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Shadowfell

Shadowfell Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
Series: Shadowfell Series, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Eager to hide her own canny skill - a uniquely powerful ability to communicate with the fairy-like Good Folk - Neryn sets out for the legendary Shadowfell, a home and training ground for a secret rebel group determined to overthrow the evil King Keldec.

During her dangerous journey, she receives aid from the Good Folk, who tell her she must pass a series of tests in order to recognize her full potential. She also finds help from a handsome young man, Flint, who rescues her from certain death - but whose motives in doing so remain unclear. 

Neryn struggles to trust her only allies. They both hint that she alone may be the key to Alban's release from Keldec's rule. Homeless, unsure of who to trust, and trapped in an empire determined to crush her, Neryn must make it to Shadowfell not only to save herself, but to save Alban.

©2012 Juliet Marillier (P)2020 Tantor

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Not Everything is a Drama

Luckily I have the printed books of this series. I just couldn't listen to this narrator gasp and panic her way through this book, never mind a whole trilogy. Ms Meire sounds as though she's in a permanent state of frantic, gasping stress. Juliet Marillier's books have drama enough without a frantic reader. I'll be returning these audio books, and I'll read the printed copies myself.

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  • Torrie McAllister
  • 18-04-20

A Wonder Tale of Courage, Betrayal, Love & Uncanny Gifts

I loved reading the Shadowfell series and it is a treat to hear narrator Henrietta Meire bring the story to life. Hearing the fey folk brought to life is a particular treat. This is a classic quest set in ancient Alban—Scotland of myth and legend. A traumatized young heroine, hunted by a ruthless king, sets out to learn the secrets of her uncanny gifts, and what they mean. Author Juliet Marillier creates a world rich humanity, legend and lore, full of grief, hope, love and friendship. Food for the soul.

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  • Jennifer E Torres
  • 20-05-20

Juliet Marillier, I just cant get enough!

I love this series. cant wait to read the next one. I absolutely love them all. I have listened to all of Juliets books that I can. the stories are rich in characters and folklore.

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  • Music Lover
  • 11-08-20

The story is great, but the narration...

The narrator has so much potential, but when she narrates the lead she uses the same mix of intense sadness and anxiety whether she’s talking about the death of a loved one or something as mundane as styling a fire or putting on a cloak. It’s exhausting! But it also makes the characters she narrates much more one dimensional than the author created them to be.

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