We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Malice Audiobook

Malice: The Faithful and Fallen, Book 1

Regular Price:£25.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage.

The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood, and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars.

High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.

©2015 John Gwynne (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (243 )
5 star
 (125)
4 star
 (74)
3 star
 (20)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (14)
Overall
4.2 (228 )
5 star
 (116)
4 star
 (70)
3 star
 (26)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (9)
Story
4.1 (230 )
5 star
 (128)
4 star
 (46)
3 star
 (31)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (14)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    William COLWYN BAY, United Kingdom 29/06/2015
    William COLWYN BAY, United Kingdom 29/06/2015 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    98
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    216
    52
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    14
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Surprising find, a decent book with a character"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Malice to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the book so i cannot tell you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    To be honest the twisting route of light and truth into the darkness inch by inch and decision by decision. Its a great rendition of a similar and familiar story we all know and love.


    What about Damian Lynch’s performance did you like?

    He is a solid voice actor , was confused by the random accents.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    again I've heard this question its stupid.


    Any additional comments?

    Dear avid listener, this book has 2 min characters and 4-6 sub characters, it follows mostly two main lads are coming of age, one is a prince the other a blacksmith son. you dont quite know who is the good guy and who is the bad. I would recommend this to most people.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Damion Foncette 21/07/2015 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    88
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Unexpected pleasure!"

    I was hooked from the start. I couldn't stop listening until the end.

    I'm already downloading book two.

    Good story and performance.

    Definitely one of my favourites!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    philip stonehouse 23/01/2017 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    128
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Slow to start"

    Very good but you might find the book is slow to start but keep going because once it gets going it is very good

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 26/06/2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "listen to ... the pause ... every 5 .... words."
    What would have made Malice better?

    remove the narrators constant pausing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Gwynne again?

    with a different narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Damian Lynch’s performances?

    no no no ... and no


    What character would you cut from Malice?

    never made it past the first 30 mins


    Any additional comments?

    i listen to 3 / 4 books a month while driving and this is the first one i have given up on completely.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kate 22/07/2015
    Kate 22/07/2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Epic tale"

    A great story with more than a little influence from Game of Thrones. The narration let it down a bit - seemed very rushed in places and lacking tension at exciting moments. I checked several times to see if I had it on fast speed but it wasn't. I know its a big book but there's no hurry!
    One of those stories that deserves a second read or listen to get all the characters in the right place but well worth the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C Milne 12/06/2015
    C Milne 12/06/2015 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "good time sink"

    This is an audio book review.

    It's not a good story. very predictable plot twists and its full of cliches, tropes.

    The voice acting is good, though some characters and lines are jarring & just wrong. That is to be expected when the actor has to voice tens of characters.

    I enjoyed the listen overall. recommended for a very long journey to fill time.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nik 20/07/2015
    Nik 20/07/2015 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Boring reader"

    I can't fully rate this audiobook because I didn't get very far. from what I did read, it had potential, but any potential was killed by the lackluster narration. With a better narrator that can bring different tones the book would be much better.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Miss Nicola Rolfe 13/09/2017 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An intoxicating entry into audio books"
    If you could sum up Malice in three words, what would they be?

    Amusing, detailed, intriguing


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact I found I was easily able to relate to many of the characters.


    What about Damian Lynch’s performance did you like?

    his wide variety of voices for both male and female characters.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Surprisingly It did actually make me laugh aloud, as I find it hard to imagine anyone who doesn't find brinna and craff funny has a stale sense of humor.


    Any additional comments?

    While there's political intrigue it's not overly complex and it's made very easy to follow and it's all explained very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A 20/08/2017
    A 20/08/2017 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Couldn't finish- generic story, irritating accents"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I couldn't finish the book - the narrator was ok in general, but he seems to be working his way around the world in terms of looking for accents for leading characters...the crunch came with the particularly awful Australian accent given to the head of the darkwood.The story was ok, but has a lot of similarities to other fantasy novels I've listened to recently (tribes of giants, rescued wulfen (=dire wolves), etc.So overall the story is ok, but combined with the narration I couldn't get through it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Malice?

    To be honest there weren't really any stand-out moments - it was all rather generic.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Damian Lynch’s performances?

    Probably not - definitely not with the same narrator.


    Do you think Malice needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It is the first of an existing series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Craig Collier 15/08/2017
    Craig Collier 15/08/2017 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "slow to start but good by the end "

    I quite enjoyed this book. I found it got lost a bit halfway through and jumped backwards and forwards a bit too much at the start but overall an enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.