Lightbringer
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  • 1

    The Black Prism

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Cristofer Jean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (665)
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    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
    Overall
    (22)
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    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    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.

    Bruno says: "Brilliant!"
    Brilliant!

    This is my second time reading this, and it is just brilliant. Really refreshing take on magic and all its forms. But what I love most about it is the..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2014 by Bruno (North Shore City, New Zealand)
  • 2

    The Blinding Knife: Black Prism, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (663)
    Performance
    (608)
    Story
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    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.

    David Streeter says: "Much Better"
    Much Better

    Book 2 of the black prism series is great. it continues with the story nicely allowing you to see how each character develops as it moves. it makes ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2012 by David Streeter ()
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    The Blinding Knife: Lightbringer, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    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.

    Bruno says: "Utterly Entertaining"
    Utterly Entertaining

    I haven't read the print edition, but the audio book production is fantastic.

    Reviewed on May 05 2014 by Bruno (North Shore City, New Zealand)
  • 3

    The Broken Eye: Lightbringer, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    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.

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