The story would jump ahead in time with barely an explanation, which made me struggle to keep up with the pace. I was hoping for more a gritty, dirty story of some badass mercenaries. I liked the main character, but the supporting characters and the story left me unfulfilled.
Distinguish each character's voice more, as they were all too similar.
The book starts right into it with all the characters and you feel a little adrift initially but I adjusted quickly to the narrator and found myself enjoying the books
Definitely one for the back burner, but ultimately well written, if a little oddly paced.
Narrator kills it; he brought it to life without going over the top, and had no irritating flaws (for me).
I'm going to listen to book 2 and see how it goes; for what it's worth, in my opinion, if you're out if new books to read and desperate for more hours, this will do. Kind if short though... would enjoy an omnibus/collection.
I hoped... but in vain, i was suffering through half of the book when I finally decided to give up. In a book, I always need a character I can care about. Not really identify with, but at least I have to wonder/worry, whats going to happen to main character(s). Unfortunately in Black company, I couldn't care less. The story (for me at least) is out of context (if that make sense) , it seamed even narrator couldn't care less. Instead. Try Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie, J.R.R.Martin, Scott Lynch, Jim Butcher, Tolkien.... or for that matter Alan Edgar Poe, but don't waste your time and money on this book
I was recommended this book and decided to try it as an audiobook. I found the narrator didn't seem to fit right for me. I listened to the whole book and also read some of the physical copy. I found it to be more enticing when I read it rather than listened to it, despite the fact that I really enjoy audiobooks. After I took a break from the recording and read a chapter on my own I got a better feel for the characters and was able to return to the audio version.
The book itself seems to be fiercely loved by some, with diverse characters, a detailed world, and a look at the more gritty side of fantasy. I did not find myself able to relate with the characters, or drawn in by them enough to find the plot exciting. It is a good story and I don't regret reading it, I just found the majority of the characters to be a little static.