Throne of Jade audiobook – Temeraire, Book 2

Science Fiction & FantasyThrone of Jade audiobook - Temeraire, Book 2
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Status: Completed
Version: Unabridged
Author: Naomi Novik
Narrator: Simon Vance
Series: Temeraire
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Updated: 17/02/2024
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Throne of Jade Audiobook: Dragonflight to the Heart of Intrigue

Imagine setting sail on a voyage not across the seas, but through the skies, atop a creature as ancient and majestic as time itself. Throne of Jade, the second jewel in Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series, invites us once more into an alternate realm where dragons soar and empires clash. As an audiobook enthusiast who revels in the thrill of fantasy woven with historical tapestries, I embarked on this adventure with eagerness, guided by the resonant voice of Simon Vance.

The story resumes with Captain Will Laurence and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, facing diplomatic turmoil. The Chinese demand the return of their imperial gift gone astray, a request that stirs the pot of political tensions. What unfolds is not merely a tale of a man and his dragon but an odyssey that explores the bonds of loyalty and the complexities of cultural entanglements.

Vance’s narration is a performance that captures every nuance of emotion, from Laurence’s steadfast resolve to Temeraire’s burgeoning intellect. His ability to animate each character with distinctive vocal subtleties brings an additional layer of depth to Novik’s already rich narrative. The audiobook medium elevates this experience; one doesn’t simply read about the journey – they are swept up in it, wingbeat by wingbeat.

Throne of Jade expands upon its predecessor by delving deeper into dragon lore and exposing us to the exotic landscapes of the Far East. As Laurence and Temeraire traverse these foreign lands, I found myself captivated by their discoveries – a testament to Novik’s skill in creating worlds that feel both fantastical and authentic.

The narrative weaves between aerial battles that leave your heart pounding and introspective moments that give pause for thought. It questions notions of ownership and freedom while navigating through political intrigue that mirrors historical conflicts with a fantastical twist. This dynamic juxtaposition held me spellbound, reflective one moment and on edge the next.

While this audiobook stands as a grand escapade on its own merits, it truly shines when experienced as part of its series – a narrative triptych where each piece contributes to a grander picture. To fully grasp the weight of events in Throne of Jade, one must have witnessed Laurence and Temeraire’s origins in His Majesty’s Dragon and anticipate their continued struggles in Black Powder War.

As I closed this chapter on their saga, I felt both satisfaction at the story told and anticipation for what lay ahead. The stakes have been raised; alliances tested; identities questioned – all elements that promise an even more gripping continuation.

For those eager to embark on this flight of fantasy, Throne of Jade is available for download at – an auditory feast for any listener seeking adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

With each audiobook journey I undertake, my appreciation for storytelling’s power deepens – how it can transport us to worlds unseen and challenge our perceptions. I look forward to our next foray into storyscapes filled with mystery and wonderment.

Happy listening,



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