Lightbringer
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 2227 ratings)
  • 1

    The Black Prism

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Cristofer Jean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (812)
    Story
    (820)

    Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

    Chad says: "Dude . . ."
    Dude . . .

    The narrator sounds like a surfer dude. Like the most stereotyped surfer dude that you can think of.

    The book is pretty good, but the nar..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 19 2011 by Chad (Southlake, TX, United States)
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    The Black Prism: Lightbringer Trilogy Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Cristofer Jean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

    Jessica says: "Great Story, Poor Naration"
    Great Story, Poor Naration

    I will listen to it again, I'm sure. This is a wonderful story full of vibrant, realistic characters and some of the best world building I've ever see..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2014 by Jessica ()
  • 2

    The Blinding Knife: Lightbringer, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (794)
    Performance
    (731)
    Story
    (727)

    Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

    robert says: "great book but missing content in chapter 90 and 9"
    great book but missing content in chapter 90 and 9

    The development of complex characters and so much better then the first book. Reminds be a lot of the night angel series.

    Reviewed on September 25 2012 by robert (silver spring, MD, United States)
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    The Blinding Knife: Lightbringer, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side. As he loses control of his magic, all magic is running wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn. Their army of color wights is unstoppable, and the only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Spectacular story, great listen."
    Spectacular story, great listen.

    The second novel in the Lightbringer trilogy, The Blinding Knife is a spectacular read and a great listen. Simon Vance does a great job with the narr..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 27 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 3

    The Broken Eye: Lightbringer, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Absolutely awesome"
    Absolutely awesome

    The Broken Eye is absolutely awesome. Andross' manipulations start coming to fruition, the white is combating those manipulations, Gavin Guile is hel..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 28 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
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    The Broken Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (282)

    Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

    Zach says: "More than a filler, less than I was hoping for"
    More than a filler, less than I was hoping for

    First, I'll just say that I've been a huge fan of Weeks from the first chapter of the Night Angel trilogy, and I still hold that the Blinding Knife is..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 17 2014 by Zach ()