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To Hold the Bridge Audiobook

To Hold the Bridge

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Publisher's Summary

An entertaining short-story collection from best-selling fantasy author Garth Nix, including an Old Kingdom novella, a short story set in the same world as Shade's Children, and another story set in the world of A Confusion of Princes.

Garth Nix is renowned for his legendary fantasy works, but To Hold the Bridge showcases his versatility ,as the collection offers 19 short stories from every genre of literature, including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery, and adventure. Whether writing about vampires, detectives, ancient spirits, or odd jobs, Garth Nix's ability to pull his readers into new worlds is extraordinary.

The complete list of narrators includes: Christian Coulson, Steven Crossley, Michael Crouch, John Lee, Polly Lee, Davina Porter, Raj Varhma, Nicola Barber, Raphael Corkhill, and Roger Wayne.

©2015 Garth Nix (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kindle Customer Connecticut, USA 10-08-15
    Kindle Customer Connecticut, USA 10-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "great mix of greatness"

    in typical Garth Nix fashion this book is filled with wonderment and talented storytelling. highly recommend to anyone.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    charity 09-07-16
    charity 09-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh"

    I just didn't really care for this book. I gave it 4 stars because of the great narrators. I just chugged through all of the different stories because I thought I'd find a couple of really enjoyable ones. The first one was great. I guess I may just be spoiled by the Abhorsen trilogy seeing as how those are my all-time favorite audible books/narrations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    OTTER 05-24-17
    OTTER 05-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great naration and solid stories"

    Amazing collection of stories with amazing naration. Very compelling stories to listen to all day

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    Jonm 03-13-17
    Jonm 03-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "More than I expected."
    Would you listen to To Hold the Bridge again? Why?

    Multiple Short stories. I loved each one for it's style. Multiple readers as well. each with their own tones and sounds.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the stories were pretty dang good. B.P.R.D. John Carter. just to name a couple.


    If you could take any character from To Hold the Bridge out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Well That is just a strange question honestly.


    Any additional comments?

    Loving Garth Nix writing style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathanael E. Hall New york 02-01-17
    Nathanael E. Hall New york 02-01-17 Member Since 2014
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    "it was decent."

    it was decent. a nice mix of science f.and fantasy. always enjoy his stuff xxxxxxxxx

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    Amazon Customer 01-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not as good as Across the Wall"

    I wouldn't say that this was a bad collection, but I would say that the short stories were either really exciting or really dull. It was kind of a mixed bag. For whatever reason, I found that all of the stories with female main characters were top-notch and some could use their own book series. Nix clearly has a penchant for strong female leads. His male led stories were more variable. Not to say that I disliked any of the male characters, but I did feel like quite a few (with the notable exception of the Shade's Children series story) were not as well developed as I would have liked. Due to this lack of development and quite a lot of extraneous world-building (overwhelming for short stories), I was often unable to connect with these characters which is vital for me to enjoy the story. Another thing that I missed was that in Across the Wall, Nix included intros to each story which detailed how he had come to write that story. I know this is unusual in short story collections, but knowing the anthology theme or reason he wrote a short story created more of an attachment to that story for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    P Yard Aurora, IL 01-24-17
    P Yard Aurora, IL 01-24-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Mish mosh bleh"

    Disappointing, partly to blame on Audible which put this eclectic collection of short stories up as "the next in the series" after Goldenhand. The first story was set in the same world, but my confusion skyrocketed with story two. Some of the stories were OK, but there is not enough continuity of genre. If it had been a paper version, I would not have finished it.

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    John Ford 12-13-15
    John Ford 12-13-15 Member Since 2017

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    "Great Anthology"

    Hard to tell sometimes when one story ended and the other began, from a performance perspective. Garth Nix shows his versatility here beyond the typical coming -of-age fantasy fare. The crossover stuff was cool too, with Hellboy and Shade and Abhorsen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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