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The Broken Eye

Lightbringer, Book Three
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: Lightbringer, Book 3
Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all.

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

©2014 Brent Weeks (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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F**king brilliant

Yes I'm a fanboy and finished for the third time. Simon Vance is a remarkable genius and Brent Weeks is a god among literary bethomoths. Seriously though, throughout rough and horrible times these books have allowed me escape, recharge and re-engage with the normal world. Thank you!

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overwhelmed

I have just smashed through this book in no time at all, if I would have know just how good they were before reading I wouldn't have waited to read them.

these books have a big expansive world, many entangling stories and some twists that I never seen coming or even expected.

I like to think that I have read alot of fantasy books but had sadly never heard of Brent weeks, he will be a name that I look for in the future and I think in the next few days I will have finished book 4 of this series and be wait in number 5.

I really never expected to love these books this much

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Creatively strong, but poorly edited in places.

What made the experience of listening to The Broken Eye the most enjoyable?

You can't help but like the universe, Brent Weeks is padding out in this volume.

Good characters and an interesting approach to fantasy fiction, with the only real weakness being instances of poorly edited repetition and the odd overly self indulgent, hammy internal monologue.

What other book might you compare The Broken Eye to, and why?

Sitting in the same tier as Raymond Feist (though he is arguably more imaginative), Weeks produces highly enjoyable romps that you don't have to think too much about.

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favourite?

Andross Guile is a great character for Simon Vance's vocal range. As a narrator, he often plays people with a voice too mature for their associated age group, but given that Andross is a ruthless octogenarian, Vance nails it with aplomb.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Pass.

Any additional comments?

Not as good as the Night Angel Trilogy, but inventive and worth a look.

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Excellent narration of an excellent story

Loving this series so far... Excellent characterisation coupled with an addictive, well written plot and fascinating world building - a perfect package.

The narrator really does do an outstanding job of voicing each character and telling the story. I have listened to books 1 to 3 in quick succession. Moving onto book 4 now with great anticipation.

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AHHHHHH

so good so good so good. i identify with Kip so much it's ridiculous.

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it's just really really good

I'm dreading finishing the series, it's going to be bloody hard to find a book arfter and not feel disappointed

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Powerful and seat clenching read indeed.

Loved it...most powerful read and cannot wait to start book 4. Should be a movie!!

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rereading

its not often to almost never ever.do i revisit a book.

but this i am and enjoying these books as much now,as i did then



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Incredibly well planned story

Incredibly well planned story with layer upon layers of secrets revealed. Action packed and character driven

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A decent continuation

It did all it should have and made me want to read the rest. Mostly Kip in this one

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  • Jorgen
  • 06-07-19

omg, you never know what is going to happen next!

Usually i can see what is going to happen based on the build up. sometimes also what the twist will be. But in this book anyone kan die at any moment without forfilling there storyline. No one has plot armor. Feels like the first seasons of game of thrones.

Some times it's so exiting i start to feel dizzy, no other book have made me feel like that before.

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  • Joachim
  • 16-12-19

Excellent story with minor performance flaws.

the story is excellent, but there are some minor performance flaws.. Such as when the narrator suddenly changes the pronunciation of a few names.

I was wondering who this Theya was and why she was so familiar with the crew, then realized it was Tia. Slightly annoying.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-19

just fucking awesome, great book, great writer

see title :) all the next words are to fill the 15 word minimum, the acknowledgements are fun, don't skip em :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-19

getting a bit slow but still good

it is getting a bit slow, especially Gavin's story , but Simon's narration is spot on

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-19

Geat book

I wish the reader had another accent, but it's fine.
Great book !! I can't wait to listen to the rest of it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-07-18

Too many twists

as soon as you think you know where the story is going, there is another twist which turns the story upside down. Brilliant.

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  • Liza-Marié Weppenaar
  • 12-07-18

Brilliant

Simon Vance is a legend! Great performance.
Great story, with parts I did not see coming! Brent Weeks is a master story-teller.

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  • Bruno
  • 18-09-16

Brilliant!

Oh, you've just got to read this series! Absolutely recommend it! It starts off good and just gets better

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  • Emir Kico
  • 06-04-15

The series is just getting better.

The story is fscinating and engaging. And the narrator breathes life to it! Well done!

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  • James
  • 28-09-14

Absolutely awesome

The Broken Eye is absolutely awesome. Andross' manipulations start coming to fruition, the white is combating those manipulations, Gavin Guile is held prisoner and believed dead by many, Teia has become a spy, and Kip is making deals with his grandfather. Simon Vance does a great job with the narration making The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks more awesome, if that is even possible.