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The Blinding Knife: Lightbringer, Book 2 | [Brent Weeks]

The Blinding Knife: Lightbringer, Book 2

Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.
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Publisher's Summary

Gavin Guile is dying.

He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

©2012 Brent Weeks (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Dyan Jackpot, NV, United States 01-21-13
    Dyan Jackpot, NV, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great sequel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, for those who love fantasy books and are tired of the fairies and elves


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blinding Knife?

    the near death of Gavin, and his rescue by Kip


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

    personalization to each character


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sam MADISON, CT, United States 12-11-13
    sam MADISON, CT, United States 12-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun read, funny voice"
    What did you love best about The Blinding Knife?

    I found the magic system inventive and fun


    What other book might you compare The Blinding Knife to and why?

    While I find the majority of Brandon Sandersons works to be better written, both authors have creative magic systems that very much reminded me of each other.


    What three words best describe Simon Vance’s voice?

    like a surfer.


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

    No. Thats not really my plan for any audiobook, but even in written form, this is not a book that would have had me burning through the pages. I do not however mean this to be disparaging.


    Any additional comments?

    Sadly, I feel as though Simon Vance's voice acting was lacking. I often found myself thinking about the lack of diversity in his voice choices for different characters (Roy Dotrice has spoiled me.) I also could not help but feel like he sounds like a "surfer dude."

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Molly AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 04-12-13
    Molly AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 04-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The first book was better"

    The first book was innovative and I liked it. This time, it just got weird and gross. I don't recommend this book to anyone.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sackanator Helena, MT, United States 02-16-13
    sackanator Helena, MT, United States 02-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome story, poor narrator"
    Would you try another book from Brent Weeks and/or Simon Vance?

    Absolutely


    What other book might you compare The Blinding Knife to and why?

    Its rather unique


    What didn’t you like about Simon Vance’s performance?

    The voice performance wasn't bad except for his voice for Gavin, the main character. I never imagined a heroic character that sounded like Beavis crossed with a stereotyped surfer. I kept expecting him to say "Dude". Why he chose that type of voice or performance for the main character I don't know. I almost didn't listen to this book because of it but the story was worth the effort. Simon's characterization of all the other characters was not bad but why did he make the main character sound like a marijuana smoking college brat is beyond me.


    Did The Blinding Knife inspire you to do anything?

    was it suppose too.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, The second book (Blinding Knife) has a much better narrator.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Coral Mississauga, ON, Canada 01-01-13
    Coral Mississauga, ON, Canada 01-01-13 Member Since 2004

    I hold a BA in History from York University of Toronto; a 3yr Diploma in Computer Networking from Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. I have been "reading" audio books sinces the late 80s and a member of Audible back to 2004. What a really like is a good long story preferable over 30 hours. :)

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    "Kiff starts to stand out ..."

    This really is an important over the first book. I normally hate series where the rules of magic change a couple of books in because the "God" of the run out out. This is well done. It's early in the series and actually gives the author and the characters a bit more play without being a "Holy Hand Graide" to solve all problems.

    Kiff really becomes a "him" not just a shadow in this book. It's worth the credit for sure.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B. Smith Houma, LA 10-17-12
    B. Smith Houma, LA 10-17-12
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    "Bad"
    What would have made The Blinding Knife better?

    Don't know couldn't play the file.


    What could Brent Weeks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Sorry, Brent Weeks, its all Audible fault.


    Any additional comments?

    Five years since my last purchase from Audible. I guess I wait ten years for my next.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
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