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The Winter Road

Narrated by: Zara Ramm
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

The greatest empire of them all began with a road.  

The Circle - a thousand miles of perilous forests and warring clans. No one has ever tamed such treacherous territory before, but ex-soldier Teyr Amondsen, veteran of a hundred battles, is determined to try.    

With a merchant caravan protected by a crew of skilled mercenaries, Amondsen embarks on a dangerous mission to forge a road across the untamed wilderness that was once her home. But a warlord rises in the wilds of the Circle, uniting its clans and terrorising its people. Teyr's battles may not be over yet.... 

All roads lead back to war.

©2018 Adrian Selby (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Tiring to read (and not really worth the effort)

A complete world, reasonably well written - but requiring a great deal of work of the reader as there's a massive amount of new minted language to wade through. I gave it a while - but it never became easy to read.

The old soldiers story both moves too quickly (wait, who are we talking about) and too slowly (what another flashback).

And then the ending is told in a series of letters over many years which was downright tedious.

I didn't hate it - as it is a complete world well created - but I didn't enjoy spending time there and the whole thing felt at least 4 hours too long (and as I listen at double speed I can only imagine how drawn out that would be when listened to slower).

So a disappointment for me, but if you enjoy slower stories with complex language and fairly unlikeable characters, this could be enjoyable for you

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