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The Firebird Audiobook

The Firebird

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Publisher's Summary

Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird - the mythical creature from an old Russian fable.

Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna who leads her into the past on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.

©2013 Susanna Kearsley (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 11-15-16
    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 11-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "My favorite SK so far"

    First, the bad. I love Kathrine Kellgren for her amazing range and variety of voices and accents. I do wish she would stop over reading scenes however. Don't let that stop you from getting this book though - I still gave her performance 4 stars.

    I totally love the device that allows the characters to look back in time. Totally cool. Psychic? I don't know - there one of the stupid spooky crystal ball malarkey. Really seems more plot device.

    Great story line watching Anna grow up and the twists in the plot. LOVE the involvement of the characters from Slain's. Ned? He's the roguish ripoff of the Scarlett Pimpernel.

    Nicola & Rob? Mostly charming. I hate that as a plot device that Nicola to constantly wanting to be hiding her gift - no spoiler there, it shows up in the first paragraph just about.

    Love the Scotland, love the England, love the St. Petersburg and the history of all - including (of course) all the Jacobite history.

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    N. Godet North Brunswick, NJ 11-11-16
    N. Godet North Brunswick, NJ 11-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book!"

    Loved this book! Well written and the narrator was excellent. A great story with a bit of an unexpected twist. I would highly recommend it (and already have)!!!

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    Amazon Customer Utah, USA 11-08-16
    Amazon Customer Utah, USA 11-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "An unbelievable ride!!!"

    excellent narration and story with so many twists and turns and surprises, it takes your breathe away!

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    SC123 11-03-16
    SC123 11-03-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Boring"

    This book was just boring. I love urban fantasy but this plot just meandered along with nothing particularly interesting happening. Could not finish.

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    C. Heaton 08-31-16
    C. Heaton 08-31-16
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    "wonderful story presented expertly and vividly"

    the story was intriguing. the narration was beyond perfect. I enjoyed every moment of the Firebird.

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    KK Pasadena CA 08-23-16
    KK Pasadena CA 08-23-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good one!"

    A smooth genre blending book. Well worth the time. Character voices could be tweaked a bit, not a big distraction.

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    Laurel 08-21-16
    Laurel 08-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful, just wonderful!"
    If you could sum up The Firebird in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful, just wonderful!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Actually all of it. The romance was engaging, the characters touching and the mystery had a happy ending,


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes when Rob spoke to Nicola mentally.


    If you could rename The Firebird, what would you call it?

    The Story of Anna


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    Casey 08-04-16
    Casey 08-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting concept, bland story"

    The concept of a person with the special ability to hold an object and know its history is fascinating. However that was not fully explored in this story. This could have been a decent short story, not a full length novel.

    Also I found the voice performance a bit irritating at times.

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    AJ 08-03-16
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    "loved it"

    I was drawn into the story by the reader. it was truly magical. loved it

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    Natalie 07-20-16
    Natalie 07-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Such A Wonderful Book!!"

    I knew I'd like this book, I just didn't realize how much I thoroughly would like this book! From beginning to end. It was such a fabulous book! And the performance was fantastic!

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