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The Broken Kingdoms

Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
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In this stunning sequel to The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, one blind woman will challenge the will of the gods and change the fate of the world.

In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree's guest is at the heart of it....

The Inheritance Trilogy

  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
  • The Broken Kingdoms
  • The Kingdom of Gods
  • The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) 
  • Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) 
  • The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) 

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

Dreamblood Duology

  • The Killing Moon
  • The Shadowed Sun 

The Broken Earth series

  • The Fifth Season
  • The Obelisk Gate
  • The Stone Sky
©2010 N. K. Jemisin (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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All I want for Christmas is a New NK Jemisin Book

I have only one other author that excites me as NK does, that's Anne Bishop, her Black Jewels Trilogy has always been my all time favorite books.
These two authors never put fluff into their books. Every word, every character serves a purpose. Nothing is ever just thrown in to fill the pages to meet a publishers dead line. Soooo hopefully if you've never read her, you will give her a chance.

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another great series by this author

This is the third series by this author that I've listen to on audiobook. The first series was great, second I got bored and gave up on, but the broken kingdoms is probably my favorite. you have to be patient as the story starts out slow but the results are worth the wait. characters are given time to develop slowly and the World building is awesome.

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Emphasis on "T's"

Really enjoyed this second book, even the performance and dialects... but why empathize the "t sound". For example "MorTals" is said hundreds of times. Odd.

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SO. *redacted* GOOD

A totally worthy sequel. NK continues to wow me with her ability to give you characters with layers and depth.

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Even better than book one!

Sometimes when a second book has a new protagonist I worry I won't be as enamored, but I was immediately drawn into Oree's story, this new view of the world, and the twists and turns of this smart, surprising plot. So excited to read the third! Oh, and the narrator is fantastic.

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Excellent

The story was so magnificent and unique. The performance was perfection. I highly recommend it.

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AMAZING

Another brilliantly written story by in N.K. Jemison absolutely loved it, and cannot wait to start the last book of the trilogy.

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I can't think of a flaw

in this rendition. the narrator did a great job. the first person narrative was done well. I liked the story. I liked the continuation of the Gods story continued from an outsider perspective. it is like listening to a historical narrative told from a common person's viewpoint. I'd c r tiny recommend this series so far.

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loved it!

voices were not read as effeciently as book 1, but that does not take away from the narrative. it was still well read.

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