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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
4.9 out of 5 stars (546 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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Amazing

Absolutely amazing. Worth the listen. This is my favourite book series by a long margin.

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a bit convoluted in places but came together well

A good read and hard to put down. it was a bit convoluted with nearly as many sub plots as game of thrones but not tedious or confusing as to wether past or present and it all came together well. Likeable heros and really dislikeable villains simplifies things but there is plenty of ambiguity and surprise. cracking action scenes as good as any.

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weeks for days!

acknowledgable acknowledgments artfully administered . looking forward to the next few books, can twist ol weeksy

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Brilliant third book!

The story of the prism really develops in this book, great character development and the world really develops and deepens in its history and story. A great third instalment!!!

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A solid entry

By the end of this one I was fully back in. A lot of this entry into the series focus on developing the characters rather than ticking the story forward but the last few chapters and the ending provided enough of a twist that I’m fully invested. Quickly becoming one of my favorite series.

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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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  • 01-05-2019

Incredible as always

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

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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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  • Joachim
  • 16-12-2019

Excellent story with minor performance flaws.

the story is excellent, but there are some minor performance flaws.. Such as when the narrator suddenly changes the pronunciation of a few names. I was wondering who this Theya was and why she was so familiar with the crew, then realized it was Tia. Slightly annoying.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-09-2020

The more you listen

I had my doubts when i went into this series. The more you listen to it the better it gets. Highly recommend. Hopefully the ending will be as good as the sum of its parts. Great work so far

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  • Rio
  • 04-08-2020

Amazing

best book I've read in years cant wait for the next one in the series

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  • Ben
  • 27-07-2020

brilliant

Great read so many unexpected and unseen twists. can't wait go see what happens next

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  • Bek
  • 14-06-2020

Spectacular

Perfect narrator, gripping story with loveable and hateable characters. I can't wait to read/listen to the next book.

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  • TheQueenOfSpades
  • 06-06-2020

Excellent narration of an excellent story

Loving this series so far... Excellent characterisation coupled with an addictive, well written plot and fascinating world building - a perfect package. The narrator really does do an outstanding job of voicing each character and telling the story. I have listened to books 1 to 3 in quick succession. Moving onto book 4 now with great anticipation.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-05-2020

AHHHHHH

so good so good so good. i identify with Kip so much it's ridiculous.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-2020

it's just really really good

I'm dreading finishing the series, it's going to be bloody hard to find a book arfter and not feel disappointed