• The Black Prism

  • Lightbringer Trilogy Book One
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Series: Lightbringer, Book 1
  • Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-01-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (222 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This fantastic new recording was released in September 2016 and comes from the acclaimed narrator of The Lightbringer series Simon Vance.
The start of a brand new trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Way of Shadows.
Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals.
But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.
©2010 Brent Weeks (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group
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3 out of 5 stars
By Hannah on 09-11-14

Love the print book...audio not so much.

What did you like best about The Black Prism? What did you like least?

I truly enjoyed this book in print and was looking forward to a good listen. The narration is definitely not one of Audible's best efforts and I was relieved to see Simon Vance will be narrating the next two books.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Niklas on 02-08-17

Slow start with great characters

i wish the narroater would be half as hyped about the story as I am :)
but he still does a fair job and brent weeks delivers as in the night angel :)

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5 out of 5 stars
By narshil on 10-14-16

Great Entertaining Intelligent Story

Any additional comments?

seems like this audio book has been re-done, other comments regarding narrator may be pre re-do. Simon Vance performed expertly and brought the book to life i would disregard other comments as they seem outdated.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Robyn on 07-13-17

Great series! (new narrator)

I listened to books 1-4 back to back....and as I can't remember where each book ended, I'm going to have to review them as a oner!

Despite listening to 4 books one after each other, I didn't get bored for an instant. Never a sense of padding, or randomness in the plot. Indeed, in book 4 it takes a turn I didn't see coming. With hindsight, there was some foreshadowing, but it was either too subtle, or I was too engrossed to notice it. Love all the characters- even the not so nice ones become increasingly interesting as the series moves on. Just when you think you have it all figured out, a curved ball gets thrown.

Very well narrated too. Earlier reviews suggest a not-so-great narrator....the books must surely have been redone because I'm super-fussy when it comes to narration, and I couldn't fault this. Not quite Rupert Degas, but Simon Vance holds his own.

Really looking forward to the next book in the series......it promises to be a good one!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cameron Ellis on 12-14-16

Give it time...

A little slow and hard to get into, but give it time and it is like a drug!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By kneaky on 05-02-17

Redone by new Narrator

Previous reviews on here where done before the very talented Simon Vance re-narrated this book. If you are even slightly interested in fantasy or magic then you need this series in your library. Unique Ideas and incredible depth make up for a new and exciting world. If you skipped this series over due to some of the negative reviews about voice narrator you should give this another chance.

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