Flesh and Spirit : Lighthouse (Berg)

  • by Carol Berg
  • Narrated by Allen O'Reilly
  • Series: Lighthouse (Berg)
  • 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The rebellious son of a long line of pureblood cartographers and diviners, Valen has spent most of his life trying to escape what society - and his family - have ordained for him. His own mother has predicted that he will meet his doom in water, blood, and ice. Her divination seems fulfilled when a comrade abandons Valen in a rainy wilderness half-dead, addicted to an enchantment that converts pain to pleasure, and possessing only a stolen book of maps.
Offered sanctuary in a nearby monastery, Valen discovers that his book - rumored to lead men into the realm of angels - gains him entry into a world of secret societies, doomsayers, monks, princes, and madmen, all seeking to unlock the mystery of a coming dark age. To his dismay, Valen must face what he fled so long ago, for the key to Navronne's doom is buried in half-forgotten myth and the secrets of his own past....


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Customer Reviews

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Great Tale Ruined :-((

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The book, I would most definitely recommend. I would definitely NOT recommend this audio book version to someone I considered a friend. The narrator spoke in a flat noninflected voice, which made it difficult to tell when one sentence ended and the next began, or distinguish between the various characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't get far enough into the audio version to find a character I liked, and it would have been difficult to pick one out of the morass of atonal babble anyway.

What didn’t you like about Allen O'Reilly’s performance?


Was Flesh and Spirit worth the listening time?

NO! I only listened to the first three chapters, and I felt that I could have spent the time better. Watching paint dry, or the lawn growing, perhaps.

Any additional comments?

I am heart sick that yet another favorite book has been destroyed by a poor narrator. I would urge "Audible" to consider reworking those audio books that receive poor reviews due to the narrator's deplorable efforts. I will be returning this and its companion book (it is the first in a duology) and getting something better.

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- CeNedra Red

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios