We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Core Audiobook

The Core: Demon Cycle, Book 5

Regular Price:$41.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close.

For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose - men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal.

Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat-and emerge victorious. Jardir, armed with magically warded weapons, called himself the Deliverer, a figure prophesied to unite humanity and lead them to triumph in Sharak Ka - the final war against demonkind.

But in their efforts to bring the war to the demons, Arlen and Jardir have set something in motion that may prove the end of everything they hold dear - a Swarm. Now the war is at hand and humanity cannot hope to win it unless Arlen and Jardir, with the help of Arlen's wife, Renna, can bend a captured demon prince to their will and force the devious creature to lead them to the Core, where the Mother of Demons breeds an inexhaustible army.

Trusting their closest confidantes, Leesha, Inevera, Ragen, and Elissa, to rally the fractious people of the Free Cities and lead them against the Swarm, Arlen, Renna, and Jardir set out on a desperate quest into the darkest depths of evil - from which none of them expects to return alive.

©2017 Peter V. Brett (P)2017 Recorded Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (529 )
5 star
 (409)
4 star
 (93)
3 star
 (20)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.7 (503 )
5 star
 (378)
4 star
 (94)
3 star
 (23)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.8 (502 )
5 star
 (432)
4 star
 (59)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Pawel Kopalko Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, PL 10-19-17
    Pawel Kopalko Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, PL 10-19-17 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    14
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "kind of fast"

    imho it ended to fast, comparing to other books in the series this one was short, left too many loose ends, no deeper insight into things like the Core itself, fate of eunichs etc.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daniel 10-19-17
    Daniel 10-19-17 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    27
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Super exciting lots of action good as book 1."

    Excellent work detailed characters makes you feel like you know each of them. Sad ending..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dwight Gonzalez 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "awesome"

    couldn't stop listening , kept me on the edge of my seat. love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    kingpin Reedsburg, WI, United States 10-19-17
    kingpin Reedsburg, WI, United States 10-19-17 Member Since 2010
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    17
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great conclusion to a wonderful story."

    I really enjoyed this entire series. I fell in love with each of the characters, even the ones that are the "bad" guys.
    this book is a wonderful conclusion to this adventure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Baldomero 10-18-17
    Baldomero 10-18-17
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The end.."

    This book is really great I love it, the whole series was a roller coaster of action and suspense . Thank you to the two Peters!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joshua 10-18-17
    Joshua 10-18-17
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    28
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Solid finish"

    I dug the series overall. Not sure about some of the major plot points towards the end but a good series all in all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alexander 10-18-17
    Alexander 10-18-17 Member Since 2014
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    42
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Conclusion"

    Ive been in love with this series for years. The final book was everything I could hope for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Todd 10-18-17
    Todd 10-18-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    133
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "GoodBook, but new characters that weren't there b4"

    The author/publisher decided to add characters in a side story to the main story. It was very jarring to be reading and have a character there that the author treated as a long term companion.

    very poor decision and execution.

    otherwise it's great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JReed 10-17-17
    JReed 10-17-17 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    77
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I've always been a defender of this book series..."

    I can't tell you how disappointed I was with the final book. It is called the core but only 20% of it is really about the core.

    Spoilers ahead!

    You can actually feel the point when Peter got the call from the publisher saying to hurry up. There is painful detail about all these side stories and then he just wraps them up with a few sentences after the big Core fight. He sets it up as if all these side stories were important but apparently got tired of writing or got that call I mentioned. I can only hope that he did it because he is going to do another book.

    Big Spoiler Ahead!

    Also, pretty much ever character survives except our hero? Again, setting up another book I hope.

    Lastly, this series has had so many painfully long details throughout the series. So, why was the final big scene and wrap up rushed and seems like an after school special? I though they might all hold hands and sing Kumbaya in the last few paragraphs.

    Just a rushed, poor ending to one of my favorite series of all time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    joel Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 10-17-17
    joel Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    40
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I want more !"

    Was a great book, I wish there was more!

    as always Peter Bradbury did an amazing job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.