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Son of the Shadows Audiobook

Son of the Shadows: Sevenwaters, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Beautiful Sorcha is the courageous young woman who risked all to save her family from a wicked curse and whose love shattered generations of hate and bridged two cultures. It is from her sacrifice that Sorcha's brothers were brought home to their ancestral fortress Sevenwaters, and her life has known much joy. But not all the brothers were able to fully escape the spell that transformed them into swans, and it is left to Sorcha's daughter, Liadan, to help fulfill the destiny of the Sevenwaters clan. Beloved child and dutiful daughter, Liadan embarks on a journey that shows her just how hard-won was the peace that she has known all her life.

Liadan will need all of her courage to help save her family, for there are dark forces and ancient powers conspiring to destroy this family's peace - and their world. And she will need all of her strength to stand up to those she loves best, for in the finding of her own true love, Liadan's course may doom them all...or be their salvation.

©2001 Juliet Marillier (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Lena Madison, WI 02-04-14
    Lena Madison, WI 02-04-14
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    "Fantastic Narration, Beautiful Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Resoundingly, yes. This is a story that is better to listen to than to read (and I typically don't even enjoy audiobooks). While recovering from a concussion, I downloaded a few of my favorite books (under doctor's orders not to read). I couldn't get into others, but this narration was fantastic and I found myself totally captivated for most of the story. <br/><br/>At the same time, there are just a few parts that drag. Hang on through them, because the story is worth it!


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    I loved this narrator. She's fantastic -- I was sometimes amazed at her ability to do different voices and had to check to see whether she was the sole narrator. She was the voice of Liadan.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Oh, quite a few, but I don't want to spoil it.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lnsy 05-12-14
    Lnsy 05-12-14
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    "Mediocre"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Well, I always listen to audiobooks when I'm doing something else, so it was good enough for that. I wouldn't suggest this book for devoting all your time to.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Juliet Marillier? Why or why not?

    I would because I like the first book a lot. This book was much more mediocre, so it makes me less enthusiastic.


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

    Her accent makes it feel more authentic, like you are hearing this book around a camp fire.


    Could you see Son of the Shadows being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. Just, no.


    Any additional comments?

    This book starts out well enough and I enjoyed it. Yet the longer it dragged on, the more boring it became. I feel like this book is longer than the story can truly sustain.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tori 11-19-13
    Tori 11-19-13
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    "Great book!"
    Where does Son of the Shadows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best! Absolutely great to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Rosalyn Landor did an amazing job. She told the story beautifully, I could hardly stop listening.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MissSusie66 10-01-13
    MissSusie66 10-01-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Another great installment in series"

    About 15 years have passed since the end of Daughter of the Forest Sorcha and Red have 3 children twins Sean & Liadan, and Niamh, Sean is being groomed to take over Sevenwaters, Liadan is a healer much like her mother and Niamh seems to be the spoiled pretty girl who will marry to further the families allies, but she has other ideas when a druid named Ciaran comes to Sevenwaters he and Niamh start a secret affair, but this will not go well and if you paid attention to ending of Daughter of the Forest you will know why this relationship cannot go on. When the family finds out about this she is sent off to marry a chieftain who may not be as good a man as the family thinks he is!

    Liadan is kidnapped by the mysterious and dangerous Painted Man to heal one of his brethren as she spends more time with this band of men she sees a different side of this man than she previously thought, since he won’t tell her his name she decides to call him Bran and she falls in love with him they have one night of passion and then he finds out who her father is and sends her home. As you can guess the night of passion has resulted in a child. So now you have the gist of what this installment is about.

    There were times I really like Liadan I liked her strength at becoming a single mother when that kind of thing was not done however I questioned her thinking when she took her baby into enemy territory to rescue Bran and his man Gull, I mean really who would do that when you have a whole house full of family and servants, so why in the world would you strap your baby on your back for a dangerous rescue mission.


    There are parts of this book that are very sad for lovers of the first Sevenwaters book Daughter of the Forest , including the reveals comes of just who Bran actually is and why he has such a grudge against Liadan’s father Hugh of Harrowfield, I thought this one did a great job of bringing us up to date on the characters from the first book but also moving on from them to the next generation.


    Rosalyn Landor narrated this one and if you follow my reviews you know she is a favorite of mine and this was no exception. As always, she does a great job with nice accents and variations between characters.

    This was a re-read I read this book years ago and re-read on audio and maybe didn’t like Liadan as much as I remembered.

    4 Stars

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri A. Knight California 02-04-15
    Sherri A. Knight California 02-04-15 Member Since 2015

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    "I dislike this narrator compared to the first book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The story is no doubt a great one, but after listening the first book and loving the narration of it, this narrator is not as good.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Juliet Marillier again?

    I most definitely will!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better narrator. She wasn't very good at making the voices of each character different.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Suspense


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    areader 05-15-14
    areader 05-15-14

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    "Son of Shadows"

    Great read all based on a snippet of fairy stories. Really clever. At first I did not like this narrator but she grew on me! Well done!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Desiree 08-26-16
    Desiree 08-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"
    What did you love best about Son of the Shadows?

    The story is engaging. I fell in love with the lead characters myself!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twists and turns in the storyline. I don't like to be able to guess what's coming next.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    I loved the lilt in her voice. Didn't really like the male voice she did though.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Can you truly choose your own path?


    Any additional comments?

    I've read some reviews and others didn't like the change in narrators and at first I agreed (mainly I just loved the narrator of the first book) but after getting used to Rosalyn I'm almost glad you have a different narrator for each book. It's as if the new narrator signifies the change in the story from one child to the next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ariel 05-29-16
    Ariel 05-29-16 Member Since 2017

    The cosmere consumes me.

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    "Best story of the Sevenwaters tale."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Son of the Shadows to be better than the print version?

    I read this book a few years ago, but I loved it so much I wanted to listen to the audio version. The audio version did not disappoint, it was discovering the story all over again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bran is one of my most beloved and daft literature men. His physical appearance blended with his profound loving nature, all mix in with his dark past and character flaws make him extremely lovable. When you find out his true identity it will blow you away.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did a good job.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Liadan 05-17-16
    Liadan 05-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A fated love"
    Where does Son of the Shadows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Towards the top of the list


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unending and undying love of Liadan and Bran


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    Liadan


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    She has the power to transform the world


    Any additional comments?

    The first trilogy I read in late 2001 – early 2002. I had to wait for the third book to be released to read it. This trilogy heavily influenced my online persona as after reading the second book, whose heroine is Liadan, I started using Liadan as an online handle. The first 3 books touched me deeply. The stories of Sorcha, Liadan and Fainne are so full of emotion, life and reality. You can imagine yourself in the story, or stepping out into ancient Ireland in the middle of the forest or the honeycomb.<br/><br/>You can relate to the trials that the heroines face. The characters are multi-dimensional and well rounded. The love stories are believable, and take a course that while you can see that while there will be struggles in the relationships, and the happily ever after is never a promise, that the couples will fight for their HEA as much as they can. The loss of Sorcha makes us cry because we fell in love with her in Daughter of the Forest, but the way her children and Red go on is the way it’s meant to be.<br/><br/>The struggle of Good vs Evil and the way to win back the islands leads our stories to an extent through all the books. The books in my opinion are perfectly written, and the end is what is expected. The old faith is preserved, and those who were trapped in their own darkness see that they can follow the light. The story wrapped up perfectly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 04-11-16
    Angela 04-11-16
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    "Slower, but wonderful."
    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    I adore her voice and range. Never over the top, never too subtle. Just perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    Great second installment. Second books in a series oftentimes drag on, functioning as a bridge or filler for better books to come but this was well worth it. Great continuation, despite the oftentimes blatant repetitions in story line and similarity in characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • stacy
    3/23/17
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    "Spellbinding 💫"

    Juliete is an amazing author, this book series has me completely hooked. The narrator this time was far easier on the ear and was able to pronounce Irish names properly, the story picked up almost 18 years after the 1st book and it felt as if it flowed seamlessly. A pleasure to listen too. I was completely captivated by Liadan and Brans relationship.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • julie
    8/16/14
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    "Magnificent ."
    Would you listen to Son of the Shadows again? Why?

    Have both read and listened to this story. Both I enjoyed very much. The audio managed to bring this story to life. You are not only listening , but living this story. Would listen to again without a doubt.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Leiden. Her love and loyalty showed no bounds. Fearless and true.


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A magnificent read by Rosalyn Landor. An ability to pull you into this story with a voice that's both soothing and hypnotic.


    Any additional comments?

    A must for all with a connection to this time and era.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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