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  • The Fifth Doll

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,133

Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She's diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life. Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls - one for every villager.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and Unexpected

  • By B.A. Wilson on 12-30-17

Well done fantasy

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-17

From the matrioska doll on the cover, I thought this was going to be a Russian spy novel. But it's a fantasy. Still, the narrator's accent, and the bits about peasant life in Russia were interesting. I'd like to read more from this author.

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