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Download Elvenblood: Halfblood Chronicles, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,837 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andre Norton Narrator: Aasne Vigesaa Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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The powerful magic of ruthless Elvenlord masters has for centuries ruled the world. Even Shana, the legendary Elvenbane prophesied to deliver the oppressed into freedom, is helpless before such power. She and her ragtag band of outcasts, half-blood wizards, escaped human slaves, and free-thinking dragons have gained only a token victory against the mighty lords.

Only the long-forgotten Iron People, a band of human nomads, have escaped the tyranny of the reigning wizards. How have they survived through the centuries?

As the winds of change sweep the world, and as tensions seething beneath the surface of Elven society threaten to break into open revolt, Shana meets the ancient tribe. Could an age-old secret free Shana and her people... or will its discovery call down their doom?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhiannon | 2/11/2014

    " not as good at the first, but not for lack of trying.. it just left the ending as a cliffhanger, while the first could have been read as a standalone book. i did think the characters paired off into couples a little too easily/quickly, and without real reason to. but thats about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 2/10/2014

    " Ok. Amtgarders. This book is about you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 1/18/2014

    " Just when all hope is lost, we learn about the Iron people. I am so happy to read this second book. I'm returned to this wonderful land of magic, dragon and fighting for freedom. Shanna needs her ass kicked into gear a little though. I know she can do it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Talmadge | 1/17/2014

    " Always loved her writing...have read her books since adolescence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/11/2014

    " Pretty good. A little on the boring side. This is not an author of action. It's more like scandal and politics for a different world. She is very good at creating beautiful and interesting surroundings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryce | 1/8/2014

    " So it's been a very long time since I've read these books but as far as I can remember I enjoyed them...however, I'm not sure if I'd given them four stars if I were to read them today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/3/2014

    " A really good sequel to Elvenbane. Took the story in a new direction rather from the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 12/30/2013

    " The second of Lackey/Norton's Halfblood Chronicles. This book introduces a new culture in the authors' fantasy world, as well as delving deeper into the world of the elves. Very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilynn | 12/13/2013

    " I would have liked to see more books like this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 12/7/2013

    " Not well written but an enjoyable story. Annoying that all the characters fall in love all at the same time! At least there's some romance in this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nataly | 11/10/2013

    " It's as good as the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Junoimelda | 9/4/2013

    " See my review of Elvenbane. Boy howdy, the plot was pretty predictable. Funny how all of the primary characters found romantic partners in this book, at more or less the same time. Still a fun read, with maybe a smidge more character development here, at least in the one full-blooded Elven maiden. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherry Mischievous | 6/4/2013

    " Not very riveting but will entertain when there is nothing else around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 4/17/2013

    " Again, I haven't read this one in a long time, but I remember it as very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/9/2012

    " Second book in a very entertaining series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 7/19/2012

    " Sooo hard to get into. Just like the first book. And I wonder if its even a worthy read. Slow. Slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/15/2012

    " Benevolent dragons. Spoiled brat elves. Evil unicorns.... what's not to like?? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/31/2012

    " The meeting with the Iron people is interesting, but not what I expected. Interesting undertones of environmentalism and equality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 7/11/2011

    " Good storyline. A quick, light read needing more character depth. Highly recommended for 12-15 year olds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crimsonsigh | 6/9/2011

    " Predictable and kind of overdramatic. Not for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashie | 5/5/2011

    " I can't wait for the next book <3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sev3nty | 4/27/2011

    " One of my guilty-pleasure favorite books from childhood, now a little monotonous but still entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alec | 4/25/2011

    " I really enjoyed this whole series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 3/23/2011

    " it was good, but i gave the last wheel of time 3 stars, and Elvenbane was not in the same category. Sorry, 2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 2/14/2011

    " My only real complaint is that after Andre Norton passed away, Mercedes Lackey opted not to finish the fourth and final book. The three released were quite good and worth the read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heine | 8/18/2010

    " I'd say that this book falls into the category of books, where world building ended up taking precedence over the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 8/12/2010

    " I thought this was a good book and a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serenity | 7/24/2010

    " It was one of the best books that I've ever read. It was awesome. I loved it. I like how Lashana is the elvenbane, not her mom or anybody else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 6/4/2010

    " I bought this on a whim (I liked the cover) and read it years ago. It was so good; Hubby bought me #2 while on a little roadtrip. I still have both copies in my library.

    Oh yeah, it's about elves, humans and all that in-between good stuff! Read it yourself :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 5/11/2010

    " I really did enjoy this book. At times, I could see what was going to happen and didn't want to read it, so I would put the book down. It would take a while before I would pick it back up. The story does capture your attention very quickly. "

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About the Author
Author Andre Norton

Andre Norton (1912–2005) was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. Since her first science fiction novels were published in the 1940s, her adventure sci-fi has enthralled readers young and old. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many stand-alone novels and short stories, her tales of action and adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention.

About the Narrator

Aasne Vigesaa lives in Springfield, Illinois, with her husband, James, their daughter Willa, and two dogs. When she is not narrating, she enjoys acting and teaching yoga.