Books of the Raksura
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  • 1
    The Cloud Roads | Martha Wells

    The Cloud Roads

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Martha Wells
    • Narrated By Christopher Kipiniak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (717)
    Performance
    (640)
    Story
    (640)

    Moon has spent his life hiding what he is - a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself... someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community.

    Very original but flawed

    There is a lot to like in this opening book in a trilogy, but a few troublesome weaknesses bothered me enough so that I probably will not go on to the..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2013 by David (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 2
    The Serpent Sea | Martha Wells

    The Serpent Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Martha Wells
    • Narrated By Christopher Kipiniak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (493)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (444)

    Moon, once a solitary wanderer, has become consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. Together, they travel with their people on a pair of flying ships in hopes of finding a new home for their colony. Moon finally feels like he’s found a tribe where he belongs. But when the travelers reach the ancestral home of Indigo Cloud, shrouded within the trunk of a mountain-sized tree, they discover a blight infecting its core.

    Wow - An original universe

    Martha Wells world is exciting, beautiful and intriguing. Christopher Kipiniak makes the story come to life. His performance in this and the next tw..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2014 by Magdalena (Chicago, IL, United States)
  • 3
    The Siren Depths | Martha Wells

    The Siren Depths

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Martha Wells
    • Narrated By Christopher Kipiniak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
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    All his life, Moon roamed the Three Worlds, a solitary wanderer forced to hide his true nature - until he was reunited with his own kind, the Raksura, and found a new life as consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. But now a rival court has laid claim to him, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. Beset by doubts, Moon must travel in the company of strangers to a distant realm where he will finally face the forgotten secrets of his past, even as an old enemy returns with a vengeance.

    Excellence in Worldbuilding

    I have recommended and will continue to recommend The Tales of the Raksura series but no one listens to me. Just in case, though... If you are looking..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2013 by Sharon (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 4
    The Edge of Worlds | Martha Wells

    The Edge of Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Martha Wells
    • Narrated By Christopher Kipiniak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
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    Story
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    An expedition of groundlings from the Empire of Kish have traveled through the Three Worlds to the Indigo Cloud court of the Raksura, shape-shifting creatures of flight that live in large family groups. The groundlings have found a sealed ancient city at the edge of the shallow seas, near the deeps of the impassable Ocean. They believe it to be the last home of their ancestors and ask for help getting inside.

    Great Audible version

    Excellent story, enhanced by the voice acting.
    I enjoy Martha Wells' work and recommend it!

    Reviewed on September 16 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • Stories of the Raksura, Book 1 | Martha Wells

    Stories of the Raksura, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Martha Wells
    • Narrated By Christopher Kipiniak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
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    "In The Falling World", Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, has traveled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort, Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part; freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult. "The Tale of Indigo and Cloud" explores the history of the Indigo Cloud Court, long before Moon was born.

    Enjoyed Three-Fourths of the Short Stories

    Shorter is Better.

    I've listened to two of the current three novel series (which I mildly regret, for there were spoilers for BK 3: Siren's D..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 23 2015 by D. Bryant ()
  • Stories of the Raksura, Volume 2: The Dead City & the Dark Earth Below | Martha Wells

    Stories of the Raksura, Volume 2: The Dead City & the Dark Earth Below

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Martha Wells
    • Narrated By Christopher Kipiniak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Moon, Jade, and other favorites from the Indigo Cloud Court return with two new novellas from Martha Wells, who continues to enthusiastically ignore genre conventions in her exploration of the fascinating world of the Raksura. Her novellas and short stories contain all the elements fans have come to love from the Raksura books: courtly intrigue and politics, unfolding mysteries that reveal an increasingly strange wider world, and threats both mundane and magical.

    Enriching this already stunning world

    I haven't read it in print, but I have always enjoyed the audio book version of this series.

    Reviewed on March 21 2016 by Mara (New Hampshire, USA)