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.
Wonderful, just wonderful!
Actually all of it. The romance was engaging, the characters touching and the mystery had a happy ending,
The scenes when Rob spoke to Nicola mentally.
The Story of Anna
The concept of a person with the special ability to hold an object and know its history is fascinating. However that was not fully explored in this story. This could have been a decent short story, not a full length novel.
Also I found the voice performance a bit irritating at times.
I knew I'd like this book, I just didn't realize how much I thoroughly would like this book! From beginning to end. It was such a fabulous book! And the performance was fantastic!
I love audiobooks! They allow me to do my daily chores and get a book read at the same time.
Yes. Susanna draws you in with her amazing storytelling.
Yes, I enjoyed her voice.
Worth listening. I am very glad I took a chance on Susanna's books.
This is a story that I did not expect to turn into the story I was expecting. It was way more than that. The is the back story about the girl with the firebird and the story of a couple that realize thAt they have a whole lot more in common than they know. I loved the early Russian story and today s story as well.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
I really liked the overall story, but at times, I found my mind wandering, which it does not do when I am listening to an excellent book. Besides that, it took me some time to get used to the narrator. She was very good with accents, but sometimes she gets really loud and her voice can grate on your nerves. I would recommend this book to friends though - I think it is well worth the read.
Avid audio book gobbler, hungry for stories, words strung together into strands
I love the way the author elegantly weaves details from her previous book into this one -
And yet they stand alone
Great writing, great storytelling, clever mysteries woven throughout, wonderful character development... Fabulous historical nuggets woven throughout her books
History book woven inside a story. Fantastic!
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