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The Ember Blade

The Darkwater Legacy
Auteur(s): Chris Wooding
Narrateur(s): Simon Bubb
Durée: 30 h et 40 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 évaluations)

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A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man's journey to find his destiny.  

Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He's never questioned it; that's just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend, Cade, are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free.... 

But what lies beyond the prison walls is more terrifying still. Rescued by a man who hates him yet is oath-bound to protect him, pursued by inhuman forces, Aren slowly accepts that everything he knew about his world was a lie. The rules are not there to protect him or his people but to enslave them. A revolution is brewing, and Aren is being drawn into it, whether he likes it or not.  

The key to the revolution is the Ember Blade. The sword of kings, the Excalibur of his people. Only with the Ember Blade in hand can their people be inspired to rise up...but it's locked in an impenetrable vault in the most heavily guarded fortress in the land.  

All they have to do now is steal it....

Read by Simon Bubb.

©2018 Chris Wooding (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Au global
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Fantastic book.

One of the best audible books I have ever listened to. Story is compelling, narration seemed subdued at first but then drew me in. By the end I cared about every character and was totally enthralled by the story. I can't recommend it enough. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Incredible!

I simply loved the book and the reading in this audiobook

Excellent story and characters.

Excellent work yet again by narrator Bubb as well. So easy to listen to him.

Can’t wait for more!!

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

Good but long...

Good detailed story lots of plot but also lots of fillar. I know it's how these writers make money but man it can make for some dry listening. BUT I WOULD recommend listening it was still worth it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-09

I cried at the end of this damn thing.

title says it all doesn't it. I read close to 36 fantasy novels each year, between audible and paper. Yes the narrator doesn't do this thing justice, as most of these comments I originally saw before I purchased this thing said. But Chris Wooding has done something amazing here. Do not let a few negative reviews based on narration rob you of the incredible book this truly is. I'm looking forward to book 2 of this series more than im looking forward to book 3 of the KingKiller Chronicles. For those of you enthusiasts of the fantasy genre, you know how big a statement that is. I don't take much time to review books, due in part because this is reducing my reading time, but I wanted to review this one. if you turn down the opportunity of reading this book because of a few negative reviews you're robbing yourself as I almost did. Yes the narration leaves something to be desired, but the book is marvelous.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Stephen
  • 2019-08-28

About the Narrator

I'm about 80% through this book and I am enjoying it. I want to go on and make a comment about the narration. I almost didn't buy this book because of the negative comments about the narrator. I can't understand the reason for this.

The only legitimate criticism that i see is that he doesn't use a lot of different voices for different characters. This is a very minor issue as far as I am concerned. I have had narrators who annoyed me greatly and distracted from the book by using different voices. One in particular used the grandpa voice from the Real McCoys and it was truly awful. Other narrators have tried to sing the song parts. I didn't care much for that either. Some have had awkward pacing and pauses that made no sense. There have been issue with semblance and mouth noises that can be distracting, this narration has none of those.

Simon Bubb does a great job of staying out of the way of the story and not trying to do things that he isn't capable of. I mark this as a strong point for any narrator.

Anyway, don't pass this book by because of the negative comments. It's a great story with well fleshed out characters. I for one, am looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Zach Miller
  • 2019-06-20

My new favorite book.

Before spending a credit on this book I read a review from a fellow audiobook enthusiast who said that they were anticipating the 2nd book in the series more so than the 3rd installation of the Kingkiller Chronicles. I was very skeptical as Kvothe was my favorite fantasy character of all time. Notice that I said "was". Grubb is my new hero of choice. As I have just finished The Ember Blade, I am still exalting in its greatness. The storyline was fantastic, characters are believable, and the plotline wasn't as predictable as the summary outline made it out to be. I will be buying this book in Hard Cover to add to my already full bookshelf. I cannot praise this book enough. Please do yourself a favor and purchase this audiobook. My only regret is that I finished this 30 hour title in 3 days, I couldn't stop listening. As far as the narration goes, it is not bad. I have finished books with worse voice acting and worse story lines. He is no Michael Kramer but he is a burgeoning talent that will no doubt continue to improve as the series goes on.

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  • Royal
  • 2019-02-07

Lame beginning.... great ending

Great study on betrayel, bad governments, as well as resistance. I couldn’t finish a book for what seems like forever...... and now I finished this one good stuff!

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  • Gregg
  • 2019-03-21

Fantastic Fantasy Fiction

I was hesitant to purchase this as it sounded like the same old trope... the hero's journey boy thrust into the world unawares... But I was pleasantly surprised. The story is compelling, the caricatures refreshingly flushed out and the plot consistent. My only complaint is...

Part 2 is not yet available.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • @tone0189
  • 2018-10-08

Complex Characters.

I was pleasantly surprised that despite the book following a typical narrative the characters are complex and compelling. All their motivations are diverse and feel real. No two dimensional characters.

If you enjoy coming of age fantasy with compelling characters with complex motivations the I recommend the book.

11 personnes sur 13 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • LindaP
  • 2019-06-15

If you like classic fantàsy READ this Book

I listen to audio books all the time. I think this is the second time I have written a review. This book could do with one more edit. Some passages are a little long. Having said that, I loved it.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Marcus Swift
  • 2019-06-14

Thuroughly Enjoyable

Just a quick comment to say unlike some of the reviewers I liked the narration. Or at least I didn’t hate it. Story was well paced. Good character development. Interesting and relatable world. Well worth the credit

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Colin E.
  • 2019-06-27

Fantastic!!!

I don't know what other reviewer's who said they didn't like the narrator are talking about. I almost wonder if they are getting paid to post a bad review. I actually do voiceover work and I am a huge fan of Michael Kramer and this narrator was fantastic. Subtle and nuanced at times yes, but overall very very good. The story, the performance, everything I thoroughly enjoyed!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Wadechen
  • 2019-08-11

A bit long winded, but good story.

Had to increase the speed to 1.6....
The first part of the book is slow and the author spends a lot more time on parts that don't need it and then the last part of the book is rushed, so sections that had more need for narrative were not given the time. Overall, a fun book.

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