• Reborn

  • The Jade Phoenix Saga, Book 1
  • By: D.I. Freed
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 23 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (314 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Corrupted.

This is the word that has defined Yu since her infancy. Her God Sign is corrupted and so she is a cultivator without cultivation. Frail and sickly, Yu is the only descendant of her mighty warrior lineage to live without strength, without purpose. She is a stain on the honor of her family, an embarrassment to her prestigious clan.

Hidden away, Yu comes to live with the constant scorn and ridicule of her peers. She is bullied, beaten, and bloodied. But she is never broken.

She dreams of one day proving herself worthy.

Defying her father’s wishes, Yu trains with her twin Jian swords, using her flawless memory to perfect their complex forms. Working in secret, she builds her martial skills to a level unheard of for her young age. But her skills mean little without cultivation.

Until she is given a chance—a chance to be reborn.

©2022 D.I. Freed (P)2022 Portal Books

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Mc is not whiner

I almost did not get this based on the top review, but found it to be totally wrong.

Light on numbers but good story

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Loved it, worth the credit

Female main character, 100% badass, 50% unbreakable will, 50% piece of **** family.

She's a total badass, only lacks confidence which she gains every single chapter. She keeps being beaten down, with ridicule and physical beatings but she always gets back up.

The only thing I don't really like is how she puts the clan above herself, but it's not really a bad thing just interesting/different.

I liked the narrator but some people might not.

I have no regrets buying this book. Now I'm eagerly awaiting the next volume.

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MC is a whiner

Feels like the synopsis & many reviews are misleading. Our MC isn't a badass, nor does she have a positive, can-do attitude. She constantly feels sorry for herself, complains, cries with slight provocation, and has to be pushed by others to succeed. It doesn't help that the narrator chooses a whiny voice much of the time. And her progression is slow, making the story kind of boring.

I'm resentful of comparisons to Cradle; it's hard to see these comparisons are made in good faith. There really aren't any likeable characters here and zero humor. Dream on, people.

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I absolutely love this book!

This was such a fun book! I was overwhelmed with just how good it was! I haven't listened to a book this good in ages!

I was hesitant to buy the book because it said the main character had no cultivation, yet listed it as a cultivation novel. For those of you that love listening to cultivation novels (like I do), this book is amazing! There is so much good cultivation!

It has also been far too long since I listened to a book with a female main character done well. This one was done absolutely amazing! The main character has gone through so many difficulties at that a lot of people would just curl up and die. But not her, no she has a immense strength of will matched only by her strength of character! I absolutely love it!

The narrator also did a phenomenal job!

Try this book, you won't be disappointed!

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Frustrating and unsatisfying

"Sorry about the lifetime of constant abuse, pain and crippling loneliness but in my defense I didn't actively try to kill you" basically every character. No one is likeable. Everyone is incompetent. World building relies on your previous knowledge of cultivation. Laws and customs are told to be absolute but only apply at the whim of the author. The antagonists are given near immunity to all repercussions again and again and again. The MC has perfect recall and reads all day everyday but knows very little! Even if she had a normal memory she would still have bizarre holes in her knowledge.She cant read a map and doesn't know the basic geography of the surrounding area. The excuse given time and time again is the library doesn't have any information on that subject. So your telling me in a world where trade, medical, political and martial ability is achieved through cultivation doesn't have a single book on the subject!

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Get it! GET IT NOW!!!

I stumbled across this title and read what it was about and WOW, If you're into Cultivation Novels this is Top Shelf with a Perfect Narration. My only gripe would be that I have to wait for the next book!

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Five Stars

I bought this book because there's not enough cultivation stories with a female MC.
After listening to it, it's become one of my favorite Series.
I can't wait for the next book.

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Awsome

Author has given an amazing blend of genre's while narrator brought the story to life.

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read it, seriously

great quality writing, great story, great world building. if you like Cradle or solo leveling or any progression story, it is a must read.

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Very good story

Very good story, good character development, interesting plot. can't wait for the next book to come out. Love the narration, easy to understand

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  • Dhruv
  • 06-26-22

good book

a good book. interesting characters and good storyline. it's pretty long to definitely worth the credit. great narration too.

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  • Mansoor
  • 08-15-22

Great story BUT…

Great story and performance good length, however the speed at which DI FREED writes and the fact that the other series is still incomplete makes me wonder. It’s such a well written story that I don’t want to be invested two or three books in like invasion and not to get a conclusion or continuation.

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  • Paul Wakefield
  • 07-23-22

Excellent!

Excellent story.
Excellent narration.
I am very much looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • nick wesley
  • 07-07-22

Really cool read, totally worth it

Was a really fun listen, great narriation by emily woo zeller and a just in general enjoyable read start to finish.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-22

splendid

a fantastic take on the wuxia/cultivation trope. a good mc who isn't instantly op but has the potential to become op. the narrator does a great job bringing both the story and characters to life