The Broken Stone
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  • 1
    The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
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    (185)
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    This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet, small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilisation's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed by a madman's vengeance.


    Hard to get into, but deeply absorbing

    Persevere through the first three or four chapters. . . . . . . .

    Reviewed on 18 January 2017 by "mjl296" ()
  • 2
    The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
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    Continuing the trilogy that began with the multiaward-nominated The Fifth Season. Short-listed for the Hugo, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards. A New York Times Notable Book of 2015. The inaugural Wired.com book club pick. The season of endings grows darker, as civilisation fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant.

    I Can't Even

    Seriously, if you are looking for the crack cocaine of speculative sci-fi/fantasy, this is it. The author is the queen of tantalising her listener/re..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 September 2016 by M. Atkinson (UK)
  • 3
    The Stone Sky: The Broken Earth, Book 3 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Stone Sky: The Broken Earth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
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    The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother won't: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

    Very good and not what I expected

    I think this is the best written of the trilogy. I wasn't expecting much from the plot when I started listening but there's lots of interesting plot g..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 September 2017 by Mr. M. G. Helliwell (surrey, england)