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Bleak Seasons: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 7 | [Glen Cook]

Bleak Seasons: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 7

Having risked their lives and souls to capture the fortress of Stormgard, a band of weary soldiers known as the Company witnesses their commander's descent into madness and await the reemergence of their ancient gods.
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Publisher's Summary

Having risked their lives and souls to capture the fortress of Stormgard, a band of weary soldiers known as the Company witnesses their commander's descent into madness and await the reemergence of their ancient gods.

Listen to more in the Black Company series.

©1997 Glen Cook (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    chad 04-23-15
    chad 04-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not as bad as the other review."

    I'm just writing to go against that other review of the guy hating the book and making him stop reading the series.

    The narrator is great. The timeline in the story is set up strangely. But not too hard to follow and anything would be better than the book of lady.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Camp Springs, Maryland, United States 08-19-12
    Peter Camp Springs, Maryland, United States 08-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Series Killer"

    If any book in the Black Company series can drive a fan to quit, it is this one. The constant, disjointed, mind numbing jumps between perspective time periods turns this book into some bastardized choose-your-own-adventure story. Take a regular novel, chop it into a dozen or two pieces, then read those pieces in random order and you've got Bleak Seasons.

    The narrator does such a fine job with the voices, I almost pity the man for having to read this assault on listeners minds.

    The style of presentation in Bleak Seasons is so dreadful and of no narrative relation to its predecessors that one has to wonder if Glen Cook were in a particularly vile mood when he wrote it and was purposefully trying to kill the series.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    6/18/15
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    "A tough listen at first"


    Story – 4/5

    I found this audiobook very hard to get into, as I kept drifting away, which is mainly down to the narrator. I gave up about half way at first and opted for a lighter listen instead. When I returned and re-listened, I enjoyed it a lot more and the second half was much better than the first; the last 2-3 hours especially. Probably not my favourite Black Company book, but still good enough to get 4 stars.

    I enjoyed the new characterisation and fantasy element added via Murgen, and his time travelling capability, made for something new to the mix. The atrocities being committed by both sides during the conflict was interesting, and sinister, and it was good to go back and have a different viewpoint of a story already told in Dreams of Steel.


    Performance –3/5

    The production was a real struggle for me, and the main reason I gave up first time around. The reading is incredibly slow, and there are large gaps between (and even in the middle of) sentences. I sped it up to x1.25, and it was still a problem. x1.5 was too fast to keep up. I don’t remember this being an issue when Jonathan Davis read The Silver Spike, so it must have been the way the producers cut and pieced it together.

    I liked the character voices and Davis’ tone though, so I do think he is a good narrator. I was glad I forced myself to re-listen, and I did get used to it the second time around.


    Overall – 3.5/5

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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