I think Steven Pacey is wonderful with his narrations. His voices, accents, and emotions are fantastic. Abercrombie is an amazing author. I have read all his works to date. I'm never disapointed
So many different characters, with twists and turns, that only Abercrombie can do
Again his is brilliant, with voices, accents, and emotions.
There were many but the first and was the attack on the farm homestead.
This book reminds me a bit of the Glen Cook series "Black Company". Of course it's only one book compared to 10, but the characters and inter actions remind me of Black Company series. If you enjoyed that series you will love this story. The best part you only have to read this one book. However I suggest all of Abercrombie's works, he is a genius.
The best character from Abercrombie's First Law returns to us and doesn't disappoint. As is standard, this is bloody, bleak, but hugely entertaining. Steven does excellent voicing and accents. Thanks Joe, and bring us more of the Bloody Nine!
In writing this review, I'm assuming that 99% of the readers will have read the first books (The Blade Itself, etc.) with Logan Nine Fingers as one of the main characters. Suffice to say, it was great having him back. Even better was the return of Steven Pacey as narrator. The Abercrombie-Pacey alliance makes for an exceptional experience.
This book is a great follow on to the early stories, but can stand alone on if the reader has no background of the characters. Indeed, many characters are new. Although not as epic in scale as the first three books, the story has a simple entertaining plot that moves along nicely. Be warned, however, that this book tends to the darker side, as do most of the books in this series. Joe Abercrombie’s characters are neither good nor evil, which can make for some interesting sub-plots.
Overall, highly recommended, but you should start with the first 3 books in the series to get the best appreciation of this one.
This is as good as the First Law Trilogy. I found myself sitting in the car to just listen to a few more minutes and was disappointed that it had to end. It's a great story filled with vibrant characters. Next to Lamb I really enjoyed the appearance of Nicola Cosca. Dark, gritty and pretty much not a single "good" guy among the characters, I love this book and the world Abercrombie creates. Steven Pacey is the perfect narrator for these stories. I can't wait for another one.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
Everytime I read Joe Abercrombie I am surprised at how much I enjoy his books. If that seems a strange statement then understand that I am not usually a fan of this type of storytelling.
The characters are real not overblown like most in this genre.
I found myself laughing and wanting to remember quotes from the characters.
The action and interaction in this book never left me bored or allowed my mind to wander.
You will be surprised at how many characters you recognize if you read his other books and if you are a new reader you won't be lost but references will drive you to pick up his other books.
I will be looking forward to see what Joe Abercrombie comes up with next.
Just refund the book back to a credit and then buy the book with that credit again. you may need to log out and log back in for your android/iphone audible app but this will allow you download the audiobook without issue.
Full of action, blood, bowels spilling its contents, love, sorrow, self sacrifice, and, finally, at the last page (or word masterfully read), the sentiment of sadness for its end.
Audiobooks are my workaround to the pesky laws forbidding reading while driving. And I'm pretty sure my dog likes them too.
This is a great follow-up to the First Law series. There is just enough familiarity with the characters to feel endeared to them from the start, and the grit and humor you have come to know, love, and pine for from Abercrombie are present in spades.
For the record, this is not a direct continuation of the First Law series. And I think anyone expect the depth of the First Law series (that came in 3 books!!) will be disappointed in this single installment. But reading this did make me go back and re-read the entire First Law trilogy because I realized how much I had missed Abercrombie's wit and raw narratives, and I just wasn't ready to stop listening to Steven Pacey after a single novel.
The characters are well-written, well-developed, and as entertaining as any Abercrombie has written. It's hard to say much more without spoiling the book ... I simply felt immersed in the story from the outset. I couldn't put the book down and found myself stealing away to listen to just a few minutes at every opportunity. It is action-packed, but the characters have heart and soul that drives the action powerfully.
Abercrombie didn't excite me with his new "Half" trilogy ... but this made up for it and has me yearning for his next "full-grown" novel once he's done with his foray into young adult fiction.
Abercrombie crushes it again. I love his writing style. He nails gritty complex characters.
If you read the First Law series (which I recommend you do), some old friends are back. I won't say who. Read First Law first if you haven't already.
He writes in a style very much like GRR Martin which is high praise. Characters are complex and conflicted. The choices are difficult and the results are frequently less than satisfying but oh so entertaining.
This book reminded me a lot of the Clint Eastwood movie, "Unforgiven" which, if you haven't seen it, is also fantastic.