Memory, Sorrow & Thorn
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  • 1
    The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 1 | Tad Williams

    The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    The beloved first novel in Tad Williams' classic fantasy series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, first published in 1988 and now available as an unabridged audiobook for the first time. Kitchen-boy Simon is bored, restless and 14 years old - a dangerous combination. It seems, however, that his life has just taken a turn for the better when he's apprenticed to his castle's resident wizard.

    You'll need a little patience for this one

    If you want fast-paced action, keep well clear.

    Listening through a bank holiday's DIY project, I can confirm that paint does indeed dry fast..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 September 2016 by Robyn (Malmesbury, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Stone of Farewell: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 2 | Tad Williams

    Stone of Farewell: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    The stunning second novel in Tad Williams' classic fantasy series, Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, set in the fantasy world of Osten Ard. Following a brutal civil war, Osten Ard has been crushed under the rule of the two villainous High Kings. A single hope remains: if the rebels can find the three swords of legend - Memory, Sorrow and Thorn - they might be able to bring the Storm King and evil King Elias down. Once but a humble kitchen boy, Simon is now Simon Snowlock, dragonslayer and bearer of the mythical sword Thorn.

    Still trotting pace, not a gallop

    It's so difficult for me to review these books. I'm trying hard not to be overly critical because the pace doesn't quite suit me.

    This is sl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 November 2016 by Robyn (Malmesbury, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    To Green Angel Tower, Part 1: Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3 | Tad Williams

    To Green Angel Tower, Part 1: Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    Part one of the epic conclusion to Tad Williams' classic fantasy series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, set in the fantasy world of Osten Ard. In order for the Storm King to cement his power over Osten Ard, he must find and defeat the rebel forces massing against him. But the rebels, led by the exiled Prince Josua, have rallied at the Stone of Farewell and are ready to fight the Storm King with every power they can muster.

    Action packed tale.

    Love Tad williams books, this is my all time favourite. Narrator has really bought this book to life. Highly recommend

    Reviewed on 09 December 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 4
    To Green Angel Tower, Part 2: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 4 | Tad Williams

    To Green Angel Tower, Part 2: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    In order for the Storm King to cement his power over Osten Ard, he must find and defeat the rebel forces massing against him. But the rebels, led by the exiled Prince Josua, have rallied at the Stone of Farewell and are ready to fight the Storm King with every power they can muster. The key to their victory lies in finding the third sword of legend, Memory - but the sword has been lost for ages. Lost, that is, until Simon Snowlock realises that he knows exactly where the sword is and how to recover it.

    The End of a Long and Winding Road.

    Yes, and I have since I read this series thirty years ago. A great set of believable characters in a brilliantly described world.

    Reviewed on 27 March 2017 by Farniboy (Wirral, UK)
  • 4.5
    The Heart of What Was Lost: A Novel of Osten Ard | Tad Williams

    The Heart of What Was Lost: A Novel of Osten Ard

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    The world was nearly destroyed, but now knows hope again. At the end of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Ineluki the Storm King, an undead spirit of horrifying, demonic power, came within moments of stopping Time itself and obliterating humankind. He was defeated by a coalition of mortal men and women joined by his own deathless descendants, the Sithi. In the wake of the Storm King's fall, Ineluki's loyal minions, the Norns, retreat north to Nakkiga, an ancient citadel which holds a priceless artefact....

    Another great Osten Ard Novel

    I haven't read the printed version as I love Andrew Wincott's narration of the MS&T series. It was fabulous

    Reviewed on 10 January 2017 by Sheila (London, United Kingdom)
  • 5

    The Witchwood Crown: Book One of The Last King of Osten Ard

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs)
    • By Tad Williams
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    The Witchwood Crown continues the story of Simon, servant boy made king, and his queen, Miriamele, 30 years after the events of the concluding part of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. In To Green Angel Tower, the might of the Storm King was conquered by the League of the Scroll. Now new troubles have come to the kingdom of Osten Ard, a world where humans, Norns and the Sithi can live in peace for only a little time before war raises its head....

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