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  • The Legend of Deathwalker

  • Drenai, Book 7
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

For centuries the tribes of the Nadir have suffered under the despotic tyranny of their Gothir overlords. Disunited and distrustful of one another, the tribes await the coming of a Messianic warlord, who will unite them against the oppressors. Into this swirling, chaotic landscape come three men who will change the fate of the continent.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superb book, technical issue though

  • By Mr. J. Ambler on 29-10-17

Wonderful listen

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

I think I love this story best of all the Druss tales, I laughed (a lot), I gritted my teeth quite a bit, felt anxious and grieved. This is a fair ride with the emotions. After having listened to the other Druss stories I felt like he was someone I knew, liked and very much respected. I have also grown extremely fond of Druss's pal Seben who is every bit as endearing a character as Druss is but so opposite and hilarious. Another top notch story from the Master of this genre.
Cannot fault the narrator, Sean Barrett is utterly brilliant in bringing David Gemmell's characters to life. I'm so glad SB was given these books to narrate.
If you haven't listened to this book, get it, you won't be disappointed.

  • The King Beyond the Gate

  • Drenai, Book 2
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

A century has passed since the heroic defence of Dros Delnoch. But the people of the Drenai face a new terror: a mad emperor kept in power by two forces of unsurpassed evil. The Joinings are werebeasts of awesome power. The Dark Templars are warrior-priests whose fighting skills are without equal. Against them the Drenai face certain defeat. One man, an outsider hated by the Drenai for his Nadir blood and despised by the Nadir for his Drenai ancestry, sets out to bring down the emperor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Of Might and Magic!

  • By Simon on 01-07-17

Superb

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Another superb listen. I'd award it more than five stars if I could. The narrator delivers the story with brilliance, I think he must be a David Gemmell fan from his enthusiasm of the rendition. SUPERB - the perfect marriage!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

  • Drenai, Book 6
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 394

Druss. The Legend. Saviour of Skeln Pass. Protector of Dros Delnoch. The most famous - and dreaded - of Drenai's heroes. But before all men knew Druss, he was a young husband, hewing tress instead of men - most of the time - and held in check by his beloved wife, Rowena. When she is stolen by slavers, Druss becomes a killing machine intent on only one thing: Rowena's return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ever listen

  • By Martha Alice Wolfgang on 15-08-17

Best ever listen

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

Legend is brilliant, The Chronicles of Druss surpasses it in my opinion, this has to be the best book I've ever listened to. I've read all of David Gemmell's books and proudly own a considerable amount of first editions signed by the great author but nothing compares to the exhilarating life Sean Barrett brings in his reading of them. I am blown away by the listening experience. I will be buying them all. Highly recommended, I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Legend

  • Drenai, Book 1
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907

Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Legends and Sagas!

  • By Simon on 26-06-17

Five star story

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

Reviewed: 29-07-17

At long last Audible have discovered the genius of David Gemmell and I am ecstatic to be able to listen to his totally engaging stories in this format. The narrator delivers the story with great depth of feeling; one of the best narrators I've ever listened to and indeed one of the world's top notch author's. I can't wait to start the next book as Sean Barrett is narrating all of David Gemmell's brilliant books. As I write only a few have been released with more due out in the future, something truly lovely to look forward to. I won't go into the material of the story in case I spoil it for anyone, suffice it to say think of Helms Deep with far more elevated themes. It is one riveting read.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ship of Destiny

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 33 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

The dragon Tintaglia has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit navigates the acid flow of the Rain Wild River in a decomposing boat, accompanied by the Satrap Cosgo and his Companion Kekki. Against hope, a ship appears in the alien waters, but does it mean rescue, or a further nightmare, for Malta? In ruined Bingtown, the citizens are at war against the Chalcedean mercenaries besieging the harbour.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant!

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-03-15

Engrossing throughout

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

Reviewed: 20-05-17

The three books collectively titled The Liveship Trader's are my favourite by Robin Hobb. They make engrossing reading throughout and are not to be missed, a brilliant satisfying read. The narrator handles the myriad of characters with great skill.

  • The Mad Ship

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 33 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

Althea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by the pirate ‘King’ Kennit and is acquiring a keen bloodlust. Bingtown becomes embroiled in a violent political upheaval against the corrupt Jamaillian leader, while the fading fortunes of the Vestrit family lead Malta deeper into the magical secrets of the mysterious Rain Wilds Traders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the story, not sure about the narration

  • By Kusameh on 13-04-13

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

Robin Hobb at her best - narrator delivers the story brilliantly - couldn't stop listening - totally enjoyed - definitely recommend

  • The King's Buccaneer

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Set 10 years after the events in Prince of the Blood, this book is a remarkable adventure of mystery and magic. In Amos Trask's ship, Prince Nicholas and Squire Harry set sail for a friendly visit to Uncle Martin in Crydee. But while the two are guests in Crydee, disaster strikes. Nicholas, third son of Prince Arutha, is a gifted youngster, but sheltered by life at his father's court in Krondor. To learn more of the world outside the palace walls, Nicholas and his squire, Harry, set sail for pastoral Crydee, where Arutha grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic tale

  • By redfeend on 27-11-16

Superb listen

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

Reviewed: 22-02-17

I just want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is not only an outstanding story but Peter Joyce delivers it like no other narrator could.
I would definitely recommend this book narrated by Peter Joyce.

  • Forest Mage

  • The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Barlow
  • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

The second book in the brand-new trilogy from the author of the Tawny Man trilogy, following on from the best-selling Shaman’s Crossing. The King's Cavalla Academy has been ravaged by the Speck plague. The disease has decimated the ranks of both cadets and instructors, and even the survivors remain sickly. Many have been forced to relinquish their military ambitions and return to their families to face lives of dependency and disappointment. As the Academy infirmary empties, Cadet Nevare Burvelle also prepares to journey home, to attend his brother Rosse's wedding.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • plot extruded to ludicrous length!

  • By KatyJ on 19-12-16

Superb listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-16

Absolutely engrossing story which draws you in and has you on edge right the way through. I particularly liked the narrator who I thought very much suited the voice of the main character. Jonathan Barlow is a pleasure to listen to. Coupled with the genius of Robin Hobb's work what more could a listener ask for - an absolute pleasure.