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Age of Iron Audiobook

Age of Iron: Iron Age Trilogy, Book 1

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Audible Editor Reviews

Age of Iron is book 1 in the hugely popular audiobook series Iron Age Trilogy by highly-acclaimed fantasy writer Angus Watson and narrated by English actor Sean Barrett. This spectacular series is a feast of iron-fuelled battles, evil, bloodshed and lust. Dug Sealskinner the travelling mercenary has joined forces with a child and a dangerously revengeful warrior to take on the entire army of King Zadar. They are unprepared and unarmed - death is imminent. The twists in this story are phenomenal and the writing is exceptional. This is a pulse-quickening saga where only dark magic holds the key to survival. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

Legends aren't born. They're forged.

Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary travelling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First, Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who's vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution.

Now Dug's on the wrong side of that thousands-strong army he hoped to join ­- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one rescued child, and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that's going to get them all killed.... It's a glorious day to die.

©2014 Angus Watson (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    Matt 23/10/2014
    Matt 23/10/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Refreshing take on fantasy."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Age of Iron to be better than the print version?

    I'm a great lover of audible and thought the narration by Sean Barrett really good. I haven't read the printed version but generally i find if the narrator paired with the book is good then i feel it adds extra enjoyment over any printed book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dug was a brilliant character and to me instantly likable. I found him to be funny and although a lot of the time he tried to stay out of trouble invariably he became the heroic savior....also I've never heard so much Badger related profanity in my life! Brilliant stuff!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Without giving too much away probably the inn scene when Dug meets Lowa.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Again not trying to give too much away probably Dugs love life and his attachment to spring.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the setting of Iron age Britain and the way Angus Watson managed to combine real history with fantasy fiction. This gave the story a rich and believable feel. Can't wait for the next book.

    I found it difficult after listening to the first two Raven's Shadow books to find something that held my attention. I am please to say this certainly did. The story moves along at a good pace, interesting character and some dark humor make this a must read if your looking for something to fill the space between Anthony Ryans next book....

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom 13/11/2014
    Leslie Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom 13/11/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "caught me up, could not stop listening until end"
    Would you listen to Age of Iron again? Why?

    yes, very gripping


    What other book might you compare Age of Iron to, and why?

    not so much another book as another author/ books, it has the feel and style of D Gemmell... but stands out on its own, very good


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    all the book


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed it all


    Any additional comments?

    fantastic listen

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 26/03/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "historical fiction meets gritty fantasy"

    Really enjoyed it, kept me gripped from start to finish. Interestingly combines the historical fact with the beliefs of the time, resulting in an Abercrombie style gritty fantastical darkness.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J. Wilshaw UK 01/01/2015
    J. Wilshaw UK 01/01/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    This story is quite captivating couldn't wait for the next chapter it's a bit gorey in places but we'll written so doesn't dwel on it. I love the reader he has the perfect accent for the plot I could listen to him all day. Well worth the long dog walks!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    graham plymouth, United Kingdom 12/11/2014
    graham plymouth, United Kingdom 12/11/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "a good yarn"

    Sean Barrett is without doubt a fabulous narrator so I feel most books he reads will usually be enjoyable. The story is good and I will definitely get part two when it is out. Dug is a fine character and there is an equally good supporting cast of characters. it's a typical road movie of revenge and mishap that chugs along at a comfortable pace. The historical notes have been kept in at the end which is helpful for me as like that sort of thing--if you tend to enjoy Bernard Cornwells Saxon or Arthur books, or a bit of Game of Thrones fantasy and are looking for a new tale, I reckon you will like this too-if you don't just send it back

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    LCH15 17/01/2015
    LCH15 17/01/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Age of Iron...Steel Yourself!"

    An action packed, well written fictional glimpse (includes a few oo, er moments) into a bygone age with colourful characters brought to life by the exceptional narration skills of Mr Sean Barrett. So glad this is a trilogy...can't wait to read more! Cleaning the house has never been more fun...thanks Audible. :)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 10/12/2014
    Mr 10/12/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Good listen"
    If you could sum up Age of Iron in three words, what would they be?

    Surprisingly a good read / listen , normally I go for Roman fiction so it was good to hear a story about Britain before the Roman invasion , now waiting for the rest of the series


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. R. Murray 19/01/2015
    Mr. R. Murray 19/01/2015 Member Since 2015

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    "Wasn't expecting too much, but"

    This was a really good production and story.

    Some great characters in a interesting storyline.

    Bring on the next two

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    Me At Home 17/09/2014
    Me At Home 17/09/2014
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    "Good book, excellent narrator"
    If you could sum up Age of Iron in three words, what would they be?

    worth listening to


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character Dug is very likeable


    What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Good characterisation and clear diction made it a please to listen to


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    Ian C Dando 23/04/2015
    Ian C Dando 23/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "A ripping yarn!"

    Dug is instantly likeable - an interesting insight into a period that not alot is known about. Lowa and, especially Spring are fascinating characters. A great story, brilliantly narrated. Now anxious to listen to the second in the trilogy. I highly recommend this audiobooks.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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