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The Broken Eye

Lightbringer, Book Three
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: Black Prism, Book 3
Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
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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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Each book gets better then the last!

This series is a continually evolving opus of fantasy, commentry on religion politics and corruption on the 'good' the bad and the naive.

Well done again Brent Weeks and the narrator is great as well!

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great magic and characters

some of the content was not so great, but the characters and magic are sublime.

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Just keep going!

This series gets etter every book. Don't stop at the first, its just foreplay compare to this one

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Must Read/Listen

I love this series for so many reasons. It goes beyond the cliches that most fantasy genres cling to and presents many refreshing ideas. Exciting battles and a unique magic system interwoven with incredibly deep intrigue. The series slowly gets the reader used to the politics and intrigue that Weeks uses to tell a compelling story and the author does a great job of making the reader feel smart. And it gets deeper with each new book released. And throughout the whole thing Weeks explores religion and philosophy with an incredibly detailed religion that has a striking resemblance to Judaism and Christianity. It blows my mind that an author can write all these things into his stories. Amazing!

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Incredible as always

Listened every day on my long commute to and from work. Made the hours melt away.

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Oh! It just keeps getting better!

The plot just keeps getting thicker!!!!!!

Bravo to the narrator again, sterling job Mr Vance.
Many a sleepless night due to a brilliant story, epic characters and deceit and deception thrown everywhere!

Must get next book now, however, don’t want this series to end.

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A great author strikes again!

This series just gets better and better! I can't wait until the next instalment! A must for any fantasy enthusiast.

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Brilliant performance

Fantastic book and narration. The best books I have read in years, with twists and turns I genuinely never expected.

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Great 'read'.
Great narrator.
These are the eleven words I need to make it legit.

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great series.<br />

All hail the great turtle bear. This series was witty, entertaining and had me laughing out loud at times. Definitely a series l would recommend.


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  • Jorgen
  • 06-07-2019

omg, you never know what is going to happen next!

Usually i can see what is going to happen based on the build up. sometimes also what the twist will be. But in this book anyone kan die at any moment without forfilling there storyline. No one has plot armor. Feels like the first seasons of game of thrones.

Some times it's so exiting i start to feel dizzy, no other book have made me feel like that before.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-2019

just fucking awesome, great book, great writer

see title :) all the next words are to fill the 15 word minimum, the acknowledgements are fun, don't skip em :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-2019

getting a bit slow but still good

it is getting a bit slow, especially Gavin's story , but Simon's narration is spot on

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-2019

Geat book

I wish the reader had another accent, but it's fine.
Great book !! I can't wait to listen to the rest of it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-07-2018

Too many twists

as soon as you think you know where the story is going, there is another twist which turns the story upside down. Brilliant.

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  • Liza-Marié Weppenaar
  • 12-07-2018

Brilliant

Simon Vance is a legend! Great performance.
Great story, with parts I did not see coming! Brent Weeks is a master story-teller.

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  • Bruno
  • 18-09-2016

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
  • 06-04-2015

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
  • 28-09-2014

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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  • D.Hinsley
  • 31-07-2019

F**king brilliant

Yes I'm a fanboy and finished for the third time. Simon Vance is a remarkable genius and Brent Weeks is a god among literary bethomoths. Seriously though, throughout rough and horrible times these books have allowed me escape, recharge and re-engage with the normal world. Thank you!

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  • Mr. A. P. Jones
  • 28-10-2017

overwhelmed

I have just smashed through this book in no time at all, if I would have know just how good they were before reading I wouldn't have waited to read them.

these books have a big expansive world, many entangling stories and some twists that I never seen coming or even expected.

I like to think that I have read alot of fantasy books but had sadly never heard of Brent weeks, he will be a name that I look for in the future and I think in the next few days I will have finished book 4 of this series and be wait in number 5.

I really never expected to love these books this much

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  • Ross
  • 13-09-2014

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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  • callum mellor
  • 03-11-2019

best narrator I've heard yet

the book is brilliant. it builds momentum throughout. the last 2-3 hours are a veritable avalanche of nail biting suspense and action. you simply cannot stop listening. all delivered brilliantly by the narrator.

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  • asrielrising
  • 27-08-2019

another brilliant novel

yet again Brent weeks brings us another amazing novel full of magic, intrigue, action and most of all wonderful characters. twists and turns abound in this part of the series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-05-2019

Great read<br />Far better than his earlier work

The way off shadows to me was great however this is a master peace thanks

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  • James Ellis
  • 14-01-2019

just magic

great book great story reader as usual
looking forward to the next book and more to follow I hope

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  • The Guy
  • 11-01-2019

great book series

awesome hard to say much else. bit teenage drama near middle but resolves into great ending. voice acting is great.

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  • digi-mech
  • 24-09-2018

utterly compelling

as the third book I was expecting it to start lagging, as series often do.. as loose ends are tied up as writers feel compelled to tidy up the threads and story lines converge, but this book has been the best of the first three, excellent storyline, compelling listening, and some incredibly imaginative ideas, beautifully wrought, bring a new depth to the overall tale. I loved it. superb.

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  • IoanaStoian
  • 03-08-2018

Amazing

To be hit with amazement and thrill over and over again. That's what listening to this book felt like. A must read/listen for every fantasy fan.