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Midnight Falcon

Rigante, Book 2
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Series: Rigante, Book 2
Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

They called him Bane the Bastard - though none said it to his face. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart. And when, as a Wolfshead and Outlaw, he left Rigante lands, they breathed sighs of relief. But Bane would return, the destiny of the Rigante in his hands, the fate of the world resting on his skills with a blade.

Midnight Falcon continues the tale of the Rigante, which began in Sword in the Storm, and tells the epic story of Bane, the bastard son of Connavar the King, and his quest for vengeance in a world of blood, honour, betrayal and love.

©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
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Heroic Fantasy at its best

Great book! Great Story! Great Author! Great Narrator!

Gemmell's straightforward storytelling is well suited to the audiobook medium.

I have read all his books several times. Audio has enabled me to revisit them afresh.

Adjoah Ando is a first class storyteller. I would have given her performance 5* but I am not convinced she was the right choice purely and simply because all the main protaganists are men and her womans voice just didn't quite work for me.

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bring back the guy read legend (v poor choice here

da woman reada da booka lika dis .. ruined it great book though so worth listening through the narration

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Utterly superb Gemmell

So great to reacquaint myself with classic Gemmell. Great story, great delivery. I met David once at a book signing. What a top man!

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exceptional story. I love the imagination of the

I love the imagination of the book. Stunning backdrops and descriptions. cant wait for part 3

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Brilliant as usual!

For my first audio book I thought I'd go with my favourite author, it was hard at the begining listening to someone read it for me. But after a few minutes I realised how good she was with accents and the drama and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Amazing and wonderful storytelling, the Narrator has done a wonderful work in bringing the story to life.

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Well worth the time to listen.

Yet another great tale from Gemmell. Performance was good overall but some of the accents felt a bit forced.

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great book

Another great Gemmel. I've found some new favourites and some new love on audio rigante is a love.

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Amazing story, shame about the narrator

I recently listened to the first book and tried to persevere with this one, but I can’t even finish it. As soon as the attempt at a Welsh accent came in, after all the other accents thrown in for some reason, that was it for me. I love Gemmell and have read all his books, I was so excited when they came out on audible, but even I have my limits. Sadly, the Rigante series - which is excellent by the way - will not be staying in my library.

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Brilliant emotional escapism

Superbly narrated, thus second Rigante follows on from Sword in the Storm brilliantly. Highly recommended.

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  • 28-06-20

Classic

Gemmell is right up there with Tolkien, and the Rigante series is his masterwork in my opinion

The narration is usually good, but some of her character interpretations are truly awful. Particularly Bane who sounds downright comical.

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  • Addy
  • 20-06-20

Amazing book!

I didn’t think that I could love anyone more than the first books main character Conaver. However, Gemmell brings you into to love this books main character Bane. It’s a amazing series!

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  • Michael l
  • 29-10-18

Wonderful story wonderful performance

love this story loved (Conaver) if only men like him still existed today there would be a better world for it.

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  • Nolan
  • 05-01-18

wow

at first it was slow but in the end I wish I would of took longer. it is by far one of the best performances i have heard just amazing

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