"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.
"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 !
Best one yet and that is saying something given the quality of the previous books...
"Where should one start?"
like always joe you drag us Down to what ever country it is at the time and I must say you had me at the cowardly Northants, the feeling when you know something and your like "HAH! you cleaver bastard!" is so much worth it listening to your stories is an odyssey and hopeful lamb will turn up in the future don't read the summary just buy the book, it's well worth it, and Steven brings it allt together the whole shebang.
Like any sequal to a great series it has a special place in your heart for characters old and new and in the case of a good narrator the reader too. Unfortunately this story like all the books that came after it is a shadow of the original trilogy but still an enjoyable enough listen.
"My Favourite audio book experience so far."
This Joe Abercrombie and Steven Pacey combination, for me, is absolute audiobook heaven. I've now listened to all 6 of the full length First Law novels and they just get better and better.
the narration of this book is brilliant. Steven Pacey is as engaging and entertaining as always and Makes the characters-both male and female come to life. this is the 4th Abercrombie I have read and I have loved them all.. I think of them as a cross between a fist full of dollars and Ivan hoe directed by Tarentino! They are well written, funny, violent, descriptively graphic and sometimes shocking. There are twists and turns in the plot and things done to the main characters that are completely unexpected. His ability to take you inside someone's head and observe the developing plot from another perspective is genius. This is a book about greed and cruelty and war which shows how futile and unnecessary they all are. very sorry it is finished. Iain