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All sixteen-year-old Tommin wants is to make beautiful shoes and care for his beloved grandmother, but his insatiable need to steal threatens to destroy everything. Driven by a curse that demands more and more gold, he's sure to get caught eventually.

When mysterious Lorcan Reilly arrives in town with his "niece," Eve, Tommin believes the fellow wants to help him. Instead, Lorcan whisks him off to the underground realm of the Leprechauns, where, alongside Eve, he's forced to prepare to become one of them.

As Lorcan's plans for his "gold-children" are slowly revealed, Tommin and Eve plan their escape. But with Tommin's humanity slipping away, the fate-crossed pair has everything to lose unless they can find a way to outsmart a magical curse centuries in the making.

©2017 Carrie Anne Noble (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Aimed at a younger public, but still enjoyable

While I can see this book being more fun to middle schoolers, at 27 I cherished the moments I spent listening to the wonderful Gerard Doyle telling the story of a boy cursed to become a leprechaun.

This book has a fairy tale feel to it, but it's a fresh take on the folklore. I will be sure to check her other book that covers mermaids. What can I say, I'm young at heart and it the story was well told and entertaining! :)

47 of 49 people found this review helpful

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Folking Fantastic!

This is a wonderful folk tale told with equal parts fantasty and humanity. Carrie Ann Noble pulls you into a magical world that overlaps with our own in a wonder-filled way. Gerard Doyle always shines, and really brings out the internal struggle of the protagonist, who is trapped between two worlds.

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25 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Again!

The Mermaid's Sister is one of the best books I have ever read. I was counting down the days until the release of this book and devoured it. Different creative story told just as well as my favorite. I will keep coming back to Carrie Ann Noble. Can't wait for the next book. Truly one of the smartest fantasy writers out there. Also loved the touch of the Irish narrator. Really added to the performance of the story. Very worth the wait. So pleased.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Whimsical

Gerald Doyle gave a wonderful performance!!!! He has such a lovely rich voice throughout the whole story and the way he brings out the characters to life, one can't help but feel like they are part of the story!!!! The story is lovely too but the Mermaid's Sister is a better story all the way around!!!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Doom and Gloom

Jeez. Bleak and cruel with no humor or glimmers of hope to lighten the heavy weight of this tale. Not only didn't I care for the dark story, which seemed to drone on and on, but I couldn't recall anyone's name. That's probably because I never connected with any of the characters. Overdoses of bleakness will do that to you. I try not to write a review unless I've stuck with it till the end but I just could not make myself listen to a minute more.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Please do not waste your time.

Hours of suffering, abuse and belittling with little to no pay off. Please don’t waste your time.

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I wasn’t sure...

... but this story is so lovely and imaginative. It takes you on an adventure to a less known world of Leprechauns, Fairies, and the like, with thrilling twists and turns. no matter what happens, the characters gain respect with every step. It’s a love story, a war story, and an every day story of friendship, devotion and risk. All I know, is I could really use a stick like Gladys. The end is almost as perfect as the narration. I suggest you listen to this book, and let your worries melt away. Highly recommended.

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Great Narrator

If you could sum up The Gold-Son in three words, what would they be?

This is a great little Irish story and gave me a different idea of leprechauns are.

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I enjoyed the inner turmoil of the main character and how it increased your compassion for him. I think the perfect narrator was found for this book. I would purchase other books just knowing he is the narrator.

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

I was always excited when I was able to find time to listen to the book,

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Started strong but fell apart in the last third

Loved the idea of this book and really enjoyed it at first. Then, bit by bit it just unraveled and fell apart. There were glaring plot points that were handled so poorly that it made no sense at all. Even worse, these plot points weren't even necessary to the story.

Imagine reading a book about a police detective and 2/3 thru the book there's an exchange where you find out that they've never heard of a hand gun. That's the kind of level of stupid we're talking about here.

It kind of felt like the book was getting too big while the author was writing it so they just slapped together a half baked final third of the book to get something out to the publisher.

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delightful little fairy tale.

Will recommend to all the teens in my life and any adult who likes fantasy.