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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 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and characters

  • By Helen on 23-01-2017

Great story and characters

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

Reviewed: 23-01-2017

Lots of twists and turns and such interesting characters. The narration is excellent, highly recommend this author. Looking forward to the next book!

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  • The Daughter of Time

  • By: Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

'Truth is the Daughter of Time' is an old proverb. And The Daughter of Time is Josephine Tey's search for the truth about the murder of the Princes in the Tower. Was the hunchback, Richard III, the monster that Shakespeare and the history books have made him out to be?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History without Tears

  • By Kenneth on 07-07-2018

A disappointment, not what I expected

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-2016

Would you try another book written by Josephine Tey or narrated by Derek Jacobi?

I enjoyed the narration by Derek, but the story had way too many facts rather than fiction, i think i was expecting time travel to be involved and it wasn't that type of story at all.

What will your next listen be?

Finding Fraser

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All much of a muchness, main character, policeman, lying in bed with an injury, delving into the history of Richard the third through history books and with the help of a younger man who is doing research for him.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Daughter of Time?

I kept on with it as some of it was interesting as far as history goes but found it overall boring. I prefer to read a good fictional story that includes real history throughout, this was just one step above a history book, yawn.

Any additional comments?

Would probably be an interesting read for history students on Richard third and that time, a bit better than reading an actual history book!