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Logan Gyre is king of Cenaria, a country under siege, with a threadbare army and little hope. He has one chance---a desperate gamble, but one that could destroy his kingdom. In the north, the new Godking has a plan. If it comes to fruition, no one will have the power to stop him. Kylar Stern has no choice. To save his friends---and perhaps his enemies---he must accomplish the impossible: assassinate a goddess.
©2009 Brent Weeks (P)2009 Tantor

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Au global
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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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One of the best books I have ever experienced

Yes, I said experienced. I enjoyed this trilogy immensely; more than any I’ve enjoyed in a long while. Paul Boehmer brought Weeks’ characters to life and I gasped, laughed and even cried with them. This is the first audiobook that has ever moved me to tears. Do yourself a favour and read this trilogy. A satisfying journey that I hope doesn’t end here!! This story needs to continue.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing detail and intricacies.

What a story! Took me away to so many different places. So many trials of conscience the characters struggled through. The character development was wonderful. And the ending..... well you’ll have to listen for yourself :)

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Simply amazing

this entire series is among the finest fantasy I have ever read. I included next to mistborn as the standard by which I will judge all future books I read.

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

A disappointing ending to the trilogy

While the previous 2 books are by no means master pieces, they were enjoyable and fun reads. Although book #2 first half was very tedious to get through. The plot and story were still interesting.

Book #3 on the other hand felt that didn't have direction and tried to do too much and lost its way. There was very little "Wet Boy" work and I couldn't connect to Kyler as this fearsome Night Angel. The mysteries that kept me intrigued were either resolved poorly or just not touched at all which disappointed me and some of the most interesting plot lines were resolved off screen. I honestly wish I would have stopped with he second book to have a more satisfying ending.

  • Au global
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Satisfying Conclusion

What I like most about this series is how the world and it’s history become richer and richer. A believable use of virtues as theme, which is hard to pull off, but it works well here. It’s easy to see how this earlier work led to the phenomenal Lightbringer series. Also appreciated: the narrator demonstrates much improvement from book 1 to book 3.

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Don't bother

Really enjoyed the first two books of this series but hate the conclusion. The first two books felt like there were real stakes involved because a lot of horrible things were happening to people but by the third everything seems to be working out super swell for all the main characters. Several of which completely disappear in the third act. The revelation about Kali at the end is so out of nowhere and completely unnecessary. I have an hour left on the audiobook and I don't even care to finish it. Performance is fine though on par with the other two books.

  • Au global
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I throughly enjoyed this book and the narrator

I love this series. I think the narrator did a great job, he didn’t have a lot of tone variety but it was enough to tell the difference between characters.

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fantastic story!

I loved the detail that came back into play later on and how the story layered into one!

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Bad narrator

Great story, well written, bad choice of narrator. Read these books, as a kid and loved them. But the narrator sounded too robotic/monotone

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I wish that there were more....

read the trilogy twice and listened once. now I am certain that I've missed nothing lol.

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  • Au global
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  • Mark
  • 2016-05-14

Beautiful and tragic

The story is dark, beautiful, and cunning. The author does an amazing job of ending the trilogy and left me breathless. I would recommend this to any Brandon Sanderson or George Martin fan. Excellently done ❤️

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Frank
  • 2009-12-26

Best of the trilogy

The Night Angel Trilogy grows increasingly multi-threaded, leaving the reader wondering where Weeks is ultimately going. He finally ties almost all threads together in a memorable conclusion that is worth the effort. Narrator Paul Boehmer improves as the book goes on and finishes with fine drama.

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  • MICHAEL WAYMENT
  • 2018-01-12

Get lost in this world

After you read enough novels, you begin to anticipate outcomes, but this series really added so many new twists and characters that made it great.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Logophile
  • 2016-09-23

I promised a review after book 3

Enough series I've listened to recently have started out well enough, but somewhere along the line left me with only a lukewarm feeling which did not demand I buy the next book. (This is NOT one of those!) So I said I would review it if I liked it enough to read the whole series...

One of the things I liked best about this series was that it didn't point you at one climactic event that you knew would happen at the end of book 3. There were a series of events, each happening because of other actions, that lead throughout the series. No fillers, no little plot devices. At no point did I put it down believing I knew what would happen next.

The narration was excellent; well suited to the story.

I truly enjoyed the whole series, and I really want more! I can't think of a better endorsement than that!

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  • Au global
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  • JPBlackBelt
  • 2019-06-06

Book is great, Narration Good, Pronunciation Awful

I read the books a few years ago. When I was thinking of reading them again, and was also confronted with many long drives over several weeks, it seemed a great idea to get this in audio form.

I think Paul Boehmer has a good voice, and did a good job performing different characters. But his pronunciation annoyed the heck out of me by the third book. First of all I don't know how someone reads Midcyru as "Mid-Cry-Yew". But maybe there's insight from the author that I don't have. But in the third book, when he describes the enormous trees in the ancient Ezra's Wood as giant "See-Coys" it makes me want to puke (he does it repeatedly). They're SEQUOIAS! - səˈk(w)oiə. I guess he can be partially forgiven. I'm guessing he's English, and therefore perhaps isn't familiar with the monster trees on the western coast of the US. But the audio editor should be ashamed of himself (and Paul Boehmer should have known his pronunciation was a wild guess... he should have googled the proper pronunciation instead of faking it.)

Additionally, the audio editing was a little awkward. There were parts I remember from the book that were definitely removed from the audio.

I don't remember them all, but I'll put one example below.



(SPOILER WARNING!)



Kylar and Elene had not made love in the story. Kyler couldn't even think of a woman other than Vi without feeling nauseous. All of the sudden, Elene is pregnant and she and Kyler are "canoodling" all night long. No mention of how the ringing was temporarily defeated, or the toll it takes on Vi. (The only reason I knew, was because I read the books.) Then at the end we're told of the enormous sacrifice VI made repeatedly so Kyler and Elene can be together.... But no mention of how any of that happened in the audio. I'm hoping that somehow my download missed a chapter or something. If that was the editing, it's terrible.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Suspect
  • 2019-01-19

Book one: 4.5 stars. Book two: 3.5 stars. Book three: 2.5 stars.

The first book was fantastic (4.5 stars)—superb character/plot development with a perfect mix of action and intrigue. The second book was good (3.5 stars)—not as much action, and more character dev (filler) as is expected in the second book of a trilogy.

The third book, however, was a letdown (2.5 stars)—besides 80% of the story revolving around love and relationships, there was very little action or suspense, myriad abrupt changes involving extraneous characters, and illogical, incoherent, and arbitrary themes.

Paul Boehmer did pretty well with the narration; it was neither terrible nor exceptional. He did, however, egregiously mispronounce several words (an editor should've recognized and fixed them).

Book three, in sum, was a rather capricious conclusion to an otherwise captivating story. Despite my criticism, I still recommend this trilogy. Brent Weeks is a talented author. And overall, the good outweighs the bad.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Evan
  • 2018-03-08

My thoughts:

This is one of the best stories that has ever been put into text. The instances where good people must do bad things are a recurring theme and it brings a large degree of relateability to the characters. Push through the first 100pgs of book two and it's beyond worth it. These books brought tears to my ever-dry eyes.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Paul
  • 2009-12-14

wonderful adventure.

I was sitting on the edge the entire book. Great characters! Honest and true.

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  • Scott S.
  • 2011-11-06

Excellent conclusion to series.

Beyond the Shadows wraps up the Night Angel Trilogy. I very much enjoyed this book, as it takes Azoth from Apprentice to hero. He must however juggle his responsibilities to his calling and his new wife. This book is the most exciting of the three, as the action is almost non stop. The conclusion wraps up most of the plot lines, but seems to leave the possibility of another book some time in the future.

Overall, I really enjoyed all three books in this trilogy. The story was very good, and Paul Boehmer is one of my favorite narrators. I would recommend this series to anyone.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jeff Jackson
  • 2018-12-26

Wowzers!

Must listen to series. Narrator is phenomenal and story is amazing! 5 stars all the way!

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