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Three Dark Crowns Audiobook

Three Dark Crowns

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Publisher's Summary

Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose...it's life or death. The night the sisters turn 16, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

©2016 Kendare Blake (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Emma 10-17-16
    Emma 10-17-16 Member Since 2016

    avid reader and writer of speculative fiction...

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    "Good writing ruined by poor performance"
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    I think I would have enjoyed this story much more if I'd read it on paper. <br/><br/>I liked the concept: a nice mix of the macabre and ethereal, like an eerie fairy tale.<br/><br/>The narrator's performance was so wooden, though, that it was almost robotic. <br/><br/>Her voice reminded me of Siri. It made it VERY difficult to keep track of the storyline, especially because it changes perspective between the 3 sisters and the narrator reads all of their characters with EXACTLY THE SAME TONE. <br/><br/>Decent story, though. I'd recommend buying a hard copy over the audiobook any day.<br/><br/>If you found this review helpful, please indicate so!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey B Nattania Northern VA 12-25-16
    Jeffrey B Nattania Northern VA 12-25-16 Member Since 2017

    Recently found a love for books and with Audible I can clean and keep going - I also use it in my classroom to urge kids to read.

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    "Didn't like it, I Loved It"

    Bummed that it's another series,would love to just read a si for story, but with the twist and turns forwards the end- I admit I didn't want it to end. At first I thought I could predict the next action , but after 4 wrong ideas I figured " Okay it has totally peaked my interest.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brittany 11-29-16
    Brittany 11-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome story!"

    the story was wonderful! I loved how the story progressed. was so disappointed to see it end. the performance was lacking, but good over all.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sheri-le Rupp 10-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good, but hard to follow at first"

    In the beginning, I had a hard time following what was going on and keeping all the characters straight. I wish the reader gave the characters different voices. I didn't feel the reader was giving enough emotion to the story. I did find myself getting more into the story as it went along, rooting for each of the girls. Looking forward to the next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Julie R. Grasser 11-24-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I was hesitant about this book because so many reviews I saw said it was boring until the end, but I didn't think so at all! I liked the world the story is set in, and the build up to the end had enough scheming and backstabbing to keep me guessing about what was going to happen. The ending was so good. The only thing I didn't like was that the narrator sometimes sounded like a robot. Can't wait for the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    stefanie 10-23-16
    stefanie 10-23-16
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    "Must read the ending will knock your socks off"

    I absolutely love this book from beginning to end I didn't want to stop. The ending will have you dying for the next book. It's a must read if you are like me I don't really find a book or series that I wanna keep reading non stop but this is my top of the list.

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    08-17-17
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    "Predictable"

    The story was original enough, but I found the whole thing to be very predictable.

    Beware of spoilers

    The big twist at the end dealing with arsenoi's gift I figured out by the end of the first hour.

    The love triangle between Jules Joseph and Mirabella seemed forced at best.

    Lastly the author doesn't explain what the island is, or really anything about the goddess in this world. The whole thing just felt forced. Most likely won't read the next one.

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    Samantha 07-26-17
    Samantha 07-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "ummmm that is it?"

    it started so slow. i really loved the concept and naration was great but i figured out the plot twist halfway through and the book just ends! it builds so much and then just ends. so disappointed.

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    Taylor Petznik 07-03-17 Member Since 2014
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    "When's the next book out!"

    for real this book had me on the edge of my seat wanting more. No wonder it was so well talked about. The story is so original and amazing and the ending had me screaming. I'm not joking my roommate thought I hurt myself lol. Also, Amy's voice was perfect for this I had me so captivated. 110% would read again (I probably will anyway lol)

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    Mary Hatfield 06-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "LOVED IT"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Interesting story. 3 strong heroines.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katharine was my favorite queen. I felt like she had NO ONE who genuinely cared for her. Her sisters both had someone but she was all alone.


    Have you listened to any of Amy Landon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Any additional comments?

    WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE COMING OUT?!?!?!?!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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