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Aaron Contreras

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  • Best Served Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1123)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (769)

    It's springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll, and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests, and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

    Lore says: "Solid, but not as good as the First Law trilogy."
    "A rare breath of fresh air."
    Overall

    Abercrombie is the most vital voice in fantasy fiction today. He writes excellent action, his characters are fresh and he _gets to the point_ of the story without resorting to 1000 page endless epics.

    If you're tired of seeing 'Sci-Fi & Fantasy' titles on Audible and other online book stores that are thinly disguised furry romance fiction, do your bit for the genre and pick up 'Best Served Cold'.

    The narration isn't the best - hopefully they'll pop for a more enjoyable reader for future Abercrombie titles. The world of 'Best Served Cold' may be a dark, unpleasant place but that doesn't mean the narration needs to be dark and unpleasant.

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book IV

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4128)
    Performance
    (2355)
    Story
    (2375)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Aaron says: "No Roy Dotrice"
    "Big Up John, Later Roy"
    Overall

    I like John Lee way-way-way better than Dotrice. The smoother voice - yes, less character - is a hell of a lot easier to listen to for hours on end. He nails the characters as well - Gendry and Sam off the top of my head. If anything I hope they pony up for Lee to go back and record the first three books.

    11 of 45 people found this review helpful

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