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Midnight Tides

The Malazan Book of the Fallen 5
Narrated by: Michael Page
Series: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 5
Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Midnight Tides: The Malazan Book of the Fallen 5 by Steven Erikson, read by Michael Page. 

After decades of warfare, the five tribes of the Tiste Edur have finally united under the implacable rule of the Warlock King of the Hiroth. But peace has been exacted at a terrible price - a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst deadly. 

To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether has devoured all of its less-civilised neighbours with rapacious, cold-blooded hunger. All, that is, save one - the Tiste Edur. For Lether is approaching a long-prophesied renaissance - from kingdom and lost colony of the First Empire to Empire reborn. And so its people have fixed their avid gazes northward, to the rich and abundant lands and coasts of the Tiste Edur. And beneath the suffocating weight of gold, or by slaughter at the edge of a sword, it seems the Tiste Edur must fall. Or so Destiny has decreed.

As the gathering for a pivotal treaty between the two nears, ancient forces are awakening. For the impending struggle between these two civilisations is but a pale reflection of a far more profound, primal battle - a confrontation with the still-raw wound of an old betrayal and the craving for vengeance at its heart. 

Among the Tiste Edur - among Trull Sengar's people - it is believed that the darkest hungers of the spirit arrive on the tides from the south, and these tides come at midnight....

War and betrayal, magic and myth collide in this, the stunning fifth chapter in Steven Erikson's magnificent Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence - a monumental achievement that is being hailed as an epic of the imagination and a fantasy classic in the making.

©2004 Steven Erikson (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Excellent read, narration and great characters

Excellent read and Narration, great characters and Micheal does an excellent job of differentiating them which is amazing as there are quite a lot.

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human nature

What a great listen . these keep getting better and better. i would thoroughly recommend The Malazan Book of the Fallen
to anyone and often do.

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This series gets better every book

so in depth, encapsulating, it's transports you to world totally awe inspiring. You'll never know when reading that the small event might have consequences down the line or provide the answer to something that previously left you dumfounded.

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Midnight Tides

Nearly half my life with 11 read throughs and 7 listen throughs ,The Malazan Book of the Fallen has become part of my that life and I for one will be forever grateful for it has given much to think about for various reasons and made me a better man for it. I will be giving all the encouragement I can give to my grandchildren to pick up The gardens of the moon when they are old enough too....

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Ralph Lister is better with a larger range of voices, Michael Page has a few where you forget which character is which because they sound so similar

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It's a slow start

This book starts slow, if you're coming from the previous 4 then all the characters will be new. However within a couple of hours you'll be dying to know what happens. An excellent performance of a great book.

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A departure

First Malazan book listened to following a change in my commute meant that I now drive. Michael Page's narration is good but the character acting can be wearying shrieky and shrill.

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Great book, OK ending

Probably my favourite Malazan so far, although I do think it could have done with a slightly longer ending.