• The Memory of Babel

  • The Mirror Visitor Quartet, Book 3
  • By: Christelle Dabos
  • Narrated by: Emma Fenney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (267 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After two years and seven months biding her time on Anima, her home ark, it is finally time to act, to put what she has discovered in the Book of Faruk to use. Under an assumed identity, Ophelia travels to Babel, a cosmopolitan and thoroughly modern ark that is the jewel of the universe. Will her talent as a reader suffice to avoid being lured into a deadly trap by her ever more fearful adversaries? Will she ever see Thorn, her betrothed, again?

©2020 Christelle Dabos (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Weak link in the series

The first two books in this series are wonderful: a unique premise, fast-paced, many and diverse characters, multiple story lines, humor, affection, and unexpected turns. This third volume does not live up to its predecessors. There are almost no characters other than Ophelia. The story is slow and not particularly engaging. It's missing color and and verve, humor, and true affection between characters. Ophelia does find Thorn, but they are unable to connect emotionally. I still believe Thorn is either autistic or has Asperger's Syndrome. The search for God is necessary to the story arc but has become boring. Will I buy the next volume? Yes, based on the merits of the first two books. Will I buy a fifth volume? We'll see. It's time to wrap up this series.

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And WHAT A Memorable time in Babel!

I absolutely hands down loved this story. Christelle Dabos has outdone her previous books And has once again astounded sounded my passions for reading out the door.
The story starts with us coming back and recapping the events of the the missing of the Claire DE lune. You definitely feel the pain you felt when that story had ended Was it's cliff hanger leaving so many unanswered question. This story Made all of the characters grow exponentially. My favorite part… Spoilers here… is When you get the satisfaction of certain characters reuniting in this story. When Ophelia 1st began her journey in the mirror visitor series she was very naive very naive she was very Annoying at times because of that naivety.
This story is about Ophelia resolving Some of her issues that she has come to conflict with in the last 2 books. You get some answers about What's important through the story and also the climax in the delivery of it was very suave.
The ending of this book will leave you satisfied enough until the storm of echoes comes out. I am so excited to read the next volume. The narrator was phenomenal throughout the whole journey from book one to book 3.

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Delightful

I love how this series is a blend of mystery, fantasy, and awkward love story. I only regret that I have to wait for more. Truly an enjoyable listening experience.

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Love this series!

Dabos' third book, and it just keeps getting better and better! Excellent narration which really gives character to each person.

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Slowest Burn

So so good!! I love seining the progression of Ophelia and Thorn. Amazing. Beautiful.

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Still don’t get the hype

This is book 3 of 4 and I sincerely don’t understand the hype yet. I’m only listening still as a curiosity. I’m waiting to see if the final book comes together with one huge climax.

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Another great book!

Just like the first two books. This book was just a great. I'm so excited for the next book.

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amazing book and performance

I loved this, best world ever. the narrator really makes you live in the book.

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NEED....MORE!!!!

Fantastic story. Hard to follow if you're not paying attention, but these are the novels I live for!!!!

The voice actor is phenomenal. You know they're doing their job when you forget it's one person playing all characters!

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loved it, all of it

I loved everything about this continuation of this series. the writing is just beautiful and well thought out. the relationship between our love birds gives me butterflies butterflies I fall for thorn more and more the big oaf. please hurry with the next book!!

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  • Elle
  • 02-25-21

Story is great, but I'm hating the narrator

still haven't finished the book, but I will very soon. the story is great, I read the first two books in two weeks and decided to try the audiobook for the third to listen while sewing. I have to say I'm hating the accents done by the narrator. as an italian, I feel very annoyed every time Mediana speaks. the accent feels very unnecessary, too strong, almost like a caricature.

it is very off putting and it's a shame, it's ruining a great book for me.

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  • Ivana
  • 02-05-21

Love this book, can't wait for the fourth!

The story line of the series is interesting, new, one might say quirky. Love the mix of mystery, fantasy, romance and humor. This book is not as good as the first too, it's slower and the love story feels unrealistic, forced even. Usually there is lots of quirky characters and a bit of humor, almosr like caricatures, however this books lacks this, as it focuses on the main character Ophelia. The narrator is the best part of the experience, she is a delight to listen to and truly makes the characters feel alive, discerning different accents and voices, I love her work on these books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-19-20

Brilliant series

Looking forward to book 4, very well written and love the narrator. Hope book 4 comes soon!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-21

tiktok brought me here

ok all booktokers..
i started the series slow then speed read the 2nd then struggled the first half of this one but eow does it pick up. really unique storyline with lots of running varibles and plots interwoven into an intricate world

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-21

Fantastic

Have loved this book. Ophelia and Thorns adventure gets you pulled into the story making you feel as you are part of it. Have loved all 3 books and can't wait for the 4th.