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Stolen Songbird Audiobook

Stolen Songbird

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Publisher's Summary

For five centuries, a witch's curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Ccile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

Ccile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity. But something unexpected happens while she's waiting - she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods - part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Ccile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer's daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.

©2014 Danielle L. Jensen (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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    Miss Emma Graham UK 28/08/2015
    Miss Emma Graham UK 28/08/2015 Member Since 2017

    Emma

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    "Enjoyable"

    At first I found it slow didn't really know if I was going to continue with it ... then it caught me! Imaginative and exciting. It built up and up until the very end and leaving me ready for more! the characters descriptions and emotions made them come to life. The described scenes playing out in my head. To the next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Poppy 22/05/2015
    Poppy 22/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Great adventure and romance!"

    This story was exciting and well written, with the perfect amounts of both adventure and romance.

    At first I was unsure about the narration but once I got used to it I loved it, so definitely give it a chance. The character voices the narrator does are great!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alaina Carroll 10/07/2016
    Alaina Carroll 10/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Spectacular"

    I absolutely adored this book. It was beautifully written and the story captivated me from the get go. Whilst I wasn't overly keen on the male narrator, the female narrator, Erin Moon, was fantastic. She brought the story to life and I'm thrilled that she narrates the entire series. I have already purchased the second and third books and can't wait to continue the journey. I honestly can't say enough about this book, just amazing. The story is unique and will leave you wanting more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    shirley 01/03/2016
    shirley 01/03/2016
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    "just me"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes if they liked the kind of books i do


    What did you like best about this story?

    the troll element


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    when cecile finally uses her witch powers


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    enjoyable but just lacked a little more depth for me , was easy to pick up each time i came back to it <br/>

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CeNedra Red 30/04/2017
    CeNedra Red 30/04/2017

    Readalot

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    "Ruined :-{"

    Where do I begin to say how utterly disappointed I am with the narrator Erin Moon. I will never know whether this book is good, bad or indifferent, as I just couldn't continue to listen for more than an hour, which was all the torture I was willing to endure. Add to that the idiot female character, Ccile. If the story improved when Eric Michael Summerer took over the narration, I can't say. This and the other book in this series will be returned, and I'll use the credits to buy something with better narration and less stupid characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    paige 17/03/2017
    paige 17/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Impressed!"

    I've been avoiding buying this book for a while, I've read other books which have trolls in them and they've not impressed but I needed a new series to read so I downloaded this and wow, I was quite shocked at how much I enjoyed this.
    the first chapter or two was a little lame but once we entered Trollus I was ensnared! although I could see a few things coming, the story was dense enough and well told and I was rooting for the characters and felt that reader/character connection. I do think a couple of the scenes were a little rushed such as the fight with Rolland but all in all, I enjoyed this book quite a lot, now I'm going to listen to the second!

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    Bridget 24/02/2017
    Bridget 24/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent performers but story was predictable"

    as my title says. can we get a heroine who perhaps doesn't need to kill the hero or get killed?

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  • Melissa
    02/11/15
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    "Odd vocal pattern"

    The narrator has a very odd vocal pattern and the words she stresses makes everything sound like a question. It detracts from the story line which is very engaging. I listened to the story at 1.25 speed which helped overcome some of the narration problems.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica Mello
    21/06/15
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    "A Diamond in the Rough"

    I bought this book on a whim when I ran out of things to read. It sounded kind of interesting and thought I'd give it a try. I started and dropped it a few times, never making it past the first chapter. Finally I decided to sit down and just listen for as long as I could. Next thing I knew I was deep into the story of Trollis.

    This book has left me empty. It's one of those tales where afterwards, you feel so lost without it in your mind. Cecil and Tristan are characters with so much depth you can't help but love them. The story is well developed and the web of plots and subplots interlock together taking you for ride.

    There really aren't enough words to describe how much I love this book. Definitely a must read for a bookworm.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Jinx
    21/05/16
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    "Sound premise, lackluster execution"

    The story had interesting components and was decently written, but it has a lot in common with another book I've read, The Hollow Kingdom, only Stolen Songbird didn't use it nearly as well. I don't want to spoil either book, but I'd recommend reading the Hollow Kingdom because it's simply a pleasure and then comparing for yourself, if you feel like continuing with this.

    The romance portions tend to reek of that sickening Romeo and Juliet kind of love. It's a little sickening and more than a little frustrating to watch drama unfold as a result of their puppy love mindset and terrible decision making. Rational can't really describe either of them.

    There are numerous plot holes when you consider the author's own world setup for more than half a second, to boot.

    I'm torn between getting the next one and, well, just something else. It was engaging enough that I want to know how it ends, but I just really can't recommend it. "Still a better love story than Twilight", as they say. It's a step above, for sure, but still lacking.

    The narrator(s) did well, for the most part, but I hated when the lady spoke for any men. I hear it often in opposite gender character readings, and it gets me every time. in this case, she does that bizarre "masculine" voice that sounds like a joke or mockery. Still, I've heard worse attempts. Her female voices were great. The male narrator did women and men appropriately, which is a rarity.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • SilverMomAZ
    Tucson, AZ
    18/05/17
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    "Couldn't get into it."

    I just couldn't bring myself to care about the characters, and the narrator constant pauses in the middle of sentences was driving me crazy. I did finish it, but won't go for book 2.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/05/17
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    "Could have been better"

    The story was good enough as a twist on Beauty and the Beast, but I don't understand why they'd have a different narrator only for the few chapters with the different perspective than the heroine. It would have been better if it were more consistent, if the other narrator did the hero's voice in the heroine's chapters as well. It bugged me having to adjust to the completely different cadences and voices so abruptly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Cali Up North
    Seattle
    26/04/17
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    "quite possibly the worst "French-ish" accent ever"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Reading it might have been better - the narration by Erin Moon was simply horrible. It's so bad I won't go on with the series. Story itself was alright, but a little too YA simplistic, and waaaaaay too much of the female protagonist fretting over self-worth.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Interesting take on different fantasy worlds of humans, trolls and magic.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Erin Moon did the worst "French-ish" accent I've ever heard. Truly horrible - just skipping the attempt at all would have made it so much better. Her breathy contrivances of male characters, and wretched portrayals of some royal characters put me off entirely. Horrible narration makes it impossible for me to finish the book and I won't go on with the series.


    What character would you cut from Stolen Songbird?

    The miserable royal uncle, but this could be due to the narration.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • tatiana
    18/03/17
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    "There isn't anything bad about it "

    I just feel like they dragged it out and it isn't that well written... It's not bad but it's not good either. Ugh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miranda Cappa
    Hurst TX
    14/09/16
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    "I Tried"

    I tried on this one. But I couldn't get past the narration. I respect her for trying the French accent. But it was distracting when some words were pronounced in an American accent and some were in an unrecognizable French one. I didn't get the abductors name until she had said it a few times. Luke, right? I may try this one on my Kindle since I did down load the ebook too. Thanks and sorry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eric
    19/10/15
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    "for the younger audience"

    As the not typical YA reader/listener, I love that with YA books they stay more to the story without as much vulgar language. While I was determined to listen to the entire book. It was not a great start... I did however become attached to the characters. So still a decent book... especially for younger audiences .

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsten
    08/09/15
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    "okay."

    It was okay. i felt like the author tried to get things going to fast. I was pretty confused and honestly uninterested for the first quarter of the book. It did pick up eventually. I also dont understand the part of her singing? she hardly sings at all and i feel like it was just thrown into the story. But other wise a decent book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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