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    Description

    Winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel
    Book 1 in the double Hugo-Award-winning trilogy
    A New York Times Notable Book
    Shortlisted for the World Fantasy, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards
    The inaugural Wired.com book club pick

    This is the way the world ends...for the last time. 

    It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

    It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. 

    It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

    This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

    The Broken Earth trilogy is complete - beginning with The Fifth Season, continuing in The Obelisk Gate (Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel) and concluding with The Stone Sky (Shortlisted for the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novel).

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

    ©2015 N. K. Jemisin (P)2015 Hachette Audio

    Commentaires

    "Astounding." (NPR)

    "Elegiac, complex, and intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)

    "Intricate and extraordinary." (New York Times)

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    • Nat
    • 31/10/2019

    Ughh?

    This book really is a “no” for me. I really tried to love it and support there author but it was too brutal and the child abuse really put me off...

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    immersive

    starting this book while on holiday with my boyfriend then kept on listening and now i just finished it.
    its a really nice listen and i would recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of fantasy.

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    • Jón Gísli Björgvinsson
    • 17/04/2018

    Breaks every mold I can think of

    I bought this book after reading a review that was mostly complaining about how queer it is, as that's usually a sign that whatever's being reviewed is something I will enjoy greatly. This methkd has yet to fail me.

    The Fifth Season is the kind of book you hear about second-hand, or in hypotheticals that leave you going "Wow, I want to read that book."

    It plays with structure, tone, and style in ways I've never seen before. The flow and shape of the story shifts and splits and converges in ways that are always surprising, but never absurd or unreasonable.

    The world is cool as hell. A fantasy story set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world, where sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

    It's dark at times, but never needlessly or excessively. The Fifth Season is honest about the ugly things, and about the beautiful things.

    The narrator also does a tremendous job of narrating, enhancing and enhanced by the book itself having a narrator, which she brings to life excellently.

    I am in love, and I am immediately moving to the next one.

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    • Brynhildur Björnsdóttir
    • 15/01/2019

    .Amasing new world.

    Different and interesting. Now I will go and find book nr. 2 😁 Looking forward to listen to that one.

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    • Luna
    • 15/01/2019

    Very original

    The book was a bit confusing in the beginning, but as the story unfolded the world the author created unfolded too. It's not a book you can't put down, save the last two chapters, but it's a book you want to keep on reading (or listen to). Aside from world building, N. K. Jemisin's greatest talent is creating believable, diverse and relatable characters that you want to dive into and learn more about.

    The only downside is how depressing the story is and I should warn you that it could have triggers for people who have experienced some kind of trauma. It's definitely not one of those feel-good books, but it has something deeper and keeps it real, if one can say such a thing about a fantasy novel.

    The narrator did a fantastic job and had a captivating performance. I would prefer the audio version rather than read the book myself.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 12/07/2019

    Unlike anything else

    This book fully deserves all its accolades. It's fantasy the likes of which I've never experienced before, with a setting so new and rich and wonderfully realised that I can't stop thinking about it.

    And the lush wordlbuiilding of this truly unique fantasy setting sets the stage for genuine characters, genuine drama, and draws from and amplifies real world issues that feel excruciatingly real. It's the best of both worlds, completely alien but utterly human.

    I'm used to detailed fantasy settings prioritising plot and worldbuilding over character and theme, but Fifth Season manages them all beautifully as each facet of storytelling flows into the others. It intimately explores its characters' struggles, which often involves larger themes of structural violence, racism and dehumanisation, all informed by the utterly fascinating setting of orogenes and Stone Eaters and obelisks and shakes.

    It's pitch perfect fantasy and I cannot recommend it enough.

    The performance is also excellent, particularly during dialogue. The different voices and accents of characters all seem fitting and are instantly recognisable, and the tenser moments are executed brilliantly.

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    • Cael
    • 24/05/2018

    captivating

    A captivating story. loved it to the last word. it was a unique reading experience.

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    • MB
    • 17/01/2018

    Excellent

    Narrator was excellent at bringing the story to life and the story itself was gripping, entertaining and completely unlike anything I've read before. I can't wait to start Book 2.

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    • Andries Koorzen
    • 05/03/2019

    Nothing special. Just another book

    Narrator's character voices sound mostly the same.. Difficult to always know which of the characters are speaking.

    The story is difficult to follow in the beginning since there are many 3rd person references without much context. The story could be better adapted for audio only.

    Main character development is... Ok.. I don't feel particularly sad mad or glad at her tho the situations she finds herself in are quite debilitating at times.

    The sex is quite explicit and uncultured. The author clearly has a need to express these views. Luckily this can be skipped.

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    The fact that the 3 storylines converge is probably the biggest surprise but other than that nothing special

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    • Finn
    • 07/05/2021

    Interested in seeing where this goes

    Not an amazing amount of payof in this book but the characters are very unique and the world is interesting. Need to see how the rest of the series goes.

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    • Andrés Pérez Camarasa
    • 05/04/2021

    Very intriguing, very well thought

    The fifth season is a great book.
    Fantasy meets scifi in a very well fleshed out world that feels real and logical.
    Everything revolves around geology, and it's a fresh take indeed.
    The author makes one hell of a twist with the narrative, that spice things up.
    If you want to read something apocaliptic and with fantasy on it, this is a great book.

    The voiceover is very nice too, the characters are easy to diferenciate.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 03/12/2020

    Not for me

    I had a hard time following the plot. All the characters were assholes and didnt really develop untill the very end. This has been on my wish lust for some time, but sadly it did not live upp to my expectations.

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    • jemand_wie_ich
    • 29/08/2018

    Fesselnde Geschichte, Geniale Erzählerin

    Ich muss mich hier einfach mal über Robin Miles auslassen.

    Bei Hörbüchern erwarte ich zumindest kompetentes Vorlesen. Es hängt unter anderem von dem Stoff des Hörbuchs ab, aber Vorlesen können sollte jeder.

    Frau Miles allerdings? Sie liest nicht vor, sie *erzählt* die Geschichte wie es ein Erzähler tut, mit Seufzern und Lauten, welche den Inhalt des Buches in eine Weise vermitteln, der ans Herz geht. Die abgewürgte Stimme der Hauptperson, wie sie von ihrem Leid erzählt, klingt durch den Text und bleibt an einem hängen. Das letzte Mal habe ich so eine fesselnde Erzählung von Rupert Degas gehört. Einfach wunderbar.

    Und falls es nicht klar war: die Geschichte und Handlung des Buches ist ebenfalls erstklassig und hat zu recht ihren Hugo bekommen.

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    • sunshine
    • 13/09/2017

    Amazing novel

    Amazing story, very well written. Fantastic world building and characterisation. Complex world and nuanced discussions of oppression. Jemisin deserves all the praise she's been getting and more. Reading voice is well chosen and easy to listen to.

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    • Claudia
    • 08/12/2019

    There is nothing I liked in this story

    After all the good ratings and praise I listened to the audiobook just a little longer than I otherwise might have. At the beginning of chapter 9 I gave up. There is absolutely nothing about this book I can even remotely like. I don't like the narrating style and I cannot connect to any of the characters. The discovery of the node maintainer was the death stab to my goodwill.

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    • G. Weiser
    • 19/03/2018

    what a waste of time

    So i made it to almost the end of the book.
    What a waste of time!
    This whole story is no better than an instance of a fantasy computer game.
    In fact i would have bet that it's based on a fantasy game if i wouldn't know better.
    There are these different races living on earth just like the different races that you can choose from at the beginning of a game. And each has different abilities of course.
    That's just so ordinary.
    And then: A magician with ten rings has ten times more power than a magician with only one ring, being able to affect targets in much bigger of a distance and, oh how surprising that is.
    Oh look, it's earth-magic, not just magic magic. How impressingly innovative.
    Jemisin is actually not a bad writer, so i kept thinking, that this might in fact turn into something special.
    Fail.
    I will now do, what i usually do, when a book is a waste of time.
    I will simply put it away, right before it ends.

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    • John
    • 27/04/2016

    So much Geology!!!

    Absolutely wonderful story and narrated with great pace and clarity. Lush language, believable characters and great world building.


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    • Melvin Metzger
    • 19/05/2021

    interessante ideen leider schlecht gelesen

    ich finde die ideen und die erzählweise interessant und neu allerdings auch nicht so packend dass ich wissen müsste wie es weiter geht. die sprecherin liest es leider so als würde sie ein theater script das erste mal sehen. in jedem zweiten satz sind die betonungen auf falschen worten so dass es verkünstelt klingt und man kaum den inhalt des satzes versteht. schade für eine eigentlich interessante welt und geschichte..

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    • Corinne
    • 25/04/2021

    Amazing epic fantasy

    This story is simply amazing. From the world building, to the characters, the representation and commentary on hot topics such as racism and social manipulation, this book was perfection. The narrator was amazing. The narration was smooth, the narrator managed to interpret different characters, each with his/hers own accent. I can't wait to delve into the following book from this trilogy.

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    • Elizabeth Diablo
    • 08/04/2021

    Struggled to finish, whiney characters

    Characters mostly pissed off and contrarian, don't communicate. Questions don't get answered, two more parts.

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    • Matthias Ruckenbauer
    • 25/04/2019

    Excellent!

    An intriguing story, well written and the best narrator I have heard so far. Absolute recommendation!

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 27/12/2018

    not enough action for my taste

    thr intro part was too long for me and after 3 chapters stopped listening. I also found the names used for everything in thos book hard to memorize and associate with the characters.