The Stone Sky : The Broken Earth

  • by N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by Robin Miles
  • Series: The Broken Earth
  • 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the way the world ends...for the last time.
The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.
Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.
For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.
The remarkable conclusion to the postapocalyptic and highly acclaimed trilogy that began with the multiaward-nominated The Fifth Season.

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umm..... what

this book was the conclusion, but could have easily been 1-2 chapters tacked on to the last book to finish this story arch. She added characters that did nothing, included subplots to excruciating detail, and while they explained the remaining mysteries of the series... I kind of felt that made the experience worse. I honestly would have preferred if they ended the story with the first book. The time I spent on this series is time I won't get back.
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- Amazon Customer

Powerful and satisfying conclusion

Excellent narrator really captures the emotional undercurrent of each scene. Like the previous two books, major plot points can be seen approaching from some distance off but the upside to this is that the plot is resolved in a very satisfying and neat conclusion. The whole narrative just comes off as very cohesive and focused.

Personally I find some of the premises underpinning the main themes to be questionable but it does not prove difficult to suspend my disbelief and imagine that thy might hold true in a world that is fundamentally different from our own.

A very enjoyable experience overall bolstered by good pacing and a narrative focus on critical characters and events. Some of the tension was significantly undercut by the predictability of certain events but the writing style, choice of point of view, and the performance of the narrator combine to consistently and powerfully capture the complex emotional forces ravaging the critical characters.
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- Nickolai Paromov

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio