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  • The Black Prism

  • Book One of Lightbringer
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Entertaining Intelligent Story

  • By narshil on 14-10-16

Horrific narrator

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Reviewed: 08-09-15

Had to return after half an hour of listening as I could not deal with the narrators tedious voices of characters, especially his female ones. May have been bearable if not for that, but he still wasn't a great voice to listen to.
The book itself is quite good, and I am currently very happy with listening to the second book, Thank God they swapped narrators!

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