• The King's Men

  • All For the Game Series, Book 3
  • By: Nora Sakavic
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (536 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came to PSU he wouldn't survive the year, but with his death right around the corner he's got more reasons than ever to live. 

Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing one is unthinkable. Neil should know better than to get involved with anyone this close to the end, but Andrew's never been the easiest person to walk away from. If they both say it doesn't mean anything, maybe Neil won't regret losing it, but the one person Neil can't lie to is himself.  

He's got promises to keep and a team to get to championships if he can just outrun Riko a little longer, but Riko's not the only monster in Neil's life. The truth might get them all killed - or be Neil's one shot at getting out of this alive.

©2014 Nora Sakavic (P)2018 Tantor

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Satisfying Ending for this Dark Tale

Well that is it. It felt satisfying, but I still could have had more. There was definitely a HFN, which was a great thing, as this series was dark and terrifying at times and felt hopeless. But by like 80% there was so much hope that it was wonderful. I was wrecked when Neil was inevitably hurt again, it just about crushed me. Matt's dad helped bring some comic relief to this though further in the story, which was nice, as most of the time you were just trying to cope with what was happening and trying to root for all the Foxes to end up happy. I was so happy we actually got to meet Erik in person, as Nicky is still one of my favorite characters. I really enjoyed Aaron's storyline and loved when he finally got a backbone, or really just stopped being so stubborn. I loved Aaron and Andrew's hurdles and how they decided to tackle them. Kevin was also the best he had been the whole series and we got to see him finally stand on his own out of the shadows of the Ravens. I think Riko got what he deserved, but it definitely felt a bit anticlimactic, but again it was tough to read. Then you have the bombshells that just kept coming, and wow that made the story fly by. Finally you have Neil who was just such an unrelenting force through this whole series. He was inspiring to all the Foxes. And him and Andrew were so sweet. I adored that part of the story. Also, Alexander Cendese on narration finished this installment off perfectly. He is still one of my favorite narrators. Again, wish we got a short of warm and fuzees, but it would not be the Foxes...

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VERY GOOD OMG

IT WAS VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY GOOD 19371972/10 WOULD RECOMMEND

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Loved it!

This was such a good trilogy. I was definitely here for this wild ride. The only thing that I disliked was that it was so short. I needed to pace myself a lot so I didn’t devour the book too fast. I wish the audio book narrator hadn’t changed the voice inflection for the different characters so much but some changes made since. Anyway I loved the conclusion. I will be listening to this again soon!

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Beautiful story

love these books so much, also love the narrators voice ! great to listen to :)

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  • 12-15-21

Imaginative series

Enjoyed this final book in the series, All For The Game. Excellent narration. The game play by play was great, and I'm not particularly in to sports. All the characters evolved personally and relationships deepened in trust over the series. The author didn't use predictable or trite endings when wrapping up the story.

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Definitely Young Adult

Great series but, nowhere near anything but young adult content. I was hoping for a raunchy, gritty dirty sex scene or two but, sadly None....
Very entertaining story just not all the hot feels you usually find in this type of story.
Alexander Confess did a great job with the narrating and making sure you could tell the difference between characters. None of these books are standalone. Get the series.... its well worth the Credit and your time to listen.

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Great Book

I loved this story. All 3 books were good. I always live Alexander Cendese Narration he is so good at bringing the Characters to life. I wish we could get a book about happened. If Neil and Andrew live happy ever after. No 2 people deserve it more.. And if Neil gets all his dreams... I live all the characters in the story but Neil and Andrew are the best. Had a hard time getting through the Neil kidnapped part was so sad and broke my heart. But so glad the Foxes got the ending they deserved.

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Im in love

Amazing book, fell in love witn it the first time i listened to it. now ive listened to it 4 times, never getting bored of its awesome characters and plot which sent my hear racing. loved it so much! narrator was great too, characters brought to life by his voices

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The Trilogy is fantastic but you’d be better off reading the books

I woke up a few weeks ago and due to seriously dry eyes, torn my right cornea, such that I’ve been unable to read (even w my left eye) for about 14-17 days. So, obviously, once the pain accompanied by this matter died down, I needed either music or audio books to pass the time and even tho I’ve already read this trilogy about six months ago (and absolutely loved it) I decided why not listen to the books?!

Indeed, I had done something quite similar with C.S. Pacat’s Kings Trilogy, wherein I first read the books myself (numerous, numerous times!) and then later decided to listen to the books, and found it extremely interesting to hear the voices of the different characters read aloud. There was something intriguing about hearing the narrator put voice to each of the MCs, and even the side characters in the books.

I think the problem here (and I promise it’s not something you notice while reading the books, as one might notice by the ratings if nothing else) is that Pacats books are written a bit more eloquently, whereas Sakavic is continuously using the phrase “said ‘so and so’” said ‘so and so’”, again and again to the point where the listener (or maybe just me) feels like slapping the narrator and saying at the very least, change said to replied, exclaimed, noted, empathized, laconically stated, etc. etc. It’s not terrible at the very begging, but if you listen to the books straight thru, which is what I did, it might drive you crazy. Now mind you, I loved the trilogy when I read it a while back, so either when I was reading it, it didn’t sound so annoying in my head or I simply skimmed thru each instance and it never bothered me at all. I recall only being fascinated (which I was again) with the different characters of the Exy teams, and how they intermingled thruout the trilogy.

Please don’t take this somewhat petty annoyance as something that should stop you from reading the trilogy itself. Again, i loved it first time I read it. I believe most people feel the same way. Certainly I’ve never seen a bad review. And it involves a sport I’d never before heard of in my life. But I’d still suggest reading the books (maybe just my personal preference) bc it’s obviously faster, and I read them straight through as well.

Either way, the storyline is original, exciting, and written for fans of mysteries and thrillers. Not sweet Regency romances. I read both but there is violence in the books and if that bothers you, these are not the books for you. If violence doesn’t bother you, this is totally fantastic!!

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Great

Glad I stuck with the trilogy. This was a nice conclusion, and the narrator was at his best. I will listen again to this one and probably to the other two as well.

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  • Katie Mann
  • 10-14-19

best book series in existence

best book series in existence. thank u ms sakavic. i am dead. thank u. thank u.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-20

Fantastic!

I absolutely love this series. The characters are diverse and interesting and the main is so lovable. The story isn't exactly realistic (as in the events wouldn't happen in everyday life) but the characters and their struggles are. The relationships are real and watching them learn to trust and find a reason to stay is heartwarming. It's not pretty but that's life, there are struggles and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching these characters find each other. Incase you couldn't tell by now I've been very touched by this series, I jumped in blind and I do not regret it at all. I would definitely recommend these books. I'm really rather obsessed haha <3

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  • Tas
  • 01-14-22

Amazing Conclusion

This book was honestly amazing. The plot and character development made the story so enjoyable, I was replying so many parts of most chapters. I love the build up of Neil and Andrews relationship and I loved reading about the growing bond between the Foxes, especially after Neil's secrets were revealed. I'm sad the story has come to its end but I will definitely be keeping this in my audible library for a reread in the future. Overall, I'm so happy I kept hearing about this series km bookstagram. This series is worth the praise it gets 😊

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  • FENARETI
  • 07-10-19

the best of the series

I was very neutral about the first book. Strongly disliked the second. But the third really redeemed the series for me.
I would firstly like to praise the performance which I spoke negatively about on my previous reviews. The voice actor really embodied every character and made them stand really apart from each other. His narration style has improved and there were moments that I was really impressed by his skill in voicing so many different characters.
The story really came together for this last novel and it was the least repetitive book of the series. Although it still repeated itself at least 5 times with similar phrases and expressions I was pleasantly surprised by the more mature writing. The writer really developed and the book no longer felt like a fanfiction.
The love story finally appeared in the series and although the moments were only few they felt strong and real.
I would all on all recommend this book series, but I was put a huge disclaimer that it is for mature audience and a triger warning for sexual abuse.

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  • Zedd
  • 04-30-19

Just wow

This was dark, and actually brilliant. I am actually sad this is over these books are worth it and the performance is fantastic.
Epic

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-13-19

YES

I can't sing enough praises about this novel.

What an epic conclusion. I didn't think Nora Sakavic could pull this off, there was too much to tie up to do a good job. Boy was I wrong. Admittedly she took the easy way out by killing off the main antagonists so there was no fear that anything could linger and ruin the perfect happy ending but I just don't care. It was so fucking satisfying.

It elevated the whole series. The first and second book have become a more enjoyable read because of it. That is not a claim I can make about a lot of series.

10/10. Loved it.

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  • Kelly
  • 05-21-19

great series

I'm just going with 5 stars for The King's Men. The third book in this series was just as brutal and captivating as the previous book in the series. I love Neil and the Foxes, I love Neil and Andrew. I so badly want some bonus scenes or ANYTHING!

GEEZ..........Andrew and Neil, these books were THE slowest of slow burns where these 2 were concerned. I still don't feel like I have enough of them ( hence my need for some bonus ANYTHING ). It was so awesome for Neil to finally realise he wasn't alone anymore - he had friends, he had people who wanted to know him, who had his back, even though he doesn't really know what to do with feelings.

Going into these books I had no idea what I was in for - the brutality, the violence, the characters and all their issues. Once I started with this series I devoured the books as fast as I could - great reads.

I have enjoyed both the ebooks and audiobooks of this series. I do enjoy listening to this narrators audiobooks.

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  • Lucky Bean
  • 09-14-22

Brilliant!

High praise for author Nora Sakavic. Her ability to write such a gripping, detailed and heart wrenching story is incredible and the wonderful narration by Alexander Cendese brings these three incredible books together to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion.

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  • Mays
  • 12-17-20

Andrews voice is a big no

look, this is the third time i'm reading this book but the first time listening to the audiobook, so the story is 5/5 but what I absolutely hated was the way Andrew was voiced. He's described as apathetic and always bored, but his voice was done the opposite of apathetic which was a big no from me. also I felt like all the girls had the same squeaky voice which is-.. no.