• Compass Rose

  • By: Anna Burke
  • Narrated by: Annette Romano
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (148 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the year 2513, the only thing higher than the seas is what’s at stake for those who sail them.

Rose was born facing due north, with an inherent perception of cardinal points flowing through her veins. Her uncanny sense of direction earns her a coveted job within the Archipelago Fleet, but it also attracts the attention of Admiral Comita, who sends her on a secret mission deep into pirate territory.

Aboard the mercenary ship, Man o' War, Rose joins a ragtag crew under the command of Miranda, a captain as alluring as she is bloodthirsty. Rose quickly learns that trusting the wrong person could get her killed - and Miranda’s crew have no desire to make anything easy for her.

If Rose is going to survive the mission, she’s going to have to learn to navigate more than ruthless pirates, jealous crewmates, swarms of deadly jellyfish, and a host of other underwater perils. Above all, she’s going to need a strategy to resist Miranda’s magnetic pull.

©2018 Anna Burke (P)2019 Anna Burke
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Excellent

Fast paced, dystopian adventure on the high seas. Pirates, blood, gore, krajen, and bad ass broads.

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Great!!!

I absolutely loved this book! This storyline was new and very refreshing. It is such a nice break from the norm.

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Read, don’t listen

I loved the book. Lesbian pirates is my absolute favorite genre. The narration, however, nearly killed it for me. The narrator’s inflection suggests she’s never had a conversation with another person before, though I’m sure that’s not true. The near constant upward inflection was so distracting, I nearly returned the book. She sounded like she was reading a children’s book the entire time. The only positive was that each character’s voice was distinct. Perhaps with a little practice she’ll improve.

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wow

what a ride! this book was an incredible adventure and I loved every second. hoping for more

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Enjoyed the story but not the narration

The story itself was pretty good, and I liked the characters. The performance fell short for me, though, as I listened to the audiobook.

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A Favorite

Awesome story, characters, and narration! Like others, I wanted more Miranda. I really hope there's a second and third book with these characters in the works. I miss them already!

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  • 05-07-20

original and entertaining

What a uniquely original concept for a story. Read it in an afternoon, couldnt stop

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Amazing! Increíble!

Me encanto este libro! Lo disfrute minuto a minuto, la historia, la manera de escribir y la ejecución de la lectura fueron los ingredientes perfectos para que esto fuera para mi una obra maestra!

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Not really a love story

They kissed twice in the entire book. Not even a slow burn just no burn. It is a good adventure book, but don’t get it if you want a love story.

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Sea pirates, w/w, and a great plot!

Wonderfully written and narrated nautical adventure! Could not have asked for a better read for the long flight

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  • 11-19-21

better read than listened to

it was a really good plot but the narrator was awful to be honest. she put emphasis everywhere it wasn't needed, making it sound like a play performed by high school students! would read a sequel or listen if the narrator is changed to someone else (Angela Dawes please!)

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  • Sky ;)
  • 10-26-20

😁

I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book ‘cause I couldn’t put it down. I love the dystopian/speculative genre and this book does not disappoint... in fact, my expectations were exceeded. The the story itself flowed so nicely and the characters were so well written I felt like I’d met a crew of people I’d cut up my palm to show my loyalty to without any hesitation. The narrator Annette Romano is brilliant.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-21

Gay pirates, what more do you want

loved the story and the characters, the narration was pretty good, sometimes hard to differenciate between characters, but that is only a mild complaint. def worth a listen.

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  • Vilkas
  • 05-22-20

Great book

I loved the book and the narrator. It was a brilliant listen. Would definitely read again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-19-19

Great read!

From start to finish I was captivated, I loved the world, characters and overall story. I truly hope there is more to come in this series as I would love to know more about Rose and teams adventures.
This is a great story of adventure, discovery and love.