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Publisher's Summary

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the number-one New York Times best-selling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so, she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust among the dazzling and lethal High Lords - and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the number-one New York Times best-selling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

©2017 Sarah J. Maas (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Not that bad!!

After seeing these reviews, I was really scared to listen to this. I loved the first 2 books SO MUCH! Jennifer Ikeda ruled. Why the switch!? I wish she had kept going, and I don't know why they chose someone new, but honestly? Once I got over being pissed off, it wasn't that bad! I mean, Amanda is no Jennifer, but I think she did her best. The characters were good. Lucien's brothers were fantastically evil. I just miss the overall tone of Jennifer as Feyre. I felt like I got to know her, and now it was like a completely different person.

And since this book is over 25 hours long, how were people writing reviews THE FIRST DAY IT CAME OUT!? I don't think half those people even gave the new narrator a chance. They couldn't have had the time to listen to it. So. I admit, it took a while for her to find her stride, I think, but once I got past my initial shock and dismay, and I started listening to the story itself? I was still interested, and I was still moved.

Chapter 44 - with all the high lords? And that scene with the cliff? Oh - and Lord Grayson scene with Elaine???? Come on. It was good. Admit it. Of course, you have to listen that far.

It probably sucks to step into such a popular series, so I say job well done -- even if I wish Jennifer was still doing it....

34 of 36 people found this review helpful

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Loved it, despite new narrator (give her a chance)

I'll admit, I had a difficult time getting into this one (but loved it none-the-less). The new narration was just so different from Jennifer Ikeda -- for Feyre and Rhysand particularly. However, about a quarter of the way through, I was over it and just enjoying the story itself. Cobb did a really amazing job with the thrilling last half of the book in particular. Knowing that we have some character-focused novellas and novels coming up in the series, I know she'll do a great job with them (she nailed Cassian, Nesta, Amren, and Mor, I thought). looking forward to more Maas books narrated by Cobb (or Ikeda should she come back to the series). The fandom should definitely not fear this one. It's a great listen!

67 of 74 people found this review helpful

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  • JP
  • 05-04-17

Jennifer Ikeda declined to continue with theseries

I contacted Recorded books Inc. and they said via email that Jennifer Ikeda decline to continue with the series. :(

I don't like the new narrator, but we may have no choice to get used to her.

71 of 80 people found this review helpful

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Change narrator! PLEASE!!!!!!

This is by far my favorite series of all time. I will probably re listen to the first 2 books and only read the last book. I am SO disappointed that they changed the narrator for the last book. it honestly shouldn't be allowed in book series...... PLEASE RE DO THIS!!!!

62 of 70 people found this review helpful

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Narrator Change Didn't Ruin It

I loved the first two books in the series and was looking forward to this one when I noticed that the narrator was different. I generally hate when there is a narrator change in a series told from the same perspective, especially if you are binge listening. It tends to be so distracting that it can ruin it. Luckily this narrator sounded almost identical to the previous one and did an equally excellent job. I might not have even known they were different narrators. That being said, it was a great end to a great series, well worth the listen!

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  • Vanessa
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 05-05-17

Narrator NOT terrible. Just different.

I agree. I wish Jennifer Ikeda finished this series. But I don't think Amanda Leigh Cobb was terrible. She was just very different.

After I got over my initial frustration, I really started listening to the story itself. By the time I got to the battle and the story line with Nesta's arc? I was hooked. The scenes with Elaine are heartbreaking. I also loved Lucien's journey. And I caught myself aching for Mor during her . . . confession. (No spoilers!!)

For me, this one was less about Feyre and Rhys and more about the other characters. My heart was absolutely broken for Tamlin who I STILL think got screwed in this entire story, but that's just my opinion. I fall into the "Go, Tamlin! camp" because I don't think his actions were necessarily any more abusive than Rhys's actions under the mountain -- Anyway.

Give the STORY a chance. New narrator doesn't deserve to be raked across the coals for a decision that was not hers to make. I still enjoyed it!!!!!

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Narrator

I missed hearing Jennifer Ikeda's voice in this. I like having the same narrator throughout a series plus she does male voices better.

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love series, but ..

i love sarah j mass, love the series.....but was so disappointed when the same narrator was not used....its not tht amanda is not good....its that we already fell in love with Jeniffer narrating..and the way she did all the attitudes, the difference in voices she used in each caracter. Jennifer did awesome in capturing the different caracters, especially Rhysand . and amanda tone doesnt chnage between the caracters so makes it hard to remember who is talking. am just disappointed, hope they redo it with Jennifer voice. especially when we pay $20 for the audio and the narrator doesn't match.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Narration was just as good as the others

Many complaints about a new narrator... I couldn't even tell. As expected, the book was very good.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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New narrator, no worries.

I've actually never written an audible review before, but felt compelled to do so in this instance as I believe the bashing of the Narrator is unwarranted. Yes, Jennifer Ikeda did a terrific job on the previous two books. I am as disappointed as you guys. However, I don't believe Amanda Leigh Cobb deserves the negative reviews of her performance. Of course it is different from Jennifer's, they are different humans. But, it doesn't make it bad performance by any means. I hope you give it a chance, because after the first part of the book, I hardly remembered that there had even been a change and was as into the writing as ever.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-14-18

Couldn't put it down.

Really great third book and it has left me wanting more stories of Feyra and Rhysand.

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  • N. D. Taylor
  • 08-14-18

Waaay too long

I enjoyed the first two books but was becoming quite frustrated by the third book as there was a whole lot of faffing and side stories that delayed what was, in the end, a fairly swift conclusion. There were too many characters and in the end I found it all quite confusing. I spent the last 2/3 of the book just wanting it to end so I could move on with my tbr list! Won’t be reading any sequels, I’m done!

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  • SarahW
  • 08-07-18

Had me hooked

Once I started i couldn't stop! I just love this story. DNt wait for the next book!

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  • Charlie
  • 07-23-18

Do it l

Do yourself a favour and get this series! It’s been amazing and I’ve blasted through it all in under a week and I’m dying for more!

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  • katy
  • 06-11-18

Another great book!

Another great novel from Sarah. J. Maas. The narrator held my interest and the plot was well thought out.

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  • Karrie
  • 02-26-18

Amazing!

I've just finished this trilogy and wow, I was hooked from the word go. Excellent writing.. I shall definitely read anything else this author has written. I loved Farae's story and Rhysand too. 5 stars not quite good enough!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-19-18

A Court of Wings and Ruin.

I adore this series.
I think audible is fantastic.
I almost don't want to criticise this book because I love the characters and the first two books are brilliant.
However needless to say I am so disappointed with the ending of this book! I hate the fact that Rhysand is brought back to life, he shouldn't of died in the first place! It almost seems that anyone can just die and be saved ... and the point with Feyre was that when she was made new it was special, an event that does not happen. It also makes no sense that he still only have the night court powers?
Rysands character seems to change throughout as well, he is not rude or smug with Feyre he doesn't speak to her the way he did in the first two books
and for me that was why I loved them together because they challenged each other.
Nesta and Elain play good parts in the book, and the friendship and love these three sisters have towards the end is lovely.
I will say when Feyre is undercover at the start of the book has you gripped. And when all the high lords meet and Tamlin walks in late that too has you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Colin D.
  • 10-10-17

Wonderful

Just loved every minute of the entire series.

Wonderful storytelling and well-rounded characters. Thank you.

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  • Carrie-ann S
  • 09-22-17

I love this book , but bad move changing narrator

The thing I love about the audio books is how invested you get in the voices, emotive ways they speak etc. To change the voice in the final book... it caused me to loose all dedication to the characters. I tried but couldn't finish. I now won't buy one if the voice changed during any series. bad move :(

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  • oona
  • 09-12-17

Not a court of mist and fury but still amazing!

Is not a court of mist and fury but I still loved this book so much. Their are some real great moments in this book and it's over all really great.

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  • Nicki
  • 05-08-17

Meh

Nowhere near as good as the last book, although the narration may have had something to do with it, the narration was just terrible! She got the emotions all wrong. Really hope they get someone else to narrate the story, as this narrator left me feeling nothing at all except irritation.

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  • Kellie
  • 09-12-18

Poor recording

Recording came of as if it was scratched and every other word was missing
Otherwise, I totally love these novels

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  • S. Stevens
  • 07-19-18

Bring back Jennifer!

Read the book first - LOVED IT, so I bought it on Audible. Looking forward to listening to it on my drive to work when I realise the characters all sound wrong. Rhysand was the most disappointing. No emotion at all! I just assumed the Narrator would be Jennifer !?! I mean why would you change Narrators through a series - right?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-30-18

Good But...

the speaker got the emotions so wrong bring back the old speaker and it will be so much better

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-09-18

Fantastic book, poor performance

Just about to finish my 2nd round of listening to this amazing book and fell even more in love with the characters and story. Really disappointed in the narration of this book as it brought a different feel and didn't do the characters justice.. Rhysand was too different! Bring back Jennifer!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-18

Wonderful

The voice really threw me off and had me worried. At first.

But as I get deeper into the story, I adjusted to the new narrator and could not stop listening! I thoroughly enjoyed the series and am super excited for more related books coming out in the future.

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  • Kiah
  • 05-28-18

Why change the narrator??

I listened to the first two books one after the other and was so excited to dive into the last one until I started playing it and realised IT WAS A DIFFERENT NARRATOR! I got so used to listening to the characters in the previous narrator’s voice that it really threw me off trying to listen to the final book in a completely different voice!

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  • Rosalie Langham
  • 05-26-18

great series

loved it. love audible books. love this series of Sarah J Mass books. can't wait to listen to the next one.

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  • Riley
  • 04-06-18

Fantastic! Couldn't stop listening!

What a great addition to the series, cannot wait for the next! a very addicting read/listen.

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  • Alecia
  • 01-10-18

Loved it!

Kept me enthralled and eager for more! Excellent speaker, with an amazing storyline. Can't wait for the next one.