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This is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to so far. Fantastic pacing and nail biting action throughout!
This one ties up all the loose ends to the story in a fantastic manner. Everything changes in a calculated manner. No deus ex machina here. Just fantastic plot twists and solutions to these twists that spring up from believable and satisfying sources!
There are so many fantastic scenes: The battle between the feared and the bloody nine, The battle for the seed in the tower of the maker, The final, long battle against the invading Gurkish. Just fantastic!
This book has some seriously funny parts that make you laugh out loud. There are also some bits that make you cringe, but what would you expect where one of the characters is a torturer.
This is a fantastic finale to a fantastic trilogy. I look forward to reading the other Abercrombie stories in this universe!
My beautiful baby girl Suri spends a great deal of time listening to Sci Fi & fantasy classics, historical fiction, and everything else!
Amazing story, absolute mastery if characters by both the author and the narrator...A trilogy so complex with such basic themes bestowed....all is grey, heroes and villains are exacerbated, but in this trilogy everyone is flawed to the core, it is up to us to determine pop rotagonists and antagonist. My analysis of such would surprise the lot of you. Don't pass on this trilogy, it's a master work.
I greatly enjoyed the book and performance overall but my favorite part of the series is how you can both like and despise the characters. I grinned everytime I heard "You can say one thing about Logan Nine Fingers" or "Why do I do this?" also loved how it ended.
I enjoyed the listen a great deal, the high climax of the siege of the union was exciting and well written. The characters change and come around to new roles, some good some bad. Parts are equaly riveting and laugh out loud funny, while others are depressing and tie your stomach in knots.
This series of books should have had a better ending. I am not saying I wanted everything to wind up sunshine and daisies, as is said often in the books "people dont often get what they deserve", but a more developed conclusion would have been nice. The ending felt forced, terse and blunt. Its much like listening for 60hrs to the story and then in the last two sentences saying "and then it all went to sh!t. The end."
This trilogy said thrilling ride through a fascinating world. Say one thing for Joe Abercrombie, say he's a master of the written word. I highly recommend this trilogy.
Met my expectations, but no more. A bit too much repetition of some characters' favorite lines. Way too much repetition of Gloctor's pains & thoughts.
This is one of the best series ever written! Humor, violence, intrigue and great narration!
It felt to me like Abercrombie wasn't quite sure how to end his story. Several of the main characters flattened out near the end and became archetypal despite having show impressive depth during the second book. That gave the ending a rushed feel, but otherwise the story is riveting and delightful.
The narration is superb! The voices are distinct and consistent, the pace is perfect, and the tone just right.