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Beyond the Shadows

Night Angel Trilogy, Book 3
Written by: Brent Weeks
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Series: Night Angel Trilogy, Book 3
Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Logan Gyre is king of Cenaria, a country under siege, with a threadbare army and little hope. He has one chance---a desperate gamble, but one that could destroy his kingdom. In the north, the new Godking has a plan. If it comes to fruition, no one will have the power to stop him. Kylar Stern has no choice. To save his friends---and perhaps his enemies---he must accomplish the impossible: assassinate a goddess.
©2009 Brent Weeks (P)2009 Tantor

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One of the best books I have ever experienced

Yes, I said experienced. I enjoyed this trilogy immensely; more than any I’ve enjoyed in a long while. Paul Boehmer brought Weeks’ characters to life and I gasped, laughed and even cried with them. This is the first audiobook that has ever moved me to tears. Do yourself a favour and read this trilogy. A satisfying journey that I hope doesn’t end here!! This story needs to continue.

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Don't bother

Really enjoyed the first two books of this series but hate the conclusion. The first two books felt like there were real stakes involved because a lot of horrible things were happening to people but by the third everything seems to be working out super swell for all the main characters. Several of which completely disappear in the third act. The revelation about Kali at the end is so out of nowhere and completely unnecessary. I have an hour left on the audiobook and I don't even care to finish it. Performance is fine though on par with the other two books.

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I throughly enjoyed this book and the narrator

I love this series. I think the narrator did a great job, he didn’t have a lot of tone variety but it was enough to tell the difference between characters.

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fantastic story!

I loved the detail that came back into play later on and how the story layered into one!

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Bad narrator

Great story, well written, bad choice of narrator. Read these books, as a kid and loved them. But the narrator sounded too robotic/monotone

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I wish that there were more....

read the trilogy twice and listened once. now I am certain that I've missed nothing lol.

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Beautiful, Horrible, and Fantastic ending!

An amazing fantastic ending for Brent Week's first fantasy masterpiece! The ending will rip your heart out and make you listen again! Loved every second. Brent Weeks made a worthy ending for this Fantasy world, I hope and fear for the day he returns to this series, if he chooses to continue with this world.


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  • 2018-08-10

very good

this is definately the best book in the night Angel series, it most certainly made up for any deficiencies in the series

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  • Mark
  • 2016-05-14

Beautiful and tragic

The story is dark, beautiful, and cunning. The author does an amazing job of ending the trilogy and left me breathless. I would recommend this to any Brandon Sanderson or George Martin fan. Excellently done ❤️

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  • Logophile
  • 2016-09-23

I promised a review after book 3

Enough series I've listened to recently have started out well enough, but somewhere along the line left me with only a lukewarm feeling which did not demand I buy the next book. (This is NOT one of those!) So I said I would review it if I liked it enough to read the whole series...

One of the things I liked best about this series was that it didn't point you at one climactic event that you knew would happen at the end of book 3. There were a series of events, each happening because of other actions, that lead throughout the series. No fillers, no little plot devices. At no point did I put it down believing I knew what would happen next.

The narration was excellent; well suited to the story.

I truly enjoyed the whole series, and I really want more! I can't think of a better endorsement than that!

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  • Frank
  • 2009-12-26

Best of the trilogy

The Night Angel Trilogy grows increasingly multi-threaded, leaving the reader wondering where Weeks is ultimately going. He finally ties almost all threads together in a memorable conclusion that is worth the effort. Narrator Paul Boehmer improves as the book goes on and finishes with fine drama.

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  • Evan
  • 2018-03-08

My thoughts:

This is one of the best stories that has ever been put into text. The instances where good people must do bad things are a recurring theme and it brings a large degree of relateability to the characters. Push through the first 100pgs of book two and it's beyond worth it. These books brought tears to my ever-dry eyes.

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  • MICHAEL WAYMENT
  • 2018-01-12

Get lost in this world

After you read enough novels, you begin to anticipate outcomes, but this series really added so many new twists and characters that made it great.

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  • Paul
  • 2009-12-14

wonderful adventure.

I was sitting on the edge the entire book. Great characters! Honest and true.

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  • Scott Simons
  • 2011-11-06

Excellent conclusion to series.

Beyond the Shadows wraps up the Night Angel Trilogy. I very much enjoyed this book, as it takes Azoth from Apprentice to hero. He must however juggle his responsibilities to his calling and his new wife. This book is the most exciting of the three, as the action is almost non stop. The conclusion wraps up most of the plot lines, but seems to leave the possibility of another book some time in the future.

Overall, I really enjoyed all three books in this trilogy. The story was very good, and Paul Boehmer is one of my favorite narrators. I would recommend this series to anyone.

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  • Jeff Jackson
  • 2018-12-26

Wowzers!

Must listen to series. Narrator is phenomenal and story is amazing! 5 stars all the way!

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  • David Sprinzen
  • 2016-05-21

Sappy sappy sappy

First let me say that the ideas and world-building in the series is great and Brent Weeks has a wonderful imagination. But my god could this book have used some serious editing. By the end the plot become so convoluted and disorganized that it loses its meaningfulness. But that doesn't stop the author from trying to make you feel connected through sheer repetition of someone professing their love and or crying every page of the book. I left feeling disappointed in the unrealized potential the books clearly have.

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  • JCorrine
  • 2018-03-17

Amazing

Wow this book has all excellent elements: love, war, fighting, friendship, betrayals and magic. There are different characters whose story runs simultaneous to each other at the same time in different regions. It really is a captivating third book like a war soap opera. I love how Weeks pulled it off. The book has depth and far from superficial with one storyline. It has depth and is smartly done. So impressive with this author. The book is provocative, moving, and thrilling. The characters are complicated individuals like how we, living people, are complex. This creative tactic applied to the characters made me sympathize when they failed and cheer when they accomplished their goals. Weeks managed to write a war book with factions fighting while incorporating a love story. Yes, many fictional tales in this genre have war and magic but many don’t have a personal storylines running concurrent to each other and pulling together in the end. The shock factor is awesome too. Don’t bother assuming where Weeks is going chapter to chapter because you’ll fail to uncover the plot. I can’t stress enough how the realistic nature of the characters is endearing and charming. It’s sad at times, the death and losses. Overall the book is fierce. The audible version is awesomely done.

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