The Naming

  • by Alison Croggon
  • Narrated by Eloise Oxer
  • 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She doesn’t yet know she has inherited a powerful gift, one that marks her as a member of the noble School of Pellinor and enables her to see the world as no other can. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true identity and extraordinary destiny unfold. Now, she and her mysterious teacher must embark on a treacherous, uncertain journey through a time and place where the forces of darkness wield an otherworldly terror.

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Customer Reviews

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absolutely enchanting

I fell in love with this story 7 years ago the first time I picked it up in print. I found the story enchanting but because I couldn't pronounce some of the words, found it difficult to finish. I never thought I'd be one for audio books but this narrator was perfect and her pronunciation enchanting. I am now on to the next book in the series.
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- Athemea

Detailed story that holds your attention.

Would you listen to The Naming again? Why?

Not sure if I would reread this book. Maybe. Will know better once I read all the books in the series.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Naming?

Likely the rescue near the start of the heroine of the book.


Which scene was your favorite?

Not sure if it was a scene as much as the richness and depth of the story.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Again not really one moment.


Any additional comments?

If you like rich character and world development this is one of those books that draws you in. I enjoyed the book quite a bit and will read further.

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- Jaded-Fan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio