• The Blade's Memory

  • Dragon Blood, Book 5
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (3,649 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ridge, Sardelle, and their comrades may have rescued Tolemek's sister and freed the dragon, but trouble awaits at home.

The king is missing, a secret organization is hunting sorcerers, and the capital is more vulnerable than ever to enemy attack. Worst of all, at least from Ridge's point of view, someone put that jackass Colonel Therrik in charge of the flier battalion.

Ridge and his allies have a lot of problems to fix, but they can't show their faces in the capital without being arrested or shot. This time it's going to take a lot more than magic to save the country.

©2015 Lindsay Buroker (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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love!

I absolutely love this series and am very sad the next 4 are not on audible! the 2 novellas 5.5 and 7.5, and the novels 6 and 7. The narrator is by far my favorite narrator. She does such an amazing job bringing the books to life!

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Who has Dragon Blood?

Book 5 in the Dragon Blood series was the best so far. I have become vested in the characters after so many adventures, and I am still interested in following them. That is a good sign that the story is intriguing. Buroker has developed a world where there used to be magic, sorcery, and dragons; yet, most people don't believe in magic at all. Creating a strong, charming and apparently gorgeous (but not conceited at all) who was open-minded with a strong sense of fairness was a good way to introduce a beautiful sorceress into the story. Each novel introduces new characters while building on the previous ones, all while there are mysteries everywhere.

Caitlin Davis does a fantastic job narrating the story and her ability to create excellent voices for all of the characters - and there are many - both male and female. It is easy to decipher who is speaking and her choices enhance the experience of the story. I'm pretty picky with my credits, and I have used them on these. That means I would recommend this series, and this book is the best so far.

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Floating City

This was another great book in the series. I was hoping a little bit more of the title to do justice to the book, but it didn't pan out how I thought. With the addition of another soulblade, even though it didn't seem sentient, I kind of hoped it would be, even if a little bit, and it would have had some memories, since it seemed older than the original soulblade full of snark that we know, but it didn't. I was a little disappointed there, but this book was fantastic. I loved the characters, the tension, and the plot. Another great book to the series.

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ONE battle down

I am enjoying the DragonBlood series as a whole. This book seemed to have less content and moved much slower than the previous ones. I was also expecting to hear more about Tylee and the dragon, but didn't. On the plus side The battles were exciting and the light humor filled every page. We have been introduced to a new sorceress and sword, gotten rid of a few minor antagonists and learned more about our real enemy. I am looking forward to see how all the loose ends wind into the next book. I am enjoy Caitlin Davies various voices that make the story live.

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This fifth book in the Dragon Blood series miss awesome!

This fifth book in the Dragon Blood series is awesome! The cast of characters are so interesting and the settings are beautifully described. Lindsay Buroker is a master story teller! Caitlin Davies performance and narration are outstanding. She really knows how to bring the characters to life. Now on to Audible to purchase the rest of the series.

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Love the series

I have been both reading and listening to the series and love it. Can’t wait for the rest of the series.

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Fantastic fun!

If you love action, adventure, fantasy, romance and great characters then you are going to LOVE "Blade's Memory"! The story is very engaging with excellent character developement. The performance by Caitlin Davies is fabulous and draws you in. I love the entire Dragon Blood series and recommend them very highly!

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AWESOME Series

I really enjoyed listening to this book in the series the narrator is very good at experiencing the author ideas and giving voices to the characters. Can't wait to continuing to listening to more in this series and see what is about to happen next.

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good story

story was good. the narrator needs work! I think the books would come alive with a different narrator.

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Must read

Lindsay is a must read Author. She knows how to keep your interest with an excellent story line and characters that are not only believable but action filled

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  • JonnyOnTheSpot
  • 11-27-21

Performance ruins it.

Can’t for the life of me understand why this performance / reading got the go ahead. There’s almost no acknowledgement of punctuation with pauses and emphasis seemingly random. I’m still not convinced it isn’t a computer generated voice. Anyway - read the book if the subject is your thing - I bought the books for my mum as I enjoyed the story and warmed to the characters but the experience was utterly spoiled by the narrator.

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  • Amy Clapham
  • 10-12-21

love it

not what I usually read but it's got a taste of everything that makes a fantasy story , listened to the first five books back to back, makes me wish I'd picked up the paperbacks when I saw them in my local bookshop

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  • Mrs. M. Freeman
  • 09-23-21

looking forward to the rest of the books

loved this book building on the characters in the previous books, though you can easily miss the appearance of the dragon the swords were great.

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  • A Williams
  • 09-03-21

Good as the others

Now on to the next book as I am hoping to learn more about the dragon.

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  • karen maltby
  • 08-04-22

good listen

love following the lives of the characters onwards to the next installment to see what happens

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  • Doncaster Belle
  • 07-30-22

Great story

another wonderful Dragons Blood story! yes at the start the narration seems a bit flat but as the story unfolds and different character voices are all spoken you will realise how great this is read.
can't wait to hear the next story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-22

Jaxi needs love

This is a good series so far but I hope Jaxi gets more appreciated because she is the best character in the series. She reminds me of Saphira from Eragon and I love her personality.

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  • Amelia
  • 04-25-22

The Story Continues

Once again this book is filled with drama, adventure, humour and the characters I have come to know so well. Another step in their journey and I can't wait to see what happens next - already downloaded the next one!

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  • Nitin
  • 04-14-22

Yet another good story in the series

Loved the continuation of the story. Absolutely liked the narrator, particularly voice of Jacksey. Over all, quick to the next book.

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  • Glenese
  • 03-26-22

Great addition

enjoyed this segment of the series.
this narrator was awful 😖 😱 😨 I'm sorry but it was just robotic and plain terrible. but if you can get past the awful narration then u enjoy the book it self.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 10-30-18

We always like to root for the underdog.

This is a surprising story, as it unravels. The lowly subjects are ready to lay their lives on the line to ensure that the country they call home, remains free.
I also admire the author's ability to make the tenderness between the two main characters shine through, as with the affection of the band of flyers.
Other books extrude lust, where this one seeps with love and affection. That is true penmanship, in my opinion.
The narrator's voice modulation, in some scenes, alone with the individuals voice characteristics, also adds to a very enjoyable experience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-21

Love Love Love the Dragonbloud Series

I love this series, I love it's performance, read and pefomed really well, and the story line is amazing

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-11-21

brilliant

Caitlin Davies does a remarkable job voicing this book, her different voices rarely falter so you always know who you're listening to. good expression and speed, very enjoyable.
A great continuation of the series, probably not a book that would be as engaging without having read the previous. The characters are complex, believable, flawed, and you get to know them without getting bored with too much detail.

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  • Hayley
  • 06-24-22

Looooove

Another book to keep me listening for what happens next! I love the voice of the last who reads these too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-19-22

can't fault it

another great one in the series I couldn't stop listening and still thinking about it even after I finished it a day ago.

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  • Tigerfly
  • 11-08-21

I’m enjoying this series

I was moved to mention however a growing irritation with the clipped precise narration that sounds really unnatural in places and by this fifth book, has really begun to grate on my subconscious. She does well with all the voices tho and overall I’m really enjoying this series.

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  • michael welch
  • 02-25-19

its a good series

i do enjoy this series, its got the right amount of action, plot and eye brow wiggling moments that make for a good read etc

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-18

Emotional

This book 5 of Dragon Blood was so gripping . I couldn't stop listening. My heart was in my throat.
So much happing.
I recommend you listen to it. Plus I also recommend the rest of this series.

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  • Lynette Wakley
  • 12-16-17

Dragon Blood series

I loved the book and the continuing story and can't wait to hear the next in the series

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  • Nina crause
  • 10-08-16

Best one yet!

This story got better as the books progressed and book 5 has been my favourite so far. I was disappointed in this book that there were a few characters that were introduced but not fully developed or resolved, author didn't seem to go anywhere with them, or explanation on some pivotal characters at the conclusion of the book were missing. The narrator still was annoying with the s l o w n e s s of her chapter announcements and some of her words were reminiscent of computer generated speech. All together I did like the story and it was enjoyable to listen too.