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Like a River Glorious Audiobook

Like a River Glorious

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Publisher's Summary

The sequel to the New York Times best-selling and National Book Award long-listed Walk on Earth a Stranger.

After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home - one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson - her longtime best friend - hasn't stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes.

But her uncle Hiram hasn't given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she's kidnapped and taken to him, Lee sees firsthand the depths of her uncle's villainy. Yet Lee's magic is growing. Gold no longer simply sings to her, it listens. It obeys her call. Is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all?

Rae Carson, acclaimed author of the Girl of Fire and Thorns series, takes us deep into the gold fields as she continues this sweeping saga of magic and history and an unforgettable heroine who must come into her own.

©2016 Rae Carson (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    A. Cooper 10-06-16
    A. Cooper 10-06-16

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    "Golden sequel!"
    Would you listen to Like a River Glorious again? Why?

    Yes! This sequel gives the reader everything that a sequel should: revelations, tension, terror, hope and in this one, lots of gold. The pacing was perfect for me as we learn about mining, life in California and the progression of Leah's story.


    What other book might you compare Like a River Glorious to and why?

    I would compare it to the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix because there's a great balance of passing time and building tension to the plot.


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

    I listened to Walk on Earth a Stranger and I love Mallon's narration. She's up there with some of my top favorite narrators. Her tender emotion gripped at my own emotions many times and her soft Southern accent gives extra life and authenticity to the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some parts made me giggle and some made me tense when things were quickly escalating. There's a few shockers in this book and I felt uncertainty when the book ends. I have no idea where the final book will go, but that's a good thing. Carson has managed to make me feel something in every book, which had been somewhat rare for me in the past.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a special series that I don't know that we'll see again. The backdrop of 1849 America is wild, terrifying, realistic and beautiful. There's a healthy romantic relationship that builds in this book, as well as great messages of serving others, tolerance of others and bravery. Highly recommended series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Bucyrus, OH United States 11-09-16
    Amazon Customer Bucyrus, OH United States 11-09-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Another triumph for an awesome author! I"

    Absolutely loved this book. sure to be a classic. as good as (if not better than) pride & prejudice.

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    ladybug 10-04-16
    ladybug 10-04-16
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    "Not quite up to the first book"

    Not quiiiite as good as the first book, but I still loved it. The middle section dragged on for a long while but the characters do a good job carrying it.

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    lisse 09-30-16
    lisse 09-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rae Carson writes the best female characters. Lee is intelligent and strong. A leader that others look up to. And I love her and Jefferson together. Their friendship that is blossoming into love is adorable.


    Any additional comments?

    The action picks up where book 1 ended,once I started listening, I did not want to stop. Rae Carson is such a great story teller, there was not a boring moment, I got pulled right into the story. There is heartache, love, new friendship and stronger bonds that grow between the group. Uncle Hiram is creepy. Lee discovers another dimension to her magic with gold. A bit of an emotional roller coaster, especially how unfairly American Indians were treated. Heart breaking. But a satifying ending. Overall, if you enjoyed book 1, you will not be disappointed. It will be interesting to see what happens in book #3.

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