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  • Red Country

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626

Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she's going to have to return to her bad old ways if she's ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old friends and enemies

  • By Matt on 23-12-12

Must read!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-16

Excellent story, masterful performance deliciously sarcastic. Once you start this story you are hooked. read and enjoy.

  • Sharp Ends

  • Stories from the World of the First Law
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Joe Abercrombie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh it is F**king good stuff!

  • By Martin on 05-06-16

A good listen, but not a whole story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-16

I like Joe Abercrombie's work, the First Law series is great, complemented by a magnificent performance by Steven Pacey. I thoroughly recommend them all. A delightful mix of light and dark, edge of your seat drama and laugh out loud humour with a generous helping of emotional pathos. I cared for the characters who were more than the one dimensional creatures of other works. I found they were strangely likeable, even if their actions were not, even when they were not likeable, they felt real. All that said, this particular book was more an extension to the previous books than a stand alone work, nice to catch up with some old friends, but not enough to make firm new ones, with a few exceptions.

  • Enchantress

  • Evermen Saga, Book 1
  • By: James Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

Ella and her brother, Miro, are orphans, their parents killed long ago in the ongoing struggle against the mad Emperor. From the day Ella witnesses an enchanter using his talents to save Miro from drowning, she knows what she wants to be. But the elite Academy of Enchanters expects tuition fees and knowledge. Determined, Ella sells flowers and studies every book she can. Meanwhile, Miro dreams of becoming one of the world's finest swordsmen, wielding his nation's powerful enchanted weapons in defense of his homeland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than mediocre, less than brilliant

  • By Frances on 21-06-15

Good imaginative story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-15

Well narrated, good story and I liked some characters and hated others, I cared. and am looking forward to the other books.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • The Daylight War: Demon Trilogy, Book 3

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 26 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

On the night of a new moon all shadows deepen. Humanity has 30 days to prepare for the next demon attack, but one month is scarcely enough time to train a village to defend themselves, let alone an entire continent caught in the throes of civil war. Arlen Bales understands the coreling threat better than anyone. Born ordinary, the demon plague has shaped him into a weapon so powerful he has been given the unwanted title of saviour, and attracted the attention of deadly enemies both above and below ground.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • OH NO!!

  • By Nik on 27-02-13

Good story, shame about the end

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

As the third in a trilogy you must read it, but it’s not as strong as the first two. In addition, the narrator was changed giving an american accent to the characters changing the whole feel of the story. However, the story made me forgive this sudden change and was carrying me along with it, building nicely to a climax. Then, there is was, the end. Sudden termination of three books worth of building, without the numerous loose ends being tied up and the main story being left unfinished, if it were not number three in a trilogy I'd be waiting for the next book, shame.

If you’ve listened to books by Peter V. Brett before, how does this one compare?

The first two books are excellent and I would definitely recommend them, great performance and story, investigating interesting ideas and expanding interesting characters. The performance and story were very good, colourful and thorough enjoyable, leading to a much anticipated finale.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Hard work for the narrator when the characters and style of the story had been set by the previous narrator

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Wise Man's Fear (Part Two)

  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,608

Part Two of The Wise Man’s Fear Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The problem with a trilogy...

  • By Robyn on 03-02-13

A wise man's choice!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-13

What an excellent book! low don't n normally write reviews, but this book deserves the effort. It is the best book I have come across so far, a believable story with characters well rounded, in addition, it is narrated extremely well. In regard to the plot, I found myself laughing at, and getting annoyed with the characters and plot twists, and generally becoming totally immersed in the story. It is imaginative and creative, a rich world is centred within this story, full of wonderful discoveries. There is a problem with it and its sister book (The Name of the Wind), the third book of the trilogy its still unwritten. Highly recommended!