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  • The Claw of the Conciliator: The Book of the New Sun, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (185)

    The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Riley A. Vann says: "fascinating world"
    "good book, nice read, mid series book"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Claw of the Conciliator in three words, what would they be?

    complex, layered, fascinating


    What did you like best about this story?

    nuanced and adult


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

    mostly gives greater context - age, experience, personality


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not possible nor desirable, its a book (series) to be soaked in slowly


    Any additional comments?

    looking forward to books 3 and 4!

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