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    • Legend

    • Drenai, Book 1
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 852
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 807
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 806

    Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Legends and Sagas!

    • By Simon on 26-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf

    • Drenai, Book 5
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 148

    High in the wooded, peaked mountains of Skeln, the woodsman Dakeyras and his beautiful daughter, Miriel, live a life of harmonious solitude. Unbeknown to them, a group of grim-eyed, bloodthirsty warriors stalk the mountains. Men who have never known defeat, to whom revenge and torture are meat and drink. For 10,000 in gold they are eager to kill the woodsman. Battle-hardened warriors all, they have no fear of this task - but they should have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made for each other

    • By E. Robinson on 08-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Waylander

    • Drenai, Book 3
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 247

    The Drenai King is dead - murdered by a ruthless assassin. Enemy troops swarm into Drenai lands. Their orders are simple - kill every man, woman and child. But there is hope. Stalked by men who act like beasts and beasts that walk like men, the warrior Waylander must journey into the shadow-haunted lands of the Nadir to find the legendary Armour of Bronze. With this he can turn the tide. But can he be trusted? For he is Waylander the Slayer. The traitor who killed the King...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Helping of Gorgeous Gemmell

    • By Simon on 01-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Legend of Deathwalker

    • Drenai, Book 7
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 115

    For centuries the tribes of the Nadir have suffered under the despotic tyranny of their Gothir overlords. Disunited and distrustful of one another, the tribes await the coming of a Messianic warlord, who will unite them against the oppressors. Into this swirling, chaotic landscape come three men who will change the fate of the continent.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Superb book, technical issue though

    • By Mr. J. Ambler on 29-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • White Wolf

    • Drenai, Book 10
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 185

    Skilgannon the Damned had vanished from the pages of history. Following the terrible triumph at Perapolis, the General had taken the legendary Swords of Night and Day and ridden from the lands of Naashan. No one knew where he had gone, and the assassins sent by the Witch Queen could find no trace of his passing. Three years later, as a mob intent on murder gathers outside a distant monastery, they are faced by a single unarmed priest. In a few terrifying seconds their world is changed for ever, and word spreads across the lands of the East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A reminder of why David Gemmell is great.

    • By Lesley on 06-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

    • Drenai, Book 6
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 353

    Druss. The Legend. Saviour of Skeln Pass. Protector of Dros Delnoch. The most famous - and dreaded - of Drenai's heroes. But before all men knew Druss, he was a young husband, hewing tress instead of men - most of the time - and held in check by his beloved wife, Rowena. When she is stolen by slavers, Druss becomes a killing machine intent on only one thing: Rowena's return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best ever listen

    • By Martha Alice Wolfgang on 15-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The King Beyond the Gate

    • Drenai, Book 2
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    A century has passed since the heroic defence of Dros Delnoch. But the people of the Drenai face a new terror: a mad emperor kept in power by two forces of unsurpassed evil. The Joinings are werebeasts of awesome power. The Dark Templars are warrior-priests whose fighting skills are without equal. Against them the Drenai face certain defeat. One man, an outsider hated by the Drenai for his Nadir blood and despised by the Nadir for his Drenai ancestry, sets out to bring down the emperor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Of Might and Magic!

    • By Simon on 01-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sword in the Storm

    • Rigante, Book 1
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition. Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. Narration is somewhat discordant.

    • By Ben on 26-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Knights of Dark Renown

    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    The Knights of the Gabala were legendary protectors of the Nine Duchies - until they disappeared through a demon-haunted gateway between worlds. Manannan, the Coward Knight, held back. Now he lives in torment. Yet war is coming to the Duchies - and with it Manannan's chance for redemption. But to regain his honour and save his land, he will have to confront his deepest fear. He must ride through the gateway and seek out his lost companions in the unknown world beyond. And the secret he will learn there will tear his soul apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Matthew Betts on 01-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Fall of Kings

    • Troy, Book 3
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 80

    Darkness falls on the Great Green, and the Ancient World is fiercely divided. On the killing fields outside the golden city of Troy, forces loyal to the Mykene King mass. Among them is Odysseus, fabled storyteller and reluctant ally to the Mykene, who knows that he must soon face his former friends in deadly combat. Within the city, the Trojan king waits. Ailing and bitter, his hope is pinned on two heroes: his favourite son, Hektor, and the dread Helikaon, who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Jonathan on 29-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Lord of the Silver Bow

    • Troy, Book 1
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 115

    Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon, the young prince of Dardania, haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood. The priestess Andromache, whose fiery spirit and fierce independence threatens the might of kings. And the legendary warrior Argurios, cloaked in loneliness and driven only by thoughts of revenge. In Troy they find a city torn apart by destructive rivalries - a maelstrom of jealousy, deceit and murderous treachery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, narrator a bit weak

    • By K. M. Woodhouse on 06-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Hero in the Shadows

    • Drenai, Book 9
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 154

    The final story of Waylander, available in audio for the first time. Thousands of years ago, the city of Kuan Hador - a place steeped in evil - was defeated by a vast army of mystic warriors, the enemy banished beyond the gateway between worlds. Now, in the Duchy of Kydor, 2,000 miles from the lands of the Drenai, icy mists begin to form around the ruins of Kuan Hador. Awesome beasts stalk the hills and forests. The spells are fading, the days of blood drawing nearer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A satisfying mix of action, story and delivery

    • By Phillistein on 11-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Quest for Lost Heroes

    • Drenai, Book 4
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    The Drenai fortress of Dros Delnoch has fallen, and blood-hungry Nadir hordes sweep across the land, bringing desolation and despair. But with the Nadir triumphant, slavers seize a young girl in the tiny realm of Gothir, and a peasant boy steps off on a quest that will shake the world. To rescue her, Kiall must cross the savage steppes and journey through the Halls of Hell, facing ferocious beasts, deadly warriors and demons of the dark. But the boy is not alone. With him are the legendary heroes of Bel-Azar....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Ghosts-yet-to-be ride again

    • By Mr. Patrick M. Vincent on 05-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Shield of Thunder

    • Troy, Book 2
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 77

    The war of Troy is looming, and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering, friends and enemies, each with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder. Into this maelstrom of treachery and deceit come three travellers; Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrible secret, Kalliades, a warrior with a legendary sword, and Banokles who will carve his own legend in the battles to come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By glen curtin on 09-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Ravenheart

    • Rigante, Book 3
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 89

    Eight hundred years have passed since King Connavar of the Rigante and his bastard son, Bane, defeated the invading army of Stone. In that time, Connavar has become a legend, and the Rigante have lost the freedom so many gave their lives to preserve. A conquered people, they live and die under the iron rule of the Varlish, their culture all but destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, well performed

    • By Hugh on 22-07-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Winter Warriors

    • Drenai, Book 8
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 154

    The prophecy was clear. Upon the death of three kings, the world will be plunged into chaos, and all the cast-out demons of history will return to bring blood and horror to the world. Two of the kings are dead. The third, about to be born, is hunted by the Demon Riders of the Krayakin, Lords of the Undead. All the terrifying forces of evil range against a pregnant queen at bay in a haunted forest. But she is not alone. Three warriors stand with her, the last remnants of the once proud Drenai army.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Colm on 31-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Dark Prince

    • Greek Series, Book 2
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Parmenion, the Lion of Macedon - a lone hero in search of salvation and instead finding destiny. Alexander, the Dark Prince - a child who will become Alexander, founder of the greatest empire the world has ever known. He will conquer all, save for the Chaos Spirit, the immortal evil that dwells in his soul. Together they will be forced into other dimensions, across time, into enchanted worlds full of wonder and sorcery....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series

    • By David on 06-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Swords of Night and Day

    • Drenai, Book 11
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 125

    Even in death, Skilgannon the Damned's name lives on. Now, as an ancient evil threatens to flood the Drenai heartlands in a tide of blood, he returns.... A thousand years after they fell in battle, two heroes - Druss and Skilgannon - are revered throughout the war-torn lands of the Drenai, where men and women live in abject fear of the dark sorceress known as the Eternal.... But what if the soul of one such hero could be called back from the void, his bones housed again in flesh?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • bloody brilliant

    • By Anonymous User on 28-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Midnight Falcon

    • Rigante, Book 2
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    They called him Bane the Bastard - though none said it to his face. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart. And when, as a Wolfshead and Outlaw, he left Rigante lands, they breathed sighs of relief. But Bane would return, the destiny of the Rigante in his hands, the fate of the world resting on his skills with a blade.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heroic Fantasy at its best

    • By Northern Boy on 07-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Stormrider

    • Rigante, Book 4
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 89

    Centuries after Connavar's triumphant battles against the invading army of Stone gained the Rigante their freedom, the clan finds itself oppressed once again. Magic that once flourished has been all but snuffed out. The Varlish king and his barons have stolen Rigante lands and robbed the people of their culture and liberty. From the Rigante's former seat of power the black-hearted Moidart rules; only in the north are the clansmen free.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The rigante series is well worth a listen

    • By David on 25-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

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