Drenai
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  • 1
    Legend: Drenai, Book 1 | David Gemmell

    Legend: Drenai, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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.

    Legends and Sagas!

    These books have achieved near legendary status in my mind from when I read them decades ago in my formative years. They are pretty much classics of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 June 2017 by Simon (Somewhere between a pair of headphones.)
  • 2
    The King Beyond the Gate: Drenai, Book 2 | David Gemmell

    The King Beyond the Gate: Drenai, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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.

    Of Might and Magic!

    Gemmell's second tale of the Drenai, a people modelled loosely on Roman society. This is set a few generations on from "Legend" so while there..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 July 2017 by Simon (Somewhere between a pair of headphones.)
  • 3
    Waylander: Drenai, Book 3 | David Gemmell

    Waylander: Drenai, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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...

    amazing. It's all I need to say.

    it would seem i need to say more or it won't let me say anything. Well worth buying and will be a book I'll listen to a lot. I have read all of his wo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 August 2017 by Jay ()
  • 4
    Quest for Lost Heroes: Drenai, Book 4 | David Gemmell

    Quest for Lost Heroes: Drenai, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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....

    The Ghosts-yet-to-be ride again

    Classic , Gemmell. The highest praise you can give in this genre. Performance is good and allows the story to unfold in centre stage right to the end ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 July 2017 by Mr. Patrick M. Vincent (wiltshire england)
  • 5
    Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf: Drenai, Book 5 | David Gemmell

    Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf: Drenai, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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.

    Made for each other

    I get the impression that Sean Barrett loves reading these books, his performance brings so much emotion that it couldn't be otherwise. I've listened ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 August 2017 by E. Robinson (Edinburgh)
  • 6
    The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend: Drenai, Book 6 | David Gemmell

    The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend: Drenai, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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.

    Best ever listen

    Legend is brilliant, The Chronicles of Druss surpasses it in my opinion, this has to be the best book I've ever listened to. I've read all of David G..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 August 2017 by Martha Alice Wolfgang ()
  • 7
    The Legend of Deathwalker: Drenai, Book 7 | David Gemmell

    The Legend of Deathwalker: Drenai, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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.

    Great listen spoilt by poor editing

    It's a real shame that reputation of some sections spoils the flow of a good yarn. Not the fault of the author or narrator but the production. Hope th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 September 2017 by Ian ()
  • 8
    Winter Warriors: Drenai, Book 8 | David Gemmell

    Winter Warriors: Drenai, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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.

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  • 9
    Hero in the Shadows: Drenai, Book 9 | David Gemmell

    Hero in the Shadows: Drenai, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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.

    A fitting end

    Amazing story with a Beautiful ending. Beautiful ending. The story telling was captivating with some great twists. Thank you 😊

    Reviewed on 02 October 2017 by xccelerate ()
  • 10
    White Wolf: Drenai, Book 10 | David Gemmell

    White Wolf: Drenai, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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.

    A reminder of why David Gemmell is great.

    Yet again we become immersed in the world of Heroes and Legends. DG sorely missed.

    Reviewed on 06 September 2017 by Lesley (Rochester, United Kingdom)
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    The Swords of Night and Day: Drenai, Book 11 | David Gemmell

    The Swords of Night and Day: Drenai, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Gemmell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    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?

    good stuff

    a good tale, very well read. The characters are strong and the plot intetesring. one of Gemmel's best.

    Reviewed on 05 October 2017 by andy ()