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House of Earth and Blood

The Crescent City, Book 1
Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
Length: 27 hrs and 50 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (624 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. Every night is a party and Bryce is going to savour all the pleasures Lunathion - also known as Crescent City - has to offer. But then a brutal murder shakes the very foundations of the city, and brings Bryce's world crashing down.

Two years later, Bryce still haunts the city's most notorious nightclubs - but seeking only oblivion now. Then the murderer attacks again. And when an infamous Fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, is assigned to watch her every footstep, Bryce knows she can't forget any longer.

As Bryce and Hunt fight to unravel the mystery, and their own dark pasts, the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents and down to the deepest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir.... 

With unforgettable characters and suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by No.1 New York Times best-selling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom - and the power of love.

©2020 Sarah Wasserman (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Did not disappoint

I wasn’t sure what I expected of this book, and I was slightly concerned as this was my first Sarah j Maas book that I’ve ‘read’ via audiobook. The story itself was really good, the magic fantasy world blended with a modern city setting was crafted expertly and there were more than enough twists and turns to keep me hooked, and I wasn’t able to predict any of the major plot twists. I’m also happy to say that this was one of the best narrations I’ve ever heard, listening to this book was an absolute joy! Highly recommend!

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I battled through

This listen was a battle to finish. The narrator almost did my head in. Every word, every conversation was spoken with so much 'sexiness' it was irritating. The breathy, slow, sexy way every thing was said, was so totally annoying. Why can't the narration be in a normal voice, spoken normally?? The story got better the longer I listened, but because of the narration, I was distracted from the story.

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A brilliant new series for Maasians

Absolutely loved it. I loved that it was the same narrator as the Throne of Glass series too. cannot wait for book 2. the mystery had me hooked and the last third of the book had me on the edge of my seat.

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She’s done it again

I was captivated. Sarah J. Maas creates such immersive worlds and fascinating characters, with Bryce being no exception. Can not wait to see where this story goes next!

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same performer as ToG

loved the book however would have preferred a different performer/reader as her voice is (in my mind) tied to the throne of glass series by Maas as well. given how different this series was supposed to be seems a lil short sighted to use the same voice.

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Well Worth The Listening

I was pleasantly surprised that Elizabeth Evans has returned to read this book, brought back some nostalgia of TOG. That being said, this book is vastly different and to be honest, took a little bit for me to get into as my first urban fantasy. Once I delved into the story, however, I was hooked. Can’t wait for the next one!

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  • ELL
  • 03-09-2020

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This book seems like it was set in the US even though it is not. The dialogue is very American, with references to college experiences manicures, purses and sports games. Couldn't get past the first chapter. It's just not my thing. Others might enjoy it though.

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Love this book! very enjoyable to listen to

SJM and Elizabeth did it again👏 I love this book! I thoroughly enjoyed it...cannot wait for the nexr one. please do not let us wait too long🥰

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Incredible fantasy - Couldn't stop listening!

WOW! Modern style fantasy with all SJM's incredible flair. I was on edge. Loved this change of pace. Elizabeth Evans is truly the best narrator, her enthusiasm given to each character is incredible.

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Crass and irritating. Narrator just as bad

I really wish I hadn't bought this as a 3 books for 2 credits deal because it means that my credit is not refundable. I persevered as long as i could hoping that it'd get better or I'd get used to the crass wording, juvenile behaviour and dialogue from the characters and the uninspired and cliche voices re narrator gace them, but alas it was not to be. Will not be trying any other books from either author or narrator

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-2020

Brilliant!

None comes close to this masterpiece! Sarah 's best work yet! I am so sad that i finished it. It will be hard to read something as good as this again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-03-2020

Another 5 star read for Sarah J. Maas

I have read all SJ Maas books and I think this one is the best! I love the characters and the story was captivating. Thank you for sharing your stories SJ Maas.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-2020

Satisfying

This has been one of the best books I have had the pleasure to listen to in ages. There is something for everyone. The narrator is my favorite to date.

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  • Jenny Ralston
  • 23-09-2020

Can’t finish this. Really after such amazing books!

I do not even have fifteen words for this. Did not enjoy at all. Previous trilogies were really good. Sad

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  • kaybee
  • 30-07-2020

Love it!

No other words I just LOVED IT the characters backstories and development was amazing though I expected nothing but AWESOMENESS from Sarah j mass!

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  • Sarah Turner
  • 30-06-2020

Cracking book!

One of the best books I’ve heard in forever, edged of seat & twisty AF - boy I hope there’s more to come in the series!

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  • Louise Montgomery
  • 06-05-2020

Another outstanding book! I cannot wait for the next book!

Sarah J Maas is just unstoppable! I have never read an author like her! Every series gets better and better!

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  • Barbara Huysmans
  • 10-04-2020

brillant

loved it can not wait for more loved the story love the Author love the audiable

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  • Bob
  • 20-03-2020

Amazingly boring, some technical isdued

Elizabeth Evans does a decent read. A few times I had difficulty separating voices. On occasion there seemed to be some muffled narration. Maybe it was technical. The story is a kind of fantasy chicklit. Girlfriends discussing boyfriends and going clubbing. Sex in the City with werewolf and fairy. This is the start and set up for the book. Unfortunately it went on too long. So that when the supposedly adventurous part starts I didn't care. The fights and damage scenes are graphic but unengaging. The emotions feel like distanced. The result was a book that's despite great detail and some gory action was boring.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-2020

Disappointing

I usually love Maas’ books but this one was a total let down. Any dialogue between the characters was irritating and too eye roll-y.

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  • Fooflea
  • 11-08-2020

Can’t wait for more

Was reluctant to start this as being such a fan of both other Sarah J mass series', didn’t want to be disappointed..... but so glad did as yet again this was a fantastic read/listen. Great story line, characters, and build - as usual left wanting more. Also loved narration - clear and pleasing to listen to Elizabeth captures each character beautifully - brings to life and at perfect pace. Now just waiting for more of Sarah’s work. Please hurry!

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  • Marie
  • 26-07-2020

Couldn't put it down

I absolutely adore Court of thorns and roses by Mass, so was unsure if I'd like this new series! I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end! A spiky protagonist who you grow to love and a story with so much twist and turns and thrills! Looking forward to the second in this series! Just hope Bryce and Hunt are still in it!

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  • Doublespeedson
  • 09-03-2020

Sarah j mass fans will love this.

The first part is quite hard going. Lots of information is thrown at you. But give it a chance, it is worth persevering. Looking forward to the next one

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  • sara arkell
  • 09-03-2020

Love sarah j mass

So I love all Sarah j mass books , This is another great one loads of action romance and a fab story that leads to more to come, Although now I’m sad as gotta wait for her to write the next one!!!!!!!!

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  • vincentr
  • 24-07-2020

Excellent

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one! I'm rarely moved to tears, but I genuinely wept at parts of this story. Personally, I didn't find it "heavy going" & truly enjoyed the world building and character evolution. Elizabeth is one of my favourite narrators and I think she was a truly great choice to perform this fantastic story.

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  • elisha
  • 23-07-2020

Captivating and enjoyable

I think this might be my favourite Sarah J. Maas book so far. Believable and relatable characters, exciting plot with twists and surprises, slow burn romance. I particularly liked the way the character’s struggle with trauma is portrayed, as well as the depth of love in friendship, and the difficulty in navigating sibling/family relationships. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-2020

Wasted a credit

I usually really enjoy Sarah J. Mass, but this book was so dull, and the narrator was terrible. I couldn’t finish it. Really disappointed and I will always listen to the preview before buying from now on.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-2020

2/3

2/3 into the book it just got more a more eventful, you literally couldn’t stop reading without being left wondering what was gonna happen next. If your eyes do not water even a little bit then you might be heartless.

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