Attention! Award winner! The likes of Tolkien, Alexandre Dumas, Voltaire! Read it! I know you will find even better comparison... This recording is excellent, voices are great! And its not just ''read''. Buy the book but don't miss this integral recording. Like listening to games of thrones and (anathema!) ... with a better story. A touch of Zola, hard cold reality.... In a ''Fantasy'' novel... Bravo Monsieur Abercromby... Excellent literature! Great Fun! Intelligence! Can't wait for your next book, series or Novel, I will get it!Alexandre Dumas The 3 musketeers...
I enjoy fiction including Sci Fi and fantasy (lots of epic fantasy.) I'm also a big fan of some of the spy genre like the Bourne series and some Tom Clancy.
Eventually, yes. I'm still soaking in the binge listen of all three main books in the series. Although I didn't go on to the others because I became very attached to the characters as they were portrayed, I did listen to all of the First Law books and truly loved them.
Probably the Stormlight books. Note these are not NEARLY as good but man... those books are incredible! However I would compare them because there is a great deal of depth to the characters and the story is unfolded from so many unique perspectives. The book is not as epic but it's huge.
It just felt comfortable. Easy to follow the voices, not forced and appropriately acted. Every time Ferro called someone "PINK!" ... very well done.
Yes. I never got bored.
Everyone has a certain amount of wrong to them. This book doesn't really make judgements. I liked that.
The narrator performs the story such that each fascinating character is brought to life. The story itself is an intricate tale, that had me sucked in from page 1. I highly recommend it.
Good book and performance! I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes epic fantasy! Joe Abercrombie does a great job of grabbing your attention and keeping you hungry for more.
Many friends suggested this book for me to read but lately haven't had the time to do so. This being my second or third audiobook I have to say that the story was fantastic. It's a rare thing when magic isn't broken down into a complete silence. While there are two more books to go, it would be very interesting if the author manages to keep the magic system he has in place a bit mysterious.
The performance of Pacey took a bit getting used to because of his natural accent but with the additions of others that he executes for different characters makes them whole. Can't wait to start the second.
This is one of the best fantasy books I have ever read. The characters, the plot, and the story telling are exceptional.
Joe Abercrombie has a gift for speaking through his characters and you truly feel their motivations and beliefs. Well worth the read!!
this is the most fun I've had since reading the gentleman bastards series by scott lynch. great characters. great use of language. Abercrombie is hands down the best action sequence writer. But, unlike lynch this book is not a compleye adventure, otherwise I would have given it five stars. still, its fun enough that I will buy the next book. The audible performace is outstanding!!!!