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
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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.

    Struggled.

    Struggled to get into this one. For me, the narration by Robin Miles was quite stilted. The muddied accents she put on for some of the characters we..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 November 2016 by Chris M ()
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    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
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    Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Sequel to the multi-award nominated The Fifth Season. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization 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. The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky.

    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)
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    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Great Series!

    Listened to nine hours of this book over two days. Fascinated about how it was going to end! Really enjoyed the series! Found this book slightly slowe..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 November 2017 by spellacl (Dublin)