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    • The Fifth Season

    • The Broken Earth, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,467
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,623
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,594

    This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

    • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Obelisk Gate

    • The Broken Earth, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,759
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,219

    This is the way the world ends, for the last time. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun - once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger - has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miles is becoming my favorite narrator

    • By Jesslyn H on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Stone Sky

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,520
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,156

    The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This review is for the entire series

    • By Jesslyn H on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian North. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well done, original work of fantasy.

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

    • Stories
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small, Gail Nelson-Holgate, Robin Ray Eller, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights listeners with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By R. Davis on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Kingdom of Gods

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    For 2,000 years, the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now, the gods are free, and the Arameri's ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war. Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir is to uphold the family's interests, even if that means using and destroying everyone she cares for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal

    • By S. Hayes on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Broken Kingdoms

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All I want for Christmas is a New NK Jemisin Book

    • By D. A. Sterling on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Killing Moon

    • Dreamblood, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 611
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 558

    In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt. But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru - the most famous of the city's Gatherers - must question everything he knows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking

    • By Jenn on 09-06-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Fifth Season

    • The Broken Earth, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    This is the way the world ends...for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breaks every mold I can think of

    • By Jón Gísli Björgvinsson on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Obelisk Gate

    • The Broken Earth, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Sequel to the multi-award nominated The Fifth Season. The season of endings grows darker, as civilisation fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant. The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow but hard-hitting

    • By Nora on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Mass Effect: Initiation

    • By: N. K. Jemisin, Mac Walters
    • Narrated by: Fryda Wolff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    Lieutenant Cora Harper joined the Systems Alliance to develop and enhance her powerful biotic talents. She was assigned to the asari commando unit Talein's Daughters, where she honed her abilities to become a skilled and deadly huntress. Returning to Earth, Cora finds herself a stranger among other humans, and joins the Andromeda Initiative as Alec Ryder's second-in-command. The mission will send 100,000 colonists on a one-way, 600-year-long journey into the unknown.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok...Not bad...Not great

    • By Denis on 11-30-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Shadowed Sun

    • Dreamblood, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares. A mysterious and deadly plague haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep. Trapped between dark dreams and cruel overlords, the people yearn to rise up - but Gujaareh has known peace for too long. Someone must show them the way. Hope lies with two outcasts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sequel to The Killing Moon

    • By Blythe on 04-09-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Stone Sky

    • The Broken Earth, Book 3
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother won't: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a very special read

    • By ari on 01-20-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • How Long 'til Black Future Month?

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Jeanette Illidge, Gail Nelson-Holgate, Shayna Small, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights listeners with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination. Dragons and hateful spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Zerrissene Erde

    • The Broken Earth 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Lena Münchow
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Die Welt steht am Abgrund. Mitten im Herzen des größten Kontinents (genannt "The Stillness") hat sich ein flammender Spalt aufgetan, der genug Asche spuckt, um den Himmel auf Jahre hinaus zu verdunkeln. Dadurch bricht das mächtige Sanze - das weltumspannende Reich, dessen Errungenschaften seit tausend Jahren die Zivilisation bestimmen - zusammen, als der Herrscher Sanzes dem Wahnsinn verfällt, und die meisten Bürger des Reiches ermordet werden, um seiner Rache zu dienen.

    Regular price: $24.64

    • The Killing Moon

    • Dreamblood, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe...and kill those judged corrupt. But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru - the most famous of the city's Gatherers - must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering innocent dreamers in the goddess' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Shadowed Sun

    • Dreamblood, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares: a mysterious and deadly plague haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep. Trapped between dark dreams and cruel overlords, the people yearn to rise up - but Gujaareh has known peace for too long. Someone must show them the way.

    Regular price: $21.81