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The Shadow Throne Audiobook

The Shadow Throne: Book 3 of the Ascendance Trilogy

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Publisher's Summary

Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the New York Times best-selling Ascendance Trilogy. War is coming.... Join Jaron as he embarks on his final adventure!

©2014 Jennifer Nielsen (P)2014 Scholastic Inc.

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    KARA 03-03-14
    KARA 03-03-14

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Not lovin it...."

    First hear me out... I too have been a giant fan of this trilogy. Thought the False Prince was a really really good book, loved The Runaway King, and couldn't wait for The Shadow Throne. ..Couldn't wait as in I checked audible several times a week waiting for it to show up, even contacted customer service to see why it wasn't listed even though the release date for hardcover was approaching. I was almost going to buy the audio book off Amazon and pay a lot of money because I couldn't wait. Then finally it showed up.

    So in saying all of that, there's nothing left to say but..... I didn't think this one was good at all. I don't know if the performance was just too over the top this time, or the fact that it felt like one never ending bad scenario after another, in a never ending battle, fought all over the land with few characters together at a time. Whatever it was, I was over it half way in. I of course finished it, but yeah... major buzz kill on this one.

    I wonder if I would think differently have reading it instead. If so, it just screams how much a performance can make or break even the best book, but I guess I'll never know. I just could not stand literally every sentence being said in tones that made me feel I was watching a bad SNL skit where they play drums and horns every when someone says something dooming (dun dun dun!!!!!!!!!!) The narrator was just pushing it to hard and I tired listening to him.

    Also, though there were some good twists in this story that I didn't expect, the majority were really obvious and generic, and very unlike the first 2 books which delivered one great game changer after another.

    Im really sorry to be writing a review that isn't 5's across the board for this one, and I really hope this doesn't influence anyone - because it totally may have just been me. I went on goodreads and looked at the reviews and most people gave 4 & 5 stars, which makes me again think it was the tone of the performance.

    To sum up the trilogy - great plot, great characters, good twists, descriptive writing, and aside from said dislikes, the narrator does a fantastic job doing so many different characters through out all 3 books. Im interested to see what others will say on audible.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Keri WAKEMAN, OH, United States 03-22-14
    Keri WAKEMAN, OH, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent trilogy"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I love all three of the books in this series, the author is very creative, and clean. My kids (ages 7-16) and husband all enjoyed them too. It's not often we find a series that is captivating and appropriate for the whole family. Narration is well done also.


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    Rhegan Memphis, TN, United States 07-27-15
    Rhegan Memphis, TN, United States 07-27-15 Member Since 2017
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    "One of my favorite series of all time!"

    I loved everything about this book. The narration was amazing and the story line was exciting! It had me wanting more and more. I didn't want the story to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lia E. Festenstein 06-28-15
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    "Best series ever"

    Love the ending the Book brought me to tears grate performance by Paul The book in general is great

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K. Hall Lilburn, GA 04-19-15
    K. Hall Lilburn, GA 04-19-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Amazing book!"

    The narrater was great. It definitely surpassed my expectations. I loved the plot twists in this book. It loved how this book finished the trilogy. It was easily my favorite book in this trilogy. I would highly recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-20-17
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    "Captivating Trilogy."

    I have listened to this 3 times now. I love how Charlie Mcwade presented each character. There is plenty of suspense, mystery & action.

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    Amazon Customer 08-11-17

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    "Amazing Book!"

    I couldn't wait to see how cunning and creative the kings next plan would be.

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    amber harville 06-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    loved this trilogy so much! the performance awesome and I wish there was more yup the story! I want top know more about Jaron

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    Wanda Woodrum 06-14-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun and uplifting. But Lots of war."

    I get tired of all the beating up of the main characters. But I appreciated their being good morals throughout in the good characters.

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    Lisa Turner 03-29-17
    Lisa Turner 03-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great end to a wonderful series!"

    This was an extremely satisfying ending to this witty and wholesome book series. I'm looking forward to more. The actor performing the voice work was fantastic. So many unique voices.

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