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The Blood Debt

Wolf of the North, Book 3
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (362 ratings)
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Summary

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end.

The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy.

©2017 Duncan M. Hamilton; 2018 Podium Publishing

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So good i didnt want it to end

What made the experience of listening to The Blood Debt the most enjoyable?
As the last part of a trilogy this book brought the story to an epic conclusion. Something that I must say I was very disappointed with, as I would have loved it to have gone on longer.

The story was enthralling and with Simon Vance as the narrator you have a certain winner. Incidentally as some who has chosen books just because Simon Vance was reading them, he is undoubtedly a Master of narrating.

In Summary, well worth a read, better if you read the previous two books first.

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Awesome

The first book in the series wasn't great so I was reluctant to get the second. The performance in the first book really irritated me as Simon Vance kept emphasising the last word in a sentence with a little flourish. He would also quickly link some sentences in another attempt to decorate the performance. I Cursed them for not getting Derek Perkins back. His narration of the Society of the Sword was what originally hooked me into audio books. Luckily I persisted, I enjoyed the second book and the Third was awesome. The performance improved significantly in the subsequent books and the story line expanded out from the narrow scope of the first book. I would now argue that Simon Vance's narration of the third book could not have been equalled by Derek Perkins.

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  • Isobel
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • 19-01-19

it just gets better and better.<br />

The bitter sweet final part of the story. If you are emotionally driven by writing this chapter in the life of Wulfric and his friends will move you to eextremes of laughter and tears.
I admit as I often do, that I think the ending is rushed. I am no expert but I reckon there was another book in there. But regardless, this is a gripping read and I found it hard to put down.

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Superb

Absolutely brilliant trilogy.
Highly recommended, im only sorry it has finished, looking for next book.

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Fitting End To Great Saga

I enjoyed the whole series. It is well written and spoken, has a consistent universe and credible characters.

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Sad to be at the end!

5/5 says it all; brilliant writer and fantastic narrator!
Don’t start here though, start at book one and read them all!!
Loved it!

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Great End to a Great Tale

loved this story, this was truly a great ending to the story , these are definitely books I will come back to again, through not the longest Trilogy it was definitely a Epic tale , these books are highly recommended, I will Definitely see what else Duncan M Hamilton has to offer , Simon Vance truly brought this story to life and is definitely one of the Best Narrators, Dont miss this one .

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This is a great conclusion to the trilogy.

This is a great finally to the trilogy. i quite like the voice actor and Id recommend it to any first time Audible person.

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An amazing end to the exciting trilogy

Fantastic story that I never wanted to end I got so involved with the characters mainly Wolffrick could have the wrong spelling there but hey no matter this book is a masterpiece that wraps up the final book in a wonderful heart wrenching trilogy wish it had never ended I just wanted it to last forever

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  • DJW
  • U.K.
  • 10-09-18

Great series rushed ending

I enjoyed all 3 books and the narration was first class just a little disappointed with what felt like a quick and rushed finishing off to the story.

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  • Sailfish
  • 01-02-18

A Most Unsatisfying Ending

From the beginning, the bard unwound the epic starting at a coming-of-age period and methodically moving forward in time with Wulfric gaining more fame and glory with every encounter, helped by a special magical battle gift bestowed on him by an old god. The telling held the promise of an epic conclusion at the end.

Regrettably, after the last horrific battle in which his primary protagonist had escaped his wrath, the next we discover that 20-30 years had passed and the ending was not epic but rather pedestrian and ungratifying.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-18

Disappointed

Content was good, story and characters compelling but it felt like 2-3 books of saga was skipped. The story world's passing of time was fairly consistent in books 1, 2, and the first 3/4 of book 3, then ended abruptly. Not disappointed because it was bad, but because it was pretty good and I wanted more.

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  • David Weber
  • 13-02-18

ok ending sucks.

Ok the ending sucked felt like it was rushed... I like all the other book. this one just fell short..

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  • Donald C. McCollum
  • 20-01-18

EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTE WITH THE WAY THIS BOOK ENDED

Would you try another book from Duncan M. Hamilton and/or Simon Vance?

NO

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

NARRATION WAS VERY GOOD

Did The Blood Debt inspire you to do anything?

NO

Any additional comments?

AGAIN, THE ENDING WAS POOR. I WISH I DID NOT LISTEN TO THIS SERIES.

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  • Ahmad
  • 04-02-18

Don't buy it! Just don't!!

Once again another spectacular series ends with the author seemingly tired of his own story and rushing to the end making it lose all the texture and quality that made the first two books worth listening too.

May Duncan M Hamilton regret his lazy and disappointing ending.

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  • matt
  • 20-01-18

it's more like an outline than a book

the whole series was just a little underwhelming. I wanted to like it, the first book hooked me but after that nothing ever seem to live up to its promise. There was a great deal of action but nowhere near the necessary World building or detail that would have made this a proper Tale. I love Simon Vance he's always exceptional as a narrator but I just couldn't put my stamp of approval on this series. It's not bad and it definitely got me through a couple of long nights of work but I wouldn't necessarily recommend anyone to spend their credits on it. Too many things needed fleshing out, too many things needed more detail, too many characters were two dimensional or lacking and relatable motivation. so much occurred that was never explained or gone into to the point where it added to the story. Like my headline says it felt like most of the details were bullets in an outline rather than details containing necessary substance for the world in which it was set

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  • Dustin R.
  • 07-02-18

Somewhat anticlimactic

The series as a whole is interesting and different but the story could have been done in two books or less. The ending springs up at you and you almost can't believe that's it.

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  • Denis
  • 02-02-18

Ending ruined series

Loved 95% of the series, then the last 20 min make everything meaningless. I wish I never read the books.

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  • matt
  • 24-01-18

good book ,bad ending

the first two were outstanding, but I guess book three you couldn't find an ending,because the one you did really s*cos, I wish you did better, if you didn't have a ending make a book four,

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  • Bushido Eternal
  • 11-03-18

A Disappointing End

Started great, ended in a rush, really needed a lot more at the end. Feels as though Mr. Hamilton was pressured to finish the book quickly. Unfortunate.

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