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Matthew

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  • The Shadow of the Torturer: The Book of the New Sun, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    (872)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (567)

    The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume epic, the tale of a young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy towards his victim.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Ryan says: "great writing, won't appeal to everyone"
    "Great Performance of a Great Book"
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    Would you listen to The Shadow of the Torturer again? Why?

    I read the book years ago and was delighted to see an audiobook version, so I decided to revisit the series. Jonathan Davis is an excellent reader, striking just the right tone for the narrator Severian. I'll be listening to the entire series and would love to see more audiobooks from Gene Wolfe.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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