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The Gold-Son

Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
4 out of 5 stars (403 ratings)
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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.

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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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ENCHANTING TALE !

I've NOT listened to a book quite like it. I was taken in, completely absorbed right from the start. This was an excellent story. I enjoyed that the whole plot wasn't bogged down by details of love like some authors do. the love story existed within the story but so did the mystery, all in perfect proportion. the narrative was amazing and not once did I cringe.
I do highly recommend this book.

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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.

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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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The Gold-Son

This book came to me as a deal for the kindle from Amazon. Of course if they have the audio-book to go along with it, I will get that too! Gerard Doyle is a terrific narrator! He really made the story come alive!
Tommin was 16 years old and lived with his adoring granny. She tried to keep him on a good path in life, but he had such urges to steal gold, he just could not help himself. He had a great talent for making beautiful shoes and he loved to make them even though the man he worked/apprenticed for only wanted plain shoes made.
When Lorcan Reilly and his niece, Eve, came to town, Tommin got the opportunity to make the most beautiful shoes he had ever made. This impressed Lorcan and soon Tommin found himself taken from the only home he had known and was tricked into becoming the Leprechaun he was destined to be.
I enjoyed the characters of this book, especially Tommin and Eve. I loved seeing the potential in Eve and was shocked with some of the things that happened right before part 2. I am glad things worked out the way they did in the end.

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Good idea, but a little slow

I like this author and I like the simplicity of her writing. This book started off with a really good idea but it was too long and the story was slow. None of the characters stood out to me.

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decent fiction

I didn't read the deacription before picking this one up, I just really liked the cover (yeah, I'm one of those) so I was surprised when it turned out to be about leprechauns. it also weirded me out that the slang they used was leps. the story is decent, there are a few holes and the most interesting part (the war and the resolution) were barely touched on in favor of following the main character. I would have much rather have heard Eves story as I found her more interesting to be honest.

having said that the performance was good and it made the story better. this would have been 3.5 stars without the great performance.