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Emperor of Thorns Audiobook

Emperor of Thorns: A Broken Empire Novel

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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....

©2013 Bobalinga, Ltd (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Just Marvel Me 02-03-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Entire Adoration"
    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
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    kevin 08-24-16
    kevin 08-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "makes you wish for more"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, a great performance, good writing, memorable characters. then throw in some laughter, and finally throwing out the lines between black and white, whats not to like.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well Jorg would be the character i most liked manly becouse, I can't really make up my mind on if i view him as a bad guy or a good guy. well maybe good guy is a bit of a strech so last say gray guy.


    What about James Clamp’s performance did you like?

    His performance lets me enjoy the book.


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

    Yes, it made me care about the characters in the book to the point i wish i had more time with them and the world.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has everything that made you read the last two books,and you get to see Jorg grow more as a character. Only real down side is this is the last book.

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    Mike Reiter 07-14-16
    Mike Reiter 07-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "good until right before the end"

    I enjoyed the whole series in this book was no exception the problem is at the very end it felt as if the author had had enough of the series, or didn't know how to end it, and created what I consider an unsatisfying ending

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christena Bryte USA 06-25-16
    Christena Bryte USA 06-25-16
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    The narrator in this series was outstanding! I will be looking for more of his content. His ability to change his voice for each character makes them instantly recognizable so there is no guessing who is speaking. I can't say enough good about him! Thank you James Clamp for this thoroughly exciting experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dreamscapepen 05-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "3rd time I've listened to these, try them"

    These books are just excellent!!!! Mark Lawrence became one of my favorite authors with the Thorns trilogy. Gritty, great action, original plot, fantastic anti-hero. Clearly, I'm not a great writer. However, I encourage you to try to ignore my rather unoriginal review and try these very NOT-run-of-the-mill books. First time I sat down with them, I inhaled them all in about a week. Once I coaxed my boyfriend into trying them, I decided I couldn't discuss them and overcome the itch to read them again. So good. Thank you Mr. Lawrence.

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    Melissa 04-17-16
    Melissa 04-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "An amazing close to the series."

    I absolutely loved this whole series. it drew me in, the astounding mystery with the builders and the correlation to our modern world was a phenomenal twist and added a new element to a fantasy universe. Lawrence killed it with his deep metaphorical intellect and kept me wanting more from the anti hero, but I applaud the direction he went with the finale especially. wonderful read and a few years from now I see myself returning to read again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    carson 02-12-16
    carson 02-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "great quick series !!!! If you can handle it?"

    good progress from book one to three. great characters very cool idea's. very refreshing, good use of paper! Absolutely loved it and so did the people I car pool with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darrell FAIRHOPE, AL, United States 08-30-15
    Darrell FAIRHOPE, AL, United States 08-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mark Lawrence is amazing."

    I can not think of enough adjectives to describe how well written this story is. It is clear that Mark Lawrence has poured his heart and soul into this trilogy. Through out the journey Jorg is sometimes stirring, sometimes cruel and thoughtless and sometimes just plain evil. Despite all of this you find your self rooting for him and knowing that his will is stronger than the other guys. With writing that rejects, or at least reshapes, the clichés of other books about heroes and likable characters Mark Lawrence took all of us on a wonderful journey. A journey that saw young Jorg grow in to a man and eventually learn to love something more than himself. The way the book ended would have been so out of character for the Jorg of the first two books but the way Mark weaves the story it is completely believable at the end.

    While this book is anything but gentle or a deathless work of art, in fact Jorg in the previous books murdered an entire country down to the last baby, it is captivating. Even when he was cruel and heartless there was always a reason for it. I will miss the Journey with Jorg and his cut throat band of brothers. This has been one of the best reads or rather listens I have had in perhaps ever. I have decided to continue the Journey with Prince Jalan Kendeth in the Red Queens war series and have to say I quite enjoy it as well. You can not go wrong with this trilogy. Worth every credit.

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    Joy 05-20-15
    Joy 05-20-15
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    "very good very diffrent"

    dark but entertaining... very good characters and character building. very thought out world, magic system, and story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nigel Thompson 05-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    This was so well done. The story was both thrillingly action-oriented and poetic. The ending was so well-conceived. Writing a good ending is a real art. Like landing a plane well. He pulled it off masterfully.

    This narrator, James Clamp, is now one of my favourites.

    Really great experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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