• Firebird

  • Firebird, Book 1
  • By: Kathy Tyers
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Her death was expected, but something more powerful kept her alive.

Lady Firebird was born to the royal family of Netaia. Because of her birthplace in the family, however, her life is expendable. Honorable suicide is the highest calling she could hope to attain. When she is chosen to lead an attack on the neighboring planet of Veroh, her death is expected. Instead she is taken prisoner during the battle and is held by the enemy.

With her own people seeking her sacrifice, Firebird must choose between two worlds before she can carve out her new destiny. This is the story of Lady Firebird's personal battle and its eternal consequences, not only for herself, but for everyone around her, and especially the man who loves her.

©1999, 2011, 2014 Kathy Tyers (P)2021 Oasis Audio

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  • 03-29-21

Fabulous story but PLEASE get a different narrator for the remaining books

I love the Firebird series. I read the first three in the 90s and was thrilled to find the audio books were being done. Unfortunately I hated the narrator. It wasn’t just that she was overly dramatic, the bigger issue is she got the tone of some of the characters and scenes so wrong, to the point that it changed the perception of what was happening.

I knew after listening that it was going to be a problem, but because I love the story so much I got the book anyway. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get a different narrator for the rest of the books. I don’t think I can bare to listen to anything else narrated by this person, and I so want to listen to the rest of the books!

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Great book! (Terrible Narrator)

This is a case of a fabulous book (series) dragged down and nearly ruined by a terrible Narrator. I have loves this series all of my adult life, and have waited for it to come out in audiobook format for TWO decades. You cab imagine how elated I was to find out that it was coming to audio! I waited eagerly and saved the books up until I had them all, so I could binge them at work.

I was horrified and very disappointed to find that the Narrator mispronounced many words (even common words that anyone ought to know how to pronounce) and consistently mangled pronunciation to the point of distraction. Her portrayal of the characters was awful, with monotone, inflectionless male voices and often ridiculous, screechy female voices. If I hadn't known how great the books really were, I never would have made it past the first few chapters and I fear the series will suffer. it really is too bad, because the book itself is worthy of 10 stars. but the performance was horrible.

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Great book, some audio issues

I'm so glad to find this series on audio! My problem is with the audio. I think the narrator is fine but I have to listen at 1.10x or 1.20x speed, otherwise it drags so badly it's unusable for me. But I'm still happy its available!

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Thank you!

Thank you very much for a Christian Friendly Sci-fi! These are few and far between. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

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Great series

I just absolutely love this series. I've read most of her other books as well. she's a fabulous author. I wasn't particularly pleased with the voice actor they picked for the reading of the book but it didn't detract from the main story too much.

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Excellent performance!

I loved this book when I first read it, and I loved it all over again listening to it.

I highly recommend.

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Yes!

Ever since I read this book and all of those in the series I have been in love with the story. It is such a joy to hear the greatest story retold in my favorite genre. Since I joined Audible several years ago I have waited for the books to join the ranks. Then it was just a matter of waiting for download day and to see if the narrator would pull it off. It is all I hoped it would be!