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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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    Cleopatra Near Washington, DC 01-05-17
    Cleopatra Near Washington, DC 01-05-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Lost in Translation"

    Because this book has two story lines, I had a hard time keeping up with the transitions. For that reason, I hated this book at first and picked it up again when I had finished another book and decided to give it another try. I listen to audible in my car while driving, so that may be part of the problem. I am thinking of purchasing an electronic version which I think would probably make better sense to me. In the end, I think I like this book but am not sure.

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    B.S.E. 12-28-16
    B.S.E. 12-28-16

    Sue

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    "couldn't stop listening to it!"

    I need a second book to come out. I miss my characters already! Great story and Katherine Kellgren is the whole reason I found it and listened in the first place.

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    Vanessa 12-12-16
    Vanessa 12-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "lovely reading "

    A sweet storey that i enjoyed and came back to willingly. The reader gave a lovely performance with good accent and voices.

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    Kimberly 11-27-16
    Kimberly 11-27-16 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Listened to This Years Ago"

    ...and I remember not liking it but I could not remember why - so I listened to it again. This is an example of listening to something during an unreceptive time - maybe sleeping through some of it?

    This was a very different type of historical romance 'lite' story about a time that - outside of Jacobite historians - knew about - well, me anyway. I didn't know Russia figured so prominently in Jacobite history - mostly as a refuge from England and Scotland. This theme is woven in a current story of a couple of psychics with a capability called psychometry. (Nic can see the history of things by touching them.) Interesting dynamics in the parallel story.

    I'm glad I didn't write a review the first time I listened to it, since one cannot update or change a review - and honestly I do not remember much about the first listen.

    The story is a continuation of "The Winter Sea" or now known as "Sophia's Secret" - which I remember enjoying a lot.

    This is different, enjoyable, and worth the credit. I think I'm going to listen to "The Shadowy Horses" which sounds like it carries forward some characters in this story. More to come.

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    L. L. Witham 11-19-16

    Quester

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    "Kept me intrigued"
    Where does The Firebird rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a very good historical romance with a bit of unique psychic interest. Great for long drives or commutes, not too much thinking involved but wanted to keep listening when I stopped the car.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the character development because I could imagine the people while listening.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The visit to the crow and the resulting snowballs. Or, any visit to Czarina Catherine.


    If you could take any character from The Firebird out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    would definitely want to have dinner with any of the characters and hear their back stories but mostly Czarina Catherine. I'd like to ask her about her family history, specifically, I would ask "tell me about the women in your life and how they influenced you."


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    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 11-15-16
    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 11-15-16 Member Since 2013

    Truthteller

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    "My favorite SK so far"

    First, the bad. I love Kathrine Kellgren for her amazing range and variety of voices and accents. I do wish she would stop over reading scenes however. Don't let that stop you from getting this book though - I still gave her performance 4 stars.

    I totally love the device that allows the characters to look back in time. Totally cool. Psychic? I don't know - there one of the stupid spooky crystal ball malarkey. Really seems more plot device.

    Great story line watching Anna grow up and the twists in the plot. LOVE the involvement of the characters from Slain's. Ned? He's the roguish ripoff of the Scarlett Pimpernel.

    Nicola & Rob? Mostly charming. I hate that as a plot device that Nicola to constantly wanting to be hiding her gift - no spoiler there, it shows up in the first paragraph just about.

    Love the Scotland, love the England, love the St. Petersburg and the history of all - including (of course) all the Jacobite history.

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    N. Godet North Brunswick, NJ 11-11-16
    N. Godet North Brunswick, NJ 11-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book!"

    Loved this book! Well written and the narrator was excellent. A great story with a bit of an unexpected twist. I would highly recommend it (and already have)!!!

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    Amazon Customer Utah, USA 11-08-16
    Amazon Customer Utah, USA 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An unbelievable ride!!!"

    excellent narration and story with so many twists and turns and surprises, it takes your breathe away!

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    SC123 11-03-16
    SC123 11-03-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Boring"

    This book was just boring. I love urban fantasy but this plot just meandered along with nothing particularly interesting happening. Could not finish.

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    C. Heaton 08-31-16
    C. Heaton 08-31-16

    Carrie Heaton

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    "wonderful story presented expertly and vividly"

    the story was intriguing. the narration was beyond perfect. I enjoyed every moment of the Firebird.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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