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Publisher's Summary

Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the New York Times best-selling Ascendance Trilogy. War is coming.... Join Jaron as he embarks on his final adventure!

©2014 Jennifer Nielsen (P)2014 Scholastic Inc.

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  • K
  • WAKEMAN, OH, United States
  • 03-22-14

Excellent trilogy

What did you like about this audiobook?

I love all three of the books in this series, the author is very creative, and clean. My kids (ages 7-16) and husband all enjoyed them too. It's not often we find a series that is captivating and appropriate for the whole family. Narration is well done also.

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Not lovin it....

First hear me out... I too have been a giant fan of this trilogy. Thought the False Prince was a really really good book, loved The Runaway King, and couldn't wait for The Shadow Throne. ..Couldn't wait as in I checked audible several times a week waiting for it to show up, even contacted customer service to see why it wasn't listed even though the release date for hardcover was approaching. I was almost going to buy the audio book off Amazon and pay a lot of money because I couldn't wait. Then finally it showed up.

So in saying all of that, there's nothing left to say but..... I didn't think this one was good at all. I don't know if the performance was just too over the top this time, or the fact that it felt like one never ending bad scenario after another, in a never ending battle, fought all over the land with few characters together at a time. Whatever it was, I was over it half way in. I of course finished it, but yeah... major buzz kill on this one.

I wonder if I would think differently have reading it instead. If so, it just screams how much a performance can make or break even the best book, but I guess I'll never know. I just could not stand literally every sentence being said in tones that made me feel I was watching a bad SNL skit where they play drums and horns every when someone says something dooming (dun dun dun!!!!!!!!!!) The narrator was just pushing it to hard and I tired listening to him.

Also, though there were some good twists in this story that I didn't expect, the majority were really obvious and generic, and very unlike the first 2 books which delivered one great game changer after another.

Im really sorry to be writing a review that isn't 5's across the board for this one, and I really hope this doesn't influence anyone - because it totally may have just been me. I went on goodreads and looked at the reviews and most people gave 4 & 5 stars, which makes me again think it was the tone of the performance.

To sum up the trilogy - great plot, great characters, good twists, descriptive writing, and aside from said dislikes, the narrator does a fantastic job doing so many different characters through out all 3 books. Im interested to see what others will say on audible.

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  • Amariyah
  • Memphis, TN, United States
  • 07-27-15

One of my favorite series of all time!

I loved everything about this book. The narration was amazing and the story line was exciting! It had me wanting more and more. I didn't want the story to end.

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Best series ever

Love the ending the Book brought me to tears grate performance by Paul The book in general is great

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Amazing book!

The narrater was great. It definitely surpassed my expectations. I loved the plot twists in this book. It loved how this book finished the trilogy. It was easily my favorite book in this trilogy. I would highly recommend this book!

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this series is great

overall this is a great book and I highly recommend that you should read this book.

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False Prince Trilogy

Loved all three in the series. Great story with many memorable characters! A story about determination, friendship, loyalty and love! I loved the witty personality of the main character!

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loved it!

My whole family loved this book! The story was wonderful as was the performance. Highly recommended!

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loved it

Great ending. very tense with much suspense. Could not wait to see how they could possibly get out of it and was not disappointed.
Character development was good. Great for all ages.

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awesome

love this trilogy, the characters, and the story. McWade become Jaron and the other characters effortlessly. A brilliant reader for a brilliant story.