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  • The Elfor One

  • The Code Series, Book 3
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Colin Morgan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (417 ratings)

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The Elfor One

By: R. R. Haywood
Narrated by: Colin Morgan
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Summary

The thrilling conclusion to R. R. Haywood’s epic Code Trilogy.

After years of confinement in the squalor of the Worldship Humility’s lower decks, the Elfors are finally free. But freedom comes at a cost and as the Elfors spill through the rest of the ship they are met with open hostility. Tit-for-tat killings and assaults spread throughout the ship and Captain Helga Sveinsson is in danger of losing control. 

Yet the chaos on board is nothing to the real danger facing Helga, Zhang, Sam, Yasmine and the others. They are still in possession of the code which contains critical information: the location of a habitable planet. A new home for the last of humanity. That knowledge is power and there are people who will stop at nothing to have it.

For 120 years The Six have ruled the fleet from the shadows, controlling finance, raw materials, construction, clothing, food, water–everything. Now they have decided to flex their muscles, and those they cannot bribe they will destroy. Nobody can stand against them. 

But an Elforist never backs down from a fight, and this time the stake is the future of all humanity...

©2021 R. R. Haywood (P)2022 Audible, Ltd

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Token Wokeness

Feels like the points made are forced, cringey at times, disappointing that the promise and charm of the first book isn't continued

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Progressive decline

First book was the best, by the third was a just a mess. The story didn't have a real pay off for a trilogy with a cliff hanger that you don't care about. Either it's been left as a window to another series (which I will not be wasting my time on) or it was supposed to leave you wanting more. Wish the story telling went back to the first book.

The narrative of the characters became dull and unrealistic, I'd love to know how many times crazy Yassi, Wild Yassi was said through the three books, I'm sure it would fill a couple of pages.

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Fast paced from the off.

The story is fast paced from the off with no real let up of pace throughout. It kept me entertained whilst on my daily commute.

Colin Morgan did another great job narrating, giving life and humour to each character.

As with all the books in the series, the language is explicit, which isn't always to my taste, but I still enjoy the stories.

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Amazing

Again Richard has done it again
How he does it again and again .
I’ve literally listened to every book he’s done and this book made me laugh nearly cry .
Every chapter and every character is different but it’s kept me on the edge off my seat .
Colin Morgan is amazing so funny and how he has brought ever character to a individual is amazing
Well done Richard please make this into a film and hurry and write more
Thank you

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A total blast loved it

So sad to come to the end of this set of books (well I think it is) loved every minute of all 3 books great story superb characters.. and my sort of humour. Thank you

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Brilliant

Really enjoyed all three books. Thought the characters were amazing. Didn’t want it to end. Narrator was amazing.

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a great series of books.

A great conclusion to the series. A refreshing take on sci Fi genre. the narration was excellent and audio quality great. the sign of a good audio book is when you fly through it.

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Perfection

We need more jassie, Sam and the L4s great story great author great narrator more please

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Disappointing (SPOILERS)

For 90% of the book nothing really happens. Code, what stolen code!!? It's barely mentioned for most of the book. Instead, pages and pages are dedicated to an out-of-left-field romance between Kristie (sp?) and Yassi (sp?). Another chapter spent describing Sam's er, lonely act of love. How Colin Morgan ever got through this drivel is a testament to his professionalism and awesome narration. He once again delivers such a great performance that the book sounds a thousand times better than the shallow offering it is.
Character development has always been a weak point for this trilogy. In the first book there was the core centre of four main characters who were at times 2-dimensional - but likeable, worth investing in, In Book 3, Sven and particularly Janey (who is mentioned perhaps 4 times) are almost non-existent. They take a backseat to new people who are hastily introduced and who we have had no time to build up a connection to. The finale is crammed into the last chapter or two - it's rushed, anti-climatic and disappointing.
The end result is a very poor story that is elevated to greatness by Colin Morgan.

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Disappointing

loved the first two books, this feels like it was written by someone else. 20 chapters in and I'm calling it a day.

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  • Samuel Warren
  • 22-11-22

Best one yet👌

I was back and forth between 4 and 5 stars for this book but decided I'd go with 5 cus i really did enjoy the story and it had a great ending. The issue i have is the dialog, same as with the 2 previous books. Haywood tends to continually repeat things over and over which can get a tad annoying but not so much where i think it should affect the rating. The dialog between his characters is sometimes a little corney as well but honestly not as bad in this one as the previous 2 so i decided on giving it a soft 5. I think this story really grew into itself and by this point in the series it was at a fever pitch and the author really brought it home in the end. I really enjoyed it. By the last line in the book though it seems to have been left open for a continuation of the series. I hope he does continue it cus I'm definitely invested by this point.

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  • mike
  • 03-12-22

What a trilogy!

What a trilogy, what a writer. Beautiful exciting story by an incredibly talented author.
Read it or listen to it but either way, experience it. Was expertly narrated which as a reader of the first two, took a minute to adjust but enjoyed the various voices. R.R. Haywood has shown over and over that he's a born writer with a vivid imagination and vast library which brings you into the action and comradory like nothing else. He's a sure bet!

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  • KGraner
  • 28-11-22

Love these characters

Another great installment of this series. A fast paced story with great characters. the spot on narration really brought the story to life.

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  • Kara
  • 24-11-22

Favorite SciFi

I have eaten up every bit of these 3 stories. Well performed and hilarious too.

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  • summermeadow
  • 22-11-22

Code Series

I absolutely loved this trilogy. It hit all the wants you should read these books.

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  • Loeken
  • 21-11-22

wonderful story

the story and performance are once again top-notch. I hope there is room for one more story, but I would be satisfied if it ended here.

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  • Jonathan Scolamiero
  • 15-11-22

Really, politics?

Literally dropped halfway through because of the author’s intense need to deliver a treatise on their personal politics. Poorly timed.

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  • Linda Simons
  • 11-11-22

loved this series!

loved the story the characters the location, take time to read it, I want more

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  • Stephen Tillia
  • 09-11-22

Flippin worth the credit

This series is fantastic!!!! Colin Morgan is beyond talented with his narration, brings every character to life! Can't wait to listen to this series again.

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  • Alina
  • 08-11-22

Wtf cliffhanger!?

There better be another one because wtf was that ending !?!?!? I am so mad you’re making me wait to find out what happens next 🤬