Books of Bayern
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  • 1
    The Goose Girl: Book One of the Books of Bayern | Shannon Hale

    The Goose Girl: Book One of the Books of Bayern

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Cynthia Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Princess Anidori-Kiladra of Kildenree was born with a word on her tongue, and a secret magic. Though she is raised in luxury, she is never quite comfortable with who she is, or what she is to become. Then she is sent on a journey to marry an unknown prince. The trip is difficult, and before it is finished all her expectations are overturned. Alone, friendless, stripped of her crown and her title, Ani must learn to make her own path in the world. Along the way, she just might learn to be a princess.

    A fairy tale for the older kids in all of us

    The language used in "The Goose Girl" was really lovely, and I'm sure that reading it in print is a great experience, too. But the different voices of..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2015 by Fitzwoman (TX, USA)
  • 2
    Enna Burning: Books of Bayern, Book 2 | Shannon Hale

    Enna Burning: Books of Bayern, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Cynthia Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It’s been two years since Enna was swept up in a heart-pounding court adventure. Now, having returned to her old life in the forests of Bayern, she is growing restless. When a strange force takes possession of her brother, Liefer, she returns to the capital to seek the help of her friend Isi, Bayern’s princess. But Bayern is tottering on the verge of war with neighboring Tira. When endowed with the terrifying gift that destroyed Liefer, Enna takes herself to war - only to embark on an epic journey of discovery and betrayal that will force her to come of age.

    Not the Same Enna

    I haven't read the print version, but I'm not a huge fan of a "full cast recording," especially when one of the main readers, the boy who plays Finn h..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 06 2013 by MC (USA)
  • 3
    River Secrets: Books of Bayern, Book 3 | Shannon Hale

    River Secrets: Books of Bayern, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Mark Allen Holt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Bayern has triumphed in its war with Tira. But though the war is over, simmering anger remains among the Tirans and new hostilities could erupt at any moment. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, King Geric sends an ambassador to the Tiran capitol. Of course, an ambassador needs a military guard. Razo - short, impish, and not at all skilled at combat - longs to be among those selected to go, but thinks he has no chance. So he is astounded when Captain Talone taps him to join the group. He’s even more astounded when he discovers the secret reason for Talone’s decision.

    Great detective story

    I really enjoyed this story in the Bayern Books. It was great to see how Razo's giftings came out and they weren't the mystical type. This book was ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2013 by Charity (PINE BLUFF, AR, United States)
  • 4
    Forest Born: Book Four of the Books of Bayern | Shannon Hale

    Forest Born: Book Four of the Books of Bayern

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Cynthia Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rin is sure that something is wrong with her…something really bad. Something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Forest homestead where she’s lived all her life. Something that is keeping her from trusting herself with anyone at all. When her brother Razo returns from the city for a visit, she accompanies him to the palace, hoping that she can find peace away from home. But war has come to Bayern again, and Rin is compelled to join the queen and her closest allies as they venture into the Forest.

    I Love this book, but Razo...

    I just started listening to this and I'm not sure I can finish. in the last two books, Razo's voice was perfect. He sounded mischievous and friendly a..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2015 by Amazon Customer ()