- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 16 hours and 59 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: June 15, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01H29DUJY
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Edge of Worlds Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
|New from||Used from|
|Free with your Audible trial|
$14.95/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime
Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I think you'd be able to enjoy this without having read the other books, although it will have more resonance when you already understand the situation.
I should perhaps warn you that the book doesn't entirely stand alone. I'm not sure I'd call the ending a cliffhanger - it is past one big wave of action, at a resting point before the next - but many things are left in doubt and clearly the story will continue directly into the sequel. If that annoys you, go ahead and buy it but wait until the sequel comes out before you read it.
Really, I can't recommend this one highly enough.
In this tale, the Indigo Cloud court shares a shared dream of a Fell attack. Then a strange flying vessel arrives in the Reaches. It leads to an adventure out into the ocean toward an ancient, impenetrable city. The Raksura must brave Fell attacks, strange groundlings, and unlock the mysteries of a forerunner/foundation builder citadel knowing their very doom could lie just around the corner. Cloud lies at the heart of the story, serving as the reader’s touchstone as it unfolds. Jade, Chime, Stone and several other familiar characters join him, including the groundling Delin and the sealing Rorra. They encounter new species, secrets and threats.
For those new to the Raksura series, it’s not an action packed story littered with violence. Rather it’s a slow build of colorful characters and imaginative surroundings that engulf and submerge the reader. It’s more of a peaceful escapism than an action packed adventure. But there is action, there is violence, and there is turmoil. What begins as a scientific expedition eventually turns into chaos. It also leaves the book on a cliffhanger making the next book in the series a must read.
As a fan of the series, I really enjoyed The Edge of Worlds. Martha Wells laid out another exotic trip into the realm of the Three Worlds and the Raksura. There’s peaceful moments, mystery, exploration, discovery, action, pain, betrayal and adventure. The ending left me pumped for the next book and I can’t wait to see what happens next. The Three Worlds is one of my favorite places to escape to, and this book delivers. I give it a five out of five.
The other issue was that neither of these novels support text to speech. Because I am visually impaired, that created a real hardship for me.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Raksura series, and I was sad to read that, in an recent interview, she stated these two books are the last in the series.
Moon has matured from the early books; he has found his place in his Raksura family and part of the fun of this book is seeing how they work together and the level of affection and understanding they all have for each other. Additionally, it's great to see them interact with people from other species, and how their different cultures and physiologies affect how they understand each other.
The entire court of Indigo Cloud dreams of attacking Fell. Shortly after, the Raksura are recruited by assorted groundlings to fly off to a distant ruin to explore an ancient city. But there are deeper plots at play and factions with uncovered motives for getting to the city--and the Fell seem to want to get there too. Are the Raksura forestalling their nightmare, or bringing it closer?
This is a wonderful new direction for the Raksura books, and I can't wait to see what happens next.