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A Torch Against the Night Audiobook

A Torch Against the Night: An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Elias and Laia are running for their lives.

Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the empire's most secure and dangerous prison - and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars' future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia's side, even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.

But Elias and Laia will have to fight every step of the way if they're going to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus; the merciless Commandant; the sadistic Warden of Kauf; and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene - Elias' former friend and the empire's newest Blood Shrike.

Helene's mission is horrifying, unwanted, and clear: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape, and kill them both.

©2016 Sabaa Tahir (P)2016 Listening Library

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    DeeAy 09-25-16
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    "Ahhhmazing"

    I'm very picky with my audiobooks - this one was up there with Harry Potter as one of my favorites. The narrators are amazing, the story line kept me engaged during my daily subway commute. Definitely worthy of a credit!

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    Janice 09-23-16
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    "The story grows on you, till you want more and more ..."

    At first, the story feels like a Teen "coming of age" tale in a future/ancient dystopian society, along the lines of Divergent or Hunger Games ... But then it grows on you and evolves in your head and heat into a story of the unfree wanting freedom, the downtrodden wanting release and the unpeacable yearning for rest.

    Even so, it is somewhat predictable, hence only 4 stars, but the entire series earns 5 stars for enjoyablity and, as if it were a very long Easops fable, for morality convincingly conveyed.

    Looking forward to book three!!

    PS: Performance is great except for an occasional male voice being too effeminate ... Hense only 4 stars.

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    C. Jai 09-16-16
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    "did not disappoint"

    loved it. can't wait for the next one. the characters are relatable and the story just comes to life. Excellent narration.

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    love the playful and mythical fiction. the story was interesting and fast paced. loved it

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    "unputdownable"

    one of the best stories I have ever heard full of fantasy love and shocks. if you.love monsters heroes adventures you will love this one

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    "Great listen! Loved it."

    I was anxiously awaiting the second installment. It didn't disappoint. Love the characters. Can't wait for the next one already.

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    Ashley 11-03-16
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    "Awesome story! Terrible voices reading."


    Elias and Laia need to get together already. Ughhhh! lol

    Story is awesome and can't wait to start the 3rd book.

    The voicing is really annoying though. I hate the soul catchers voice, Canes, Cook, Nightbringer, and everyone else.

    Except Elias. His voice makes you melt. lol

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    Brian K 11-02-16
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    "Excellent Narration of a great story"

    The voice actors did a great job bringing a good story to life! Tahir kept the characters challenged and often crushed as they worked toward their goals. There was language and sexual content.

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    L. Robertson Redmond, WA United States 10-29-16
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    "This series is not just for young adults!"

    I am 52, and my oldest daughter is 30 - and we both love this series and have listened to the first two books multiple times! The narrators are fantastic...they have made a great story even better!

    Even if you aren't typically a fan of novels with a fantasy element (I am not), these are well worth the listen!

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    Matts Rehnstrom 10-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Exiting but not satisfying"

    This is the second book. I find this one better than the first. The performance of the readers are better in this book. Steve West do some characters really good. But I am not satisfied with the resolution. The end is always the hardest part in writing a story, and this one does not give me the satisfaction I looked for along the telling of the story.

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