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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Lallo Narrator: Fiona Dwyer Publisher: Joseph Lallo Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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This short novel, set after the events of The Book of Deacon, follows the blessed and cursed life of Jade Rinton. Stripped of her family and kept in a tall tower by a fierce dragon due to the scheming of a mysterious stranger, Jade seems to be living in a twisted fairy tale. She soon learns, though, that fate has its own ideas of who should play each part, and that family is where you find it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elliat | 2/14/2014

    " Took a bit to get through it, but her writing is always so wonderful, worth the read (and great for brushing up on mythology) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva | 2/11/2014

    " It was alright. I felt it was a little crass at times and I think I may have totally missed the point because a lot of it made very little sense to me. But it was a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria Turvey-Sauron | 2/4/2014

    " A really interesting one - given to me by a friend who cared about my emotional well-being, I think it was intended, in a way, as an instruction manual. The 'moral' is in the final section, an autobiographical aside, almost, by Winterson, a sort of post script which puts the whole tale into perspective. In this book's raison d'etre, as a modern rewriting of an ancient myth, the overall theme is the story of Atlas shouldering the weight of the world. As for the conclusion: why not just put it down? At least the possibility of putting it down has to be there, the carrying of the weight needs to be a choice... anyway interesting and valuable thoughts. As for the book itself - I'm not sure - I think it may need a second read for me to decide whether or not the writing style is irretrievably jarring. It's possible that it may be. I still would like to read some more Winterson though (I have not read any others, so must look for a copy of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glorious.Clio | 1/31/2014

    " Winterson is a master at telling stories, and retelling them and retelling them. I cannot recommend this one high enough- it's a retelling of Atlas, and his relationship (such as there is) with Heracles. FANTASTIC. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 1/23/2014

    " I liked this book a lot. It was definitely different from what I'm used to reading by Winterson, but I think it worked out really well. Her re-telling of the myth of beautifully written. I only wish it had been longer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julian | 1/12/2014

    " Definitely one of her weaker books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KC | 12/6/2013

    " I read this after seeing the author interveiwed by Bill Moyers. The book is very slim and an easy read - but carries much more 'weight' than the size of it's narrative. I found much to recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/5/2013

    " Quick read. More of a novella or a long short story. Interesting reinterpretation of the Atlas myth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 11/29/2013

    " I am enjoying this series of re-written myths and this one was interesting, with a nice twist at the end. Many of the themes are ones Jeanette Winterson has written about elsewhere and this was a quick and engaging read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 11/21/2013

    " I'm going to read this again before rating/reviewing. Too short to not read again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dipsikha | 11/19/2013

    " Quotable and succinct at some places, and just very badly written at others. Tries too hard. :/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 10/25/2013

    " Enjoyable, if a little wanky: it's a good, short read that tells an old, excellent story; it could have done without the bits of memoir, but the bits of science are very good. "Weight" is worthwhile and poetic, it's written well, mostly, and I'm glad I was curious about it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karl | 10/5/2013

    " There are some good parts in this book, some good writing and ideas. Overall, I was a little disappointed in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Golisch | 7/19/2013

    " In two hours, this book will change your life. Go to a quiet corner, and prepare to be enchanted, challenged, heartbroken, and ultimately, redeemed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniela Kjötkveðja | 7/14/2013

    " Amazing. I've always had a soft spot for Jeanette Winterson, I guess. This book just made me want to quote and quote and quote from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 5/24/2013

    " Maybe overdone a little. Not the story proper but the stories inside. Heavy on the semen references. "

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

    " This was lovely. I enjoyed the mix of Greek mythology and Soviet space exploration and philosophy and musings of the author. The writing was simple but beautiful, of course. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 3/27/2013

    " sparse retelling the story of Atlas and Heracles with pure poetry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Januschka | 2/1/2013

    " Nice but not great. There was too much vague musing about personal experiences in there towards the end; I would have preferred if she had let the myth do the talking. Her reinterpretation, particularly of Heracles, was interesting though. More on that would have been nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/31/2013

    " 3 1/2, really. This book made me ponder a god's actual personality, their hopes, dreams, wants, versus knowing what their abilities were. I thought of them as mortals for once. For that, it was worth purchasing this book. "

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