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The Bridge Kingdom

Auteur(s): Danielle L. Jensen
Durée: 11 h et 52 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (54 évaluations)

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Description

What if you fell in love with the one person you’d sworn to destroy? 

Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil - and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara’s homeland. So when she is sent as a bride under the guise of fulfilling a treaty of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom. 

But as she infiltrates her new home - a lush paradise surrounded by tempest seas - and comes to know her new husband, Aren, Lara begins to question where the true evil resides. Around her, she sees a kingdom fighting for survival, and in Aren, a man fiercely protective of his people. As her mission drives her to deeper understanding of the fight to possess the bridge, Lara finds the simmering attraction between her and Aren impossible to ignore. Her goal nearly within reach, Lara will have to decide her own fate: Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?

©2018 Danielle L. Jensen (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • Au global
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Great read!!

Loved it! Really enjoyed the internal conflict of the main character, it made the ending unpredictable. Can’t wait to listen to the second! Readers voices also did a great job - made all scenes easy to follow.

Could have done without the intimacy chapters, so I just skipped the chapter and didn’t feel like I missed any of the story.

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

This was a random buy, not disappointed. Where #2?

Where is the second book? Is it not out? Can't find anything on the internet

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

What happened to the ending

It was a little predictable (a lot). The ending passed me by without realizing it. Performances were fine. This book passed the time in my car. So that’s a good thing.

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

Awesome

The best story I’ve listen to an audio in a long time. Probably because it was written for this format.
How it was written is irrelevant, the story sucked me from the very beginning. Highly recommend.

  • Au global
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Bridge Kingdom Review

Wow. Just wow. From the first chapter to the last, the story telling and world building by Danielle Jensen is incredible. I was hooked instantly. Lara is a true badass and you immediately like her. Strong minded and deadly. What a combo. She is the perfect character. You will not be disappointed listening to this book. The only problem is having to wait for the next one to come out!!

  • Au global
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Amazing book

This was my first ever audio book and it did not disappoint. The ending....I can’t wait for book two to come out!

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  • ange2262
  • 2018-10-17

Enjoyable Read

I loved the Malediction series and if it's possible I think I love this one even more. Finishing this book in less than 24 hours it's no surprise that this book has made it to the top of my list of best reads in 2018.

The characters were fun and witty, passionate and strong. First person point of view switching between Lara and Aren throughout the book, which I thought was expertly done. I really enjoyed the duel perspective, it certainly brought the story together delving into both their lives. The narrators were excellent as well, which made the book that much better.

The slow burning romance was quite refreshing, rather than the insta-love many books tend to have. I wouldn't say the romance was a huge part of the book, there was a lot of spying, deceit and manipulation. All in all it was an excellent balance of many things I love in a fantasy novel.

Lara held back throughout the book, not wanting to give away her secrets. It was nice at the end to see the full extent of her training and I am so excited to see her full potential in the next book.

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  • Mark
  • 2018-11-01

Nothing here

So I have no idea how this book is getting good reviews. The world building is horrible, character development is non existent and the book has a terrible case of slide show syndrome.

First thing I noticed is how little detail there is in the world. Scenes transition without explanation, for example they were in a building, I think, one paragraph, and the next paragraph they were in the forest with no explanation why they were heading there l, until they're there.

The main character will worry about blowing her cover and act in a certain way to keep from being discovered; in the next sentence she is displaying her expertise and no one questions this.

I got halfway through this book before calling it quits. This book feels like it was written by a teenager with little understanding of how characters should act, or how a book should flow through a story. Events happen to the characters instead of characters influancing events, giving the book an "on the rails" kind of feel.

I was hoping, after reading the reviews, that this would be a good book. Unfortunately, if you like major explanations like, why is this country with no resources and no strategic value being attacked by other countries, than this isn't the book for you. The worst part is any information you do gain isn't organic, most of the story is doled out through exposition dumps at random points.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Christy Skinner
  • 2019-04-09

I'm Pissed

This book was fantastic...until the end, if you can call it that. There wasn't an ending, just a lead in to another book BUT there isn't another book. I listened to almost 12 hours of this book to find out it leaves you hanging???

5 personnes sur 5 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • CCW
  • 2018-11-11

Edge of my seat

I actually had to take a break when the story started to reach its climax because it was so thrilling I couldn’t handle my anxiety over the characters! Thrilling and well crafted; I can’t wait for the next book! (But this is NOT “teen” reading.)

Only negatives: The obnoxious thunder and rain sound effects between chapters are just annoying and distracting. And one of the minor male character’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard - luckily not frequently heard - he’s somehow both low and high pitched at the same time.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • E.B.
  • 2018-11-10

A new world

Enjoyed the romp of the book and the world the author created. My main complaint is with the narration. There is a woman and a man, and one would think that the man would do the man's parts, the woman the woman's. But no. When the female voice tried to do the men's voices she sounded like Cookie Monster, and the man has a smarmy way with one particular character that makes my skin crawl.
The story finished on a cliffhanger and the sequel isn't out yet, so had I know that I would have waited to have the full series available. And my hope is that the producers re-think the narration.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Raylene Rospond
  • 2018-11-30

Great story - listening challenge

I love this audible original and can not wait for the next edition. However it was disconcerting to hear the changes in the narration throughout the book. You develop a connection with the voices of the characters and to hear them change every few chapters interrupted the experience of the book.

8 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Melissa Juarez
  • 2019-06-03

Pleasantly surprised!

I typically only read/listen to books that my friends have already recommended, but I thought this one sounded interesting so I gave it a try. So glad I did! The story world is creative and unique. The characters are complex and the story is compelling. I really enjoyed the plot. I devoured this book over the course of two or three days. Couldn’t put it down! Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • carolyn renaud
  • 2018-11-09

Epic!!!

What a refreshing and epic new series! The end left me with chills and praise for the heroine. I am in love with the characters, the writing, the world building, and the story line. Bad ass women are the icing on the cake . The romance was a slow and realistic burn, but man was it hot once it was lit. The action and intrigue kept me engaged and on my toes.. I finished this in one night. Who needs sleep when you have an audible of badassery?? Both narrators were excellent. Now I have to endure the wait for the next book, woe is me!!!!

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  • Au global
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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 2019-06-02

Loved it

A perfect mixture of suspence, action and romance. I really liked switching between the viewpoint of the heroin and hero, making me empathetic to both of them, which I think was a key point in driving the story forward. Two people attracted to but not trusting each other, each with their own agenda and I kept rooting for both. Both characters were well developed and I haven't enjoyed schemes this much since George R. R. Martin, even without the element of surprise. I didn't mind being able to guess what would happen, as I was more interested in the reactions than the events per se.

I look forward to the next book in the series. Until then, I'll definitely try some of the author's other books.

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  • Au global
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  • Paul Vasquez
  • 2019-05-31

WHY DOES IT HAVE TO ALL GO BAD?

This was an excellent story about different Kingdoms and the Bridge Kingdom. The Bridge Kingdom controls trade for several other kingdoms with an incredible Bridge that was built by an ancient people long ago. One Kingdom trys to be the ally of the Bridge Kingdom by sending them a wife for their King. But the new Queen is really a Spy and Assassin that was sent to find all the secrets about the Bridge. But while she gets to know the King and his Kingdom, she falls in love with the King at the same time she figures out how to betray his Kingdom. It all goes BAD IN THE END.....It was a great story though and I really enjoyed listening!!

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