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The Burning White

Book Five of Lightbringer
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: Black Prism, Book 5
Length: 39 hrs and 3 mins
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The Burning White is the epic conclusion to the Lightbringer series by New York Times best seller Brent Weeks - one of the most popular fantasy series of recent years.   

As the White King springs his great trap, and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile and his companions will scramble to return for one impossible final stand.  

In the darkest hour, will the Lightbringer come?  

©2019 Brent Weeks (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Best damb audiobook ever

I've listened to about 250 different Audiobooks now, and this is my favorite. Just listen to it already.

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Worth the wait, loved it!

Just love this book and series! I, so want to spoil the heck out of it but I won't. Go forth and read about Kip the mighty Turtle-Bear!

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Fantastic

Less twists in this book, I would say the perfect amount. A brilliant culmination of a fantastic series. Great ending.

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Breathtaking Story

Ok, thats a bit of an over-dramatisation but this series was absolutely captivating the whole way through and because of its significant length you can really relax and listen for long periods while going about your day or sitting back and performing a hobby while listening to this story in the background. It is very enjoyable, great characters that were really likeable, even the nasties and the story is really interesting and different. I highly recommend this one so much so I am straight away going to start another of Brent Weeks series of books as I enjoyed this series so much, OH and the narrator is fantastic too, giving all the characters very individual accents and offering the type of enthusiasm required for the tone of the story. btw, I really think this ones well worth the $15 cost unlike the 6.5 hour insults which may be great fun to listen to but at such short stories, I feel like they are splitting what would otherwise be larger books for the added income which granted is often needed but it feels like a kick in the stones for us as readers.

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What a wonderful journey

This final book in the keeps you guessing and fulfills so many promises from earlier in the series.
I really enjoyed this series and would recommend it to everyone, in fact I already do.
Brent Weeks is a fantastic author and this conclusion was well worth the wait.

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Fantastic Ending To A Fine Series!

Never realised to this last book how full of religious imagery the light bringer had packed into it.

Putting it up there with Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings and C.S Lewis Chronicles Of Narnia usage of them and encapsulating the great human desire for stories detailing the great battles of light Vs dark
and Evil Vs Good.

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Hands down one of the best books I’ve ever listened to

Ok so I had high expectations for this book but it still blew me away with how good it is. Loved it. Excited for more from Brent weeks

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great ending to am excellent series

As usual the writing was sharp and impeccable, all phrases well turned and polished. No slip ups in the flow of narrative and pace. An excellent resolution to this highly enjoyable series.

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Reality can be kind.. or not

Emotionally triggered, in parts I cried, for love, for loss, for yearning. easily understood feelings, patient love, family secrets, unrequited love, infatuation, heroes, legends, God's, ambition and desire. Comraderie, belonging, isolation, broken, abandoned, hating oneself, remorse, tragedy, despair, belief, knowing, it's not easy to be the new person, it's not easy to get past your self, where what you think of you holds you back, self belief, seeing others for how they are.
How nice it would be to imagine a thing and be able to create it, dealing with difference, prejudice, tradition, customs, the right action can be tainted so badly when performed by the wrong person, is murder sometimes the best answer
God, has such a human way, though to know him is to face your self and live in penance. he wants you to carry on. to take that leap of faith. but knows you need to take it yourself.
forces, magic, powers, weapons, invisibility cloaks, types of colours, types of personalities, driving forces, energy, light, and beasts born from loneliness and despair, and dragons. bears, and styles so different. but each worthy, valued, even those who don't quite fit.
I want to be one of the Mighty! to be known for my unique blend of skill, my personality and to be named by my peers, to be counted, included and never left behind.
true stuff. open your heart. And fall into a world where the road travelled twists and turns and carries you into questioning who is good who is bad and understanding it is only perspective and circumstance that separates us.
I think i will listen to this book agsin.
great voice work! such a lovely voice. is One to find myself chapters ahead frequently. 😳😕🥰🥰 so I should listen again. because perhaps half of what I heard, was my own dream. x

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Amazing end of an interest storyline

This book has to be the best conclusion and wrap up of all characters filled with suspense, dread loathing and emotional ups and downs.

But a most needed read.

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  • juan leon
  • 03-02-2020

excellent!!!

The whole series is outstanding but the final book is a constant crescendo, the tension is insanely good and the deliver flawless. I cannot recommend it enough.

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  • Leszek
  • 07-02-2020

Storytelling at its finest.

I'll keep it short and sweet: if you like engaging stories, fantasy or otherwise,
colourful characters to genuinely care about and laugh at their playful banter, unique and vivid world building, fast paced adventures and epic battles, then do yourself a favour and get more of Brent Week's writing into your life.
By far one of the most remarkable authours I had the pleasure of stumbling upon,
who's works give a sense of time well spent, leaving one all the richer for it.

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  • Niklas
  • 20-01-2020

3/4 good 1/4 rushed

spoilers might be here

I think that in a whole, the series were great but the ending here was to rushed and the choice of everyone getting a happy everafter (other then Kroxor) is pleasing to some but tbh i think that if you write a story where a character og more are making the ultimate sacrifice, and then deny them that sacrifice is wrong

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  • Geir
  • 10-12-2019

Superlative, too!

Listening to the after-word of this series was more entertaining than most of my listens for the past year; and it's been a damn good year!

I'm glad I got to experience it, I'm sad to see it go, I'm in love with this world and I wish I had selective amnesia.

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  • Stormcrow
  • 24-11-2019

Give it a try you won't regret it

Thank you to Brent weeks for writing a gorgeous book on the complete opposite side of the spectrum as Tolkien. Now I can't stop thinking how fantastic it would be to hear Gandalf and Elron swearing when something doesn't go their way. I was overjoyed to read an epic story with such relatable characters.

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  • Atle
  • 17-11-2019

Perfection

This last book in the series was amazing. Brilliant writing and wonderfull narration. It gave me everything I hoped for and more. I'm going to miss this world forever.

PS! Dont skip the last chapter, even if the author tells you to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-11-2019

Brilliant

Loved the book and the series. Kept me riveted
From beginning to end. Would recommend it to anyone

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  • mark foran
  • 31-12-2019

Wonderful

Simply the best narrator out there. Simon Vance does s fantastic job bringing these characters to life. I thoroughly enjoyed this series. 10 out of 10. Would read again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-10-2019

The best use of an audible credit there is.

The book is wonderful, beautifully written and spoken aloud. Stop doubting yourself, read this series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-2019

Huge. And yet a let-down.

My god it's big. In terms of value per minute it's great. But - and this is very much a personal perspective - it's profoundly frustrating as an end to previously great series. Disclaimer: I'm still 2 hours from the end and I'll delete this if the last two hours do the unexpected...! So far, though... The first half was great. More than half. But for severeal listening hours I've been close to quiiting, and would have if it hadn't been for years on prior investment in the characters. At this point it feels horribly Hollywood in finding ways to bring happy conclusions even to storylines that seemed doomed. By the end of the previous book, I was in awe of how a seemingly conventional fantasy had slid into horrifying, subtle tale with deep moral ambiguity etc. Now I think that was just a setup. This book goes pretty plainly into sanctimonious religion territory - making me think of nothing so much as the Narnia series. Don't get me wrong: it still has most of the elements that have made the series fun. It's mostly enjoyable, and if you've been on board for the whole series you're gonna finish, right? But it's very deus ex machina, and if you find religion unsatisfying, it will probably disappoint. If I was reading on dead trees, I'd say wait for the trade paperback over hardback.

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  • Rob
  • 27-12-2019

A satisfying ending to a truly amazing series

Do NOT start here - you must read the Lightbringer series from Book1, The Black Prism!!!
This was the most satisfying ending to a series that I've read in a very long time - perfect pacing, tight plotting, superb characterisation, and brings a tear to the eye.
IMHO this series is better than Mistborn from Brandon Sanderson, which was breathtaking, and is almost up there with The Kingkiller Chronicles from Patrick Rothfuss (high praise indeed).
I'm going to miss all these characters so much (at least until Brent pulls his finger out and writes series 2... hopefully).
Lest I forget, Simon Vance is one of the great narrators. So many voices.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-11-2019

To much ex machina and religion

If you have watched game of thrones and got annoyed that they wanted to subvert expections, I don't think you'd be happy with this ending.
I suppose its my own fault for expecting a fantastical ending but the gods get way to involved in this book and without spoilers its hard to say why it left me quite angry that persons just get away with things they have done in the past and some people turn out useless.

Narrator was awesome and the story still has good moments but shame about the end.

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  • Jonathon Bradbury
  • 07-01-2020

This book is Amazing

I have loved this series of books, a absolutely gem of a series, this is an amazing end to this story. Just so sad it’s over 😭. There is way to start again just hope Brent weeks does story a new story in this world 🌍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-12-2019

Good Finish to the Series

I enjoyed the series as a whole with a few caveats. The last book was a good romp, with a few mcguffins and plot holes. However as a piece of entertainment it certainly delivers. I'd recommend it to any fantasy reader interested in well thought out magic systems and with a fast paced movie like plotting.

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  • Loves Reading
  • 07-11-2019

Wonderful Final Book in Series

Brent Weeks has finished his excellent series with a wonderfully written book that tied up the series in a surprising and satisfying way. Narration by Simon Vance is top notch as always. Don't miss the final epilogue after the acknowledgements right at the very end of the recording.

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  • gary
  • 02-11-2019

Bring the Light

Brent Weeks with this series has just become one of my all time favourites for scifi fantasy, simon Vance brings his awesome cast of characters to life in this epic thrilling saga , if magic warriors monsters demons gods battling and also assassin's slipping a cold knife in the back gets you going then dont hesitate read or listen to the Black prism once you start you wont put them down till the end , The burning White is a great end to the saga and is a awesome book in its self . I myself really hope Brent wrights the characters again loved them all .

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  • Jaspal
  • 18-12-2019

Don’t ruin the series by listening to this turgid rubbish

In the end I completed it because i had been so invested in the other books - I wish I’d just skipped this one and left the plot hanging.

Occasional flashes of the genius that made the first couple of books so great padded out with turgid exposition and awkward banter between the characters.

The religious angle takes more and more importance as the book progresses and becomes more and more incomprehensible.

The last few hours feel like a bizarre over the top finish. Not just tying up loose ends, but tying them up with a ribbon, bow, glitter and shiny wrapping.

I increased listening speed to 1.25x just to get through it and feel like I lost nothing.
Narrator was brilliant as ever.

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  • levi proctor
  • 14-02-2020

Wow

One of the best series I’ve read, from imagination to scope to the character arch’s