Great story as we expect from him.
Gritty, dry, funny, i was afraid it wouldn't live up to the Blade series, but it was a good addition.
i heard Michael Page in Locke Lamora and loved him. he is differnt than pacey, but still a great narrator. the only voice i missed was Black Dow's, the rest he did a great job and they werent in the Blade series much anyway.
I loved Brema Dan Gorst!
I thought I wasn't going to enjoy this book due to the narration. Having finished the First Law series thought the narration just wouldn't jive. So i gave it a few months, it was still a big change but worth the wait and after a few hours was able to sink into Michael Pages style and overall the book turned out to be a very good listen. I was completely hooked by First Law and in this book surprised at some of the changes in the characters but definitely I am a big fan of Abercrombie and most likely will treat myself to Best Served Cold also narrated by Page. Thanks to both Joe and Michael and of course Audible for this book and presentation. Looking forward to this authors future publications.
That was profoundly bad. I think Abercrombie got lucky with the first couple. Or perhaps The Bloody Nine carried the books. This one sucked.
I bought the book despite the reviews. The First Law trilogy narrated by Steven Pacey was an engulfing experience...simply couldn't stop listening. After struggling through the first hour of this new book I finally gave up. It is impossible to adjust to Michael Page's vocal butchery of the characters and the world Abercrombie and Steven Pacey had so masterfully developed in my mind. Paperback will have to do.
Joe continues he excellent writing. His writing continue to be fresh, funny, witty and right amount of dark. I have listened to 'First Law' books several times and I enjoyed this book quiet a bit. I like Page's narration on most occasion, but It is difficult to compete with the work Pacy did on ???First Law??? that Pacy seems like a such great fit.
Regardless, book itself is great, and I immensely enjoyed it, so I highly recommend this book to anyone : ) (of age that is : )
Another "chapter" from the world of Joe Abercrombie and a good one. I consider that
this guy is better at this kind of writing than anyone else, including the more
popular and alleged "masters" of this genre like George RR Martin. However, Michael
Page is not a favorite of mine, Brit or not. I tire of his narration rather quickly. If
Steven Pacey had read it...as he read the first 4 of Abercrombie's novels set
in this world, I would have undoubtedly given it 5 stars.
Yes yes i was equally upset at the fact mr pacey was not going to be narrating this novel. After what pacey did with the first law it is understandable. But to say this is a 1 star is ridiculous. Best served cold took me well over a hundred or so pages to get into and yes to get used to michael page but i think he does a splendid job in not failing on most of the voices pacey created in this one. As for the actual novel i loved it. Each chapter was a delight and love abercrombies characters and the dark humor spread throughout the novel. Was laughing out loud on a lot of moments. But to each his own. If u enjoyed his other novels u should enjoy this as well. As for michael page he does do a better job on this than he does best served cold.
To be honest this book didn't keep my interest as much as Arbercrombie's other work.
None wish Pacey was performing
I've read this book twice i just couldn't get into it like i did for Best served cold and Red Country.
As somebody who fell in love with the Abercrombie's First Law series, I was a little disappointed. The characters were great, definitely Abercrombie's strong point, and the story was nothing special but fine and well structured. However, the narration was a big let down. Steven Pacey did an amazing job with the First Law series so maybe my expectations were too high but Page does not do this book any justice. Many of his voices are completely over the top and he did not capture the grim sarcastic tone that Abercrombie's books have, and that Pacey does so well. Page does get better toward the second half of the book but still not the same as Pacey. I'd recommend buying a hard copy of this one.
It was actually very hard to listen to. I have listened to a lot of books but I was lost. And I definitely don't get the STUPID humor in it. I couldn't finish it.