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The Land You Never Leave

West of West, Book 2
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Series: West of West, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

Newly and uneasily allied, two tribes from different worlds set off across the Ocean of Grass. Their mission is to fulfil a prophecy and take Ottar the Moaner west of west, to save mankind. In their way are the denizens of the Badlands, the most terrifying and powerful collection of murderers and monsters the world has ever seen. 

©2018 Angus Watson (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

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The Wootah Hooter!

Angus Watson is at it again, this is a genuinely fitting follow up to the excellent You Die When You Die. It gets better and better as it goes along with Watson's humorous approach to fantasy leading the Wootah refugees and Sophie Tornado and her gang through a genuinely epic adventure. Watson's imagination runs riot with monsters, battles, arena fights and chases each vying for attention.

The way that he delivers internal monologues and then Sean Barrett brings them to life is audiobook gold. Watson lets us get right inside the heads of his characters and one rather short-lived character's thoughts as he charged into battle had me genuinely laughing out loud. The joy of these books is that while there is at times an almost cartoon like feel to some of the characters and fighting you are constantly engaged with the characters and their fates. Who could not love Finbogie the Boggy or admire Sophie Tornado? Who could not laugh at Keith the Beserker or not find themselves grinning to hear the battle cry "Wootah!"

This is cracking stuff and I can't wait to hear how the trilogy ends with the next one!



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Great Book

I'd give this 10 Cock Rocks if I could! Great Story Greatly Narrated. Straight into the 3rd book.

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Just awesome.

Watson and Barrett are a match made in heaven.
I was so gob smacked by this series i listened to it back to back 3 times and it just got better and better.

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Uncanny valley

Elements of the familiar combined with complete weirdness. Great tragedy and comedy with a superb group of evolving characters. Brilliantly narrated.

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loved it.

another great story from Angus Watson. wonderful characters that make even the most fantastical situation seem plausible. special merit (again) for creative swearing!

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Just brilliant

Not much more to say. Angus Watson is by quite some margin the most engaging and entertaining author writing today. No one better. Enjoy

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Can’t get enough of this series

I’m usually into “serious” historical fiction but I enjoy how this story has unfolded. Beautifully written story is and the narration is spot on.

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Can't wait to hear the next one<br />

Why do I always have to write something at the end of each and every book?

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Even better than book one

What a great book. You never know what is coming next, who will live, who will die, who will fall in love, who will get eaten, what horrific monster will do the eating, when you will laugh, when you will cry.
Just brilliant.

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Wonderful

I can't praise this highly enough. A wonderful story, great characters, and fantastic voicing for the characters, making them genuinely come alive. This was my favourite audiobook so far. 10/10

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  • bart
  • 17-09-18

Such a strange delightful exciting unusual story

If you read book one & thought, "wow, that was different, in a good way" hang on cause you ain't seen (heard) nothin yet.
Book 2 goes way past quirky to firmly shake hands with bizaar while quickly carrying me to the point of "don't end, don't end, please don't end yet!"
Funny, bizaar, unusual, & throughly delightful! Filled with characters you'll love, villains you'll love to hate & a narrator who seemlessly intertwines them all together in a raucous romp of an adventure. (or as Sitsee says, "we're on a quest Finn, you get that right?")
Can't wait for book 3!
Common Angus git er done! WooTa!

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  • Ron
  • 18-09-18

Great writer. Excellent mix of humor and action.

Like his other books, the inner monologues and dry humor will keep you laughing. You become interested in every character just so you can get a glimpse into their hilarious inner thoughts and motives. The story keeps moving and never gets caught up in some painfully obvious plot. I loved it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-20

Good Narrative, bad story. Don't waste your time

Lack of character development, poor writing, absurd elements, it's like the author just wrote whatever came to mind with 0 planning. Don't waste your time.

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  • Toyteck2001
  • 24-03-19

Clever story

Good story with some tongue in cheek humor. Characters get in one trouble after another but always get out, although they do lose and adventurer or two along the way. Waiting on book 3.

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  • E Sanchez
  • 02-04-19

Awesomeness

I can't wait for the next book. Love this adventure...perfect audio rendition. Hope the wait for the audio for the next book isn't too long after book release.

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  • s. mack
  • 06-11-18

excellent! I love this series

excellent! I love this series and enjoy Watson's other works as well. Barrett's narration is spectacular.

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  • Brandon Champion
  • 03-10-18

AMAZING SERIES

I did not think Watson could top Age of Iron...Boy was I wrong! The story, the characters, and the narrator, all combine to make ONE HECK of a read. I wish the third book was out, now!

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  • Mike Q Saltzgaver
  • 21-09-18

Dark, Witty, Original. No one is safe.

Angus Watson continues to hone his particular writing style in his second entry in the West of West series and with each book he climbs higher up my list of favorite authors.