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A Court of Wings and Ruin

Written by: Sarah J. Maas
Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
5 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the number-one New York Times best-selling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so, she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust among the dazzling and lethal High Lords - and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the number-one New York Times best-selling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

©2017 Sarah J. Maas (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Great book, slightly jarring narrator switch.

I am only giving the performance 4/5 because the change in narrator from the last 2 books is jarring for the first bit. You get used to and I then realized this narrator is also great and it was only the change that threw me a little.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Siri, is that you?

The story is absolutely amazing, but the performance horrible. You might as well ask Siri to read it. Would not recommend.

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Different narrator but still really good

It was a little jarring at first having someone else read but after a couple hours it was great
There is quite a bit of sex if you’re going for that and it’s steamy (not a teen novel)
It was amazing to garden to and to listen to on long walks—just getting lost in it

Sorta spoiler down below

I fell in love with Tamlin in book 1, no matter how much you’re annoyed in the first bit of the book KEEP READING (listening)
I was super disappointed and it actually depressed me a little and sent a gloom over my afternoon briefly—-then boom back in love

The emotional journey the reader goes through is so worth it in the romance plot

I enjoyed it so much I bought the next book before finishing this one

Enjoy ladies!

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This story though!

This series has been one of my favourites next to Harry Potter! I can’t remember the last time I marathoned a series like this! Can there be more? ❤️

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One of my fav series

I didn't want this series to end, this book did not disappoint. I want more Feyre and Rhysand! Great plot and characters,you will love it!
I wasn't crazy about the change in narrator for this book, but she did ok.

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Narrator

I love the first two books and narrator. And I’m so upset they change the narrator. And I can’t adapt to the change. :(.

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Excellent finale!

Fantastic! Nice culmination of the series. There are a ton of plot twists and it keeps you on your toes the whole time. The narrator does change from the first two, which I wasn’t sure about. However, it is only jarring for a little while and then it felt back to normal.

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Epic battle and story!!

Love the whole book! The performance is top notch, I wish the ending is more stretched out, everything happened in such a crazy pace in the end I just hope there’s more foreshadowing of it!!

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I just love these stories

Maas did it again a heroine who is so real. it's a wonderful time she paints a world that is filled with pain Joy love and terror and kratom them are that just makes you wish you could be a part of it there's twists and turns that you just don't see coming and others that you are Evelyn hearing the characters discover it's a wonderful peace to the series and a lovely gem amongst an amazing selection Nobles.

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second time through

I love this story. The world created by the author is wonderful, and it is brought to life through Leigh Cobb. I look forward to the next one.

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  • Amanda
  • 2017-05-03

Not that bad!!

After seeing these reviews, I was really scared to listen to this. I loved the first 2 books SO MUCH! Jennifer Ikeda ruled. Why the switch!? I wish she had kept going, and I don't know why they chose someone new, but honestly? Once I got over being pissed off, it wasn't that bad! I mean, Amanda is no Jennifer, but I think she did her best. The characters were good. Lucien's brothers were fantastically evil. I just miss the overall tone of Jennifer as Feyre. I felt like I got to know her, and now it was like a completely different person.

And since this book is over 25 hours long, how were people writing reviews THE FIRST DAY IT CAME OUT!? I don't think half those people even gave the new narrator a chance. They couldn't have had the time to listen to it. So. I admit, it took a while for her to find her stride, I think, but once I got past my initial shock and dismay, and I started listening to the story itself? I was still interested, and I was still moved.

Chapter 44 - with all the high lords? And that scene with the cliff? Oh - and Lord Grayson scene with Elaine???? Come on. It was good. Admit it. Of course, you have to listen that far.

It probably sucks to step into such a popular series, so I say job well done -- even if I wish Jennifer was still doing it....

37 of 40 people found this review helpful

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  • Kase Johnstun
  • 2017-05-02

Loved it, despite new narrator (give her a chance)

I'll admit, I had a difficult time getting into this one (but loved it none-the-less). The new narration was just so different from Jennifer Ikeda -- for Feyre and Rhysand particularly. However, about a quarter of the way through, I was over it and just enjoying the story itself. Cobb did a really amazing job with the thrilling last half of the book in particular. Knowing that we have some character-focused novellas and novels coming up in the series, I know she'll do a great job with them (she nailed Cassian, Nesta, Amren, and Mor, I thought). looking forward to more Maas books narrated by Cobb (or Ikeda should she come back to the series). The fandom should definitely not fear this one. It's a great listen!

67 of 75 people found this review helpful

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  • JP
  • 2017-05-04

Jennifer Ikeda declined to continue with theseries

I contacted Recorded books Inc. and they said via email that Jennifer Ikeda decline to continue with the series. :(

I don't like the new narrator, but we may have no choice to get used to her.

74 of 83 people found this review helpful

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  • Kara
  • 2017-05-02

Change narrator! PLEASE!!!!!!

This is by far my favorite series of all time. I will probably re listen to the first 2 books and only read the last book. I am SO disappointed that they changed the narrator for the last book. it honestly shouldn't be allowed in book series...... PLEASE RE DO THIS!!!!

62 of 71 people found this review helpful

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  • Kiyah
  • 2017-07-17

Mixed review

I returned the book Bc of the voice narration but I later repurchased it and was able to deal with it.

It was a good book but entirely too long for what the ending ended up being. I feel like the beginning and middle were sooooooo drawn out but the end was quickly wrapped up with so many questions unanswered. I'm assuming that many many story lines weren't tied up or answered Bc there is another book coming out....?

I wish they worked on the ending more and honestly I've become more interested in the other characters than the main ones lol. If there is a another book in the series I look forward to more development in some characters

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Savannah R. Swanson
  • WALLS, MISSISSIPPI, US
  • 2017-05-17

Beyond changing the narrator

Well I'm just completely disappointed.

We waited so long for this glorious extension of a story that has cradled our souls and birthed fireflies in our bellies with excitement to be dragged through the mud grinding down our flesh and bones on glass and mud to end in a puddle of acid. That's how disappointing it is to me.
The story sags and is padded with unnecessary 'the considerable length of him' and 'my heavy throbbing breast.' It really doesn't hold a candle to SJM's TOG series. The adult content while well written feels like filler content and forced excitement instead of true literature. I get the feeling that Jennifer Ikeda probably read through the first 3 sex scenes and said "dude, you're really shoving it down their throats huh?" So, maybe that's why we have a new narrator. Whom I think did a great job but yeah how fucked up is it to hear theses characters one way and the third book is completely different. I also get the feeling that SJM read way too many of her teen fans' tweets and instagram posts begging her and she said fuck it, I've got this other story to write might as well give these turds what they want.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kate
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 2017-05-22

okay

I didn't like it as much as the second book but a good ending to a trilogy. Assuming this is indeed the end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-05-13

Narrator Change Didn't Ruin It

I loved the first two books in the series and was looking forward to this one when I noticed that the narrator was different. I generally hate when there is a narrator change in a series told from the same perspective, especially if you are binge listening. It tends to be so distracting that it can ruin it. Luckily this narrator sounded almost identical to the previous one and did an equally excellent job. I might not have even known they were different narrators. That being said, it was a great end to a great series, well worth the listen!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Lady Gray
  • 2017-05-04

New narrator, no worries.

I've actually never written an audible review before, but felt compelled to do so in this instance as I believe the bashing of the Narrator is unwarranted. Yes, Jennifer Ikeda did a terrific job on the previous two books. I am as disappointed as you guys. However, I don't believe Amanda Leigh Cobb deserves the negative reviews of her performance. Of course it is different from Jennifer's, they are different humans. But, it doesn't make it bad performance by any means. I hope you give it a chance, because after the first part of the book, I hardly remembered that there had even been a change and was as into the writing as ever.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-05-31

Narration was just as good as the others

Many complaints about a new narrator... I couldn't even tell. As expected, the book was very good.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful