Darken the Stars : Kricket

  • by Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by Kate Rudd
  • Series: Kricket
  • 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kyon Ensin finally has what he's always wanted: possession of Kricket Hollowell, the priestess who foresees the future. Together, their combined power will be unrivaled. Kricket, however, doesn't crave the crown of Ethar - she has an unbreakable desire to live life on her own terms, a life that she desperately wants to share with her love, Trey Allairis.
As conspiracies rage in the war for Ethar, Kricket's so-called allies want to use her as a spy. Even those held closest cannot be trusted - including Astrid, her sister, and Giffen, a member of a mysterious order with a hidden agenda. But Kricket's resolve will not allow her to be used as anyone's pawn, even as the Brotherhood sharpens its plans to cut out her heart.
As the destiny prophesied by her mother approaches, Kricket will backtrack through her fiery future to reshape it. For she knows one thing above all else: the only person she can truly count on is herself.


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Customer Reviews

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I'm disappointed with the ending. not your typical happy ending. I may have missed parts while listening.
I need to listen to the 3 books again to fully understand why this FOOLISH GIRL did what she did. I groaned in disgust while listen at work and my coworkers are now worried. haha
excellent narration by Kate rudd as always.
will edited my review after listening again. just...so...disappointed. :(
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- Tiffany

Ending Unsatisfying

What did you like best about Darken the Stars? What did you like least?

Again, Kricket is the best thing in the whole series. I love this character and I do love how strong she is. On the other hand, I have mixed feelings about the ending to The Kricket Series. On the one hand, it does showcase Kricket's strength of character and will. On the other hand, I guess I was hoping for something more conclusive for the ending. I feel as if the series should not ended at that point.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Again, the flowers (along with the creepy, deadly worms) makes a come back. And Kricket taking no sh*t from the Alameeda elite.
There is no uninteresting part in this book. And I can safely say that it is better than Book 2, which Kyon aptly summarized in Book 3 by saying that he found her (Kricket), then lost her, then found her again, then lost her again, then found her again.

What aspect of Kate Rudd’s performance would you have changed?

I love her voice for Kricket and Phlix. But I do feel that the voices for the male characters (especially Trey) leave a lot to be desired. Trey's voice in Book 3 sounds different as compared to Books 1&2

Was Darken the Stars worth the listening time?

As someone who has listened to all three books, I feel a little sad about the ending.

TO be fair, I enjoyed the majority of the series. It's finally good to learn more about the Alameeda side and Kyon. And I'm glad the whole cat and mouse game going on in Book 2 is no longer at play in Book 3.

It's just that it makes me feel so bad that I've spent hours devouring this series only to have an ending that left me thinking that it should not have ended at the point where it did.

Any additional comments?

Overall, I love how the series showcases Kricket's smarts, courage and determination. But again, I feel that the ending will be a disappointment to long time fans of the series. To my knowledge, this is the last book of the series. And I feel that a lot of things remain unresolved by the end of it.

Open-ended finales are usually ok with me if the book had been something under the "Slice of Life" genre. But as the series is more into the realm of sci-fi/fantasy, I feel that the ending (while not a downer ending) left a lot to be desired. Maybe this is just me being a Kricket fangirl. But I kinda wished more for her ending

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio