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The Stone Sky

The Broken Earth, Book 3
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Series: The Broken Earth, Book 3
Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (367 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The remarkable conclusion to the record-breaking triple Hugo Award-winning fantasy trilogy that began with The Fifth Season.

Winner of the Hugo Award 2018

Winner of the Nebula Award 2018

Winner of the Locus Award for Best Fantasy 2018

An Amazon Best Book of the Year

The incredible conclusion to the record-breaking triple Hugo award-winning trilogy that began with the The Fifth Season.

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. 

For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

©2017 Little Brown (P)2017 N. K. Jemisin

Critic Reviews

"Amazing." (Ann Leckie)

"Breaks uncharted ground." (Library Journal)

"Beautiful." (Nnedi Okorafor)

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Perfect narration

Fantastic conclusion to a great series, though a bit slow and complicated in parts. Definitely worth pushing through those parts to get to the ending though. Satisfying.

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Brilliant Trilogy

Achingly brilliant post-apocalyptic sci fi fantasy. I am overawed by the depth and complexity of this trilogy. The destructive force of the planet matched only by the destructive force of prejudice directed at those who could actually save the planet.
If your young daughter has the magical ability to cause earthquakes how do you ensure that she controls and doesn't use that gift, because you are in hiding and the consequences of being found out are dire. In book 3 the fate of the planet pivots on the dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship created by this circumstance. The climax of this book more than equals the often harrowing journey. Flawed characters and the reason for their flaws. Listening to these books was a fabulous experience. Such warmth and depth and originality and heartache.
N.K. Jemisin you rock (no pun intended)! I predict you get the Hugo for this book - that's a well deserved 3 for 3.
Excellent narration by Robin Miles.

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Great trilogy. Awesome story. Voice performance variable

This trilogy was so cool
Voice performance confusing at times and had to repeat some sections to figure out who was talking. Variations in accents from each character.

Story had me hooked!

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Still thinking about this book days later!

Oh wow. NK Jemisin knocked her finale out of the park with The Stone Sky. I cried a lot, I laughed more than I thought I would, and in the end I had listened to an incredible story that will stay with me for years.

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beautiful and hauntingly true

this was a fantastic book. I would love to see this series on screen. NK jemisin is perhaps one of the most influential writers of this decade

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Transformative

Just read it. Everything speculative fiction and the world needs. I look forward to reading everything else Jemisin writes.

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Worthwhile

Not as perfect as the first two but still beautifully written and narrated.. The story did not hold my attention in parts but it was all necessary to deliver the wonderful and heartbreaking conclusion to the series. A terrific writer and wonderful series.

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A beautifully unfolding tale.

A close examination of what civilization means and how people survive. This author is amazing. I also really enjoyed the voice acting. very good at accents and inflections.

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tricky, unnecessarily confusing for little payoff

Throughout the series their was unnecessary twists and turns that soaked up time, confused amd boree the listener, and took away from the core story.

Each book could have been a third shorter and better for it.

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  • julie
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  • 13-10-2018

complicated

I enjoyed the book, but kept loosing concentration, I found it a bit complicated in some parts

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  • ari
  • 20-01-2018

This is a very special read

I am a geologist that enjoys fantasy books. I have not found a better yet.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-2019

Difficult and amazing

A unique story - trilogy - with a world and beings both so like us yet so unlike us. Somewhat mesmerising.

My first audio book experience. Wonderfully read and interpreted.

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  • Filip
  • 10-01-2019

Loved fifth season but not the sequels as much

This final part I felt a little disappointed about. There was not much going on in this book. Found myself mostly wanting it to end since I've come this far and can't Not finish it

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  • Luna
  • 25-01-2019

Confusing

The stone eater parts were a bit confusing and sometimes boring, but otherwise good book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-2018

Incredible!

Just phenomenal stuff, the characters are immense, the world building rich and hugely detailed. Just sad I've reached the end. I look forward to sharing with my Daughters when they're a little older.

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  • fergus grant - stevenson
  • 07-04-2018

Brilliant series! Excellent Narrator

Brilliant series! Excellent Narrator. Good story concept and engaging characters. Well worth listening to. I have been raving about it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-2018

wow

wow and wow and wow again until fifteen words have been used in this review.

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  • spellacl
  • 12-11-2017

Great Series!

Listened to nine hours of this book over two days. Fascinated about how it was going to end! Really enjoyed the series! Found this book slightly slower than the first two.

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  • Katerina
  • 25-10-2017

Fabulous story, fabulous narration

I just listened to all three books of the trilogy back-to-back and it was a wonderful time. I’m sad it’s over.

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  • Mr. M. G. Helliwell
  • 20-09-2017

Very good and not what I expected

I think this is the best written of the trilogy. I wasn't expecting much from the plot when I started listening but there's lots of interesting plot going on. The writing is a little slow and the narration, whilst excellent, is also a little slow but other than that I really enjoyed the book.

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  • Katy
  • 01-04-2019

absolutely loved it

always a risk downloading something without recommendations but I was not disappointed. the trilogy is fascinating with strong female leads and queerness throughout without being the main thing. brilliant writing if you're into science fiction with a touch of fantasy.

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  • Glenda Baptiste
  • 05-03-2019

Absolutely fantastic!

I've been gripped by the whole trilogy - I could barely put it down! Jemisin is a genius! The characters are well developed and diverse and the overall story is enthralling.

Robin's narration is a masterclass in the craft and really brings all the characters to life. I often forgot it was just one person's voice that I was listening to!

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  • Anna
  • 19-12-2018

Best book of the trilogy!

I loved it, highly recommended. The story from the last 2 books was woven together in an exciting and satisfying way.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-11-2018

Sublime. Great book (trilogy), beautiful reading.

Love Robin Miles' musical reading. I'm fussy as hell about audiobooks but this? wow. Unmissable.