• The Faceless Woman: A Swan Princess Retelling

  • Otherworld Series, Book 4
  • By: Emma Hamm
  • Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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The Faceless Woman: A Swan Princess Retelling

By: Emma Hamm
Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
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Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time…

A town will only suffer the presence of a witch for as long as she is useful. Aisling watches the flames lick her thighs and prays for a quick death. But when an Unseelie prince appears through the smoke, she does what any self respecting witch would do. 

She curses him. 

Bran should never have traveled to the human realm, and is shocked when a witch binds them together. His life is hers and he refuses to die. He saves her from the fires, casts a hex on the townsfolk for good measure, then whisks her away to safety. His only stipulation? She has to remove the binding curse. 

Unfortunately for them both, she can’t. Witch and Unseelie must travel across the Otherworld to break the ties that bind them. Secrets and lies stand between them, but both will stop at nothing to save themselves.

©2018 Emma Hamm (P)2019 Emma Hamm

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The Faceless Woman by Emma Hamm

I haven't read anything like this! This fantasy romance is super amazing. I love how the story went even though the ending was bitter sweet but we all know what happened to the swan lake princess right? I did fell in love with the characters so much I wanted to learn witchcraft myself to lift their curse which of course is very impossible.(please excuse my day dreaming)

The narration by Siobhan Waring was also amazing!

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Such a great listen!!

I listened to the first two books in this series and just fell in love with his world and its inhabitants. Book three is not available in an audiobook but I was thrilled to get book four. This listen really didn't have anything to do with the main characters in first two books but that's okay; it was a great story on its own.

Waring's narration is what elevates this story to its greatness. She is such a consummate performer that younever doubt that a with turned cat is talking to you. I can't wait for the next edition!!

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  • 06-17-19

The Faceless Woman

I know that when I read or listen to an Emma Hamm book, I must stay committed to sticking to the story or I will miss out on some beautiful story telling. To me, most of her books start out slow, and there are times when I think they drag, but I can also tell that she gradually builds a well-rounded story that will have you wanting more of her work.

The faceless woman is very interesting. I wonder what it would be like if people could not see our true face, but I digress. As I said, the story is interesting, and I believe your time won't be wasted listening to the audiobook. Siobhan is the kind of narrator who can take a mediocre book and enhance it with the voice magic she uses. Ok, maybe not voice magic, but excellent talent of giving each character his or her own uniqueness, and that is exactly what she did with The Faceless Woman. Her voice makes this story better. She makes you want to go on the journey and experience the adventures the characters go through.

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Not what I expected

So, I went into this book expecting it to be a continuation of the series, but instead it was a story in itself with a couple of overlapping characters. Once I got past trying to connect the main character back to the main character of the previous books I enjoyed the story.

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Great First Swan Princess Experience

This was a fascinating listen. Loved the adventure and seeing the story unravel and what curses Aisling and Bran had. In all honesty, I've never heard the original Swan Princess so I have nothing to compare this retelling to. However, I really enjoyed this author's writing. Great Story!

I loved the slight British accent the narrator has/used. Really made this fantasy/fairytale/romance come to life. Very pleasant voice and excellent performance!

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Good, but....

there's a cliffhanger, and no news of any of the remaining books coming to Audible :(

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Loved this book but . . .

I really loved this book, it’s world, the characters, and the narration but . . . There are no spicy scenes. There is a lot of tension built up which falsely lead me to believe we would have a spicy scene or two, but when that moment finally happens it’s a very YA explanation of what is happening and then it just ends. It was disappointing but not enough to keep me from continuing on with the story and liking the characters. I highly recommend reading this book.

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What kind of ending...?

I liked it well enough I suppose. Decently enjoyable writing, with better characters & romance than the first book. But I felt everything was too rushed at the end and didn't really make sense, to the point where I lost faith in the series and will not be continuing. Would that I were my teenage self again, I'd probably continue. Being an adult, I find my standards likely too high to fully enjoy most YA fiction anymore...

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Cliffhanger

I loved everything about this except for the cliffhanger and that Audible hasn’t released the next one after a year of this one being out and several books following this. That’s frustrating.

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What?

I didn't really fully understand the ending. That has never happened to me with books, movies or T.V. series, so I'm not dumb...I think the writing could have been better. I gave the book 4 stars. I did enjoy most of the story, I'm still debating whether or not to listen to part 2 of this series.

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  • 03-05-19

another fabulous story!

another outstanding audio book from Emma and beautifully narrated by Siobhan. I'm left desperate for the following book...how am i going to wait until the end of the year?!!!!
fabulous x

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