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The Starless Crown

Written by: James Rollins
Narrated by: James Rollins,Nicola Barber
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Publisher's Summary

"The story touches on many familiar fantasy plot points—magic, an ancient language, an ability to commune with wild creatures, a climactic battle between the forces of good and evil—yet manages to be satisfying. It’s aided by a capable reading from Barber, who invests Rollins’ characters with a variety of British accents that help make each a distinguishable, real person."- The Providence Journal

This audiobook includes a special introduction written and read by James Rollins.

An alliance embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the secrets of the distant past and save their world in this captivating, deeply visionary adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling thriller-master James Rollins.

A gifted student foretells an apocalypse. Her reward is a sentence of death.

Fleeing into the unknown, she is drawn into a team of outcasts:

A broken soldier, who once again takes up the weapons he’s forbidden to wield and carves a trail back home.

A drunken prince, who steps out from his beloved brother's shadow and claims a purpose of his own.

An imprisoned thief, who escapes the crushing dark and discovers a gleaming artifact—one that will ignite a power struggle across the globe.

On the run, hunted by enemies old and new, they must learn to trust each other in order to survive in a world evolved in strange, beautiful, and deadly ways, and uncover ancient secrets that hold the key to their salvation.

But with each passing moment, doom draws closer.

WHO WILL CLAIM THE STARLESS CROWN?

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2022 James Rollins (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

What the critics say

Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, Long-listed

"Rollins is what you might wind up with if you tossed Michael Crichton and Dan Brown into a particle accelerator together.”—The New York Times 

"Adventurous and enormously engrossing."—NPR 

"The story touches on many familiar fantasy plot points—magic, an ancient language, an ability to commune with wild creatures, a climactic battle between the forces of good and evil—yet manages to be satisfying. It’s aided by a capable reading from Barber, who invests Rollins’ characters with a variety of British accents that help make each a distinguishable, real person."—The Providence Journal

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Excellent Narrator - a master

The narrator was able to make the characters distinct in their dialogue with slight changes in tone, pitch and personality. But it didn’t come across forced or cheesy. Just great.

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Good story perhaps too long for one book. The narrator is adept at different voices but too frequently recites in a breathless whisper that becomes unbearably repetitive. Hope they use someone else for the sequel.

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Fabulous!

I can’t wait for the sequel to be released! I am a big fan of James Rollins’ Sigma novels and other scientific based fiction! The intricately woven story and dynamic characters have made me an even greater fan!

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