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Tree of Ages

The Tree of Ages Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Julia Farmer
Series: The Tree of Ages, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

"The seasons are changing. The lines are faltering, undoing the old and bringing life to the new. Trees will fall, and changed earth will be left in their place. A storm is coming."

Finn doesn't remember much about her previous life, and in a world that has been changed by the wars of the Tuatha De, where trust is hard to come by, answers are even more difficult to find. Little does she know, an unknown evil tugs on the strings of fate, and the answers she so desperately seeks may be more important than she could have ever imagined.

©2015 Sarah C Roethle (P)2017 Sarah C Roethle

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Something Different

I was hooked from the beginning
Loved the base storyline. The character development in respect to who they were and their backstory was well paced
I was disappointed when the book ended
I would recommend this to anyone looking for something different

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Deep and confusing

The storyline is complicated and confusing. I did not feel that the characters were as believable as they could have been. I am not sure if I want to read the next book to see if things are made clearer and whether the characters are clearer.

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Loved it!

What an usual book for me to read. As I usually read historical fact and fiction. However I loved it and will have to read the next 2 books to find out what happens. The narrator has a lovely voice which enhanced the telling of this tale.

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Complicated without really going anywhere

Whilst this book showed promise so I kept going to see where it went, trying to keep up with the story line proved challenging & as I’ve still not worked out certain characters by the end & remain confused, I won’t be bothering with the next one. Too much crammed into 1 book by way of characters & not enough actual story.

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I had great hopes

The main character is pretty pathetic. Some nice ideas in the story. I am not interested in second book. the narrator is really good.

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Starter

Not much happens in this short story. However it has laid a lot of groundwork so still has the potential to be a good overall series depending on the next book which I will be listening to.

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  • CAP
  • 13-01-18

A Tree Transforms into a Human

I enjoyed this book. The premise is interesting. A tree suddenly transforming into a human. However, the woman begins to wonder if she's always been a tree. She goes on a quest, hoping to find someone to turn her back into a tree, and meets all sorts of people along the journey, including those who betray her. It's a typical quest story, with very little magic involved except for the fae forest. I think some of the characters were inconsistent, and some of their reasons for doing things a bit weak, but otherwise I did enjoy the tale and may check out more by the author.

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  • Katherine Baker
  • 25-04-18

Loved it

Having been super into dnd lately this book scratched an itch i had been needing scratched. Decent read.

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  • Marta Telkamp
  • 23-02-18

Great book!

Loved it. The narrator was fabulous. The story was compelling, and drew me to listen all the way to the end.

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  • Patricia E. Brown
  • 15-02-18

Really liked this

I like the new twist on the faye type creatures and the story line all together. well written and well read.

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  • Brian Chavez
  • 05-03-20

Great Read!

I really enjoyed this book and author! This was a great read! Loved the imagination put into the story. Haven’t read something like this in a while! Can’t wait till noon 2 now!!!!

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  • Jaclyn679
  • 24-01-20

Unique and absolutely wonderful

What a compelling and unique story! First and foremost, the writing was beautiful. I was amazed at the creativity that Roethle delivered in a book packed with attention to the very smallest of details. The setting is stunning, and I fell in love with characters, especially Finn, but there are so many smaller characters and magical creatures to follow and adore. Aed, Kai, and Iseult were so vividly described that I could imagine their tone and presence. I love all things fae, and appreciated the differences in this story that made it so diverse. Overall I would whole-heartedly recommend! I also really I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-20

Good Narrator/Lackluster Story

I found the premise very intriguing, but there was no single character out of the fairly large group we are introduced to that stood out or gained in much development. The author seems to have had an interesting and engaging idea at the start, but I found the story too oddly paced, directionless and ultimately boring to get much investment out of it. I give the author credit for the effort put I to designing this fantasy world but I don't see much reason to continue with the series after finishing this debut novel. The characters simply aren't put to much use.

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  • trufriends
  • 28-11-19

worth checking out

so my brother kept telling me I needed to check out this series, so when I got a chance to get this in audiobook form I did; so far it is a series worth checking out.

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  • Victoria Franco
  • 03-05-19

Slow start, but captivating

It took a bit to get into it, but I'm so glad I pushed through the slow start. I cant wait to finish the rest of the series! I just wish Julia Farmer was the narrator for all the books.

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  • Westley Giles
  • 27-04-19

Real hard to swallow!

I want people to understand, that I generally liked the story. However, the book took a turn, that I just can’t say was a good bit of writing. It was downright bad, in my opinion.

Spoilers ahead, so if you continue reading, you’ve been warned.


At one point in the story, part of the hero’s party turns out to be bounty hunters/thieves. This is unknown to the party for the entire time they’re together up until miraculously the hero and a few other characters get knocked out, and the thieves steal off with her after finding out about a bounty that they had no way in hell of knowing about, with a description of the hero that no one could possibly conjure forth because only one person saw how she got where she was...

It’s too flimsy a story plot. It doesn’t suspend disbelief at all. When people who have no means of far flung communication who never leave your sight suddenly have communication with the invisible mafia of the story who are working for no one who could possibly know who or what the hero may be, and suddenly they know things with no way to show how they get this knowledge other than by the author wanting it to happen, it sounds very much like “A Wizard did it!” and that ruined everything for me.

You had me until then, Sara!