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Excellent

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

This is a classic tale from Charles Dickens. Poor boy fighting his way through the world, meeting people and living his life the best way he can. Richard Armitage is an excellent narrator. His changes in character, accent, etc., is wonderful. He really brings the individual characters to life in such a way as to create images in the listener's mind as to what the character looks like and acts like.

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Stepping stone to a love of high fantasy

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-12

This is a sweet little story about a changling Sidhe who goes on an adventure to discover herself, in a sense. The Sidhe aren't the faeries that I'm used to, these a blue (in colour), unhappy lot and Aethlywn finds out that they didn't think she fit in with them, so left her as a changling. As she grew up, she changed and when she found out that she was a changling, she wanted to find her real family. She then goes on adventures, helping Merlin and after 1500 years, she went to the High Wizard to ask if he could change her into a more faerie like Sidhe. The Wizard gives her a job, saying that at the end of the year and a day, he'd grant her dream to her. You'll have to listen to find out what happens.

This is a children's book, or young adult's. Gives you some hints about Merlin and King Arthur, as well as mentions several other well known elves and faeries in this. Could be a nice stepping stone into a wide world of fantasy for a young reader.

Megan does a very nice job of narration, her voice well suited for this tale.