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Empire of Storms Audiobook

Empire of Storms

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Publisher's Summary

Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas' epic fifth installment in the New York Times best-selling Throne of Glass series.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

©2016 Sarah J. Maas (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 09-13-16
    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 09-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Emotional, Stressful and Wonderful"

    I've noticed trends in a lot of the YA scifi books that I've read, particularly those with a strong female lead, and this series follows all of them. It has the usual love stories, and the usual rise from the lower class, and a strong female protagonist - which to be clear, I always enjoy, AND, this book still managed to give you a plot line to love, even though you've kind of heard it all before. This particular book shows how much Aelin Galathynius has grown and how strong she truly is.

    This book was extremely sexual, more so than any of the books prior, and I would not recommend it for the 11-13 age group. There were many sex scenes and sexual conversation and situations, so I think parents should use their own judgement.

    I'm thrilled with this book, I wish I waited until the next book in the series was also released, because this is a doozy.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lily 09-11-16
    Lily 09-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Every book gets better!"

    I absolutely adore the series. Every book keeps getting better and better with more twists and turns and surprises. this Series has easily become my favorite series and I have listened to all of the books over and over again. Yet Sarah J Maas has done it once again with Empire of Storms. Absolutely wonderful, addicting and incredible, made that much better by the narrator. I am not one to right review that give any spoilers however in the words of Celaena Sardothien "What the rutting hell!" I can't believe I have to wait til 2017 for the conclusion of this series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle H. 09-09-16
    Michelle H. 09-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book of hers by far"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES!!! Great narrator and wonderful/thrilling/captivating plot! Best book of the series so far. The book left a gaping whole in my heart. I can't wait until the next book comes out.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sophie 09-07-16
    Sophie 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not the last book"

    Another great read, fast paced, I think they only sleep for about 2 hours in this one. Good tension, more questions answered, and leaves us on a cliffhanger !!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    chamillion20 09-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "NOT for 11-14 year olds."
    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If this book were a movie I would not go see it with the age group that it is recommended for. There are multiple detailed sex scenes that distracted from the overall adventure of the story. I would advise that this age group have a responsible adult give them "the talk" before these kids venture into this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Other than that though... Sarah J. Mass pulled in another great adventure to add to the series. She is growing in her ability to pull everything together and make her characters into well rounded, fully developed people that also grow along side the developing story.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Plaizier 09-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not my flavor."

    Most of this series is brilliant, the vibrant world, interesting characters, and struggle for hope are parts that have kept me enjoying this series. This book however added some things that I really didn't like, and think detracted from the overall story. I believe there are times and places where sex scenes can be appropriate but many of the scenes depicted in the book felt like cheap smut, placed there as fan service to keep people interested in the books. it could have been more enjoyable if left to the imagination and not depicted in such a graphic and vivid way. The only other main issue I had was a 30 minute torture scene. It was placed to cause tension and build anticipation, but lasted far too long. The way it was handled caused me to loose all interest in the book or the outcome of the series.

    The series as a whole is a good one, and one that have enjoyed. I would, however, not recommend this particular book to others. It just isn't my flavor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Faine HUNTSVILLE, AL, US 09-23-16
    Mark Faine HUNTSVILLE, AL, US 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, okay performance, some trashy romance"

    Without getting into any spoilers there are parts of the book that don't make sense. Elena is sometimes super powerful and other times she's as weak as a kitten. This seems to follow very conveniently with the plot points. However, that's not my biggest complaint with the book. That would be the lady boener producing content that is absolutely grating and must be skipped. Please leave this to the reader's imagination. If I wanted to read a trashy romance novel, then I would, though I never would, and that's the point. It takes a what is a otherwise a fairly good fantasy story and debases it. It is beneath the author to resort to this. This was also a problem in previous books but it was dialed up to 11 in this book, relative to the rest of the series.

    It's also very hard to like Elena. I mean I think Rowan's assessment of her is pretty much spot on. The protagonist certainly shouldn't be perfect, of course they should be flawed as every good hero is, but I think the author takes it too far with Elena.

    The narrator is good, though she mispronounces a few words. That's par for the course though, almost every narrator seems to do this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eve 09-23-16
    Eve 09-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Big disappointment!"

    Have to say I'm really disappointed in this book. Loved the first books in the series but this one is too full of sex! Come on! We don't need this kind of detail. We get it. They are I love. If I would have wanted to read that nonsense I would have looked in the adult Romance section! Just stick to the story PLEASE!!

    Can't say I would recommend this book. The story line gets lost in all the love stories. Surely won't recommend this to my teenagers!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 09-22-16
    Chris 09-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "almost perfect"

    I really wanted to give this 5 stars but couldn't due to the graphic sex.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 09-19-16
    Jennifer 09-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "So good!! But it is an adult book!! Really it is for 17/18+ audience"

    It says YA but it reads like an adult book, I really believe it shouldn't be in the 11-16 yr old recommendations on audible. I would not let my 13 year old read this series yet. Lots of descriptive steamy scenes. I on the other hand loved it!!! Loved this book!! However it has a WTH cliffhanger ending, so my suggestion is to wait and reread the whole series next summer and be ready for an amazing book 6.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • wendy
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    9/27/16
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    "Amazing Series but this is the outstanding"

    I was blown away my this book. It took me on a journey that I did not want to end... But I needed to know how it ended. I can not wait for the next book

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  • barry
    9/23/16
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    "Gripping"

    loved this book from start to finish. the story is completely compelling, I was hooked. With a superb and flawless performance. I can't wait for the final book in the series to be released next year, for now, I will just have to listen to this book again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • paige
    9/13/16
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    "blown away yet again! "

    Truly an amazing author with unrivalled talent! A Another astounding read! Can't wait for the next!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    9/11/16
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    "Omggghggg"

    amazing
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    so it was just flawless

    the not yet intertwining stories just flowed so well and as always the ending shattered me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/7/16
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    "amazing"

    the narrator is really easy to listen to and the storyline catches you every twist and turn literally nonstop action I can't wait for the next book it's going to be epic 👍

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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