The Cup of the World : The Cup of the World

  • by John Dickinson
  • Narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Series: The Cup of the World
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"Dark and intelligent; for the sophisticated fantasy reader." (Kirkus Reviews)


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The cup of the World

When I first started reading this book I was anoyed by the slow deliberate reading of the narrator. However after listening for a while I realized that is what makes the story so intriging. Some of the words and terms are not politicly correct fot the time period. Sometimes the details seemed a little much but once I got into the story I was glad of the details and understood why it was necessary.
The story is spellbinding and the narration is flawless. The pauses, of the narrator, make the tension of the storyline greater. I found myself listening for hours at a time. I did not want to turn it off because I had to see what happened next.
It is a very good "listen" and completely intertaining. A really good escape from the everyday.
I highly recommend this book if you are into fantasy.
I intend to read the second book I can only hope it is half as good
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- Sue Schreiber "Suenee"


This is a very enjoyable title, if at the outset the action does drop a bit more then one could wish it makes up for it in later chapters. If your looking for the main character to become a wizard then your out of luck on this book but there is tons of magic in the story. It is a must read for the second book The Window and the King which is even more exciting. The main characters in this story felt a little distanced from the events around them but the author brings it off reasonable well.
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- Coral

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2006
  • Publisher: Recorded Books