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Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians

By: Brandon Sanderson,Janci Patterson
Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo,Suzy Jackson
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From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians, the thrilling conclusion to the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians saga.

As a Knight of Crystallia, I, Bastille, swore to protect the Smedry clan from the Evil Librarians. (And believe me, screwups like them constantly need protecting.) But when Alcatraz Smedry got strapped to an altar of outdated encyclopedias to be sacrificed to the dark gods, I arrived too late―and instead his father took his place.

Now Alcatraz is a blubbering mess, so it’s up to me lead the charge against his father’s killer: Biblioden, founder of the Evil Librarians―I was sure he died centuries ago!―who’s back to complete his goal of world domination. Now he’s going to use the dark powers he gained from that sacrifice against everyone not under Evil Librarian control. Being burned up from the inside is not how I plan to die, so I’d better figure out some way to stop him or we’re toast!

I know Alcatraz is wrong when he swears he’s no hero. But when a hero falls short, that’s the time for everyone else to step up and do what needs to be done.

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I didn't expect this book to be made. still good.

I listened thru the Evil Librarians series about 6 years ago and loved them. The humor was great, and I liked how he used each book like an exercise for a specific writing technique. I always assumed that he wrote these with the help of his students in his writing classes he teaches. I don't remember which book was the one that kept messing up the chapter numbers, and referring to a chapter that didn't exist, but I loved it. The series was a nice, fun, lighthearted, YA group of books that was entertaining enough for me to appreciate.

I thought the series was over, so when this showed up on audible I didn't know what to say. I hadn't expected it and wasn't sure if it would have everything the last 5 books had when I thought everything was over and done with. This was done very well by continuing the final battle from the last one in a way that worked well. The narrator was now thru the point of Bastille, which was a neat way to keep things fresh as well as avoiding the awkwardness of trying to do a sequel from something 6 years old now. Her perspective allowed for an entirely new style and writing concepts, as well as delving into her relationships with the Smedry's.

Overall, very good and just as entertaining as the previous books. I would have loved a little more refresher info at the beginning to help remind me of all the characters, but it all worked out eventually.

Recommended.

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good

obviously, the way book 5 ended was one of the most horrible endings of any book ever, much less a children's book. this book helps rectify what happened, and is written with the typical tongue in cheek approach of the previous books. there are some fantastic lines in here, like the line about shame. I thought it was a good ending, but also left the door open for more books. it's a different narrator, and many have complained about her, but I think she did a good job.

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Short but still fun series closer

Narration quality was excellent, even though the story was a little short. Some of the scenes felt a little forced, but overall it was still an enjoyable read.

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Short but a fitting ending to the story

Title. Plus, I LOVE Suzy Jackson narrating the book. After listening to the Starsight trilogy in her voice, this just fits. She is a great voice for Bastille.

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excellent

my only quasi complaint is our lovely voice actress uses the same voices she uses in skyward series Bastille is Spensa (aka spin) and Draulin is general ironsides and more. now it's not to say these voices are bad it's just having listened to skyward series I can't help but jump back and forth in my mind well listening to this book. the only explanation I can give sort of like when I was younger I heard one of Tara Strong's characters on a TV and I couldn't help sit there trying to figure out where I knew that voice from. again let me reiterate there's nothing wrong with these voices it's just having listened to both books which are both very good I'm having some difficulty splitting the characters in my mind.

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Worth the wait

Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson have successfully matched the tone and enjoyment of the first five books in the series, this time written from Bastille’s point of view. I found all the mysteries and magic I expected as well as more than the usual navel gazing for the purpose of helping the young reader to understand the psychology of the characters and why they’re doing what they do. And this book needs it. We encounter our hero numb from grief, guilt and trauma, and Bastille helps him through it with patience and fair amount of punching and yelling. The other familiar characters are there but the focus of this novel is on Alcatraz and Bastille, their growing friendship and affection and their impossible but true abilities to get out of fantastical situations. I appreciated the fun of the meta-narration before each chapter.
This books meets all the criteria for successfully finishing the series, emotionally and technically.
I do wish, since this series is for young readers, that the characters were a little bit less sarcastic, with insults and jabs for the sake of humor. There are certainly a lot of heroic sacrifices, and expressions of friendship and confidence too. I sure enjoyed it. I hope you do too.

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Not worth the wait

This final chapter of the Alcatraz story is suspiciously reminiscent of trying to turn three paragraphs into a five-page college paper.
Instead of character development, we have deep monologues as Bastille explores new words and their meanings.
Luckily, the ending is so anti-climatic, instead of being sad the series is over, one finds themselves relieved that the torturous monologuing is finished.

The first few chapters of the book were engaging, vibrant and dynamic. Unfortunately, like fingerpaints that have been mixed together, it quickly fell into gray mush.

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sweet but short

An ok end to wrap up the series, but just too darn short. I wanted more of her kicking ass. Even considering that this story is true, I wish you would have made some more stuff up, Bastille! You are my hero! Forget that Alcatraz chump.
I always love the performance of this voice actor, no gripes there at all!

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Amazing!!!!!!

This book is amazing I have been waiting for this for so long and it was worth the wait this was strawsome

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good: spoilers to follow

Given the previous books description of Bastille I had expected her to be different. More fierce. I mean, I realize she's a princess and all but...still. princesses can kick a and take names too!