We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Oathbringer Audiobook

Oathbringer: The Stormlight Archive, Book Three

Regular Price:£24.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
    • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness.

Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artefacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

As the world tips into a war for control of the mythical artefacts of power made from Shard, characters are swept up into new dangers which will threaten their integrity and their lives.

Huge, ideas-filled, world-spanning fantasy from a master of the genre.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2017 Dragonsteel Entertainment LLC (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.8 (1292 )
5 star
 (1106)
4 star
 (128)
3 star
 (38)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (6)
Overall
4.8 (1221 )
5 star
 (1012)
4 star
 (150)
3 star
 (36)
2 star
 (15)
1 star
 (8)
Story
4.9 (1218 )
5 star
 (1084)
4 star
 (106)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Simon Has the patience of Job it seems. 22/11/2017
    Simon Has the patience of Job it seems. 22/11/2017 Member Since 2018
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4589
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    451
    444
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    722
    17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sanderson brewing up a hell of a storm!"

    When an author produces an audiobook of almost 50 hours in length and it's excellent from start to finish that's a hell of an achievement. When he releases a second such behemoth in the same series and it's just as good I'd label that as outstanding. Mr Sanderson of course thinks even bigger than that, he's apparently planning ten of these incredible publications! He really does put the epic into epic fantasy.

    It's amazing to me that he has now produced three such excellent fantasy novels in his Stormlight Archive. If this author can complete this incredible work to such a high standard I would say he's knocking on the door of being considered one of the great authors! Maybe I'm biased but the scale of the achievement would be immense. The sheer depth of the world-builidng (geography, flora, fauna, politics etc), characters and the magic system is mind-numbing.

    The narration is excellent from the usual duo with particular kudos to Michael Kramer. The sheer depth of the writing, involvement with the characters and Michael's superb delivery produced some genuinely breathtaking moments. At one point when news of a huge setback arrived I felt like I was standing next to Dalinar in that meeting chamber myself. Shivers down the spine.

    Not surprisingly given the title Dalinar is a significant focus in this book and his back story is particularly effective and hard-hitting. He is a magnificent character of flawed nobility. Shallan also gets a lot of focus and I enjoyed her struggles with multiple personae.

    Given all that I couldn't give this book anything but five stars but now for what feels almost like a bit of heresy. It is my least favourite of the three to date. I do love the fact that Sanderson tries to cover so many POVs in incredible depth, how he fleshes out the back stories and gives so much colour to his world. However, it does mean that the main story moves at an almost glacial pace and often just as it seemed that great things were occurring it would get sidetracked. I do actually think that this book could have done with a tighter edit, possibly around a 10 per cent trim to help it keep greater forward momentum. It just felt a little unbalanced to me especially as Kaladin my favourite character takes a step aside for much of this one. In many ways this volume feels like its purpose was to build a massive platform from which to really launch the main story line towards a spectacular conclusion over the remaining books. In that light I genuinely believe that this is on course to become one of the all-time great series.

    If you are new to the Stormlight Archive please don't try and start here, there really is too much fantastic background and much of the nuance of this text will be lost to you resulting in a much drier experience.

    So bravo Mr Sanderson. You truly are on track to produce one of the greatest fantasy literary achievements of all time. The challenge for me is living long enough to see the end of it!

    22 of 26 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robyn 06/12/2017
    Robyn 06/12/2017 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1418
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    222
    127
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    933
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just epic!"

    Wow! Another epic instalment to an epic story.

    I had this on pre-order for months, and then took my time listening to it. I didn't want to miss anything....if you're a fan of the Stormlight Archive, this another instalment to savour. Sanderson at his epic best!

    So much has happened since Book 1, that there is no way a newcomer to Stormlight could pick things up at this point. There are references to previous events, but this book isn't bogged down by rehashing what has gone before. At one point, I felt as if we were entering "padding it out" territory (my pet hate when it comes to books in a series), but when I stopped to consider, I realised that I was suffering instalment compression - and the action I was attributing to a previous book had actually happened in this book.....bottom line, there's a lot going on, and this book seamlessly picks up from the previous and the plots just thicken, and twist, and the characters develop even more depth etc. There might have been a few of scenes / areas which I didn't think particularly stacked, but not enough to even remotely damage my overall enjoyment of this book. (eg, I haven't quite got my head around Shadesmar and how humans and spren can be living there? A Google search shows there are better minds out there than mine who have explored this - perhaps I shall spend a few indulgent hours exploring this further)

    What I always appreciate about these instalments is that each wraps itself up neatly. With Oathbringer too. Yes, there is more to come, and there are some nice hooks left open with new questions raised at the end, but I've not been left on a precipice in angst about who lives or dies. It's so clearly part of a longer story, but is completely satisfying in itself as an instalment. Thank you Mr Sanderson!!

    I don't want to give too much away with this review. Besides I couldn't do it justice anyway. Instead, I will just say that if you're a Sanderson or Stormlight fan, you are unlikely to be disappointed. I am ready to put the next book on pre-order.......

    (Narration also consistent with previous books which, if you're listening to them back to back, is important).

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brad 13/02/2018
    Brad 13/02/2018 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it!"

    YOU CANNOT HAVE MY PAIN! Unbelievably good book. If you enjoyed the other 2 you will love this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 30/11/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not a Trilogy!!!"

    Sanderson seems to write his books in threes (i.e. The two Mistborn series) so I thought this was going to be the conclusion of the story. It isn't.

    Amazing edition, great performance by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading (probably the best audio performances I've encountered have been by these two).

    I can't wait for the next Stormlight Archive book. It can't come soon enough!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    c b baltray 27/11/2017
    c b baltray 27/11/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Stormlight archive strikes gold again "

    Brilliant story with top class narration and good sound. Recommended for all fantasy fans anywhere.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Zork 19/11/2017
    Zork 19/11/2017 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent"

    Enjoyed it so much I listened to it again immediately after, best series I've ever read. Will listen again in a couple of months.

    14 of 23 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andy 16/02/2018
    Andy 16/02/2018 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Master Author "

    How does someone produce such quality in such quantity. Fabulous Book , Immense storyline. a Legend in the making..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Samuel Halliday London, England 11/02/2018
    Samuel Halliday London, England 11/02/2018
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "struggled to finish"

    there is very little sense of urgency to any of the plots and many of the characters became homogeneous and redundant. before this, I couldn't imagine setting down a Sanderson.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    martin page 08/02/2018
    martin page 08/02/2018 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "high expectations let down by rambling story"

    I was really looking forward to this book but it was way too long with a story that really didn't go anywhere. I doubt I will both with the 4th installment







    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    N. Jones 08/02/2018
    N. Jones 08/02/2018 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "phenominal"

    he did it again. Blows my mind that he keeps writing this well and in this quantity. Brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Anonymous
    19/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Story"

    had been waiting for this story for years. now in few day I have to wait for the next book for years again.. Great sequel and awesome narration.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Leevi
    18/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great continuation to an amazing series."

    Such a great book! Brandon really outdid himself with this one. Narration performance from Michael and Kate is astounding as expected.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • George
    06/12/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I really wanted to like it more than I did."
    Any additional comments?

    I liked the book, but felt it was lacking compared to the first two volumes. A lot of the story seemed 'filler' and necessarily drawn out while waiting for other things to happen. Don't get me wrong there are a lot of great things about this book, especially with developing and delving deeper into the Stormlight world.

    Just felt it left me 'wanting' for things to happen that didn't. I guess we'll be seeing these things happen in future Stormlight volumes, but still.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Superb"

    Surpassed my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
    Expert narration by Kramer and Reading.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    15/02/18
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So good!"

    So good! one of the best, if not the best audiobook series i have ever heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    24/01/18
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sanderson does it again"

    Oathbringer is a fantastic continuation of the Stormlight Archives, I can't wait for what's next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Erich
    16/01/18
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "cant wait for the next book!!"

    soooo good. a bit of a slow starter, but HELL it escialated beautifully. worth the long wait !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PG
    15/01/18
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The best fantasy series !"

    Thank you Brandon Sanderson, Michael Kramer, and Kate Reading. A Stormlight book is something truly special. I was immersed, lost in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Traceloy
    18/12/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Slow Burner "

    Excellent action in the last tenth of the book. Sanderson is normally slow paced, building up to the crescendo but this was like a spin bowler taking a long run up to deliver a good ball in the end...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • chandrakumar
    bangalore
    17/12/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Art sequel to stormlight series "

    Amazing book. The series is maturing as I am getting more invested in it. Has the potential to become the best fantasy series of all time if not already. Suggest people to read war breaker before this (3rd) book of stormlight series as it has some cross over characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.