"A welcome return"
A whole new cast of characters and a welcome return of a few old ones... The narration and characterisation is as ever superb and draws you into this new world making you care what happens to the various factions in the story as the strands become knotted together towards a conclusion which left me sitting in the car in the dark not wanting to stop listening until I knew who was left standing at the end. Pure brilliance.
"Why I didn't not like it!"
I don't read fantasy and I hate westerns - so why did I thoroughly enjoy "Red Country"? because the characters just spring to life and are so well-rounded you can believe in them, feel what they feel and see their world as they see it. They exist in a world where the challenges are the same as those faced by our ancestors in pre-industrialised societies and facing people in parts of the world today. Its themes are universal. The returning character (I won't give that away for anyone who has read others in the series) Is off-centre for much of the action which allows the reader/listener to bond with the new characters. The experience is totally enhanced by the superb narration of Steven Pacey, who brings each character to life with a different voice. If you haven't tried any of Joe Abercrombie's books read by this narrator then you have missed a real treat.
"the best stand alone novel yet!"
I loved this book and the surprises throughout and when the main reveal came it had me grinning from ear to ear! a brilliant listen and a must buy!
"My favourite character's back!"
Yay! Logen's back!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the First Law trilogy, and although Best Served Cold was equally good, I was a little disappointed by Heroes (just a personal taste thing, as I know other reviewers have raved about it) - but for me, Red Country was a return to the earlier style/ story, which I so enjoyed. Admittedly, I might be slightly biased because old Logen is back, and he's been my favourite character since the beginning, however there are some great new characters in this instalment too - most notably, Temple!
As always, Abercrombie's characters are well developed and all unique, and his story telling is gritty and engaging. A great bit of entertainment.
Steven Pacey's narration is, as usual, flawless.
If you're new to the series, treat yourself by starting at the beginning with the Blade (First Law Trilogy), and be entertained through all 6 books. It never gets "samey" - well worth each and every credit used on these books.
Excellent story, masterful performance deliciously sarcastic. Once you start this story you are hooked. read and enjoy.
Another great story my Abercrombie written in the style of a western. Great characters, great one liners, great sense of humour. What makes this a truly great audio book is the narration which is second to none. Fantastic!
Steven Pacey is brilliant as always. The story was a bit slower than previous books, still good, but there isn't as much going on here as in earlier books. Great to see the ongoing lives of some great characters though. Worth s listen / read to any Abercrombie fan, but not as gripping as the blade itself, best served cold et al.
"The best yet!"
All his books are great, immense stories and they all make for Red Country to be a huge read!
"Best of the series"
This is there best so far in the series. I'm hanging for the next one.
loved it, pacey brings so much more to an already fantastic story, buy this audio book !