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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (16,896 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Pattou Narrator: Lee Adams, Robertson Dean, Kirby Heyborne, John H. Mayer, Renée Raudman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Rose has always been different. Since the day she was born, it was clear she had a special fate. Her superstitious mother keeps the unusual circumstances of Rose’s birth a secret, hoping to prevent her adventurous daughter from leaving home, but she can’t suppress Rose’s true nature forever.

So when an enormous white bear shows up one cold autumn evening and asks teenage Rose to come away with it, in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family, she readily agrees.

Rose travels on the bear’s broad back to a distant and empty castle, where she is nightly joined by a mysterious stranger. In discovering his identity, she loses her heart, and finds her purpose. But her journey has only just begun.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Traci | 2/16/2014

    " My favorite retelling of this fairy tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/14/2014

    " I'm not sure if this story is based upon a traditional fairy tale or not, but it certainly has a fairy tale feel to it. There is an interesting delineation in the story between superstition that turns out to be real and that which turns out to be simply superstition. The author makes strong use of fore-shadowing. Overall a good albeit fairly long read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Helena | 2/10/2014

    " All the different perspectives really annoyed me, so much so i doubt i'll ever be finishing the book. It was nearly impossible to read :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erica | 2/4/2014

    " Fun adaptation of a favorite fairy tale, "East of the Sun, West of the Moon". White bears, troll queens, pure fun. She's no Robin Mckinley, but good all the same. Could have used a little less weird superstition, a little more fantasy. Really liked the trolls, with ridged skins and voices like rocks. "

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