Your audiobook is waiting…

Emperor Mage

The Immortals: Book 3
Narrated by: Tamora Pierce
Series: The Immortals, Book 3, Tortall, Book 11
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (719 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Editorial Reviews

The third book in Pierce's Immortals quartet takes Daine of Tortall, the girl who talks to animals, on a dangerous diplomatic mission to the court of Emperor Ozorne. Daine's magical gifts are tested by everything from birds and rats to dragons and "stormwings." Even dinosaur skeletons get into the act. A full cast brings the faraway land of Carthak to vivid life, complete with castle, aviary, menagerie, and dusty temples. Carmen Viviano-Crafts, who also voiced Daine in Wild Magic and Wolf Speaker, has the perfect voice for the determined teenage girl. A cast of more than 30 and dramatic music give the feel of a blockbuster to the production. Those who do enter the series here will eventually want to go back and hear what they've missed.

Publisher's Summary

In this third volume of the popular Immortals Quartet, Daine enters a glittering world laced with danger and treachery, a world that grows more intense when the gods themselves push her to use her wild magic for their own ends.
©1995 Tamora Pierce (P)2008 Full Cast Audio

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    565
  • 4 Stars
    116
  • 3 Stars
    29
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    436
  • 4 Stars
    98
  • 3 Stars
    34
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    5

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    469
  • 4 Stars
    93
  • 3 Stars
    20
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

Good but not her best

The reader for Full Cast has kind of a stilted delivery that I find dumbs the book down. The character actors are all really great, and this series shows a lot of development for Pierce since the Lioness books.

Hey, Audible, there's a fourth book in this series. What's up with leaving me hanging?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

You get used to Full Cast Audio

The main problem I have with Full Cast Audio is that, regrettably, they use Tamora Pierce as a narrator. Having actually met Tamora Pierce, I can say that she doesn't sound nearly so slow/dreary/synthetic in person.
If you just listen to audiobooks without focusing on something else, you probably won't have the patience for FCA, which is a very small production, primarily because of the narrator. I like to do crafts, and I managed to settle into it, but I listen to the words more than the voices. I don't know how it will be for you. On the other hand, if you're listening to this book, you've probably listened to the first two and have decided that you can deal with Tamora Pierce's narrating already.
Also unfortunate is that because FCA is so small, the final book in this quartet is not yet finished, and the release date keeps getting pushed back. I believe it is currently set for June 2010, but it's original release date was in '09, so... cross your fingers or read the physical copy.
Having said that , I found this book to be really quite enjoyable, and if you liked the first two books of the immortal series, then I think you'll quite like this third. The animal characters were ridiculously enjoyable, and you really have to admire the author's sense of humor. She is a fangirl at heart.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Emperor Mage

I thought this was the best one of the series that I have read so far. It was funny at times as well as serious. I like the part about her shooting the longbow with the prince and his friends the best for the funny parts. She was good. I recomend anybody to read this book, it is very good.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Always A Good Read

Great writing! Easy to get through. Always exciting! I love the Hag goddess scenes. Dane is a loving protagonist.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • A
  • Cumberland Gap, TN, United States
  • 12-15-18

Speed it up

Gotta speed it up to around 1.15x. The narrator focuses too much on enunciation at the cost of story telling.

Love the story though. Good memories of reading it so many years ago.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Another great installment

I love the books in this series! They are all so different. A lot of the time in a book series they just find a way to tell the same story 4 different times but each one of Dane's adventures is different. This one was fascinating, watching Dane deal with politics, a new God that we have never seen before and powerful enemy. This book kept me in it the entire read. Loved it!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Not just a book, an adventure

This is the first full cast audiobook I’ve listened to and now I fear I won’t be able to listen to a normal one again! It was like watching a play in my mind, the music and voices immersing me into the story and holding my attention in a way that standard audiobooks can’t. Usually I would get distracted by outside things but not with this performance.

As with anything by Tamora Pierce, I was fully entertained by the story, despite having read it somewhere around fifteen times or so. Having it performed was like reading it for the first time all over again. I cannot recommend this title enough!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Best in the series

This is my favorite book in this series for a number of reasons. The audio is wonderful. The characters continue to develop. Characters from other series make appearances. New cultures are explored. Powers blossom under strange circumstances and the emperor can disappear. Its a wonderful listen and so much fun.