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Just Marvel Me

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  • Emperor of Thorns: A Broken Empire Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By James Clamp
    Overall
    (383)
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    (354)
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    (354)

    Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg has plans to change that - one way or the other. He’s uncovered even more of the lost technology of the land, and he won’t hesitate to use it. But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced - a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King. The boy who would rule all may have finally met his match....

    Just Marvel Me says: "Entire Adoration"
    "Entire Adoration"
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    What did you love best about Emperor of Thorns?

    Everything. I absolutely adore this series, I love the character of Jorg and even more I love how Mark Lawrence continually move the story from current to 4 or 5 years ago. It entirely brings together the man he was and the man he is and why he makes the choices he does.


    What other book might you compare Emperor of Thorns to and why?

    I have few absolute favorite books in the fantasy genre that reach an epic status in my mind, definitely the king killer chronicles, blood song and the way of kings. I would say Mark Lawrences series also creates the epic feel of a world with its own customs and way of life, gods ands myths that my adored epic series do, however, because Jorg is largely the sole focus of the series and all other characters continuously only carrying minor roles, I think this book does slightly fall short in that. I almost wish Mark Lawrence would have had separate books for each of Jorgs years, but then I suppose to have lived even more years with Jorg, the ending would have been absolutely devastating. For the series he wrote and the length, the ending was perfectly chosen.


    What does James Clamp bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This narrator does an EXCELLENT job! I didn't even think twice about getting the audible book as opposed to reading it. He uses different voices/inflections for the different characters, even does a fantastic girl voice!


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

    The antics of Jorg would continually make me chuckle and smile. Smile that he was so completely genius and brilliant in his scheming.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like slightly dark humour, blood shed, or just want a book to get so absorbed in that you lose yourself entirely. Get this series, get it, live it, love it. Mourn it once its over.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Spell

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Lucinda Gainey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    It’s bad enough feeling different among the human crowd, but feeling different among wolves? No one said returning to her pack would be easy, especially after ten years without them, but 17-year-old Caia Ribeiro is unprepared for the realities of the transition. Raised in a world where kids aren’t scared by bedtime tales of the bogeyman but by the real life threat of enemy supernaturals who might come creeping into their community to kill them in their sleep, Caia is used to the darkness; she’s used to the mystery and the intrigue of the ancient underworld war she’s bound to by chance of birth.

    Just Marvel Me says: "The narrator bored me to death"
    "The narrator bored me to death"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Ahhh the narration!


    Would you recommend Moon Spell to your friends? Why or why not?

    The book yes.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I feel bad saying it, because this narrator would be perfect for historical fiction or a romantic novel. But in a young adult book, she way way wayyyy missed the mark. She talked so slow, I actually used the speed option on audible just to make the book bearable. And also, she sort of made everyone sound "nice." Like these are grown men angry werewolves or this angst-y teenager, but you couldn't tell. She sounded like a nice little old lady. Weirdest narrator choice for a book I have listened to yet. And the whole time, I kept thinking, just get through this book- surely they used a different narrator in the 2nd book. But no, same one. These books are being returned for the damage they did to narrated books everywhere.
    Beware before you buy! I highly suggest listening to a sample of this one!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I can't see this becoming a movie. It fits very nicely into paranormal werewolf genre, but the story wasn't that gripping that I think it would even be optioned for a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    Oy. This one scarred me,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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