Shattered Sea
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  • 1
    Half a King: Shattered Sea, Book 1 | Joe Abercrombie

    Half a King: Shattered Sea, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Ben Elliot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (529)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (490)

    Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.

    Great stuff

    This is supposed to be Abercrombie for the young adult market. Well this "older adult" is quite happy with it too!

    Not quite as gritty as th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 September 2014 by Robyn (SWINDON, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Half the World: Shattered Sea, Book 2 | Joe Abercrombie

    Half the World: Shattered Sea, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Ben Elliot
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (425)

    Sometimes a girl is touched by mother war. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior Fate traps her in the schemes - and on the ship - of the deep-cunning minister Father Yarvi. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit.

    Exceptional Abercrombie, as expected !!!!

    Fantastic second book in the series, Joe Abercrombie's breadth of imagination is overwhelming, the fictional characters come to life as do all the ci..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 February 2015 by terry ()
  • 3
    Half a War: Shattered Sea, Book 3 | Joe Abercrombie

    Half a War: Shattered Sea, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Ben Elliot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (293)

    A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly imagined world from Sunday Times best-selling author Joe Abercrombie. Words are weapons. Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. She must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge if she is to reclaim her birthright.

    Not his usual Genius

    I know this was aimed at young adults but even at that it was a very predictable storyline with overly childlike narration. Ben Elliot is a disastrous..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 July 2015 by Brian (NEWRY, United Kingdom)