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Three Dark Crowns Audiobook

Three Dark Crowns

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Publisher's Summary

Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose...it's life or death. The night the sisters turn 16, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

©2016 Kendare Blake (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Emma 10-17-16
    Emma 10-17-16 Member Since 2016

    avid reader and writer of speculative fiction...

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    "Good writing ruined by poor performance"
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    I think I would have enjoyed this story much more if I'd read it on paper.

    I liked the concept: a nice mix of the macabre and ethereal, like an eerie fairy tale.

    The narrator's performance was so wooden, though, that it was almost robotic.

    Her voice reminded me of Siri. It made it VERY difficult to keep track of the storyline, especially because it changes perspective between the 3 sisters and the narrator reads all of their characters with EXACTLY THE SAME TONE.

    Decent story, though. I'd recommend buying a hard copy over the audiobook any day.

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    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey B Nattania Northern VA 12-25-16
    Jeffrey B Nattania Northern VA 12-25-16 Member Since 2014

    Recently found a love for books and with Audible I can clean and keep going - I also use it in my classroom to urge kids to read.

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    "Didn't like it, I Loved It"

    Bummed that it's another series,would love to just read a si for story, but with the twist and turns forwards the end- I admit I didn't want it to end. At first I thought I could predict the next action , but after 4 wrong ideas I figured " Okay it has totally peaked my interest.

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    stefanie 10-23-16
    stefanie 10-23-16
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    "Must read the ending will knock your socks off"

    I absolutely love this book from beginning to end I didn't want to stop. The ending will have you dying for the next book. It's a must read if you are like me I don't really find a book or series that I wanna keep reading non stop but this is my top of the list.

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    Brittany 11-29-16
    Brittany 11-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome story!"

    the story was wonderful! I loved how the story progressed. was so disappointed to see it end. the performance was lacking, but good over all.

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    Julie R. Grasser 11-24-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I was hesitant about this book because so many reviews I saw said it was boring until the end, but I didn't think so at all! I liked the world the story is set in, and the build up to the end had enough scheming and backstabbing to keep me guessing about what was going to happen. The ending was so good. The only thing I didn't like was that the narrator sometimes sounded like a robot. Can't wait for the next one!

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    Sheri-le Rupp 10-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good, but hard to follow at first"

    In the beginning, I had a hard time following what was going on and keeping all the characters straight. I wish the reader gave the characters different voices. I didn't feel the reader was giving enough emotion to the story. I did find myself getting more into the story as it went along, rooting for each of the girls. Looking forward to the next book.

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    Zachary 01-16-17
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    "So Amazing"

    This. Was. Amazing! And the Ending! Did Not see that coming! Give me a Sequal!

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    wolfgirl 12-28-16
    wolfgirl 12-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hard start great finish"

    The book is hard to get into and fallow at first but if you can push through it's great

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    Jennifer L. Hart 12-07-16
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    "an awesome find"

    saw a bunch of mixed reviews about this book but the premise sounded interesting enough that I thought I would try it. Unique story paired with a fantastic narrator made for a truly great listen!

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    Casia 12-03-16
    Casia 12-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Where was the story?"

    Incredibly disapponted in this book. It had great potential, and it was just slaughtered by an ending that should have been the climax, and a half assed main story. All in all the story was just a very long introduction, and nothing ever happened with what I believed from the description to be the main plot. A few kids falling in and out of love, and a build up to a potentially amazing story that was wasted in a horribley disappointing and abrupt cliff hanger.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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