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Extended Audio Sample The Cup of the World Audiobook, by John Dickinson Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 5 3.19 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Dickinson Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN: 9781440798726
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Author John Dickinson's debut novel is a welcome addition to the flourishing genre of medieval fantasy. Phaedra, a young noble, has reached the age of marriage, and is waiting for the man who appears in her dreams. When he finally arrives, she leaves her home and family to join him. But Phaedra is unprepared for the consequences her new union brings. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 2/6/2014

    " This is a really twisted book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/28/2014

    " When I first read this book, I wasn't wowed. But I came back later and read it again, and then I appreciated it so much more. Very good book, and totally worth it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roshni | 1/25/2014

    " The plot was slow moving and seemingly purposefully confusing. Before I figured out what was actually going on the book was over "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audry | 1/20/2014

    " Interesting book. Perhaps a little slow, and I wasn't sure where it was going, but I am going to read the other books in the series and see if it gets better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly Dewolf | 12/26/2013

    " other reviewers got it right...beautiful imagery but flat plot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 11/16/2013

    " I found this book to be both confusing and enthralling. I thought the end was quite sad too....throughout the entire story, Phaedra just acted really weird. And spoiled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 11/2/2013

    " This book was excteamly interesting and caught my attention right away. at frist the stroy made you think that the the main character was goin crazy but at the end you realize that the creatures are real and that they are being controled by some 300 year old prince. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Elking | 10/25/2013

    " An extremely captivating book that I fell in love with about halfway through. If you get bored in the first half of this book (it starts out slow) I beg you to push through. It turns out amazing!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 1/8/2013

    " Bad feeling afterward... don't read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 1/5/2013

    " Not great literature but compelling all the same. I listened to the first two and am reading the third. Thought maybe I liked the first two because of the reader but am zooming through the third. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iris | 8/18/2012

    " Holy crap! I had no idea when i read the book that it was writtein in the 1800's. Oh well, it is pretty good fantasy fiction for that time. Kudos to the writer, i must say it reads like modern fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 1/21/2012

    " This was on my list for a while. Not bad, not totally gripping either, but maybe it just wasn't quite up my alley. An interesting story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 10/19/2011

    " I would have rated it a 4 but it was just a bit too oppressing. Not enough relief from the darkness. But...very well written and original (and not predictable) and I'm still interested enough to try #2. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 5/30/2011

    " It was really good in the beginning and I was captivated . . . until the middle of the book which slowed down drastically. I could barely get past a few chapters at once. Then it picked up speed the last fifteen chapters or so. I would definitely read the next book in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audry | 4/21/2011

    " Interesting book. Perhaps a little slow, and I wasn't sure where it was going, but I am going to read the other books in the series and see if it gets better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 11/27/2010

    " An extremely captivating book that I fell in love with about halfway through. If you get bored in the first half of this book (it starts out slow) I beg you to push through. It turns out amazing!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shayna | 8/27/2010

    " I read this book about 7 years ago now and all I remember was that the beginning was rather romantic and the rest of the book was ominous fore-shadowing. The change in genre was really wierd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 6/19/2010

    " It was really good in the beginning and I was captivated . . . until the middle of the book which slowed down drastically. I could barely get past a few chapters at once. Then it picked up speed the last fifteen chapters or so. I would definitely read the next book in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iris | 3/29/2010

    " Holy crap! I had no idea when i read the book that it was writtein in the 1800's. Oh well, it is pretty good fantasy fiction for that time. Kudos to the writer, i must say it reads like modern fiction. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsey | 12/25/2009

    " I don't think I can pinpoint a reason, but I didn't like the story.

    Favorite quote: She took it--with atingling in her chest because she had been given what she dared not touch on the boat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 11/18/2009

    " I would have rated it a 4 but it was just a bit too oppressing. Not enough relief from the darkness. But...very well written and original (and not predictable) and I'm still interested enough to try #2. "

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About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned sixteen Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.