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Calamity

The Reckoners, Book 3
Written by: Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of the Mistborn series and Words of Radiance comes Calamity, the final book in the New York Times best-selling Reckoners series. What started in the instant number-one New York Times best seller Steelheart and continued in the instant number-one New York Times best seller Firefight now concludes in Calamity.

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof's secret and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He's disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there's no turning back....

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics - Megan proved it. They're not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

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GREAT END TO AN AWESOME TRILOGY!!!

Just as breathtaking and fun as the first two Reckoner books. Of the three novels, I actually couldn't pick which one I like most. They're all so much fun in their own unique way. Brandon Sanderson tied up loose ends quite well by the end of this final novel.

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Such a great series

This book was great. Kept me on my toes the whole time. The whole series is great. #audible1

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A Reasonable End To The Series

This book picks where the last one ended. The humour is the same. The development of the epic powers and the characters work. if you liked the style of the previous books you will like this one. I thought the battle was well done. Although the end is a bit cheesy it does wrap up the series and tie all the loose ends

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Bang up finish to the trilogy

#Audible1. This finish to the recliners trilogy was fantastic. Very tense and supplied a satisfying finish to the three books. It has been a great variation on the standard superhero origin story. All 3 books are highly recommended.

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Just woow!

This is absolutely one of my favorite books going. The entire series that builds up to this book, has you hooked from the beginning, and ends with a bang!!
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Sanderson does it again

Sanderson has created a world and characters that you will love and want to follow till the end. this os another great example of his writing brilliance. A fantastic book!

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the series is amazing

love this series a lot now just have to read the last one ha ha

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  • Don Gilbert
  • corona, ca United States
  • 2016-02-18

Climactic Battles Second Chances? as Calamity Ends

When last we left the Reckoners their leader Jonathan Phaedrus had given into his powers. Now David Charleston, “The Steelslayer,” is out to prove that Epics can be redeemed. He and his crew of Epic killers travel to the city of Ildithia, formerly known as Atlanta but now located in Kansas (you’ll find out why and how), where a series of raids, chases, rescues, and stunningly destructive spectacles of both magic and high tech gizmos arises; comic book action at its finest.
This is a terrific ending to a fantastic trilogy and the final outcome was surprising. Like most of Brandon Sanderson’s books the writing is never boring and the narrator, MacLeod Andrews, gives another great performance. I would recommend this trilogy to anyone that likes this genre.

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  • Dennis Bingham
  • 2016-03-02

great ending, awesome parallels

awesome ending to a good series. the structure really brings closure, and allows the world to continue without us watching. start at book one and listen to all 3 in a row. you will not regret it

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  • AudioBook Reviewer
  • Madison, WI, United States
  • 2016-03-02

Wow, just wow!

The adventure continues in Brandon Sanderson’s amazing and highly imaginative superhero series The Reckoners. Picking up after a short amount of time has passed since the drama that ensued in FireFight. Prof is a full blown evil epic that has an intricate plan, one that was layed out for him in the previous book.

Without giving anything away I will say this. The mystery of the epic named Calamity is revealed. The secret to the power of the epics is fully disclosed, along with why they go mad when they use their powers. I am not sure if I have daddy issues or something, but the final moments of this audiobook had me in tears, literally sobbing. Pulled my heart out, passed it around for all to see and shoved it back in my chest.

While Calamity wraps up the series pretty well I really hope that Sanderson keeps going with his extraordinary series. It touches everything that I love about audio books. From well-developed characters to really evil bad guys, bad guys that are not all evil, gut-wrenching action, a tolerable love story, tear-jerking emotional bits. And all of this is done while keeping a light-heated attitude towards the story-line.

All that being said. Sanderson had a much deeper exploration going on here. Not only scrutinizing the dark side of human nature. But also shedding light on the good of humanity, the good that happens only when there are no outside influences.

If you have listened to the previous audiobooks and the novella in this series, getting and listening to this one is a no brainer. If you haven’t yet. Please do if you want a unbelievable adventure for the imagination, start at the beginning.

Hands down. This has to be one of, if not the best single narrator performances I’ve ever heard. Macleod Andrews put everything he had into his performance. Not only does he have very well developed characterizations for all of the players, he went the extra distance with this one. Laughing, yelling, grunting, actually sneezing, and I would put money on that he was crying at one point, because I know I was. This performance proves to me once again why Andrews is at near the top of the narrator’s that I keep an eye out for new work.

Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

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  • Derek Cardwell
  • WARNER ROBINS, GA
  • 2019-03-18

A bad ending can ruin everything.

Spoiler-free review:

This is not what I wanted to be writing when I started "reading" this book. I had so thoroughly enjoyed the first two books, and I really expected my review of the final book in the series to be a glowing recommendation. It is not. It is with a heavy heart that my honest suggestion has to be that if you haven't already started on this series, just don't. For most of this book it's every bit as great as the first two. Mysteries. Espionage. A new city setting with its own issues thanks to a High Epic's powers. Basically more of what you've come to expect from this series with the added bonus of it being the end of the trilogy, so you also have the promise of the bigger mysteries of the setting being revealed.

The ending(again, without spoilers) is so incredibly bad that it actually made me angry. the revelations are mostly out of left field, entirely deus ex machina, and it's just one of the most disappointing endings to a series that I've ever experienced. It's like Sanderson got a really solid base idea, started writing before he'd figured out the answers himself, was also unable to figure that stuff out while he was writing on it, and then had to pull some **** out of his *** when the deadline got too close.

It's so bad, y'all. Great setting, great worldbuilding(up until a point), and some really fun characters just wasted like that. If you're cool with extreme deus ex machina endings, go for it. Otherwise, save yourself the heartbreak.

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  • T-Bill
  • North Carolina
  • 2018-11-11

it made me cry

The final book made me cry at the end. It tapped into my deepest core. I love this series. #epic
#awesome #tearjerker. #heros

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  • Virate190
  • 2017-03-07

Absolutely Love Sanderson, but

This story felt very contrived, and more than a little moralizing. Definitely not my favorite Sandersonian work. When you compare it to texts like WoK... Forget out of its league: it's barely even playing the same sport.

On the whole, a mediocre work by a great author.

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  • Tiffany T.
  • Trinity, TX
  • 2017-02-15

Awesome ending!

Not at all what I expected! But what a great way to end the story! Was a little confused about the comment about Mizzy at the very end, but other than that... good stuff!!!

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  • Lorne
  • 2016-08-20

That's how you end it??

The beginning of the book moved seamlessly from Firefight. The progression of David and the other characters was great until part 4. The ending of the book felt rushed and an afterthought. After reading the entire series having it end like that saddens me.

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  • Pappa Bear
  • 2016-03-08

Great series

I loved this series. Brandon Sanderson has quickly become one of my favorite authors. The stories he weaves are amazing.

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  • William King
  • 2016-02-26

love the series

this quickly became one of my favorite series to read. Great characters and great story.

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