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The Healer's Apprentice Audiobook

The Healer's Apprentice

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Publisher's Summary

In author Melanie Dickenson's new book, a young healer's apprentice named Rose believes she will never marry...until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her village. Hamlin is everything she could ever want - kind, understanding, and a man of faith - but her low station and the fact he's already betrothed to a mysterious woman makes their romance impossible. As Lord Hamlin seeks to find the sorcerer who cursed his future bride, Rose's life spins toward confusion. A creative retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.

©2015 Melanie Dickerson (P)2015 Zondervan

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    Amanda 05-02-16
    Amanda 05-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Mixed Feelings"

    The time period, storyline and characters were appealing. However, the narrator was sooo one dimensional that it really ruined the book for me. Her inflections were ill-timed, emotions poorly emitted and I never knew when one person stopped speaking and the other began. The only voice variation portrayed was that of a more common English accent for 1 or 2 characters. Also, it was read entirely too fast, making it an anything but pleasurable read. I slowed it down a bit and found it more tolerable. I honestly feel that this could have been really great, had it been read by someone else (like Mary Sarah Agliotta). However, I can't discredit good story material. This has the potential for greatness, but in all honesty, I'm glad it's over. 😕

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J.G. 04-29-17
    J.G. 04-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A book for the Faithful"

    Melanie Dickerson takes the "fairy" out of fairytale. The classic love story is reinvented using the Christian/Catholic myths. Instead of good fairies you have the power of faith in Jesus and God and instead of a wicked fairy cruising the sleeping beauty's family you have a pagan follower bent on inflicting demonic possession.

    While it was an interesting take, it wasn't really what I was looking for. While it was interesting enough to finish this book, I will not continue to read Ms. Dickerson's works.

    The narrator was not as enjoyable to listen to as others I've experienced. She spends the first part of the book speaking too fast and has no variation in her character's voices. It was hard to tell who was speaking at any given point in time. This could be forgiven if she imparted some emotion into her delivery, but overall everyone always sounded only mildly interested in what was going on around them.

    Summary: Good book for the right audience, but you'll have to deal with some pretty shoddy narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mindy 04-10-17
    Mindy 04-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Had potential...with a different narrator"

    I read this book, and all the books in the series, and I loved them all; I have loved reading each and every one of Melanie Dickerson's books, in each series. However, I was very disappointed by the narrator. Her voice itself was okay in general, but she used almost no different voices or tones to differentiate between characters. Switching voices for each character is kind of the point of narration, in my opinion. Not to be mean or disrespectful to Jude Mason, but I wish they had maybe used someone like Cassandra Campbell or Julia Whelan, both of whom do an amazing job at giving each character a unique voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MaChar ALBERT LEA, MN, United States 01-06-17
    MaChar ALBERT LEA, MN, United States 01-06-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Boring "

    Struggled to listen to this story, ugh. I feel like I was ripped off. Going to take the rest of the series out of my wish list.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    racerchick 12-14-16
    racerchick 12-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it!"

    I absolutely loved this book. It was so cute and exciting and very interesting. Definitely recommend this!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    W. Irving Wyoming 05-14-17
    W. Irving Wyoming 05-14-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Wonderful story"

    The emotional journey of Rose and the other characters in the book is what engages the listener the most. While the outcome of happily ever after is expected, the twists in the plot, and how the characters respond to those twists, keep the story interesting.

    The narration is appropriate for the story. There were times the narrator needed to drink water as "dry mouth" was evident, but it was minimally distracting.

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    Theresa 03-22-17
    Theresa 03-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow"

    This book is the start of an exciting and thrilling experience where you hart is quenched at the end of each book but leaves you begging for the next title to download.

    Thank you Melanie and Jude

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    Ashley Beach 03-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "enchanting"

    Truly enchanting! I loved the retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales and the picture of Christ!

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    Karen 12-10-16
    Karen 12-10-16
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    "Poor narration, editing, Ok story"

    This is a nice little YA novel set in medieval times of unknown year. It is decently written and would make an Ok read in print but the audio is poor. It is as though we are being treated to a teenager who is reading this for class. Breath and mouth sounds abound. Some could have been edited out, but I guess as a production editor you would get real tired of trying after a while.

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    Kelley Mullens 12-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!!"

    Loved it! It was very well written! I couldn't stop listening. This is a must read/listen!

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