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Naamah's Kiss Audiobook

Naamah's Kiss

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Once there were great magicians born to the Maghuin Dhonn, the folk of the Brown Bear, the oldest tribe in Alba. But generations ago, the greatest of them all broke a sacred oath sworn in the name of all his people. Now, only small gifts remain to them. Through her lineage, Moirin possesses such gifts---the ability to summon the twilight and conceal herself, and the skill to coax plants to grow.

Moirin has a secret, too. From childhood onward, she senses the presence of unfamiliar gods in her life: the bright lady and the man with a seedling cupped in his palm. Raised in the wilderness by her reclusive mother, it isn't until she comes of age that Moirin learns how illustrious, if mixed, her heritage is. The great-granddaughter of Alais the Wise, child of the Maghuin Donn, and a cousin of the Cruarch of Alba, Moirin learns her father was a D'Angeline priest dedicated to serving Naamah, goddess of desire. After Moirin undergoes the rites of adulthood, she finds divine acceptance...on the condition that she fulfill an unknown destiny that lies somewhere beyond the ocean. Or perhaps oceans. Beyond Terre d'Ange where she finds her father, in the far reaches of distant Ch'in, Moirin's skills are a true gift when facing the vengeful plans of an ambitious mage, a noble warrior princess desperate to save her father's throne, and the spirit of a celestial dragon.

©2009 Jacqueline Carey; (P)2009 Tantor

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    Mary Fairport, NY, United States 10-07-12
    Mary Fairport, NY, United States 10-07-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great escape fantasy!"
    Would you listen to Naamah's Kiss again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen to this one again. Kept me interested all the way.


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

    Emotional expression, variety of voices.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Passion, adventure, and heroism all wrapped in one.


    Any additional comments?

    Plan to listen to the other 2 installments and othere work by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Cossayuna, NY, United States 09-10-12
    Lisa Cossayuna, NY, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, wonderful narrator!"
    What does Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the language, pronunciation - I would never have figured how to pronounce some words, and the accents help you to associate the world with our current world.


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    successify Sarasota 09-05-12
    successify Sarasota 09-05-12
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Naamah's Kiss to be better than the print version?

    Audio HAS to be better than print. The narrator's Scot's accent lends so much to Morin's character and surroundings.


    Which character – as performed by Anne Flosnik – was your favorite?

    Morin, hands down.


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

    Would LOVE to do in one sitting, but at 26 hours, it isn't humanly possible. As it is, I missed many exits and was late to meetings as I sat in the truck and listened.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a rare combination IMO of story and storyteller that compels me to get the rest of the series. Not since the Pern books have I so enjoyed a series/author/narrator.

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    Diana Rigdon 09-03-12
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    "Top narrator"
    What did you love best about Naamah's Kiss?

    Narrator's lilting pronunciation of Irish brogue


    If you’ve listened to books by Jacqueline Carey before, how does this one compare?

    First listen


    What about Anne Flosnik’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful Irish brogue and subtle intonation to indicate emotion


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

    Several--main character's disappointment and sadness when leaving her mother


    Any additional comments?

    Way too much sexual content for my tastes

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol sonora, CA, United States 08-22-12
    Carol sonora, CA, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "WOW!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Naamah's Kiss to be better than the print version?

    YES


    What other book might you compare Naamah's Kiss to and why?

    Jim Butchers Codex Alera series. The characters were colorful and easy to dentity with.A lot more sex in Naamah's Kiss, but the story telling was amazing.


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

    No downloading the 2nd in the series now


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

    No, it took place in many settings and countries, but not countries as we know them.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a wonderful book. A little too much sex for an old lady, but it fit in the book to help you explore the characters fully.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    melody reed city, MI, United States 04-26-12
    melody reed city, MI, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2017

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    "great read"

    I have read this books 3 times in a role and loved it each time

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    Gary Blouin Matthews, NC 03-03-12
    Gary Blouin Matthews, NC 03-03-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "Great-Even for People not into this type of story"

    Very long book - or rather, audible book. Didn't think I would enjoy it but it was a great story. The beginning for me - again, due to not thinking I would enjoy it, felt boring and slow but soon after couldn't wait till the next time I was in my car to continue the story. It's a cross of Skyrim and World of Warcraft but not too much magic. In the end ... very good story. Ending was fine ... wish it continued. Anne Flosnik did a great job voicing the story line. Loved her accent and multiple characters although the voice of the dragon somewhat - only somewhat, annoyed me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lane 07-22-09
    Lane 07-22-09
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    "Too much explicit sex gets boring"

    The excessively long and excessively detailed sex scenes detract from an otherwise good story.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Riley Cape Town, South Africa 09-01-11
    Riley Cape Town, South Africa 09-01-11 Member Since 2009
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    "The nerverending sex is just boring"

    This is the first book that I stopped reading after the first download. Take the sex out and the book would still be boring, just shorter.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel sparreholm, Sweden 08-04-10
    Daniel sparreholm, Sweden 08-04-10
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    "disappointing"

    one word disappointing,

    I had so high hope for this trilogy

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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