Stormbringers : Order of Darkness

  • by Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by Nicola Barber
  • Series: Order of Darkness
  • 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The second book in a YA quartet filled with intrigue, mystery, and romance, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory.
The year is 1453, and the end of the world is closer than ever.
As Luca and Isolde continue their journey, their attraction grows with each passing day. Even as they try to remain focused on the mysteries they’ve been ordered to investigate, the tension between them builds.
Their budding, illicit relationship is put on hold when a boy, Johann, and his army of children arrive in town. Johann claims to have divine orders to lead the children across Europe to the Holy Land, and the townspeople readily accept his claims. Luca wants to believe, but his training tells him to question everything...but when Johann’s prophecy begins to come true, Luca wonders if they have finally stumbled upon a real miracle.
Yet even the greatest miracles have the potential for darkness…and the chaos that follows Johann is unlike anything anyone could have imagined.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Couldn't Hang in there

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I loved the first book, the narrator in that one took getting used to but he made it interesting. I am REALLY disappointed that the narrator changed.

What could Philippa Gregory have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not chosen this narrator

How could the performance have been better?

I stopped listening 2 chapters in because i felt like the narrator was talking down to me. I agree with another reviewer - it felt like a children's book narration. I began to enjoy the series - as i have many of Philippa Gregory's - but couldn't go on listening sadly.

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- Ryan West Frable

Boring and repeticious

What disappointed you about Stormbringers?

I loved the first book, but this one was boring with the repetitions over and over again about what the characters feel or think! I had to drop it after the first few chapters! The male narrator in the first book was wonderful, giving each character a different voice and accent, this Nicola Barber sounded the same all the way!

What could Philippa Gregory have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I would have liked her to keep the first narrator. Also, the first book kept me intrigued every minute of it, she should have kept that same pace. This book sounded like a children's book

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Tiresome insistance on explaining what the characters are thinking or feeling

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

First time I am disappointed by P.G., and I have read many, many books of hers!

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- Silvia Vico

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio