to keep the story moving, but all too quickly and vaguely. People rushed and circumstances unfolded at a pace that stretched credibility, the heroine behaved as though hypnotized in her ability to accept the bizarre and move forward in every situation.

    I suppose if light fantasy romance is your genre and one of your favorite authors you'll be fine, but I need something with more depth.

    The narrator certainly didn't help, she extended the lackluster performance of the author.

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