The Fifth Doll

  • by Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by Angela Dawe
  • 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series transports listeners to a darkly whimsical new world where strange magic threatens a quiet village that only a desperate woman can save.
Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She's diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life.
Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls - one for every villager. Fascinated, she can't resist the urge to open the doll with her father's face. But when her father begins acting strangely, she realizes Slava's dolls are much more than they seem.
When he learns what she's done, Slava seizes the opportunity to give Matrona stewardship over the dolls - whether she wants it or not. Forced to open one of her own dolls every three days, she falls deeper into the grim power of Slava's creations. But nothing can prepare her for the profound secret hiding inside the fifth doll.

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kind of disappointed

Usually I love all of Ms Holmberg's books. However, I just didn't connect with this one very much like I have the rest of them. The plot could've been really great but it seems like it just kind of fell flat . Her other books take you to magical places as well but there's a spark that captures your imagination and this one just didn't have that for me.
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- Lauren Williams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-25-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio