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The Lost Sisterhood Audiobook

The Lost Sisterhood: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The New York Times best seller Juliet comes a mesmerizing novel about a young scholar who risks her reputation - and her life - on a thrilling journey to prove that the legendary warrior women known as the Amazons actually existed.

Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan is an expert on Greek mythology. Her obsession with the Amazons started in childhood when her eccentric grandmother claimed to be one herself - before vanishing without a trace. Diana’s colleagues shake their heads at her Amazon fixation. But then a mysterious, well-financed foundation makes Diana an offer she cannot refuse.

Traveling to North Africa, Diana teams up with Nick Barran, an enigmatic Middle Eastern guide, and begins deciphering an unusual inscription on the wall of a recently unearthed temple. There she discovers the name of the first Amazon queen, Myrina, who crossed the Mediterranean in a heroic attempt to liberate her kidnapped sisters from Greek pirates, only to become embroiled in the most famous conflict of the ancient world - the Trojan War. Taking their cue from the inscription, Diana and Nick set out to find the fabled treasure that Myrina and her Amazon sisters salvaged from the embattled city of Troy so long ago. Diana doesn’t know the nature of the treasure, but she does know that someone is shadowing her, and that Nick has a sinister agenda of his own. With danger lurking at every turn, and unsure of whom to trust, Diana finds herself on a daring and dangerous quest for truth that will forever change her world.

Sweeping from England to North Africa to Greece and the ruins of ancient Troy, and navigating between present and past, The Lost Sisterhood is a breathtaking, passionate adventure of two women on parallel journeys, separated by time, who must fight to keep the lives and legacy of the Amazons from being lost forever.

©2014 Anne Fortier (P)2014 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

Advance praise for The Lost Sisterhood
 
The Lost Sisterhood is a spellbinding adventure, a tale of two courageous women separated by millennia but pursuing interwoven quests: one to protect and lead her sisters through a dangerous ancient world, the other to prove that the legendary tribe of women truly existed, and that their legacy endures.”—Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker and The Spymistress
 
“Anne Fortier’s boldly imaginative and beautifully plotted novel takes us on a spellbinding journey from the halls of Oxford to the ruins of Troy, with a mysterious journal leading the way to a fascinating history. The Lost Sisterhood connects wonderfully smart and strong sisters of the present and the past in a story I won’t soon forget.”—Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Daughters
 
The Lost Sisterhood is a bright, burning, magnificent accomplishment. Compulsively readable, mystical and heroic, this is a novel that will capture your interest, your imagination, and your heart. The compelling characters, beautifully rendered settings, and fascinating and original history are well served by the creativity with which Fortier blends them in this truly amazing story.”—M. J. Rose, author of The Book of Lost Fragrances
 
“Magical, ambitious, and riveting, The Lost Sisterhood blends past and present to bring the myth of the ancient Amazons to life. Sweeping from the deserts of Algeria to the ruins of Troy to the far frozen reaches of Finland, Anne Fortier’s tale of a young Oxford academic sent on a mysterious quest is a masterly combination of fast-paced adventure and grand epic. I devoured this book, staying up late many a night to reach its pulse-pounding conclusion.”—Kim Fay, author of The Map of Lost Memories

Praise for Anne Fortier’s Juliet
 
“One of those rare novels that have it all . . . I was swept away.”—Sara Gruen
 
Juliet leads us on a thrilling treasure hunt through present-day Italy that makes the classic tragedy itself spellbinding all over again.”Elle
 
“The Shakespearean scholarship on display is both impressive and well-handled.”—The Washington Post
 
“Stunning . . . This storyteller dazzles.”The Dallas Morning News
 
“Boldly imagined, brilliantly plotted, beautifully described, Juliet will carry you spellbound until the gripping end.”—Susan Vreeland
 
“Reads like a Da Vinci Code for the smart modern woman.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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    Barbara United States 12-15-14
    Barbara United States 12-15-14 Member Since 2007

    She drives to and from Boston each day.....listening ....and listening.....

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    "Really wanted to like this...."

    I really wanted to like this book. Anne Fortier did an outstanding job with Juliet and this was disappointing. It seemed to drag and the story of the Amazons didn't catch me - wasn't plausible enough for me to continue the read. I bailed on this book.....

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    J. L. Hughes Birmingham, AL 05-21-15
    J. L. Hughes Birmingham, AL 05-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not that impressed"
    Would you try another book from Anne Fortier and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    I liked Juliet so I would probably try another book by Fortier. Not sure I will listen to Campbell again.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The accents were not very good. For instance, after listening to all the outlander books by Gabaldon, Campbell's Scottish accent for Craig sounded more Irish. Also, Campbell's narration just didn't feel natural to me and didn't seem to flow the way other books have. I had to stop listening to the narration on several occasions and read myself because I wasn't into it.


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    Maria A. Cosenza 10-07-14 Member Since 2008

    MAC

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    If you could sum up The Lost Sisterhood in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, Interesting, Action-Packed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the information on Amazons and the relationship between the main character and her grandmother.


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

    No.


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

    Neither, though I did worry about Nick.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is not in the same class as say Outlander but the information and the juxtaposition of the time of antiquity and present was interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn United States 07-15-17
    Lynn United States 07-15-17 Member Since 2016

    I love the book The Historian. I found the details in it very accurate after visiting Romania.

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    "fantastic read"

    great tale about lost city of Troy and for what happened to the Lost tribe of Amazon women

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    ARDDS 05-10-17
    ARDDS 05-10-17
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    "Wonderful!"

    Great narration, gripping story (although a little slow to start). It is a lengthy production but I sped it up to 1.5x and it helped immensely!

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    Sarah 04-21-17
    Sarah 04-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty good."
    What did you love best about The Lost Sisterhood?

    In most stories similar to this one, reality comes second. In life our decisions have consequences and sometimes, those consequences hurt us. In this story, the author addressed this. The women fought bravely and made tough decisions. They were effected by these decisions, but they continued to preserver. There is also a message that I wish people today would realize. "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." While this quote actually originated in the mind of Benjamin Franklin, The Lost Sisterhood is a story of it's basic understanding. In addition, it's women surviving without men, something most societies would laugh at.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The beautiful message behind the determination and love that the characters imbued.


    What does Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Cassandra did a good job with the various accents.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Lost Sisterhood and why?

    Myrina, can't check the spelling, sorry. She experienced pain and loss from an early age, but never gave up. The trials and tribulations that she endured were more than most could/would survive. With all of that, she still continued to fight for what she believed, love her sisters, and live an honest life. Her legacy lived on.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an empowering read. It's clear that it is set in the fiction world, however, much food for thought can be garnered from the story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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    Queen 01-23-17
    Queen 01-23-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Creatively told story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If someone liked history, adventure, romance, mystery all rolled into one, this would be the perfect story for them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Sisterhood?

    Each moment Diane interacted with her grandmother. I loved the sass of the older woman.


    What does Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The life she brought to each charcter kept me interested.


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

    Multiple times this book had me on the edge of my seat or laughing at some sassy moment between multiple characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This style of writing may not intregue everyone, but I thouroughly enjoy the writings of Anne Fortier. If you stick with the story to the end, you may find some aspects of the story that you will find entertaining. Happy readings!

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    Lilydawn Frenchtown, NJ 12-22-16
    Lilydawn Frenchtown, NJ 12-22-16 Member Since 2015

    Absolutely addicted to reading and love audiobooks.

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    "Deserves a Re-Read..... that good"

    What could capture the imagination more than the idea of higher education, Ivy League type schools and Oxford University, and Amazonia?

    I was raised by readers. I had wonderful, literate, strong woman in my life from a young age. By that I don't mean "stuffy or haughty" but the "ever learning" often self taught which resonated with these beautiful strong ancient women. My first beautiful leather hardback book was "The Greek Myths". This book took me back to every adventure and quandry as I sought strong women role models without the capricious temperaments of the Goddesses.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the time jumps from Ancient Greece, Troy and Ephesus to modern day Europe. The beauty of finding a matriarchal belief system that doesn't subjugate males (and not judging those that choose celibacy or outright rejecting the patriarchy).

    This book tells some of our greatest myths and shows some of our classic heros/ heroines as anti-heroes, challenges us to think not only of the past, our present but the future. They are so wonderfully thought out and written.
    There are a few scenarios that seem a bit "Dan Brown-ish" to me. But that's all good and fine for all the beauty, descriptive word paintings and very inspirational viewpoints of women throughout history.
    I have strong, intelligent, brave daughters and I want them to read this book.
    Are there Amazons living among us? I sincerely hope so.

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    Danielle B. 02-10-16
    Danielle B. 02-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this Author and her Books!"

    This book has it all: history, adventure, love, mystery, and danger. I love how thorough Anne Fortier is with her research into the subject of the Amazons and really takes history and myth and makes a wonderful story of it, linking past and present. I loved this book, and I loved her first book, Juliet. Just wish she had another one so I could read that too!

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    Janet PLANO, TX, United States 05-13-16
    Janet PLANO, TX, United States 05-13-16 Member Since 2006

    A good narrator can make a mediocre book come alive. I love having a story read to me - it's a wonderful escape.

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    "Ok, but I do not recommend it."

    This story was not what I thought it would be, but when I realized what it really was about, I was open to the premise. It is a very long book (which normally I like), but I never really got into the story. The narrator is very good and was not the problem at all. There was no humor in it and the action was simple and frankly boring to me. I cannot recommend this book. And, frankly, I am very liberal with my appreciation. I usually like every book.

    But, this is just my opinion - if you are interested in it, you should try it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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