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Emperor of Thorns

A Broken Empire Novel
Auteur(s): Mark Lawrence
Narrateur(s): James Clamp
Durée: 13 h et 47 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 évaluations)
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Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg has plans to change that - one way or the other. He’s uncovered even more of the lost technology of the land, and he won’t hesitate to use it. But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced - a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King. The boy who would rule all may have finally met his match....

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Joe
  • 2018-02-15

Story complete

Of the three books in the series I enjoyed this one the least. It felt watered down and drifted around looking for a way to finish the story.

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  • Just Marvel Me
  • 2014-02-03

Entire Adoration

What did you love best about Emperor of Thorns?

Everything. I absolutely adore this series, I love the character of Jorg and even more I love how Mark Lawrence continually move the story from current to 4 or 5 years ago. It entirely brings together the man he was and the man he is and why he makes the choices he does.

What other book might you compare Emperor of Thorns to and why?

I have few absolute favorite books in the fantasy genre that reach an epic status in my mind, definitely the king killer chronicles, blood song and the way of kings. I would say Mark Lawrences series also creates the epic feel of a world with its own customs and way of life, gods ands myths that my adored epic series do, however, because Jorg is largely the sole focus of the series and all other characters continuously only carrying minor roles, I think this book does slightly fall short in that. I almost wish Mark Lawrence would have had separate books for each of Jorgs years, but then I suppose to have lived even more years with Jorg, the ending would have been absolutely devastating. For the series he wrote and the length, the ending was perfectly chosen.

What does James Clamp bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This narrator does an EXCELLENT job! I didn't even think twice about getting the audible book as opposed to reading it. He uses different voices/inflections for the different characters, even does a fantastic girl voice!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The antics of Jorg would continually make me chuckle and smile. Smile that he was so completely genius and brilliant in his scheming.

Any additional comments?

If you like slightly dark humour, blood shed, or just want a book to get so absorbed in that you lose yourself entirely. Get this series, get it, live it, love it. Mourn it once its over.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Christena Bryte
  • 2016-06-25

Narrator

The narrator in this series was outstanding! I will be looking for more of his content. His ability to change his voice for each character makes them instantly recognizable so there is no guessing who is speaking. I can't say enough good about him! Thank you James Clamp for this thoroughly exciting experience.

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  • Jakub Furmaga
  • 2018-04-27

Amazing

One of my favorite trilogies I have ever read. Each book is distinct but together the trilogy forms an amazing story. Even though it is set in the future, the world it describes has a very old world feel. It is, however, a little too graphic for the younger listeners/readers.

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  • Au global
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  • Jake Thompson
  • 2017-04-20

Mark Lawrence is in my top five writers all time

Love the broken empire series. Mark Lawrence pulls you in and doesn't let go. I love the darkness to jorg and the unflappable decision making. No think just do. The red queens war was excellent also. please do more on the series. PLEASE!!! narrator clamp played jorg to perfection. I could feel and understand the characters emotions because of clamps fine fine work. wonderful altogether

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • G. Gardner
  • 2019-03-22

Fantastic

A really good ending to a great trilogy, and my favorite book in it. It did end a bit too abruptly though.

  • Au global
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  • scott Winegar
  • 2019-02-28

Decent

Gosh dang it, this and the red queens war series (also decent) could have been Grand if they had been planned out a bit more to work together. well enough overall story, the jumping back and forth between timelines sometimes felt unnecessary, but sometimes added good timing (pun intended) Dang I have questions for the author though, but the series is worth the credits

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  • Logan Ferromann
  • 2019-02-27

great series enjoyed it.

I held off on this series not liking the preview of book 1 , I'm glad it went on sale for me to buy it and get into the story. Highly enjoyable.

check out Prince of Fools next it's following someone else in the broken empire and fleshes out some characters.

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  • SubieSteve14
  • 2019-02-17

Lacks anticipation

I finally figured out what it was about these books that kept me from truly enjoying the full potential the story held. Lawrence doesn’t allow the reader to anticipate future events. He doesn’t allow us to be nervous for the main characters in situations that should be tense. He tries to tell 3 stories at once that should all come together at the climax. It should be a fine style of writing, except each story is about the same character, years apart, so I don’t have a chance to wonder if he’ll make it. I just have to sit waiting for it to play out. This prevents me from really enjoying any of the action sequences.

Additionally, for a story so full of death, I was surprised I didn’t see more of the secondary characters die. They’re basically a clan of invincible people just killing thousands of others. On top of that, even if they did die, Lawrence didn’t give any of them an opportunity to become characters we can root for and fear for; they’re just side characters, and that’s it.

The prose was lovely and the voice acting was top notch. I just wish Lawrence had spent more time on side-character development, and then had the guts to put them in tense/risky situations where we readers could worry if they might die. The wind was taken out of the story’s own sails by writing 3 overlapping flashbacks all about the same characters.

  • Au global
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-02-15

F-ing AMAZING trilogy!

F-ing AMAZING trilogy! And an incredible performance by the narrator. It's one that leaves you sad there's no more for you when it's over...

  • Au global
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  • Matthew Griggs
  • 2018-12-14

Too many of the voices started to blend together

I enjoyed the series overall, but the ending felt rushed and too put together. Emperor 30 seconds before utter doom, utter doom stopped by...wanting it more...utter doom doesn’t fight back because even though it wants revenge it wants to be loved? Utter doom wants revenge because of a deed not done by a small child who couldn’t really help. It was over edited or ran out of ideas with one chapter to go. Did not finish with the elegance I have seen throughout the series. It rambled a bit at times and there were too many one off savings that just happened to work and if any one of them did not then the book would have ended with the antihero failing. I was as confused as Rike was at the last standoff.

It sounded as well like the narrator had too many similar sounding characters.