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Ship of Smoke and Steel

Written by: Django Wexler
Narrated by: Catherine Ho
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Ship of Smoke and Steel is the launch of Django Wexler's cinematic, action-packed epic fantasy Wells of Sorcery trilogy. 

In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, 18-year-old ward boss Isoka enforces the will of her criminal masters with the power of Melos, the Well of Combat. The money she collects goes to keep her little sister living in comfort, far from the bloody streets they grew up on. When Isoka's magic is discovered by the government, she's arrested and brought to the Emperor's spymaster, who sends her on an impossible mission: Steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship - a ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister’s life is forfeit.

On board Soliton, nothing is as simple as it seems. Isoka tries to get close to the ship's mysterious captain, but to do it, she must become part of the brutal crew and join their endless battles against twisted creatures. She doesn't expect to have to contend with feelings for a charismatic fighter who shares her combat magic, or for a fearless princess who wields an even darker power.

©2019 Django Wexler (P)2019 Recorded Books

What the critics say

“Truly epic, fierce, and exhilarating, Ship of Smoke and Steel will capture you and lock you away. With magical combat sequences fit for the big screen, the action is almost as breathtaking as the intrigue.” (Morgan Rhodes, New York Times best-selling author of the Falling Kingdoms series)

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Nope Way Too Choppy


Ive tried again and again to get into the audiobook because I really want to fit this into my TBR pile but its written with many short sentences and the narrator takes long pauses after.... each.... and... every... sentence... Its not something Ive ever noticed before but its driving me crazy with this book. I just dont think the writing style works for this narrator.

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love it!

the author is one of my favorites and this is another hit! the narrator was absolutely perfection!

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  • Meatball
  • 2019-04-27

Loved It

Great Book! Great Narrator! I found this book because I liked another book read by this narrator. And now I have a new author to read! I would definitely recommend this audio book!

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  • Allison
  • 2019-04-26

Really fun book!

Enjoyed this the whole way through. I enjoyed how Wexler developed the characters and kept the action moving. Really looking forward to the next one. I also loved the narration. I thought she embodied the characters and brought the action to life very well.

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  • Bob B.
  • 2019-04-27

Really great

This is the first Wexler book I have listened to on audible. It is very engaging and the woman reading it has a very smooth voice that draws you in. Some of the battle sequences drag on a little bit, but maybe they work better on the page and not as audio. Overall a really good audiobook, highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-28

fun fantasy

Awesome intro to an exciting world! The audiobook narration hooked me right from the get-go — she really brings the listener into the action. Looking forward to the next one!

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  • Stretch's Books
  • 2019-03-14

Different & Good

I'm a big fan of Django Wexler. His "Thousand Names" series is one of my favorites. Wexler doesn't miss the mark with this book either. It's a fun beginning to a new series I'm sure will be quite entertaining.

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  • Joseph
  • 2019-05-29

The Long Pauses Ruins the Book

I don't know if it is the voice actors fault or sound editing, but there is a noticeable pause between each sentence. This is made even made worse and awkward because the narrator speaks at a quick pace, which probably suits the story being action packed based on other reviews. I did quite listing within 30 minutes.

I will be returning and purchasing just the kindle version to read.

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  • Oldtailedfox
  • 2020-01-04

Very dark and a fresh protagonist

Man what a good book like Jesus I loved the protagonist the way she just handle everything was so fresh. She wasn't the same goodie to shoes protagonist we usually get not that it's bad but a new perspective. Great story can't wait for book two.

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  • General Xy
  • 2019-10-23

An exciting tale of monsters and magic!

Django Wexler returns with another great story! Mystery, magic, and monsters - what's not to like?

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  • Jacqulyn M. Charland
  • 2019-07-24

can't wait until the next one

amazing and interesting , great story leaves you wanting to know more , action packed and grizzly carnage combined with the characters having in-depth personalitys with having to make choices in a place where there are few rules and punishment, and violence is rewarded . yet there is still good in those that must inact the violence against others ,

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  • DeBora Cooper
  • 2019-06-03

Where was the smoke?

I missed that part but overall the book had a pretty good plucked there were a lot of twists and turns and parts where I thought it would end for the sequel although the it did end in a a good place for a sequel