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The Blinding Knife Audiobook

The Blinding Knife

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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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    nick 09-30-16
    nick 09-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "engrossing"

    Had to finish as fast as possible, just couldn't stop listening. Would recommend grossing world and amazing magic.

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    LornaDavis United States 09-29-16
    LornaDavis United States 09-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    I already wrote my thoughts after finishing book 3 but just wanted to add my 5 stars to the series on this one. Very smartly written with great narration. Don't hesitate to add to your library if you are into this genre.

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    Bethany Ferrell 09-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing book narrated very well."

    Amazing book narrated very well. Love all that is brent weeks and coming to love Simon Vance now too.

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    melgar 09-18-16
    melgar 09-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome."

    Awesone, Simon Vance is the shit. Epic narrator, looking forward to start the next one.

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    Greg Sinadinos 09-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Spectacular Tale"
    If you could sum up The Blinding Knife in three words, what would they be?

    Intelligent, emotional, insightful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I wish I could tell, but I don't want to ruin it


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    He is a vast improvement over the first novel's narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Also can't ruin the story


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    Charles 09-07-16
    Charles 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen"

    Hooked after the first book, The Black Prism, book 2 only gets better. It was a pleasure to hear Kip maturing, and to hear him become the character he is at the end of the story was great. There are a few twists that I didn't see coming, but that made the book that more special to me.

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    Greg Costello 09-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Buy Now!"

    this series is coming in at my second favorite so far, 1st being "Red Rising". I love the magic system, the old earth references or things that are in common with our world, the characters are great in all the good and bad ways. This series is a must listen. oh and Simon Vance is now at the top of my list for narrators.

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    Robert Walters CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE, US 09-01-16
    Robert Walters CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE, US 09-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    I suppose it was "brilliant" in both senses of the word, given the context of the story.

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    Michael 08-10-16
    Michael 08-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Phenomenal"

    Rich, detailed, believable, and not at all boring. At once political and military and magical, the characters express the real of this story effortlessly. Weeks does not make it look easy, but he does make it something you want more of. Excellent narrator; nary s character confused.

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    David_in_Tennessee Kingsport, TN USA 08-02-16
    David_in_Tennessee Kingsport, TN USA 08-02-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Compelling middle book"

    For those who enjoy multi-book epic fantasy, that second book can be a challenge building the story arcs that later lead to the big climactic payoff. George R.R. Martin's Storm of Swords is easily the best of that series (and one of the very best fantasy books of all time for me), but you have to get through Clash of Kings to get there. This volume improves upon and builds upon Black Prism leaving a cliffhanger that has to be resolved. Simon Vance is among the very best narrators and really brings the characters to life. Enough said, I have to start The Broken Eye.

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