First Lessons

Medieval Tale 1
Narrated by: Tiffany Morgan
Series: Medieval Tale, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs
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An amusing Medieval tale on the same wavelength as the highly acclaimed OUTLANDER

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Being a genius Medical school graduate and a sporty and active girl, Aliya dies suddenly in a car accident... only to find herself reborn in a completely different body in the middle of a half-ruined castle during Medieval times. While confused and dismayed, Aliya realizes she has been given a second chance in life - so she rolls up her sleeves and gets to work on restoring the castle and her new life.

Aliya has an unusual and difficult goal: she is reborn as Countess Lilian; she has to adjust to an unfamiliar world while trying to introduce the everyday conveniences from her familiar modern world. She needs to take care of the collapsing estate of Earton and its inhabitants while living in the past as a disenfranchised woman. Regular robbers and slave-trader attacks won’t leave her in peace, killers and spies, sent by the narcissistic aristocracy, are just waiting for her to show a bit of weakness so that they can strike. On the other hand, there exist a prospect of meeting with her perpetually absent husband whom, by the way, after her rebirth as Countess Lilian, Aliya has never seen.

Her plan is to make the best of her unusual circumstances to make the world better. She is not a girl in trouble waiting for a prince in shining armor - she strives to achieve everything herself.

"First Lessons" is the opening book of the bestselling historical and time travel fantasy "A Medieval Tale" series by Lina J. Potter. The heroine finds herself only at the beginning of a thorny path to progress and happiness. She makes her first steps, building a defense for herself, her new friends, and her rapidly developing business empire - and this is no piece of cake for sure. Despite everything, she has to still go up against the unprogressive and sexist society of the Medieval Ages, with only her knowledge, experience, and strong will on her side. Still, Lilian has to act carefully in order not to draw too much attention to her innovations - she knows she could be praised for her genius, or conversely, accused of witchcraft.

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Could not stop listening

Creative storyline that keeps you interested and spell bound. The main character is a talented, strong and humane woman. I like her view of social justice for the vulnerable in the medieval period.

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Well written

I enjoyed this book. As it started out I was afraid it would just be another repeat of other novels. Surprisingly- it’s not. I found myself not wanting to stop reading. I even laughed out loud a few times.

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Terrific book!

I loved the cohesiveness of the world the author created. The characters unfold as the story progresses. The main character would be a wonderful friend. I’m hooked, I need to see how things go on in this story. I highly recommend this book to readers in search of a new reading adventure.

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  • 07-04-20

Reads like a high school project

the story, narration and dialogue was poor at best, not worth one credit. Struggled to complete. I will not continue the series

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Well written. Wonderful characters. Loved it!

Well written. Wonderful characters. I couldn't stop reading because I just had to know what happened next! Loved it.

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My new favorite series!

I enjoy this series and listen while I cook and clean. My husband and daughter started listening with me.

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Great time travel/alternative history!

Unique story with excellent details. Although the reader is not as polished as some, the story is so good that I'm already listening to the 2nd book in the series.

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What a great story line.

I have read the first five and when I saw the 6th coming out I decided to go back and revisit the entire series via Audible.

The only fly in the ointment is when the narrator “Tiffany Morgan” who is amazing, goes into a new chapter it’s not easy to realize it. No pause or beep or something to let me know a dialogue with other characters is starting up.

I blame editing!!!

LOVE IT!!!!!!

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Interesting story, but...

So I thought the premise of the story was interesting and I couldn't wait to hear it! Then I started listening and the narrator made it impossible for me to enjoy the story. I ended up getting the kindle edition so I could find out what happens without having to listen to the narrators poor performance. I recommend previewing her style prior to purchasing this to make sure you can tolerate her, but the story was good.

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It was okay

There were parts that were draggy, and some that was interesting. Nothing that was overly exciting. Probably a day to day type of existence, it might improve with the subplots.