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The Song Rising

Written by: Samantha Shannon
Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
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Publisher's Summary

The hotly anticipated third audiobook in the best-selling Bone Season series - a groundbreaking dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination.

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.

But having turned her back on Jaxon Hall, and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it.

©2017 Samantha Shannon (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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‘‘Twas a battle

Book three, the Song Rising.
A compelling tale of Page Mahoney, a continuity of journey.
Personally I’ll say this book was not as good as the first two books in this series. It started to pick up during the last a bit however, it wasn’t as blanket grabbing and howling at the shocking moments as the first one. I remember the fist book so vividly it was so powerful, shocking, and just so brilliantly unique. The third book I understand is an important piece to the tale of Page Mahoney, was it worth the read? Sure, to understand where it’s all leading to but.... I wish it was shorter and just straight to the point. At times I felt dragged on and lost in the narrative, not in a good way! I’m definitely going to take a large brake from the series for now. 3/5 stars. The audio performance is pretty good quality though!

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  • hollie white
  • 2017-03-08

Can't even listen to it

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I loved Alana Kerr Collin's voice and reading style for the first two books, but this one has her sounding like Captain Kirk or an 8th grader reading Beowulf. I can't get past chapter 2. This book will be returned and guess I'll have to buy a hard copy. So disappointed as I had really looked forward to another great story to have on Audible.

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  • Dan West
  • 2017-04-15

Why the change in narration style???

I was on the edge of my seat excited for the third book narrated by Alana Kerr. I have fallen in LOVE with her voice as The Voice for Paige Mahoney and when the narration style switched completely it made me feel as though I paid for false advertisement. I assume that SOMEONE out there instructed Alana to change how this book was narrated but it is completely unsatisfactory in the build up that I have been waiting for.

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  • Lynette Knower
  • 2017-03-07

What the heck happened?

The producers of this audiobook must have changed from the last two books, because Kerr's delivery went from nuanced to deadpan. I loved the previous two books in the series, but I'm asking for a refund on this one and buying a physical copy. Super disappointed.

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  • Susan
  • 2017-03-14

What happened!?

I absolutely love this series BUT what happened to the narrator?? Kerr's narration is way different than the last few books-- it made it very difficult to get through the book. Hopefully they fix this for the next books.

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  • S. Hayes
  • 2017-03-31

Narrator sounds odd

I liked this narrator in previous books in this series but she sounds terrible here. Like someone told a depressed person to pretend to be happy and up. It just comes off in deadpan voice. I like the tone of her previous books. I'll have to read it for myself now.

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  • LizandRodion
  • 2017-04-22

What happened to the narrator?!?!

The narration in the first books is wonderful - I enjoyed it so much. What a disappointment when I started listening to this one - the narration style has completely changed. It's almost unlistenable. Seriously, I am missing the original Paige voice :( the infection, tone, and cadence are totally off and strange in this book.
I wish they would re record!!!!!

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  • Jess
  • 2017-05-04

Wow—What happened to the narration?!

Really enjoyed this narrator for the first two books—she was excellent—but her reading in this one is completely different. It's honestly, quite difficult to listen to and I find myself either cringing or not paying attention. There is no subtlety. All the talent showed in the first two books is now just flat. What happened? I'll likely be unable to finish listening to this and return it. Too bad. I guess I'll have to get a physical edition if I ever want to finish it.

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  • Shannon
  • 2017-04-07

Can not listen to this

Narration makes this unlistenable. Tried my best to ignore stilted and forced narration but sadly, I will be finishing last half of book as a Kindle ebook.

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  • Garth
  • 2017-03-12

Great narrator!

I'm not sure why people are complaining about the narration of this volume of the series. I couldn't stop listening!

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  • Lisa Mahler
  • 2020-01-16

I should have read the reviews first.

I loved the narration of the first two and downloaded this without reading reviews or listening to the preview because I saw the narrator hadn’t changed. Within seconds of the book starting it felt off. I’ll be returning it and reading this one as a physical book. I hope whoever told Kerr to change her style on this one isn’t a part of any remaining books in the series!

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