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The Bitter Kingdom Audiobook

The Bitter Kingdom: Fire and Thorns, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

The champion must not waver.

The champion must not fear.

The gate of darkness closes.

Elisa is a fugitive.

Her enemies have stolen the man she loves, and they await her at the gate of darkness. Her country is on the brink of civil war, with her own soldiers ordered to kill her on sight.

Her Royal Majesty, Queen Lucero-Elisa née Riqueza de Vega, bearer of the Godstone, will lead her three loyal companions deep into the enemy's kingdom, a land of ice and snow and brutal magic, to rescue Hector and win back her throne. Her power grows with every step, and the shocking secrets she will uncover on this, her final journey, could change the course of history.

But that is not all. She has a larger destiny. She must become the champion the world has been waiting for.

Even of those who hate her most.

©2013 Rae Carson (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    TessAnn Long Beach Island, NJ 08-16-16
    TessAnn Long Beach Island, NJ 08-16-16

    T. Tallon

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    "Enjoyed the story line."
    What did you like best about this story?

    It was fiction for sure, including some light romance, and the author encouraged me to dig deeper for information as Elisa had to do with Storm. Some people will just give you enough information leaving you blindsided because you didn't specify. You need to think critically before asking to assure the wording of your question gets the response you really need.


    What aspect of Jennifer Ikeda and Luis Moreno ’s performance would you have changed?

    Moreno has too strong of a slurred s. It drove me nuts listening to his chapters. I kept envisioning an overbite and it kept distracting me from the story and just ruined Hector for me.


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    annybody 08-05-16
    annybody 08-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Arrrgh!"

    I really have enjoyed this series I went through the first two books very quickly and was excited to hear how the third would end, until I got to Hectors part. They ruined it with the male narrator. He drones on and on in a very monotone voice with occasional emphasis on the end of the sentence... I can't finish listening to this I'm buying the book.

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    Kimberly M. 08-04-16
    Kimberly M. 08-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Painful to Endure"

    This series was long and BORING. I kept thinking it would get better but IT NEVER DID. Contained a lot of extraneous details that had no point. What was good? The narration.

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    elizabeth 08-03-16
    elizabeth 08-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good series, but not awesome"

    The narration was phenomenal! The story was good, but not gripping or really exciting. it did have some good plot twists though.

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    k razy kat35 07-29-16
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    "Excellent read!"

    I very much enjoyed this book series. it was exciting, original, and unexpectedly riveting. Elisa begins as a boring, weak, and fairly uninteresting character who grows into an overwhelming strong and wisely empowered emporess. Her journey unravels truths and deception s of every variety which helps her to discover that the true power isn't the mystical or magical but her own inner being. Great Author! Tremendous Sorry!

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    Justice Pirate northern NJ 05-21-16
    Justice Pirate northern NJ 05-21-16 Member Since 2014

    Abolitionist, Wife, Mother, photographer, & quilter

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    "A Good end to a good story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Nah. One of my friends actually read this series and I was curious about it, but it wasn't something that I was overly impressed by plot-wise.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Rae Carson? Why or why not?

    Maybe. Her writing was nice even if I wasn't fond of the story, and she seemed to do some research about things that are actual old terms used in mysticism and such.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were some good ones but probably when she is stuck and has to blow chunks out of rocks with her stone.


    Was The Bitter Kingdom worth the listening time?

    Definitely was a long story so it was worth it. It was so action packed throughout it, but sometimes I felt,"when will these problems end.


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    Gabrielle Gewirtz 04-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I wish it was just Jennifer Ikeda narrating"
    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I Think Jennifer Ikeda is a great narrator. Whomever casted the male narrator made a big mistake. He is terrible. Every line is said the same exact way.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series. It is a great escape into the Fire and Thorns world so wholly different than ours. Very original. The last book was my least favorite performance wise - yet the story and writing are great.

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    Wendy 10-11-15
    Wendy 10-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful story"

    This was such a wonderful story. They has such a roller coasters of a journey that kept me so attached. The worst part for me was when it was over.

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    Jane 08-15-15
    Jane 08-15-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Bitter sweet!"

    I really enjoyed this book as the end of the trilogy. I liked there were some chapters from Hector's perspective but the narrator sounded so stiff. Not at all like what I imagined Hector to sound. Jennifer Ikeda was excellent as always. I was a little disappointed to not have an epilogue updating the reader on the other couples but I guess I can imagine their endings just as easily. Overall I highly recommend this series. Wish it would continue.

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    C.O. Chicago, IL 07-18-15
    C.O. Chicago, IL 07-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Well told female heroine"

    Nice series. The main character is likable and relatable. Her questions about faith and belief were more than I expect in a young adult novel, and I appreciated the intellect. The romance is a lovely additional touch as it is complicated and not too graphic. Good recommendation for teens.

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