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The Firebird Audiobook
The Firebird
Written by: 
Susanna Kearsley
Narrated by: 
Katherine Kellgren
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The Firebird Audiobook

The Firebird

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Publisher's Summary

Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird - the mythical creature from an old Russian fable.

Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna who leads her into the past on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.

©2013 Susanna Kearsley (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    WhiteTomTinker 08-17-15
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    "Horrible Narration, unbalanced characters"
    What disappointed you about The Firebird?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Susanna Kearsley again?

    Not likely


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Kellgren’s performances?

    Never


    What character would you cut from The Firebird?

    Anyone of the men, give me a caring woman in the story.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bee United States 08-01-13
    Bee United States 08-01-13 Member Since 2015

    Just a book fool.

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    "Anna's Great Adventure."

    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!

    Fantastic read.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy HAWKINSVILLE, GA, United States 06-14-13
    Wendy HAWKINSVILLE, GA, United States 06-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow! I loved loved it."
    What did you love best about The Firebird?

    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..


    What other book might you compare The Firebird to and why?

    this is my first book by this author and I will listen to more.


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I wanted to listen to this story in one sitting.


    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-12-16
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't believe I got this for 4.50"

    The book moves a little slower than my ADD wishes (:)) but I loved the two romances mixed into one. If you are looking for just romance this book has it mixed heavily with historical background and building structure descriptions. The love stories are sprinkled and not the main focus of this historical romance. I would have not purchased it had I known this because I want all the focus on the romance except for this book. I loved every long description and historical background and felt it added so much to the story. Even if not on sale this is a book well worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 11-17-15
    Lisa 11-17-15
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    "Beautiful"

    A beautiful and fun journey through the world and through time... Read by the amazing Katherine Kellgren, whose ability with a multitude of accents brings the many characters to life...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie E. O'Neill 08-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Long & Tedious"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ljlulu 07-31-15
    ljlulu 07-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Up- down - up"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 07-29-15
    Susan Bartonville, TX 07-29-15 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Not Gabaldin"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Allison 07-20-15
    Allison 07-20-15
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    "The Firebird"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    An interesting premise & while pleasant, also dull & completely forgettable.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Katherine Kellgren?

    Yes.


    Was The Firebird worth the listening time?

    Kind of, if you want mindless entertainment.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Silent R 07-16-15
    Silent R 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Meh"

    Just not my cup of tea. Historical info marginal. Narrators voice incredible strident - to the point of grating. For me a very so so book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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