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  • Dreamer's Pool

  • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So disappointing

  • By jennifer on 18-05-15

Captured from the first.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-17

I was worried about this book due to the most popular review giving it a bad feedback. I'm a huge fan of Juliet Marillier books and hated the idea that one could be uncapturing. Thank fully this isn't the case, Blackthorn & Grim are superbly written characters that leave you wanting to know more about their story and their narrators do a fantastic job.
So looking to book 2!!

  • Daughter of the Forest

  • Sevenwaters, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment. But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift-by staying silent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding! I highly recommend this book

  • By Susan on 05-11-13

As captivating as I remember it.....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this series of books to anyone you likes a fantasy novel. There is plots and conspiracy written in a wonderful way which will keep you captivated!

What did you like best about this story?

I couldn't choose a favourite piece in the book as I really thoroughly enjoy it from beginning to end. Sorcha has is a character that you can follow with ease as she works through the turmoils set upon her by the Lady Oognah and Fairy Folk of the Forest in a quest to save her 6 brothers.

Which character – as performed by Terry Donnelly – was your favourite?

Terry Donnelly does take some getting used to. I must admit to begin with she wasn't the easiest listening voice but as the story progressed you certainly get into it and relax into her style of reading.

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

The whole story is a quite a moving one in different ways. You'll find yourself annoyed and saddened by events, relief and happiness as some tasks are met and achieved,

Any additional comments?

I really looking forward to listening to the rest if the series. Each book has a different narrator so we'll see if that works or not.....

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