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The Broken Eye Audiobook

The Broken Eye: Lightbringer, Book Three

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As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all.

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

©2014 Brent Weeks (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    Amazon Customer 05/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    This book was great.
    Love not just the story but the reflection on human nature behind it as well.

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    Serena 01/08/2016
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    "Brilliant"

    Absolutely BRILLIANT ... Favourite book out of the series... It was action packed, smart and Simon Vance is BRILLIANT! Did I mention the novel was BRILLIANT!

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    Callum 14/12/2015
    Callum 14/12/2015
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    "love brent"

    struggled to finish it because of how long it isbut enjoyed it thoroughly and will read his books again

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    Bateyk 11/07/2015
    Bateyk 11/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't believe there's another one"

    I read the last half of this in 8 hrs straight. Couldn't put it down. Also couldn't believe there is another instalment to go! Gnaarrrgh!

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  • Bruno
    North Shore City, New Zealand
    18/09/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    Oh, you've just got to read this series! Absolutely recommend it! It starts off good and just gets better

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  • Emir Kico
    6/04/15
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    "The series is just getting better."

    The story is fscinating and engaging. And the narrator breathes life to it! Well done!

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  • James
    28/09/14
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    "Absolutely awesome"

    The Broken Eye is absolutely awesome. Andross' manipulations start coming to fruition, the white is combating those manipulations, Gavin Guile is held prisoner and believed dead by many, Teia has become a spy, and Kip is making deals with his grandfather. Simon Vance does a great job with the narration making The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks more awesome, if that is even possible.

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  • Ross
    13/09/14
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    "Creatively strong, but poorly edited in places."
    What made the experience of listening to The Broken Eye the most enjoyable?

    You can't help but like the universe, Brent Weeks is padding out in this volume.

    Good characters and an interesting approach to fantasy fiction, with the only real weakness being instances of poorly edited repetition and the odd overly self indulgent, hammy internal monologue.


    What other book might you compare The Broken Eye to, and why?

    Sitting in the same tier as Raymond Feist (though he is arguably more imaginative), Weeks produces highly enjoyable romps that you don't have to think too much about.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favourite?

    Andross Guile is a great character for Simon Vance's vocal range. As a narrator, he often plays people with a voice too mature for their associated age group, but given that Andross is a ruthless octogenarian, Vance nails it with aplomb.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Pass.


    Any additional comments?

    Not as good as the Night Angel Trilogy, but inventive and worth a look.

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  • Amazon Customer
    17/10/16
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    "excellent"

    Couldn't stop listening, Brent Weeks has produced another brilliant book. I found the intricate story and character development to be exceptional.

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  • Mat
    30/08/16
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    "amazing series"

    I loved it, in few weeks I've listened to all 3 books and now I'm waiting for the blood mirror audio book next,

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  • D Wade
    28/05/16
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    "Phwor"

    Now that was a roller coaster ride of character development, action and great story telling. My only complaint is now having to wait for the next two books to see how this adventure ends.

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  • Rebecca
    19/02/16
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    "Brilliant :D"

    Narrator really brings story alive, really enjoyable to listen to. Story is great, I am really enjoying the series and cannot wait for the next one :)

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  • Harry
    28/08/15
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    "absolutely brilliant"

    Brent Weeks is by far my favourite author and this is currently the most memorable installment of this saga. Full of plot twists and very clever writing. You need this book in your life!

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  • Shaun
    5/06/15
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    "Amazing!!!"

    I so enjoyed this book. After the other two in the series so far this just kept ratcheting up the tension whilst still satisfying with fabulous plot. When I think of why I enjoy this more than other fantasy epics like the way of kings and such it's because it is so colourful. Sure the plot is based on colour, but I mean the world and the characters are so vivid and colourful. This series has become a firm favourite just narrrowly beating the peer v Brett painted man series to top spot. Mr Weeks, I salute you.

    The narration is definitely among some of the best I have come across in my audible journey - not overly dramatic but well rounded. Adding to the story rather than diminishing or just being a neutral element. I haven't give the narration 5 stars simply because the writing got 5 and I had to scale down a little from that.

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  • O. Okonkwo
    9/04/15
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    "Broken Eye"

    Good story has grown stronger as the series progresses. The magical system is now clearer, as are the main protagonists. Simon Vance makes the audio book worthwhile with good characterization.

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  • Rune Holm
    30/12/14
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    "Keeps up tempo and character evolution"

    Story keeps getting better. I was almost unable to pause this book.

    Fantastic that the hero keeps threading his own toes.

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  • M. Paddon
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    31/08/14
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    "Love the book. Love the series."
    What made the experience of listening to The Broken Eye the most enjoyable?

    27 hours - where to start? The characters are what makes the books good. So often you get dull or stupid characters, which lead often to dull or simple plots. The characters in these books are smart, even when they do something dumb or miss something you think they shouldn't miss.

    You will love or hate the characters, but even those you hate you will respect and even admire them some aspect of them. And these characters lead to a rich, intelligent world of love, intrigue and political wrangling. All to the backdrop of a savage war that still rumbles at a distance to the heart of power, but is rapidly pulling the rest of the wold into a war that is trying to reshape the world and bring back the old gods themselves.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kip is my favourite character this this book, though the list could be long as their are so many good, well-rounded characters to choose from. I think I like Kip because he is a flawed hero. A fat kid thrown not into the deep end of a swimming pool, but into a furnace. The challenge come out tempered steel in body and mind or die to the fire.


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I don't think listening brings more to a book over reading it other than letting you sink into the story. It's why an audio book can suffer horribly if the narration is bad and grates you out of the world. And this is not the case at all here.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh and cry certainly. Laugh more than cry if I'm honest. In fact I only cried once and that was actually in the epilogue of all places. I do think some of the losses in the book could have been less glossed over, and the fact the one in the epilogue wasn't is why it finally was the one to squeeze some tears out of a guy that isn't a crier.


    Any additional comments?

    If you need more comments. Quite simply I love Brent weeks and his work ever since my mother bought me the Night Angel trilogy, and this series is better by far. The writing is better, the plots deeper and the characters smarter by far. Do yourself a favour, if you are a fan of fantasy read this series, you won't regret it. Oh, and I hope one day to see the Nine Kings game.

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