The Broken Earth
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  • 1
    The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet, small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilisation's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed by a madman's vengeance.

    Excellent

    Narrator was excellent at bringing the story to life and the story itself was gripping, entertaining and completely unlike anything I've read before. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 17 2018 by MB ()
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    The Fifth Season: The Broken Earth, Book 1 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Fifth Season: The Broken Earth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

    An intriguing concept and story. It wanders far and then comes back to tie up loose ends. Very well performed and beautifully -- poetically -- written..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 01 2015 by Fantasy ()
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    The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Miles is becoming my favorite narrator

    Can I give this 10 stars? Jemisin is a freaking writing god. If anything, this was better than the 1st book. I rate this series alongside the Stormlig..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2016 by Jesslyn H (LA Area, California)
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    The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
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    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 civilization 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.

    Slow but hard-hitting

    I love this series! It's one of the great modern sci-fi books, in my opinion. It's not about action but the development of characters in a dystopian w..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2017 by Nora ()
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    The Stone Sky | N. K. Jemisin

    The Stone Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1667)
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    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.

    An incredible imagination. Totally original.

    Don't think I've ever read a set of books with such a unique "world" view. The resolution of the narratives is awe inspiring. I think we can all agree..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 01 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
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    The Stone Sky: The Broken Earth, Book 3 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Stone Sky: The Broken Earth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    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.

    This is a very special read

    I am a geologist that enjoys fantasy books. I have not found a better yet.

    Reviewed on January 20 2018 by ari ()