Listen to books....much easier on the eyes!
Say one thing about Logan Nine Fingers, say he's the hulk! Loved the last book, predictable but a solid story. Go ahead and click the buy button, you won't be sorry!
Abercrombie's style and Pacey's acting is probably the best I've listened to. It's complex yet easy to follow. I love the humour.
Too many to mention.
His acting was tremendous and definitely elevates the series. He manages a different voice for every major character and maintains it. I think that the humour and satire satire that I loved so much in this series could not have been appreciated without great acting.
In the end, I felt that the epic needed more closure. It ended with a cliff-hanger (pun intended). While listening, I imagined numerous plot twists in the finale and wondered how it would go but my imagined timeline went months to years beyond Abercrombie's last book. I was also hoping to see the characters "grow" a little as it seemed they were on the cusp throughout the series. I feel a bit gipped. I'd be more than happy to buy fourth book in this series (or more) because it was so enjoyable right to the last page.Despite the ending it is still one of the best series I've listened to (among dozens).
The one thing I hate most in books and movies is gratuitous torture. I'm OK with run of the mill violence, but long descriptions of pulling out teeth, smashing hands on anvils, burning, and castration - just not for me. Given that, I'm not sure why I chose to listen to a series in which one of the main characters is a torturer, and from the very beginning, I knew that Abercrombie was not going to hold back anything. But, listen I did, and I got hooked on the characters, including the torturer. They are complex and funny and sad and it's hard not to get attached to even the worst of them.
Like some of the other reviewers, I think the ending was disappointing. I was ready for things to be left unresolved, but I don't think it was necessary to leave us in such a dark place.
I'm done with Abercrombie for now. While he's arguably the best fantasy writer out there, I can't get myself psyched for more gore and torture.
I have not listened to other Pacey books, but I will definitely look for him now. He's great.
No, I can only take so much gore in one sitting.
I got tired of detailed battle scenes that could be copied and pasted from the previous one.
Book one was so good and left me wanting more. Book 2 & 3 made me wish bored of the standard cut and paste fantasy quest story with cut and paste battle scenes. This book had so much potential but fell flat in the end.
Steven Pacey is amazing. He has so many voices that he saves this book in many ways. There are lots of characters that he easily distinguishes with his voice ability. He is a narrator that you could listen to a book simply because he reads it.
Fifty something, small business owner, married, no children. Love travel, beaches, tropical isles, classic cars and listening!
Enjoyed this final book in the series very much. The ending was different than what I expected but did not detract from the story at all. Loved the narration, made for a very easy listen. Some have complained about the strong language throughout, for me it made it more lifelike. Spend your credits and listen, you won't be disappointed!
Intriguing and enjoyable read
Stephen Pacey is an excellent narrator. The times between the voices and the rest of the text are seamless. It is hard to believe only one man read the entire series. Loved hearing his voice and pronunciation of words.
I found myself sitting in the car to hear what happened next.
This is what a Fantasy novel should be: a cracking narrative, a bunch of great characters (not stereotypes), clear sub-text about the nature of good and evil, and to top it off a brilliant performance by Stephen Pacey.
Pacey's performance brings the narrative more than alive, and his fantastic character voices are distinctive enough to make you think more than one actor is delivering this "play". His internal monologues as Glockter are sublime, and timing is impecable. One minor point was that sometimes the minor characters got lumped in with the main characters in terms of performance but that is really nit picking.
The story itself, the conclusion of the First Law trilogy, is a magnificent romp through a well rounded world that Abercrombie has created, and gives depth and flavour to the cast and locations.
The narrative, as any book worth its salt should, moved me from excitment, horror, disgust to laughing out loud and even at some moments delight (although I probably shouldn't have been delighted...) I'm not giving anything away in this review and it deserves to be listened to, to appreciate all the twists and turns written.
I cannot recommend it highly enough, but don't be decieved by the monicker Fantasy, this is down to earth rough, and ready, high and mighty piece of work, where colour comes from swearing, blood and gore, violence and in some cases down-right nasty behaviour on the main protagonists.
Loved every moment of it!! Steven Pacey really brings it to life and the characters in the story really make it memorable!!
In the begining. But as I was nearing the end I could tell that there was not enough room left to finish telling all the story.
Not at all.
When Glocktor finally got even with Sol
Yes and no. I know the author continue the story in Heros, but he ended this book in the middle of a scene. His book, his rules. But like I said, it left me hanging.
This is one of the best fantasy trilogies I have read. While I anxiously wait for GRR Martin to conclude Game of Thrones I stumble upon this series. Now, it is no G O T but it will hold you over. The writing is raw and graphic and leaves little to the imagination. When a battle scene is described I felt as if I was transported to the point of wanting to be off the field LOL.
The characters are loathsome, repugnant, yet enjoyable - go figure. My emotions were all over the place in this series. I went from liking a character, to hating, then back to liking. It shows how humans are.
The fantasy aspect was there, but I found it more focused on the human side of things and that was fine by me