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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,787 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garth Nix Narrator: Michael Goldstrom Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9780739368275
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You’d think being a Prince in a vast intergalactic empire would be about as good as it gets. Particularly when Princes are faster, smarter, and stronger than normal humans. Not to mention being mostly immortal.

But it isn’t as great as it sounds. Princes need to be hard to kill—as Khemri learns the minute he becomes one—for they are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Every Prince wants to become Emperor, and the surest way to do so is to kill, dishonor, or sideline any potential competitor. There are rules, but as Khemri discovers, rules can be bent and even broken.

There are also mysteries. Khemri is drawn into the hidden workings of the Empire and is dispatched on a secret mission. In the ruins of space battle he meets a young woman, called Raine, who challenges his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.

But Khemri is a Prince, and even if he wanted to leave the Empire behind, there are forces there that have very definite plans for his future. . . . Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 2/10/2014

    " First of all, I can't believe I am only giving 3 stars to a Garth Nix book. I waited FOREVER for this author to write something new and probably psyched myself up for this too much. It was good, but I did not enjoy it as much as Nix's other stuff. I am not a fan of first person narrative and this definitely affected how much I enjoyed this book. The futuristic world Nix creates is pretty interesting, but the characters are a little flat, I wasn't really emotionally invested in what happened to them. If you are interested in a fun, space adventure/coming of age story, give this a go, but don't expect more than a quick, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Wordsmith | 2/6/2014

    " I liked it, but for some reason about three-quarters of the way through I suddenly became bored with the entire thing. I still finished it, but it was weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Kahn | 1/31/2014

    " SEveral fifth graders recommended this one highly and they were absolutely right. The world-building was vivid, the action entertaining, the mystery intriguing, with a bit of humor thrown in as well. The narration was engaging and well-paced. So satisfying and, though I wouldn't have minded returning if this were the start of a series, I'm happy that it is a stand-alone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 1/25/2014

    " I've always liked Garth Nix's books and really wanted to like this one but it's so dry and frequently boring during much of the endless dialogue. It's hard to believe it was written by the same author that wrote the Keys to the Kingdom series, which I loved. I would have given it only two stars, but I liked the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deahna | 1/13/2014

    " I abosoultley loved this book, it was really interesting, and hard to predict the outcome of the different conflicts and the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reconstructedzombie | 1/13/2014

    " Amazing, would recommend it to any fan of sci-fi or Garth Nix "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 1/5/2014

    " I usually love Garth Nix, but had trouble engaging with this latest book. I didn't dislike it, I just couldn't feel as enthusiastic for it as I have others of his. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alaina Sloo | 11/6/2013

    " An appealing adventure for grades 4-8. Science fiction, but a book kids who aren't sci fi fans often also enjoy. Not one of my top picks for 2012, but definitely something to recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Morenon | 5/1/2013

    " Interesting, different, creative... Liked it a lot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 1/16/2013

    " 3.5 Stars :-) - Review to come "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Francesca | 11/16/2012

    " I only read until page 173. At first I enjoyed it but then it started getting complicated with over detailed technology and I found none of his travels through galaxy interesting. Just boring descriptions. I also think it was aimed mainly to boys, one of the reasons I didn't like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan Gillespy | 9/4/2012

    " Great book. Is it just me, or I every book dystopian now? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roshini | 7/24/2012

    " its going to be absolutely amazing...I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 6/24/2012

    " Loved it. It was original, while staying true to the core of scifi. Is it weird that I'm super attracted to Khem(ri)? Definitely something that I will re-read and re-re-reread. "

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About the Author
Author Garth Nix

Garth Nix, born in Melbourne, Australia, has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, before becoming a full-time writer in 2001. His books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen and the science fiction adventure A Confusion of Princes. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and Troubletwisters, cowritten with Sean Williams. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, and his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Australian, and London’s Guardian and Sunday Times.

About the Narrator

Michael Goldstrom is a Juilliard-trained actor and comedian. He has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, A&E, NBC, and ABC, as well as on and off Broadway. His audiobook narrations have earned several Earphones Awards.