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  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

  • Written by: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian North. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as other Jemisin books

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-17

not as good as other Jemisin books

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-17

This was a faster paced story with less well developed characters compared to Jemisons broken earth trilogy or dream blood books. decent but not great. I'd recommend her other works instead.

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  • The Stone Sky

  • Written by: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every orogene 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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A real grind to get through

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-06-05

Jemisin fan convert!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-10

this was a truly great trilogy with both epic magic and heart wrenching emotional journies. Narrator was quite good as well. there were half a dozen or so glitches in the recording where there were repeats which is sloppy editing by the publisher.