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As a child, Coriel Halsing spent many glorious summers at Castle Auburn with her half-sister - and fell in love with a handsome prince who could never be hers. But now that she is a young woman, she begins to see the dark side of this magical place....

©2001 Sharon Shinn (P)2018 Tantor

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You cant listen to 'some" of the book !

if you don't follow this book throught to the end you will miss EVERYTHING that is truly great about it. I do NOT want to give everything away but all the detail, the charater introductions the little side storys and daily goings on -- its all setting you up. It pays OFF. yes, only a few hours in you are still hearing about Cories daily life, and her sister and the Alioria and this and that and you will start to see subtle changes month by month and year by year in her life at court and the tides that turn around her. The pay off is Big, its worth the wait.

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Fantastic book, disappointing narration.

I’ve loved this book for years and was thrilled to see that an audiobook had finally been recorded. And although she has a lovely voice, Baker’s narration leaves a lot to be desired. Several of her character pronunciations are inconsistent - a real pebble in the shoe for a fantasy book where there are several made up names. And there are many outright vocabulary mistakes; it’s hard to tell if this was the fault of the narrator or the person whose job it was to have the text arranged for her to read. A character’s name is switched for another character at a critical moment, and if I hadn’t read the book before I would have been VERY confused. Is this the fault of the narrator or the vocal director? Hard to say. These would be easy mistakes to correct.

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Unbelievably Boring

I'm 3+ hours in and nothing has happened. I don't care about any of the characters and there's no story. I'm returning the book.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful