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 .
Three Dark Crowns Audiobook

Three Dark Crowns

Regular Price:$29.65
  • 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

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (524 )
5 star
 (282)
4 star
 (164)
3 star
 (60)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.3 (490 )
5 star
 (265)
4 star
 (135)
3 star
 (69)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (9)
Story
4.3 (489 )
5 star
 (269)
4 star
 (126)
3 star
 (72)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Emma 10-17-16
    Emma 10-17-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good writing ruined by poor performance"
    Any additional comments?

    I think I would have enjoyed this story much more if I'd read it on paper.

    I liked the concept: a nice mix of the macabre and ethereal, like an eerie fairy tale.

    The narrator's performance was so wooden, though, that it was almost robotic.

    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.

    Decent story, though. I'd recommend buying a hard copy over the audiobook any day.

    If you found this review helpful, please indicate so!

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeffrey B Nattania Northern VA 12-25-16
    Jeffrey B Nattania Northern VA 12-25-16 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    125
    76
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Brittany 11-29-16
    Brittany 11-29-16 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Sheri-le Rupp 10-23-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Julie R. Grasser 11-24-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    stefanie 10-23-16
    stefanie 10-23-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Veronica Howard 11-21-17 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Robotic and disappointing "

    The actor sounded like Siri.
    I had a hard time keeping track of al of the characters. The end was didappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Shrnbar 11-05-17
    Shrnbar 11-05-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dark is the operative word"

    It took me a chapter or three to realize how dark the story was becoming. There are many characters quickly introduced into unfamiliar (to the reader) situations with unfamiliar terms which required more than a few 'rewinds' of the story. The narrator did a good job of separating the characters' voices and that was helpful.
    To be fair to me and the story, I was driving, cleaning house or at the gym while listening and so did not give Audible my full attention.
    Nevertheless, I enjoyed Three Dark Crowns and will probably listen to the next book as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mel 10-24-17
    Mel 10-24-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I wanted to like it"

    I really wanted to like this and hung in there all the way to the end, but the story just wasn’t there. The characters are great and the story has potential but the choices being made and character interactions just don’t make any sense. Don’t waste your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kindle Customer 10-09-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    Overall
    "Really Enjoyed Reading This"

    Love triangle, imagined slights, manipulation, thirst for power, just a few ingredients that made this a good read.

    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.