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.
Narrator was wonderful to listen to. Story swings between past and present with a predictable ending with one exception and that one seemed an afterthought.
Enjoy this book.. The narrators and performance enhanced the story. Good fantasy, with some history too.
I really enjoy this book. Have listened to it probably 10 times. It is one of my go to books. The story line and history draw you in and the narrator holds you there with her drama and excitement.
I am a new devotee to all books by Susannah Kearsley. I'm so glad I have read and listened to them in order, as characters appear in Firebird that I "met" in The Winter Sea and Shadowy Horses. I am hooked from the first second to the last, and love the historical stories that run parallel to the modern day ones. Highly recommended!
I have been a voracious reader since I was a child.
I enjoyed the story in the part of the book I did listen to. But the narrator has a very annoying voice, especially when doing a Scottish accent, and I eventually had to stop listening.
It wasn't bad just a bit too slow for me with too many details that I didn't find interesting.
Maybe it would be more to the liking of folks that like history driven books.
This is by no means a bad book just wasn't my usual style.
Performance was good
This story is a nicely woven tale of a character from The Winter Sea. It was really nice to see what happens to Anna. As usual this author weaves a tale of many twists and turns. I admire the creative way she chooses to bring her story teller and subject together. I did get a little bord with the Russian history. Way too much time was spent with details of Anna's daily life (I couldn't see how they enhanced the story, just bogged it down a little) as she is growing up and not enough time with the person telling the story. The Winter Sea balanced that better for me. But after several chapters of listening to things that didn't really matter to me, I came out the other side thoroughly enjoying where Anna ended up and the way the story all came together. I wasn't as impressed with the narrative as I have been in other books but it's just a personal preference on my part maybe.
Yes, unique and interesting story
The story started off slowly while the story basis was being established. I think some bits could've been shortened as not everything included was pivotal. But once the story picked up I really enjoyed it and it was engaging
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