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After bitter fighting, Tavi of Calderon has eventually forged an alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim, and he must escort them on their long sea-voyage home. This will strain their fragile accord - but the worst is yet to come.

The inhuman Vord have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland, making it a desolate place indeed. Then the Alerans become stranded there, cut off from their ships. The Canim alliance will be tested as they enter the killing fields together, depending on each other's strengths if they both are to survive.

For 1000 years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe. The 1000 years are over.

©2016 Jim Butcher (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

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  • Jaspal
  • 01-05-17

This series is getting very 'rinse and repeat'

It's just about okay and I'll probably get the last in the series for completeness.

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  • Mojamph
  • 03-12-17

Excellent story, let down by the recording

Loved the story. The recording has a few missing sections/skips and annoying fanfares which broke up some dramatic scenes. Worth a listen, but part of me regrets not buying it in book form instead.

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  • Pickles
  • 07-28-18

Parts missing

Again there is parts missing from this book. On this occasion it’s not full chapters, however there’s paragraphs missing. One conversation with Varg just completely stops mid sentence and continues with durias mid sentence different conversation. Does anyone in editing listen before publishing? I rated so high as I love these books, but disappointed with the gaps.

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  • Amic
  • 02-25-18

good story, terrible recording

good reader, good story but whoever edited the book put it lots of bad connection thud sounds (about 45 a minute (I counted) this is much more common is some chapter s than other (one had 12 thumps in 8 seconds) other don't have any for an entire chapter ( and no it's not my device it's the recording I checked on different devices and the thuds are in the same places). also the cutting of recording is really badly done (between one recording session and the next. (timings off, volume, quality of sound is different and finally those really really anoying horns randomly throughout the book. (but only at some chapter boundaries)
now these issue have appeared in previous books of this series but this one has been particularly bad.
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so good book, excellent reader, terrible editing

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  • Dragonet
  • 11-04-17

It's good. Buy it. :-)

Ok, ok...the author develops good pace as he intertwines several story lines. I can't speak for the characters but I'm suffering from PTSD brought on by sympathy and concern for them. Like I said. Good book. Buy it. Now.

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  • joy
  • 09-21-17

Narrator

I found the narration to be excellent as with her previous books in this series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-17-17

What is up with those fanfares?

The sound editing and fanfares are atrocious. Kate does a good job but doesn't know how to pronounce legionnaire.

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  • alexander
  • 06-22-17

bad editing but great story

editing is awful, it occasionally forwards towards the end of a number of paragraphs. enjoyed the performance though

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  • Robyn
  • 04-26-17

5 down 1 to go...

I suppose the risk of binge listening to a whole series is that the story starts to feel a little bit "samey" compared with previous instalments....it all just sort of blurs into one long battle.

That said, if I really stop and think objectively about this book #5, there's nothing wrong with it. The story is completely consistent with what has gone before; the plot is developing and the characters are developing. Tavi is just as creative in his solutions as before, and he's growing up too. The Canim add a new dimension to the story too - and the author has tackled their societal interplay with the Aleran's cleverly. Nothing to dislike. Perhaps I'm just experiencing battle fatigue.?

And....straight onto book #6 (clearly not that fatigued).

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  • Colin Weeks
  • 03-17-17

Pronunciation

All good. Kate had a good range of voices. Can cope with accent despite being vaguely American. Pronunciation of legionnaire was really bad though and it crops up alot! Grrrrrr