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The Blinding Knife Audiobook

The Blinding Knife: Lightbringer, Book Two

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Publisher's Summary

Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side.

As he loses control of his magic, all magic is running wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn. Their army of color wights is unstoppable, and the only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

©2012 Brent Weeks (P)2012 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

“Epic fantasy at its best . . . I was hooked in from the first page and couldn't put it down, even at the last. It is, quite frankly, superb.” (Sci-Fi London)

“Weeks manages to ring new tunes on...old bells, letting a deep background slowly reveal its secrets and presenting his characters in a realistically flawed and human way.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Weeks has written an epic fantasy unlike any of its contemporaries. It is a truly visionary and original work, and has set the bar high for others in its subgenre.” (graspingforthewind.com)

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    K. A. Wolstenholme 06-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good performance Mr Vance"

    Having read the book myself it was great to hear it read by another. Wonderful.

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    Galaxie new zealand 11-14-14
    Galaxie new zealand 11-14-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great story great narration"
    What made the experience of listening to The Blinding Knife the most enjoyable?

    Simon was a magnificent narrator and the story is compelling


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

    Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings- great heroes


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    Gavin!


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great plot and characters so well performed

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    James 09-27-14
    James 09-27-14
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    "Spectacular story, great listen."

    The second novel in the Lightbringer trilogy, The Blinding Knife is a spectacular read and a great listen. Simon Vance does a great job with the narration, and Brent Weeks' writing just keeps getting better with every book he writes. This time Kip is in Black Guard training, Liv is working with the Colour Prince, Gavin/Dazen reveals his secret to Karris and Andross Guile starts his manipulations of Kip. Readers of Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett and George R. R. Martin will love Brent Weeks.

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    Bruno North Shore City, New Zealand 05-05-14
    Bruno North Shore City, New Zealand 05-05-14 Member Since 2007

    I need some C8H10N4O2

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    "Utterly Entertaining"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Blinding Knife to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print edition, but the audio book production is fantastic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are what makes the is book. I love them all to bits even the bad guys are great. I can't wait for the next instalment in the series!


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  • Mat
    8/24/16
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    "amazing book"

    one of my favorite writers ! this is my 2nd series from Brent weeks and I love it

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  • NA matthews
    carmarthenshire, wales, uk
    8/23/16
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    "Incredible."

    Absolutely incredible, Simon Vance and the overall story. Loved it completely. Cannot wait to hear the 3rd book.

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  • Mr A M Smith
    8/16/16
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    "Good book well read"

    The book was well read and a good progression to the story. Looking forward to the third one.

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  • Mr
    8/14/16
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    "Gripping"

    It's unusual I'll want to listen to an audiobook outside of long journeys, but this has held me entranced for days.

    The narrator is also significantly better than the pretty awfully chosen surfer-dude-esque guy who did the previous book.

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  • Aidan Kent
    3/1/16
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    "The best Brent Weeks novel to date"

    Excellent plot and original ideas in the Nine Kings concept. Loved the character development of some of the key people. Flawless narration. Definitely up there alongside Feist and Eddings as one of my favourite authors.

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  • Rachel
    8/31/15
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    "Book worth reading"

    Loved it !!! Nothing more to say it was a great book and can't wait to read number 3 !

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  • Brandedbug
    7/18/15
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    "awesome 2nd part"

    loved it, can't wait for part 3. Brent weeks work in fantasy writing is some of the best in years. I look forward to his next books

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  • Adam
    Histon, United Kingdom
    2/27/15
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    "Good, but not engaging as the first in the series"

    I enjoyed this book, but definitely not as much as the first in the series. The Blinding Knife felt like it took a long while to go anywhere and a lot of the book feels like setup for subsequent stories. The exception to this is the Kip narrative which I always wanted to keep coming back to.

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  • O. Okonkwo
    2/22/15
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    "Thank you Simon Vance"

    Good book fantastic performance. Wish he'd narrated the first book. Makes up for some of the weaker areas of the story.

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  • I 8 Binners
    Market rasen, Lincoln United Kingdom
    11/18/14
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    "Much better narrator than book 1"

    Brilliant, just brilliant. The narrator tooks things to the right level and I cannot wait to get onto book 3. Well done Brent and Simon

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