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Feast of Souls Audiobook
Feast of Souls
Written by: 
C. S. Friedman
Narrated by: 
Elisabeth Rodgers
Feast of Souls Audiobook

Feast of Souls: Magister Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

C.S. Friedman, acclaimed author of The Coldfire Trilogy, returns to the epic style which has made her one of the most popular fantasy writers in the genre. In this first book of the trilogy, Friedman introduces listeners to a world of high fantasy, replete with vampire-like magical powers, erotic interludes, treachery, war, sorcery, and a draconic creature of horrific power and evil that will have listeners eagerly awaiting the next novel in the series.

©2007 C.S. Friedman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[I]maginative, deftly plotted fantasy." (Publishers Weekly)

"Powerful, intricate plotting and gripping characters distinguish a book in which ethical dilemmas are essential and engrossing." (Booklist)

What Members Say

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    Evesojourn Austin, TX 05-21-15
    Evesojourn Austin, TX 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "a good novel made better by a good narrator."

    love the narrator, her speed, annunciation and dramatic application is perfect, but there is one thing she need to work on. her scream. makes me laugh and roll my eyes.

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    Daniel Wyatt Colorado Springs 05-09-15
    Daniel Wyatt Colorado Springs 05-09-15 Member Since 2015

    Addicted to Audible.

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    "Original and Refreshing Couldn't stop listening"
    Where does Feast of Souls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 20


    Would you recommend Feast of Souls to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, they don't like these kinds of stories. This is Earthsea meets J.R.R. Tolkien mixed with Arabian Nights.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    Everything


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Bay Area 05-03-15
    Amazon Customer Bay Area 05-03-15 Member Since 2010

    film freak

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    "Suffused with excellence and novelty"

    Fresh, new concepts expertly handled. A deft balancing of intimate warmth for illumination of character and the cold detachment for establishing scale and socio-political scope. Friedman is a world-maker and a transformative hand upon the stuff of genre. Bravo.

    Elisabeth Rodgers delivers worthy and magnificent performance. It was her charismatic narration in the sample that prompted me to give this book a try, and the promise of that sneak peek kept in full.

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    Chrissy Anderson Tullahoma, TN US 04-21-15
    Chrissy Anderson Tullahoma, TN US 04-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "C.S Friedman is one of my favorite"

    I have read scores of fantasy novels by many authors in the 23+ years I've been an avid reader. C.S Friedman is a truly gifted fantasy writer and in my top 3 authors of all time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K.Penn 04-16-15
    K.Penn 04-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    The author presents us a truly unique view on magic and its user through a dark, powerful story threaded with glimpses of hope and light. It is narrated quite well and will be sure to keep fantasy fans engaged for hours of listening pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lestine Webb San Diego, CA, United States 01-23-15
    Lestine Webb San Diego, CA, United States 01-23-15 Member Since 2011

    Geek in disguise!

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    "Pleasantly Surprised"

    Not what I expected even after reading the "back cover". Only chose this because of the narrator and she did not disappoint.

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    Adam 02-02-14
    Adam 02-02-14
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    "Interesting, enjoyable, somehow off."

    I did enjoy this book, but I struggle to say good things about it. The characters aren't exactly flat, but their not exactly very dynamic. The story isn't predictable, but it doesn't feel like it gives you anything unexpected. The ending is a bit of a let down I thought. Given that this is part one of a trilogy I guess that is expected.

    What I am trying to say I was left with mixed feelings and I'm really not sure if I will go on to the next book or not. This series is worth a try, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

    As a side note, somehow the strongest thing that sticks out in my mind about this book was the gratuitous use of the word "Slowly" and "Noooooooo!". If such things bother you I'd pass on this one. I guess that being my biggest impression proves about 3 stars is appropriate.

    The narration was a plus, I thought that it was handled very well. So there is always that.

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    Paul McMahon Fremantle, Australia 01-28-14
    Paul McMahon Fremantle, Australia 01-28-14 Listener Since 2007

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    "Trilogy, Book 1 of 3"

    The reading is a major stumbling block for me. Although Elisabeth Rodgers reads with plenty of tone variation, the rhythm is grating; ends of phrases very often have an excessively drawn out last word; this may just be the normal cadence of her native area in the US; a little too breathless too often makes the drama too little distinguishable from the melodrama.

    The writing and plot development didn’t do anything for me either. I found no character to care about; or even to be interested in … I finished the book in hope, but nothing eventuated; the writing tries to manipulate sympathy, but …excessive contrivance doesn’t help ... padded with internal dialogue.

    The plot seems derivative (Game of Thrones – I wonder which was written first); although it does have some originality. It is a shame it doesn’t intrigue, or entertain sufficiently.
    The book doesn’t really stand on its own; book 1 of 3.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Suckiel CHARLOTTE, NC, US 12-04-13
    Jamie Suckiel CHARLOTTE, NC, US 12-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "SLOW START GREAT FINISH"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YesVery detailed, well written story and performed wonderfully.


    Would you be willing to try another book from C. S. Friedman? Why or why not?

    I have the other two books in my wish list and am wanting to see how the peasent witch fares.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were several scenes well done, too many to choose from.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several gripping moments in the story i had to just sit still and listen it was very intense.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Gentlemen's Barber Rochester, NY 09-10-13
    The Gentlemen's Barber Rochester, NY 09-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Took me to another realm."
    What made the experience of listening to Feast of Souls the most enjoyable?

    A great book; a well written fantasy novel and hooked me into the series.


    What does Elisabeth Rodgers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She narrated excellently. Offering different voices for each character and a level of realism to the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The intro in the witches den..


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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