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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Memories of Ice: The Malazan Book of the Fallen 3 by Steven Erikson, read by Ralph Lister. 

The ravaged continent of Genabackis has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a fanatical tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all who fail to heed the Word of its elusive prophet, the Pannion Seer. 

In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Dujek Onearm's Host and the Bridgeburners, ­each now outlawed by the Empress alongside their enemies of old, including the grim forces of Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, and his Tiste Andii, and the Rhivi people of the Plains. 

But more ancient clans, too, are gathering. As if in answer to some primal summons, the massed ranks of the undead, T'lan Imass, have risen. For it would seem something altogether darker and more malign threatens the very substance of this world. The Warrens are poisoned, and rumours abound of the Crippled God, now unchained and intent on a terrible revenge.... 

Marking the return of many favourite characters from Gardens of the Moon and introducing a host of remarkable new players, Memories of Ice is a thrilling new chapter in Erikson's magnificent epic fantasy and another triumph of storytelling.

©2001 Steven Erikson (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Exceptional

Ahh, what a fantastic third installment to the series. Memories of Ice is truly a work of creativity, in which Mr Erkison is truly deserved adulation.

This tale picks up exactly after GOTM, where we're reintroduced to many of our favourites. There is a war to the south, a war in which disrupts mortals, gods, ascendants, undead, spirits, soletaken, the pantheon, and the very Warren's themselves. Who will answer this threat? Our beloved malazans no doubt, with the help of unlikely allies.

For first time readers, this book is incredibly important. It potentially is the most detailed book, where many story lines are unravelled. There are a few watch out characters where I would suggest full focus when listening too, as some details are key to what is happening, and are easy missed.

First one is unmistakably, Quick Ben. Quick Ben is key to the overall 10 book series, and there are actions within this that are vital.

Captain Paran - as we see his role play out in this book, his role evolves into something that is fundamental.

Kallor - there is no question to his significance in this book and the total malazan universe. At the beginning he is easily overlooked, but i assure you, he is essential.

Note that there are many important moments across this book, I just feel that these characters and what they're doing are easily overlooked in the grand scheme of things

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Top of the range stuff.

I was a Sapper and i would be honoured to be a Bridge Burner Sapper.
A great continuation of this excellent story.
Once a Sapper always a Sapper.
UBIQUE.
First in. Last out.

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Potentially the best fantasy book ever

As the title above says, this may be the greatest epic fantasy book ever written.

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Just brilliant

I simply love everything about the storyline, this one had me from the getgo.

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wonderful book

beautify constructed
brave and sad
another wonderful book in this unequal epoch
can't recommend enough

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very good, but ...

I love the Malazan books, but I found that the narrator was too quiet at times. He also seemed to get mixed up with some of the voices he was using. At one point, WhiskeyJack and Kalorr seemed to swap voices before swapping back again.

Another issue was that chapters don't always end and carry on to the next chapter, even though it is still the same scene.

on the whole, it is a very good book, and aside from those couple of gripes, I enjoyed it.

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I don't get it...

I've mostly heard people say this isn't that great of the 10 but I absolutely loved this one! Gripping, evoked so much emotion. Just so good!

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Truly Brilliant

My previous review was not as good, but I have to say characters were perfect and really did the series justice!

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can't get through

I really tried to get into that epic fantasy, and that's the third one I tried with hours it'll get better. alas it doesn't. for me at least.
the psychological construction of the characters is just non existent. it's like assisting a magic cards duel or a tabletop figurines wargame.
still there a major difference reading about it, and playing the afore mentioned games. so, I think I'll pass over the next seven tomes.

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Just excellent must hear

malazan book of the fallen is getting better with every book. read the wholr thing!

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  • 02-01-20

Answers to questions you may have had before chapt

This book has some insane moments and it moves at a faster pace compared to the previous two. There is a problem however with the source file. Three specific times when a second of audio is missing though it isn't alot to have you miss part of the story. It is however jarring cos it happens in the middle of words being spoken by the narrator, who is awesome.

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  • Erich
  • 20-08-19

Dumbfounded.

Most memorable moment? A certain sword lunge. Title refers to everything I have read thus far, can't wait to live through the next book!

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  • 04-03-19

Best in the series so far.

I absolutely love this book. After the focus on the March of Chain of dogs in book 2 where I sometimes struggled to keep my attention this brings focus on awesome previously introduced characters and great stories.