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Naamah's Kiss | [Jacqueline Carey]

Naamah's Kiss

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.
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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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    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 2013
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    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.

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    erudite 09-02-09
    erudite 09-02-09

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    "What a waste"

    It starts out great and I loved the writing. The narrator is great too.

    Unfortunately the story degenerated into rather pointless graphic and laughable sexual acts. Naamah's kiss basically means the gift of effing.

    I stopped listening to this title halfway into the tale because it seemed like a waste of my time.

    It had such potential too; I was disappointed that it took such a turn. I'm no prude, far from it and when I want erotica, I'll purchase from the erotica section. If you want to read about Moirin's sexual education, then you won't be disappointed.

    If like me you want some substance you're better off reading something by Robert Jordan or David Eddings.

    4 of 10 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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    Beth Bedford, MA, USA 08-14-09
    Beth Bedford, MA, USA 08-14-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Utterly Engaging"

    I loved it and hope the author will give the the next installment in Moiren's life and travels

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Monroe, WA, United States 11-02-09
    Sandra Monroe, WA, United States 11-02-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Naama's Kiss"

    I read the book, because it was the only thing I had with me for a fairly long plane ride, and there was a crying child in the seat in front of me so the ear buds helped to limit the external noise. I would not have purchased the book had I known how explicit and the orientation of the sex. Also - the ending left you in the air. The narrator began with an accent with a near eastern flavor and morphed into a pseudo Scots accent.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Shereika louisville, KY, United States 10-23-09
    Shereika louisville, KY, United States 10-23-09
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    "Boring!"

    I honestly had to give this book one star. I tried listening to the first two downloads and I was bored stiff. The sexuality did not bother me as much as the reoccurring question of "What's the point"? As you listen, you really want something to take off and happen, and you end up listening to someone's life step by step, not that thrilling! If you are into eroticism , then this is your book!

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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