Towards the end the original series and especially "Hero's" I was starting to worry a bit about Mr. Abercrombie. I've been disappointed by many of my favorite authors as of late, but this was a refreshing shot of good old story telling. Thx Joe.
Among the top 20.
Lamb is my favorite. He has been in several of Abercrombies books and it is interesting to see how he struggles with himself.
No, I didn't have any extreme reactions.
Abercrombie is the best.
The characters in any Joe Abercrombie are as hard boiled at it gets. Its like Raymond Chandler meets George RR Martin. Or maybe its a fantasy version of an Eastwood Spaghetti Western. Red Country is a fun, violent imaginary romp.
Great narrator - perfect pairing with Abercrombie.
Hearing Steven Pacey say "you have to be realistic"
Just as good as all the rest. Pacey's Nicomo Cosca is the best!!!
This ain't no place for no hero.
This ain't no place for no better man.
Mainly a Sci-Fi, Fantasy guy, but also classic fiction, and detective books.
"You have to be realistic"
Well developed characters, all motivated by self interest. Not innocents motivated by some sense of duty or service. If that is not your kind of story, find another author.
Anytime the "Bloody Nine" makes an appearance.
Blood splaches all over the screen.
Abercrombie is not for the faint hearted that like happy endings. He creates complex characters that all have their virtues and flaws. Everyone can be a hero or villan depending on the perspecctive.
The Bloody Nine Fingers has spend the recent past hiding as a meek farmer watching over his "step" children. They don't know his past. Then all hell breaks loose, someone has kidnapped two of the children, killed friends and burned down the farm. With the help of his older, tough "step" daughter they go after the kidnappers.
With limited mention of the Union and the Maji this story stands well on it's own. Well read with good charater development.
In the end Nine Fingers knows he can't hide from his past. Good lead in to another story.
This book was great I loved the pace and the humor of this book. I just wished there were more of them.
First Law Trilogy and Best served cold I would recommend before the Heroes and Red Country
I have read all of Joe Abercrombie's books and this one rates near the top of the list for me. Red Country reminded me of The Searcher's which is an old John Wayne movie that I love. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Mr Abercrombie.
The narrator did a good job of engaging me throughout the story. I was able to clearly differentiate the characters and enjoyed his take on their accents.
I work a third shift job and listen to books before drifting off to sleep every morning. This book made me want to stay up all day.
I've listened (via Audible) to all of Abercrombie's previous books (including the Heroes) as narrated by Pacey. He is again outstanding.
Unfortunately in this recording, however, it sounds like he is 5ft away from the microphone and often characters sound like they're shouting through a megaphone.
(Of course, I am using the "Enhanced" quality download option.)