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Download The Dark Mirror: Bridei Trilogy #1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Dark Mirror: Bridei Trilogy #1 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Juliet Marillier
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,180 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Juliet Marillier Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Bridei is a young nobleman, a fosterling of one of the most powerful druids in the land, Broichan. All of Bridei's earliest memories are of this dark and mysterious man he trusts above all others. Broichan seems to have plans for Bridei, seems to be training him for a special purpose the older man will not divulge.

One bitter Midwinter's Eve, everything changes when Bridei finds a child on their doorstep - a child abandoned by the Fair Folk.

It is the height of ill fortune to have truck with the Fair Folk, and all in the area counsel the babe's death. But Bridei sees an old and precious magic at work and, heedless of the danger, fights to save the child. Broichan is wary but relents, for Bridei must grow to be his own man and make his own decisions.

As Bridei comes to manhood, he watches the shy girl Tuala blossom into a beautiful woman, and feels things he didn't know were possible.

Broichan sees the same process and feels only danger, for Tuala could be a key part in Bridei's future...or could spell his doom. 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 Nicole | 2/19/2014

    " Beautiful, heart-breaking triumph. Loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/10/2014

    " Wow. I don't read a lot of adult fantasy, but I'm really glad I picked this one up. It's only 4 stars because it was a little slow in the middle and some slightly incest-related issues I had with the romance. Regardless of those issues, however, I appreciated the solid foundation the romance was built upon. No insta-love here. Full review to come. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Glenn | 2/4/2014

    " Eh. Not wild about either character because they both were pretty humorless and boring. But that could be personal preference. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xanthe Stahn | 1/29/2014

    " Nice historical fiction/fantasy very good balance "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 1/25/2014

    " I can't believe I finished this book. The book was great it was the crying baby all day that I could have done without. Reading is my get away from all the crazy life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 1/21/2014

    " I enjoyed being able to see the story through more than one person's perspective in this book. I am used to her books being written from the main female characters perspective, which I enjoy also, but the change was nice. I still prefer the Sevenwaters trilogy over the Bridei chronicles at this point in the series. But all in all if found the book to be interesting and worth the time to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelia_of*the*shire_ | 1/9/2014

    " Very well done. Marillier is a master storyteller. This book could do to go on a diet, though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyla | 1/9/2014

    " This book might of gotten four stars if I had read it, but I ended up listening to it instead. The audio book was abridged and it seems like they left so much out. While the plot is fine, it's the poetic way in which she writes that really makes the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gareth Campbell | 1/2/2014

    " A lot of set up that was building up to a not very exciting finish, not much of importance seems to happen really. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 12/4/2013

    " I really enjoyed Marillier's "Sevenwaters" series (the first book most of all) and "Wolfskin," so I was really looking forward to this series. However, I did not find this book compelling at all, especially in comparison to the masterful writing in her other works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nannette | 11/14/2013

    " Very slow to read. Mostly enjoyable, but took forever to get through because it was so dense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristie | 10/30/2013

    " Pretty good, but not one of my favorite Juliet Marillier books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 7/15/2013

    " This was a really good book, with a prince being educated by a druid finds a baby elf girl in a swansdown lined basket left on the threshold and adopts her. He is five at the time. The story mentions oatcakes often enough that I had to bake some granola. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Windy | 5/30/2012

    " A little slow, but an interesting book. Marillier always does a great job mixing real history with a little fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 12/12/2011

    " I liked the book, although it's not something I'd necessarily read again. The author paints word pictures very well, but the plot has no surprises and doesn't make you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kassie | 10/26/2011

    " Loved this book. I'm fascinated with this ancient Celtic society the author writes about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 10/12/2011

    " I am not sure yet, but this may be one of my favorite of Mrs. Marillier's books. There is such a fine mixture of love and betrayal, suspense and release. I am glad to see the happy ending in it and look forward to persueing the rest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Judice | 10/24/2010

    " While I always love to read Marillier's spellbinding tales with rich imagery, I found that this one moved more slowly than others. However, I still fell for her characters as always. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 7/21/2010

    " A fascinating historical fantasy romance, based partly on recorded events, set in 6th-century Scotland. It owes quite a bit to The Mists of Avalon, I would imagine, and it's quite engrossing. I'm also officially more interested in the Picts as a result of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shavonya | 10/4/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow moving and a bit agnst-y at times, overall a good read. She seems to be going for an epic tale, and she has started off well for that. Bridei is an interesting character and I am excited to see what is in store for him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 5/27/2009

    " The romance was not believable or realistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Freish - lost in the north | 12/24/2008

    " Oh what a world! Amazing! Bridei and Tuala are definitely two of my favorite characters and Juliet Marillier has been add to my "favorite writers list"!! "

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About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.