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The Hermit Thrush Sings

Susan Butler

Before the great Disaster, the country of Maynor was known as the "state of Maine." People were free to travel, and there were no birmbas (dangerous mutant animals) to fear. Now the people are walled inside their villages and forbidden to leave without armed guards. Because of her webbed hand, the young orphan Leora is an outcast in Village Three. Even though her hand enables her to draw the visions that haunt her, she fears it will land her in the Institute with the other "defectives." When she accidentally learns that the mutants are friendly, Leora ventures into the forbidden Outside. As she begins her journey of discovery, she joins a group of young rebels and uses her visions to help them. Despite its disturbing visions of a brutal society, Susan Butler's first novel sings a sweet song of hope. Much like The Moorchild, this fantasy presents gentle lessons about prejudice and the hatred and fear it engenders. Kate Forbes' narrative voice keeps listeners rapt to the very end.

Before the great Disaster, the country of Maynor was known as the "state of Maine." People were free to travel, and there were no birmbas (dangerous mutant animals) to fear. Now the people are walled inside their villages and forbidden to leave without armed guards. Because of her webbed hand, the young orphan Leora is an outcast in Village Three. Even though her hand enables her to draw the visions that haunt her, she fears it will land her in the Institute with the other "defectives." When she accidentally learns that the mutants are friendly, Leora ventures into the forbidden Outside. As she begins her journey of discovery, she joins a group of young rebels and uses her visions to help them. Despite its disturbing visions of a brutal society, Susan Butler's first novel sings a sweet song of hope. Much like The Moorchild, this fantasy presents gentle lessons about prejudice and the hatred and fear it engenders. Kate Forbes' narrative voice keeps listeners rapt to the very end.
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Before the great Disaster, the country of Maynor was known as the "state of Maine." People were free to travel, and there were no birmbas (dangerous mutant animals) to fear. Now the people are walled inside their villages and forbidden to leave without armed guards. Because of her webbed hand, the young orphan Leora is an outcast in Village Three. Even though her hand enables her to draw the visions that haunt her, she fears it will land her in the Institute with the other "defectives." When she accidentally learns that the mutants are friendly, Leora ventures into the forbidden Outside. As she begins her journey of discovery, she joins a group of young rebels and uses her visions to help them. Despite its disturbing visions of a brutal society, Susan Butler's first novel sings a sweet song of hope. Much like The Moorchild, this fantasy presents gentle lessons about prejudice and the hatred and fear it engenders. Kate Forbes' narrative voice keeps listeners rapt to the very end.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Forbes

Length:

6h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:28