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A Court of Wings and Ruin

Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3
Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6,216 ratings)

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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....

37 of 39 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!

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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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  • 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.

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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!!!!

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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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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.

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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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NAME_NOT_RETURNED
  • 04-22-19

amazing

amazing awesome would read again im heartbeat amazing i cried when rhys died cried my eyes out

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  • JR
  • 04-05-19

Really enjoyable trilogy

This is the 3rd book in the trilogy, probably not my favourite but still great.
At first I found the change of narrator annoying particularly since I went from last book straight to this one. I also had to adjust the narration speed as I found it too slow. But once I got into it I didn’t notice change of narrator.
Overall I’ve really enjoyed this trilogy which is not the type of thing I listen to.
I would have liked a bit more of the tying up of loose ends. But maybe there’ll be a spin off!!

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  • victoria
  • 04-03-19

Where is Jennifer Ikeda?

Why would you bring in a new narrator for the final book of this series after all the characters and the rhythm are established? The jolt is harsh. Jennifer Ikeda is fabulous and I am entirely disappointed with the change. Poor decision.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-19

loved it story just got better.

I really enjoyed this series it just got better and better. I couldn't stop listening. Good narrator.

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  • BalmainM
  • 02-18-19

loved it

Great series. Really enjoyed this audiobook, kept me entertained whilst doing the housework. Thanks audible

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  • Jam
  • 02-18-19

Nooooooooo

It can’t be finished....I’m bereft at not being able to settle down any more to listen to this amazing trilogy....... the third and last of the Feyre Saga!.........just excellent

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  • Poppey
  • 01-09-19

Ferocious

In this book, everything goes to Shite for Tamlin as a result of Feyre's scheming and it is sad that she draws Lucien into her schemes as I feel he did not deserve what she did to him.

This trilogy has been one of the very best books I have ever listened to. I actually went through one night without any sleep just listening to it. My partner is fed up with my ear pods being constantly in.

This series has been one of love and loss; of peace and war; of what might have been and what could be. Such imagination; such passion and such sadness that this is the last book.

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  • Emma (Star Crossed Reviews)
  • 12-28-18

Will take all of you

After the cliffhanger ending of A Court of Mist ad Fury, I instantly started this book.

I don't really know where to start with this review. So much happens in this book and I'm just not sure anything I can say will do this book justice. I'm going to give it a go.

Tamlin betrayed Feyre in the worst way possible and for that, she will never, ever forgive him. What she does do is return to the Spring Court in order to gather information in order to help the Night Court and its allies. I hadn't actually read the blurb so I was very shocked that she would go back after everything that happened. I thought Feyre was very brave to do this.

We also learn a lot about the other members of the night court in this story. I really enjoyed learning about these characters. They have so much to tell us and I feel there is so much more that they could tell us. I really hope Sarah does some novella's so that we can hear more from these. There are also quite a few shocks in this book that you DO NOT see coming. I really love it when an author shocks me and Sarah does this a few times in this book.

This was a really good ending to the main trilogy. It's a harrowing journey and it will take every part of you to get through it. However, it is worth everything you give it. I would highly recommend this series if you haven't read it.

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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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  • Natasha
  • 04-17-19

Not with a bang but with a whimper

I found this conclusion to A Court of Thorns and Roses fairly underwhelming. It wasn't awful but I felt it under delivered. The first two books built strong and complex characters who demonstrated that humans (and fae) weren't good or bad but a messy in-between. And the most compelling part of this series was that these characters faced real danger and risked real harm. This book failed to follow through on those risks and failed to round out character arcs in a believable way, it felt as if Maas had pulled her punches. The plot also felt rushed, a lot of threads were left loose while "angsty" but overall unnecessary plot arcs were included despite not adding anything to the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-17-19

Epic Fantasy A MUST Listen

Wars, intrigue, politics, love and heroes, everything a fantasy book should be. An emotional journey that left me drained and wanting to start the series again. Narration faultless.

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  • Kaz
  • 03-30-19

Great finish to this wonderful series

l loved the whole story from start to finish. I gather it's categorised suitable for a YA audience, but I have to question the quality of the sex scenes. They were fine and worked well with the story, but were a tad more detailed than I'd expect in a YA book. Perhaps I'm too old, having left my YA years far behind me!

This last book in the series went from strength to strength, leaving me breathless in anticipation at every obstacle thrown in our heroine's path and at every battle. The resolution was superbly managed, tying in all the loose ends, or maybe not quite all leaving a crack for one more book maybe, but done with style.

The narration was excellent throughout.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-14-19

Fabulous story fantastic story telling

A must read for anyone who loves romance fantasy, action and twists, read by a great storyteller. Prepare to have you heart broken and glued back together over and over. Nothing is as it seems.

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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.