I felt like most of what I am listening to is repeats from the first two books. I loved the two first books but not enough to enjoy hearing events from them being retold over and over. Taylor Anderson is not the only author that does this, but it's frankly annoying and boring. The usual excuse seems to be catering to new readers, but you shouldn't be starting with the 3th book in a series anyway.
Besides that, the story is still good, even though at times it may drag on a bit when a character goes on with some long monologue or thought. Perhaps I just have a preference for action.
I wish I could return this purchase. Unfortunately I did not notice that the narrator has changed from the wonderful Roy Dotrice to someone else. It's like replacing every character in a tv series with new actors halfway through a season and just doesn't work.
I'll buy the book in print instead and read it myself. I just wish I hadn't wasted two credits.
I had just finished listening to Brandon Sanderson's fantastic The Way of Kings, was in the mood for some more fantasy and found this through a "you might also like" link. Joe Abercrombie did not disappoint. It's a great story in itself, a less magic based than Sanderson's works and what really brings it to life is the narrator. Steven Pacey is surely my new favorite narrator and I was hugely disappointed to find that he isn't reading the version of Abercrombie's "Best Server Cold" found on this site. This trilogy however is highly recommended.
Without a doubt, the best use of credits I've had on audible yet.
Brandon Sandersons always has some great and interesting magic systems and the ones in this book are not exceptions.
I am very much looking forward to the next book in this epic. More please!
Overall I like the series and I'm looking forward to the next book, but frankly the repetitions are getting annoying.
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