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The Broken Eye

Lightbringer, Book Three
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
5 out of 5 stars (338 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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getting better

the series is getting better and better cant wait to listern to the next one

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Magical

Brilliant characters, wonderful story, fantastic world. Brought to life by narrator, he does the voices!

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great book

this a great book I find its very similar to Avatar the last Airbender tv show. but it is very good book. the characters are awesome and realistic.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-07-2018

Contagious!

For fuck sake's Kip! just marry Teia! Man I love this series. cheers to the author!

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  • Mitchell smith
  • 19-06-2018

Awesome!

This book is an absolute must. The character development is far beyond that of any series I have read.

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  • norma berendt
  • 16-06-2018

I was so sorry it finished now onto the next book

I listen to at lest 4 books a month and finding a story that will keep me gripped and looking forward to hear what happens next is this genre of book for me . A brilliant story line , wonderfully read so well done . I get so anxious towards the end of the books as I feel like I know these people and don’t want it to end . If I was a film producer this would be my next project I would have it sent to the script writers and have it made into a block buster movie . Please x

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  • Ian
  • 07-04-2018

Weakest in the Series

Having thoroughly enjoyed the previous two instalments in the lightbringer series, I was a little disappointed by this latest novel.
The greatest protagonist, is sidelined in this novel, in favour of less engaging characters, and I found myself hanging on, chapter after chapter, in the hopes of continuing Gavin's storyline.
I enjoyed the narrator on other works (such as Dune), but found his accents a little one dimensional with little variety.
I've still given the book three stars as I've really enjoyed the series and find the whole concept interesting and refreshing, but expected better things.
That being said I'll still be reading the next one!