The Legend of Broken

  • by Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With the historical storytelling brilliance of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, the hugely best-selling author of The Alienist writes a bounding epic: The Legend of Broken is an action-packed, multi-charactered tale of a medieval clash of cultures.
In Caleb Carr’s fascinating tale of the kingdom of Broken, legend meets history, science defies all expectation, and one noble soldier struggles to save a fortress city besieged by enemies within and without.

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Brilliant Story, Brilliant Narration

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This is one of the freshest and most original stories I have come across in a long time. The way in which Carr first introduces the reader into his world is genius. Blending ancient hitory and fantasy in this way really captured my full attention. Carr's writing style is witty and insightful. The title alone tells much of what Carr is trying to get across in his story.
The narrator also gives a knock out performance Mr. Reynolds really brought the story to life. His infections and tone do a great job of fleshing out and individualizing the characters. Time Reynolds also brings a sense of humor to the reading. There have already been several moments, and I am only on CHapter 6, where I laughed out loud. It's kind of like Monte Python meets George R.R. Martin.
I had never heard of this book or the author before but at the end of The Daylight War, during the "credits", The Legend of Broken was recommended by the company that produced The Daylight War. I went straight to my computer and downloaded Broken and am super glad that I did.

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- Joe

Decent story, Great narraton, Excellent prose

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if the friend was in to epic fantasy like novels such as Game of Thrones. However, I would warn them that the last section of the book is a four hour appendix on linguistics and eastern European history that really adds nothing to the story.


What did you like best about this story?

I loved the writing. It was lyrical and brought the world of Broken to life.


What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Reynold's rich narration is perfect for the book. It gives the feeling you are listening to a adult fairy tale (don't panic-- there are no fairies!).


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Realm of corruption?


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- Kim Venatries "There are few things better than a good story well told!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio