Very good. Those who've listened to Joe Abercrombie's other works with Steven Pacey's incredible narration will not be disappointed. A good story with great delivery.
I'm a huge fan of Shai: her stubbornness and defiance coupled with compassion really grab me. I also greatly appreciate the return of some of Joe's other favorite characters from the main trilogy.
Just as good as his other work: that is to say the absolute best! He does a wide variety of different voices, each with loads of character and emotion.
Some die in the red country. Some refuse to die.
This is one of my favorites by JA, and that is saying something. Don't miss this chapter from the world of First Law. It's a tribute to the western genre that delivers to the fantasy fan. A great tale of terrible human being who do alright by each other now and then. And you have to be realistic...
I have read all of his books and loved them all. the narrator of this book does most all of his books and is phenomenal!
If anyone does it better than JA and Steven Pacey, I don't know who they are. If you have never read any of the First Law books, don't start here, as some story threads get finished off that start in earlier books. But if you are trying to decide if you want to listen to something by Abercrombie, you can't get much better than this.
If you're into this world then get it. definitely worth the listen if for nothing else than to hear the fine narration of Steven Pacey. Abercrombie has became very predictable for me. Figure out a way to have a really climatic journey (i.e. hope for a happy ending) towards an eventual anti-climatic results (i.e. somewhat depressing ending). It's not that I don't like the method, it's just gotten a bit redundant at this point. However, abercrombie does have a tiny suprise ending. He doesn't necessarily do the opposite, but it isn't the same old method. if this was an isolated story I would tell people to pass, but considering most, if not all, people reading this have read the series and want another journey with Logan Ninefingers then you got to listen this leg of the series. Basically if you like Logan, General Cosca, or you just really enjoy the series as a whole then buy. If none of these apply to you then pass.
Lots of quality bloody nine death and terror. if you liked the other books in the series, you'll love this one.