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The Darkest Road Audiobook

The Darkest Road: The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 3

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In the conclusion of Guy Gavriel Kay's critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry, five university students from our world prepare to sacrifice themselves - as they enter into final battle against a power of unimaginable proportions.

Don't lose the thread...listen to more titles in the Fionavar Tapestry series.

©2001 Guy Gavriel Kay; (P)2009 Penguin

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    TomtheBaker 30/06/2017
    TomtheBaker 30/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Such a good book"

    Makes me cry. Intense story. No unnecessary filler. Not overly descriptive. Beautifully read by Simon Vance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jane 01/12/2014
    Jane 01/12/2014
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    "The final chapter"
    If you could sum up The Darkest Road in three words, what would they be?

    This is the final part of a beautiful trilogy, which it always breaks my heart to read. It's the 'loss of a dear friend' cliche, the last piece of a sublime bar of chocolate, the memory of an unfulfilled love...


    What other book might you compare The Darkest Road to, and why?

    I really can't think of anything to compare it too. The Tolkien at his best comment is lazy, yes it's not based in our 'world' but it's not a traditional fantasy novel, the characters are rich, humane and flawed, which makes them a pleasure to read


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Simon vance has a warm tone to his voice which it a delight to listen too


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are parts of this book which every time I read I cry during.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grant SLEAFORD, United Kingdom 04/12/2013
    Grant SLEAFORD, United Kingdom 04/12/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing book. great nerator couldn't stop listenin"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Darkest Road to be better than the print version?

    no idea. can't see print


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My fav character would have to be kim. every time she threw a new twist into the book.


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He puts a lot of emotion into this book. it sounds like he enjoyed reading it just as much as I did listening to it.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had a good laugh in parts of this book and there were a lot of sad ones to.


    Any additional comments?

    this is a great book. third of the series and they were all great

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  • Pie
    Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
    15/07/10
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    "Well (and brightly) woven :)"

    A fitting end to an entirely bardic and BIG sort of tale.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan J. Peterson
    Twin Falls, Idaho United States
    24/01/12
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    "A moving title."

    The mission to Cader Sedat was a success. Metran, the traitorous former First Mage of Brenin, has been slain and the Cauldron of Kath-Meigol has been destroyed. But the war against Maugrim is still ongoing. The Armies of Light have barely beaten back the first assault and only then with the intervention of the unpredictable Wild Hunt, led now by the child Finn. Meanwhile te voyagers from Cader Sedat must still sail back to Fionavar. Finally the quest of Kim Ford, that being to rescue the besieged Paraiko, the peaceable giants of Kath-Meigol, seems overtaken by disaster. And even if she wins through to the place where the giants are slowly and bloodlessly being put to death so as to avoid the ancient Blood Curse protecting their race, she may not be able to save them without also undoing them.
    Into the midst of all this comes Darien, the child born of Jennifer Lowell, now revealed to in fact be Queen Guinevere of Camelot, and Rakoth Maurim himself, Devastated by Finn's unexpected departure and convinced that nobody wants him, the newest Andain seems bent on journeying to Starcadh, where he hopes his father will welcome him. Te board is set and te pieces upon it are moving toward the last move that will spell the end of the war one way or another. Can the Armies of Light withstand the overwhelming might of Maugrim? And what of Darien? Will he choose the Light and possibly save the lives of everyone else? Or will he embrace the darkness and make his father's victory complete?
    Once again this was an excellent tale and a worthy conclusion to the Tapestry. And Simon Vance as usual does an excellent job bringing it to life. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • tim
    ASHLAND, OR, United States
    14/08/10
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    "The best of this trilogy"

    This trilogy is not on a par with "Under Heaven" --also by Kay --but it is quite good. This is the best of the 3.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • C. Telfair
    Shepherdstown, WV, United States
    14/08/12
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    "Just Too ManyThreads!"

    It's a shame Guy Gavriel Kay didn't write his version of the Arthur legend. It's here, along with so many other bits and pieces of other mythologies (familiar and not so familiar). And that's the problem with "The Fionavar Tapestry" trilogy; there's just too much! It's impossible to completely follow or fully feel involved in the myriad threads of this tapestry. The reader (or listener) finds hints of Arthur, of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, of Greek, Norse, Roman, and Celtic myth.

    Kay's language, always poetic, ranges from moving and high-flown to faintly ridiculous. Simon Vance presents it all with conviction, but the relentless drama and absolute lack of humor in this saga makes it, in the end, tedious and a little pretentious.

    I will remain a fan of Guy Gavriel Kay, but I cannot recommend committing to "The Fionavar Tapestry".

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Marylou
    19/05/17
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    "A Tolkien like epic, inspiring, captivating and satisfying"

    True heroism, selfless love, and an amazing intricate world which, in this last book of the Fionavar trilogy, one desires to visit, p reaps to even stay. Kay's characters run deep and true, their development experienced through the entire trilogy is rich and full. The entire range of human experience is seen in these books, handled with grace, delicacy and such nuanced emotion, one is immersed in the story and lives lived. An inspiring, moving, and Very satisfying read. One looks forward to more exploring of Kay's work. Simon Vance has impressive talent portraying each character so very well, carrying his voice changes into each character, one recognizes who is speaking without being told, quite often.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andreanna and Chris
    09/05/17
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    "favorite book of all time and well performed"

    I love this book and the narration was fantastic. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jarod R. Rogers
    Florida, USA
    01/11/16
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    "Awesome Series"

    I never thought, when I picked up the first book in this series, I would love it so much. The story and the characters truly touched me and Simon's narration brought it home for me.

    As I listened to this story, I felt as if I were being woven into it, and it pleased me to accompany these characters throughout their story. I recommend this series to any fan of fantasy fiction, who loves a story intertwined with historical references and wholesome themes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NickyB
    Sydney, Australia
    12/10/16
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    "such a pleasure to listen to"

    i read the series many years ago and have been enjoying the books all over again through the absolutely wonderful audio books. the story comes to life even more through the narration of Simon Vance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fimbrethil Entwife
    va United States
    07/07/16
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    "I absolutely loved it."

    I absolutely loved this series so very much. Give it a listen. Brightly woven, indeed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    22/06/16
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    "Great Fantasy"

    I really enjoy this complex tapestry of fantasy and character development. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre of books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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