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Before They Are Hanged Audiobook

Before They Are Hanged

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Publisher's Summary

The second novel in the wildly popular First Law Trilogy from New York Times best seller Joe Abercrombie.

Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without a trace? It's enough to make a torturer want to run - if he could even walk without a stick.

Northmen have spilled over the border of Angland and are spreading fire and death across the frozen country. Crown Prince Ladisla is poised to drive them back and win undying glory. There is only one problem - he commands the worst-armed, worst-trained, worst-led army in the world.

And Bayaz, the First of the Magi, is leading a party of bold adventurers on a perilous mission through the ruins of the past. The most hated woman in the South, the most feared man in the North, and the most selfish boy in the Union make a strange alliance but a deadly one. They might even stand a chance of saving mankind from the Eaters - if they didn't hate each other quite so much.

Ancient secrets will be uncovered. Bloody battles will be won and lost. Bitter enemies will be forgiven - but not before they are hanged.

©2015 Joe Abercrombie (P)2015 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Exhilarating.... Abercrombie's knack for wit and grit holds your attention throughout, and his eye for character means that there's heart as well as muscle." [SFX (UK)]

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    This is an amazing second book in the series. In many ways it is even better than the first. If you like Grim Dark Fantasy, this sets the standard.

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    Writing this review while the third one downloads. Excellent story. Sort of Game of Thrones meets the Dark Tower. Excellent reader. There are a dozen or more characters, each with his or her own distinct voice, accent, speech impediment, tone... I listen in awe... wearing a steady grin!

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    The first book in this series never seemed to reveal a plot and I was very concerned. However the deep character back stories really paid off in this volume. Highly recommended.

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    Both the story and the narration are top notch. Listened to it inthe car, took detours so I could listen longer.

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    "Grim, dark and entirely original. Utterly wonderful!"

    I love this book. Nine Fingers and Glokta are two of my favourite characters in all of fiction. I only have one small problem; it's pronounced grim-Iss NOT grim-ace. Other than that, cannot recommend this book, this production ,this author and this series highly enough.

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    The characters are amazing. The story doesn't go the way you think it will. Read this book!

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    intrigue, murder, greed, epic battles that keep you on the edge of your seat.
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    Awesome freaking book, great narration. Can't wait to finish this Trilogy and hopefully see a movie preview soon...

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    This trilogy is wonderfully written, and the narration is magnificent. On to the next book.

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