Kushiel’s Scion Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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Kushiel's Scion by Jacqueline Carey

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Imriel de la Courcel's birth parents are history's most reviled traitors, but his adoptive parents, the Comtesse Phèdre and the warrior-priest Joscelin, are Terre d'Ange's greatest champions.



  • I'm really let down by the narrator's voice in this audiobook. He sounds far too old for the role, which ends up making all the other characters sound older than they should be. The shift in tone from the previous three books is really irritating. Honestly, it's almost too distracting to fully enjoy and follow the story.
  • I absolutely adore these three books in the series, and I was reminded of just how much I love them when I decided to listen to them instead of reading. Imriel is a character I genuinely connect with, and I find that I understand him even more than I understand Phedre. The narrator does a fantastic job, although I must admit that his attempt at an Italian accent occasionally comes off more like a cheesy Dracula impression. Additionally, the ship captain towards the end gives off an air of stating the obvious with every word he speaks.
  • I must have read these 9 books at least 20 times, they are absolutely my all-time favorite series! 💕 What really stood out to me was the choice of the female narrator for the 6 books that are told from a female character's perspective. She was absolutely spot-on for both Phedre and Moiren! However, when it came to the narrator chosen for Imri, I felt let down. Don't get me wrong, the narrator himself is obviously talented based on what I heard, but his voice just didn't match the character. It was such a mismatch that I couldn't even get through the first chapter. Now, I know this is subjective, and most reviews are just personal opinions. However, if you're familiar with the stories and the personalities of the characters, I think you'll agree that this casting choice was not a good fit. Maybe it was too formal or too pretentious? 🤷‍♀️ I'm not exactly sure, but what I can say is that it was very disappointing. 💔
  • Carey has a real talent for creating captivating narratives that completely draw you in. What's even better is that the characters and plotlines are so rich and unique that the story is filled with delightful surprises and eccentricities that will keep you hooked and intrigued. This particular book is the first installment of a standalone trilogy centered around Imriel. However, if you haven't read the previous trilogy (consisting of Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, and Kushiel's Avatar), I highly suggest starting there. It provides a much better introduction to the entire world and the fascinating cast of characters. Believe me, it's definitely worth it!
  • The narration of 'Kushiel's Scion' was on point, but I had a few disagreements with the narrator's portrayal of certain male characters, specifically Joscelyn. Additionally, I found some of the chosen accents to be rather odd.
  • I had previously read these books many years ago, so my thoughts on the story are not extensive. Despite some parts being a bit pretentious and annoying, I already knew that I liked it. I felt compelled to write this review mainly because of the narrator of the first three books who established a particular way of pronouncing the names in the story world. The male narrator, although generally sounding pleasant, frequently mispronounces many words. "car-dickie" is the most glaring example, especially considering the name clearly draws from a Latin style origin. Furthermore, when he says "Phedre," it sounds too phlegmy. Simply listening through the first set of books to reference the original pronunciation would have remedied this issue.
  • In my opinion, since Imriel is portrayed as a teenager in the book, it would have been more fitting if the narrator had a younger voice. Instead, the narrator sounded like an older person reading the story, which didn't really match the intended atmosphere. Nevertheless, I still found the book to be quite enjoyable, despite this minor mismatch. If I had a say in it, I would have chosen a different narrator.
  • I gotta say, this series just keeps leveling up. You definitely wanna start with Kushiel's Dart, but let me tell you, this book takes the cake. It's a damn beautiful story about facing your demons and finding peace after a whole lotta pain.
  • I really enjoyed the continuation of the story, but it's a bit disappointing to see our two main characters take a backseat. The voice narration was done by a pro, but it wasn't the best fit for this particular story. It's funny how the characters in their late 30s ended up sounding like they were 80 years old. However, I did find the voice pleasant to listen to!