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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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    KK Pasadena CA 08-23-16
    KK Pasadena CA 08-23-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good one!"

    A smooth genre blending book. Well worth the time. Character voices could be tweaked a bit, not a big distraction.

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    Laurel 08-21-16
    Laurel 08-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful, just wonderful!"
    If you could sum up The Firebird in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful, just wonderful!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Actually all of it. The romance was engaging, the characters touching and the mystery had a happy ending,


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes when Rob spoke to Nicola mentally.


    If you could rename The Firebird, what would you call it?

    The Story of Anna


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    Casey 08-04-16
    Casey 08-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting concept, bland story"

    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.

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    AJ 08-03-16
    AJ 08-03-16
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    "loved it"

    I was drawn into the story by the reader. it was truly magical. loved it

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    Natalie 07-20-16
    Natalie 07-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Such A Wonderful Book!!"

    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!

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    Louise Elliott 07-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "superb"

    fantastic story couldn't put it down highly recommend this.
    narrator was superb with accents great book

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    Katherine 07-15-16
    Katherine 07-15-16 Member Since 2016

    I love audiobooks! They allow me to do my daily chores and get a book read at the same time.

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    "Love Susanna Kearsly!"
    Would you listen to The Firebird again? Why?

    Yes. Susanna draws you in with her amazing storytelling.


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

    Yes, I enjoyed her voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth listening. I am very glad I took a chance on Susanna's books.

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    Lynda United States 07-14-16
    Lynda United States 07-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "before and after"

    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.

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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 07-12-16
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 07-12-16 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "Good story - a little slow sometimes"

    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.

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    maesyn strite los angeles 07-12-16
    maesyn strite los angeles 07-12-16 Member Since 2015

    Avid audio book gobbler, hungry for stories, words strung together into strands

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    "Brilliant writing, historically informative"

    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

    Like
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    History book woven inside a story. Fantastic!

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