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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (969 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. M. Cornish Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Monster Blood Tattoo Series Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9780739351567
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Rossamund is now the personal servant - the factotum - of the Branden Rose, the most renowned monster-hunter in all of the Half-Continent. But despite the Rose's power and influence as a Peer of the Empire, powerful forces move against them both, intent on capturing Rossamund and destroying Europe in the process. This final volume of The Foundling's Tale is full of the suspense and lush world building that have made D. M. Cornish one of the most avidly watched modern fantasists. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tye Tivillus | 2/19/2014

    " This was a fantastic book full of all good things you could hope to find between the pages of a novel. My only gripe was that the ending left me a little disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Ceresnak | 2/7/2014

    " I think this ended up being the perfect conclusion to the trilogy, and is the best of the three books...I even wish there was more to it. I want to learn more about the King of the Rabbits, the Duke of Sparrows, Rossamund's origins, Europe's history....Cornish has created a world that, despite my initial thoughts of his writing being dry and slow, I have found myself wanting to delve deeper into....His level of detail, his historical and sociological development, and his increasingly vivid descriptions have brought the Half Continent to life in the vain of Tolkien. Overall a great read.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carina | 2/2/2014

    " Another fabulous book by D.M. Cornish! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin Reilly-Sanders | 1/30/2014

    " One and a half of those stars are for the wonderful language that Cornish uses throughout the entire book- a special combination of archaic and made up vocabulary that is rather addictive, especially with the slight accent of the reader in the audio version. The half star is for having wonderful character but the lack of other stars is due to the author's neglect to actually do anything with, well, any of the characters. This results in the main deficiencies being plot oriented, but it's also close to impossible to have a meaningful theme without plot and the evolution of characters. There seems to be a bit of "camping" (a la Harry Potter #7) at the beginning where nothing happens, but then it turns out that Rossamund doesn't typically do anything anyway. In fact, he's all but left out of the climax which was not very climatic, as it didn't really involve the hero, except in a tacked-on sort of way, and didn't really resolve any of the hero's problems. It really needed a bigger story arch over the course of all three books and more action. Otherwise, the setting and character abilities are innovative and the language fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin | 1/29/2014

    " A satisfying ending to a fun series. By the end, the neologisms get a bit wearying - probably best to read the series in one go if you can to keep them fresh in your mind. However, the characters ring true, and the action is thrilling right to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tnkw01 | 1/27/2014

    " I was really looking forward to this book. It started out with such potential and then it fell apart. If it weren't for the ending it would have 5 stars. It almost seemed like Cornish didn't really know how to end it so he just threw something together and that was the end. It really left you wanting so much more. Do I see more in the future? We shall see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/20/2014

    " I have enjoyed the adventures sad that this was the last not sure if I liked how it ended but understand it has to end somehow "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 11/12/2013

    " Lovely, lovely story. I hope Mr. Cornish decides to pick this story up again. But then, maybe that will mess up the vibe of these three books. More is not always more. Bravo to the Monster Blood Tattoo series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 11/5/2013

    " Loved it! But I have loved them all. The world Cornish has created is like none other I have visited. Maps have always been a favorite feature of mine. I just wish my eyesight was a little better so I could catch all the detail. The characters have such depth I can't wait to see what happens next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J | 5/14/2013

    " i got a little restless in the middle for a while, but i liked it overall. a very satisfying end to the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzette | 1/27/2013

    " Thank you D.M. Cornish for the half continent. I love the characters, especially the strong women, the lore, the inventiveness, the fully realized alternate world. There will be another. Right? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boots | 6/9/2012

    " Something of a letdown after the others but as ever, 5 stars for the worldbuilding alone "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/12/2012

    " Are there going to be more???? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/15/2010

    " Love everything about this series! The characters, the world, the writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh | 11/10/2010

    " A disappointing end to a good series. I'd really have liked to see more of a conclusion to the different story arcs. As it stands, it feels like things are left hanging halfway through a series... "

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About the Author

D. M. Cornish is from Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of the Monster Blood Tattoo series for young adults.

About the Narrator

Humphrey Bower is a gifted and versatile actor. Since obtaining a BA in English Language and Literature at Oxford University he has worked extensively in theater, television, and audiobook narration. Humphrey won the prestigious Audie Award for his performance of The Family Frying Pan by Bryce Courtenay, and has been short-listed for an Audie Award for his performances of Gould’s Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan and Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay. Humphrey’s sensitive and intelligent readings are highly regarded and he is well-known for his capacity to perform a variety of accents. He was won twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards.