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Nevernight

The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
Written by: Jay Kristoff
Narrated by: Holter Graham
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Nevernight is the first in an epic new fantasy series from New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

Now, 16-year-old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic - the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her within the Church's halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder and be one step closer to the only thing she desires: revenge.

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Narration for one character was so annoying

it made me not like the book more then 4 stars.. No book should have whispering

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Cool Concept, Slow Execution

Cool concept, but felt it took too long to get going for me. It was good otherwise.

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  • sam
  • 2020-09-20

Not for me

I didn't get past chapter 3. The narration I could not handle. I couldn't figure out which character was talking. I usually listen to things when I drive. I didn't get a chance to figure out the character s. I liked the synopsis and the story sounded interesting. However I was so confused I kept trying to rewind but it didn't help. It probably got better but not my cup of tea.

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highly recommend

Loved it. The narrator is amazing and really adds a layer to the story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Strong female lead and a crew of enjoyable characters.

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A broken mold of a instant masterpiece

Jay Kristoff: Gentle friends let me tell you of time when a a master story writer was paired with Master story teller. Or would would that be too much to keep me from spoiling it for Neh! Maw' teeth I tell you this book and the two to follow will be the best hours you've spared to listen. Gripping, hackle, raising a puzzle slowly pieces togehter. then smoothly yet suddenly, like a crop to a race horse the shadows Darken. Sweeping you away; till nothing left but your ache for the tid bit next morsel of her, the events, the side busting footnotes. Holter Graham delivers a revitting narrative that captures blood of this first book and the next two. Just chilled.. And wanting there more Inked and I'm hungry with never enough available. Thank you Jay Kristoff Holter Graham

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absolutely amazing!

Holter Graham does an amazing job with this audiobook. this book is way better in audio then reading. a fun, intense, and humorous listen!

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great book!

well paced, good narration, lots of fun diving into this world. I think the characters were really fun and overall a great first book.

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Excellent Fantasy adventure

Binged through this book. Great story, fast action and lush landscape. Like, Arya from GoT meets Hogwarts, but better!

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Once of the Best.

One of the best engaging books and i have ever read. narration is top notch, pulls you in instantly and doesn't stop. many awesome unexpected turns...

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Fierce seductive fantasy debut - Nevernight!

This was my first novel by Jay Kristoff, and I was not dissapointed. Mia’s character was a nice change to have amoung fantasy novels. I look forward to reading more of his work! Next up.. Godsgrave #Audible1

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  • M. Kadish
  • 2016-11-07

Truly outstanding - a top 10 read

What made the experience of listening to Nevernight the most enjoyable?

Good narrator; unique narrative style

What other book might you compare Nevernight to and why?

Name of the Wind, but with assassins

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Absorbing, but may be better in segments, as the content and style can be rich.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended. Book One of a trilogy (the others aren't out yet), but it wraps up enough - no need to wait.

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  • Devontay
  • 2016-10-27

Just try it....

I bought this book to kill time until another book was released and I'm sooooo glad I did. I was a little put off by the cadence and slightly odd tone of the narrator but the story was great! It contains just enough the popular fantasy elements (romance, revenge, grit, magic, mystery) to keep the story engaging. It's definitely a book meant only for adults.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-10-14

Great story but I find it hard to recommend

Great story. Excellent writing. Awesome narrator. Some really good characters.

So, why a 3 rating?

I was really disappointed by the author's seeming obsession with sex, lust, body parts (nether regions mostly) and bad language.

I don't mind a little raciness. I can handle it. Really. But this was over the top. I feel like he could have done a PG-13 version and it would've been fine. Probably even better.

It's OK to leave a little mystery for the reader and allow them to use their imagination. Trust me, though. No imagination needed for this book. Nope. It's all spelled out with excruciating detail.

Total bummer because it's well written otherwise and I would have liked to recommend it. I also would have liked to read book #2 when it comes out. But I think I'll have to pass.

One more pet peeve: There were a lot of tangents and backstories, little side tales to explain a hand gesture or name. They also were not needed and were usually really, really distracting.

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  • J
  • 2016-10-23

Starts out in a lovely manner...

I started out loving this... but it goes from poem to Harry Potter: Assassin Edition to confused Murder Mystery/Adventure.

It feels as if the author wanted to write a beautiful epitaph carved in blood and pain, but then decided that it was lacking substance and changed formats several times over.

In addition, not only were certain sections rushed together removing any sense of immersion, but I was dismayed that although the performance was done passably well, the narrator is not female. Maybe later we'll find out that the reason for the narrator, but this felt out of place.

Given the maps and stylisation choices chosen by the author, should one choose to read this they're better off with the actual text.

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  • Denise
  • 2017-10-03

I liked it more than I thought I would

Nevernight was one of those books that take you by surprise. It had good ratings, so I thought, it should prove entertaining, at least. But I found it much more than entertaining. It was thoughtful, seductive, mysterious, and funny in its prose. Mia is a strong and resilient character. I immediately liked her zeal for getting what she wants. There is a love interest, but it isn't all consuming. Sexual tension exists between Mia and Trig, but it is not distracting. Mia merely sees him for who he is and both loves and hates it. It's a friendship of convenience at first, then morphs into something different.

The story constantly moves and builds then comes to a climax at the end. There is resolution (no cliff hanger) but you feel compelled to move on. I really like the way Jay Kristoff writes. He has a refreshing style (for which I cannot articulate). It's simply.....poetic. Eager for Godsgrave.

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  • Jonathan
  • 2018-03-11

At least a Great performance

The narrator was awesome. My only problem was when he was portraying Mr.Kindley. Sometimes it was a too quiet and I couldn’t hear it without headphones. I have never wanted a MC to die or fail as much as I did in this story. Two things, she is very inconsistent. One moment she is hard core, the next she shows a level of empathy which should be completely foreign for her (I know she is trying to save a part of herself, but come on), and in another moment she is a love struck idiot. I wanted to scream. Second, how does one year make them the deadliest killers on the planet? Oh well.

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  • Shaw
  • 2020-02-24

The freakin narrator

At points he reads too quickly. I'm assuming he does it to mimic a fast pace but that's not needed at all. And as a certain character, he whispers way too quietly way too often. It's super annoying. Towards the end, it requires the reader to take a large leap in logic to set up plot point that really bothered me. other than that, good book. Just a mess to understand at some points because of the narrator. It's good enough for me to get the next book immediately. So that's something.

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  • Foy Stone
  • 2018-09-03

A.D.D. much?

Useless drivel when the author derails the story to explain some drink's past for no reason. He does it so often it gets extremely annoying.

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  • David
  • 2018-08-15

Good story, not a great author, not a good narrator

This story was good enough that I will listen to the next one but it does come at a price. The author use metaphor in an odd way that often caught my attention and not in a good way. To describe it in one word, cheesy. I can live with it. The narrator on the other hand annoyed me a lot. He often emphasizes the wrong word or too many words in a sentence , like Captain Kirk. At the end of the day, I like the story and can live with the other stuff.

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  • D_Notice
  • 2018-07-31

Whole lot of mediocrity

An author who thinks he knows women a great deal better than he actually does (which is a shame since the main character is one) combined with a World builder's compulsion to info dump histories and back stories of unrelated things so that you can marvel at his creativity, and the jerkiness of a narrative that jumps back and forth in time because he doesn't know where the story should be told. Add to this a voice actor who is at times distracted while reading then barreling through the next section on a substandard recording where the discerning ear can hear mouth noises and shuffling of papers.

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