First Law
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  • 1
    The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One | Joe Abercrombie

    The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2110)
    Performance
    (1689)
    Story
    (1688)

    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

    Excellent book, superbly narrated

    I very much enjoyed this book.

    I dont read such Mediaeval fantasy series as a rule. I would guess that the fantasy backdrop, the struct..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 August 2010 by Tom (West Wickham, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Before They Are Hanged: The First Law: Book Two | Joe Abercrombie

    Before They Are Hanged: The First Law: Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1693)
    Performance
    (1346)
    Story
    (1342)

    Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons, the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone his elite forces. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta.

    An EXCELLENT trilogy, BRILLIANTLY narrated

    An excellent audiobook brilliantly narrated.

    This is the second book in Joe Abercrombie's 'First Law' trilogy and it is important to read..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 August 2010 by Tom (West Wickham, United Kingdom)
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    Last Argument of Kings: The First Law: Book Three | Joe Abercrombie

    Last Argument of Kings: The First Law: Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1600)
    Performance
    (1281)
    Story
    (1272)

    The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it's going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there's only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It's time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

    I miss it already.

    Just finished the 3rd in the First Law Trilogy. Where do i go now? Dammit but that was good. Didn't Adams have 5 books in his Hitch Hickers trilogy? H..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 September 2011 by John (Co Mayo, Ireland)