The ravaged continent of Genabackis has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Onearm’s army and Whiskeyjack’s Bridgeburners alongside their enemies of old - the forces of the Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii mages, and the Rhivi people of the plains. But ancient undead clans are also gathering; the T’lan Imass have risen. For it would seem something altogether darker and more malign threatens this world. Rumors abound that the Crippled God is now unchained and intent on a terrible revenge. Marking the return of many characters from Gardens of the Moon and introducing a host of remarkable new players, Memories of Ice is both a momentous new chapter in Steven Erikson’s magnificent epic fantasy and a triumph of storytelling.
©2006 Steven Erikson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
a interesting view of ascendant beings waging war among mortals. my only complaint is how the Mobil version of this series does not match the chapter outline. Also, it would be nice to have an abridged version as well. Thus making it easier to follow on multiple platforms.
As with all of his books, I found the writing of Steven Erickson to be excellent. in spite of this, I found myself struggling to stick with it for lack of a decent narrator.
the man reading spoke in an almost monotone voice, and used two accents (apparently, everyone in the world is British unless they're ancient, in which case they're Italian.
there were no pauses between chapters at character changes, so I found myself several times having to go back to figure out when the viewpoint changed to a new character.
all in all, I'd rather just read the book myself, and enjoy the telling a bit more.
I've listen to this book a couple times and it wasn't till the third time through the series that I was well-versed enough to keep on track
Great story, but the narrator's voices for each character were remarkably similar - as in almost all the humans have a high pitched, broken Cockney accent. Sometimes, (really almost all of the time), that made it difficult to tell which was speaking. I could only listen for short periods of time before it was too annoying.
This narrator is fantastic! The flow, name pronunciation, and enunciation is flawless. His voice, and the story, just FIT.
The Grey Swords.
When you need to kill everything, Send Onos Toolan.
Oh hell ya! I regret having a job for just this reason!
Listen to this series. JOIN US!!!!
Love the book and the series. A pity they changed narrators for the rest of it but I can just read them.
If you are this far into the series, I won't convince you otherwise. That said. I had the audible app malfunction on me and send me forward 30 minutes into the story and I didn't even notice.
This shows the author just spits out more of the same:
Loads of battles, violence, confusing scenes, characters of no interest, and more.
I would have asked Audible for a refund but I've listened to so much of this book trying to hold out for something awesome to happen.
Narrator is great...he makes up over half the impact of the story.
Good book, bit slow at times, and some of the characters introspection gets boring, but you can put up with it since the battle scenes are monumental to understate them.
Good book, listen to it. Complex, slow to fast, rich, great voices.
Book 3 brings back some of my favorite characters from Book 1 including Whiskeyjack, Quick Ben and Anomander Rake. This is another epic fantasy story that completely engrosses you. From time to time they refer to events from Book 2 which nicely ties the two books together since they occur at the same time. Two complaints, as the book winds down you sometimes get lost with everything going on in the book (it becomes a little long winded) and I would love to see more Anomander Rake. Those are minor complaints as Erikson is a master story teller and Lister is an absolute incredible narrator.
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