Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she's going to have to return to her bad old ways if she's ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.
Their journey will take them across the lawless plains, to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feuds, duels and massacres, and high into unmapped mountains to a reckoning with ancient enemies, and force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune...and a man no one should ever have to trust…
Steven Pacey is best known for his role as Del Tarrant in the third and fourth seasons of the sci-fi series Blake's 7.
He has worked extensively in Theatre, TV and film for many years and in 2009 played opposite Graham Norton in La Cage Aux Folles at London's Playhouse Theatre. He has read numerous audiobooks including Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy, Best Served Cold and The Heroes, and abridged titles by Matthew Reilly.
©2012 Joe Abercrombie (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
I need some C8H10N4O2
What a pleasant surprise to find this book, I have read and enjoyed all the previous books and was looking forward to reading this once I found it.
While you don't need to read the previous books to enjoy this story, it will certainly bring a whole new depth to the story if you have read the previous novels. There are many, many appearances by some favourite (and some not so favourite) characters, scattered throughout the book, and the author slowly reveals some of them to you, teasing you with the information, and sometimes he just reveals them straight away. Interestingly, the story is told through the eyes of a whole cast, and it brings a fresh look, a different perspective to how we see these old characters.
I thoroughly endorse this addition to the series, and do wonder at the genius of Joe Abercrombie, for his amazing storytelling talent, and for the masterful production and narration of Steven Pacey, brilliant as always.
A Good Time
no way near as good as the heroes
Any scene with Union interests
Set after the heroes - but u dont really know what happened to the UNION!
Last we heard they were off to Styria -but so many years have past we dont know what happened!! did they win?
Joe seems to be very Anti Union which is just strange.......
Definitely. Steven Pacey is on of the best reader out there and perfectly fits this book.
The bloody nine reemerges
The bloody nine reemerges
No.. Gotta savor this one.
A very good listen. Good use of a credit.
"the best stand alone novel yet!"
I loved this book and the surprises throughout and when the main reveal came it had me grinning from ear to ear! a brilliant listen and a must buy!
"My favourite character's back!"
Yay! Logen's back!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the First Law trilogy, and although Best Served Cold was equally good, I was a little disappointed by Heroes (just a personal taste thing, as I know other reviewers have raved about it) - but for me, Red Country was a return to the earlier style/ story, which I so enjoyed. Admittedly, I might be slightly biased because old Logen is back, and he's been my favourite character since the beginning, however there are some great new characters in this instalment too - most notably, Temple!
As always, Abercrombie's characters are well developed and all unique, and his story telling is gritty and engaging. A great bit of entertainment.
Steven Pacey's narration is, as usual, flawless.
If you're new to the series, treat yourself by starting at the beginning with the Blade (First Law Trilogy), and be entertained through all 6 books. It never gets "samey" - well worth each and every credit used on these books.
"Best of the series"
This is there best so far in the series. I'm hanging for the next one.
loved it, pacey brings so much more to an already fantastic story, buy this audio book !
Best one yet and that is saying something given the quality of the previous books...
"Where should one start?"
like always joe you drag us Down to what ever country it is at the time and I must say you had me at the cowardly Northants, the feeling when you know something and your like "HAH! you cleaver bastard!" is so much worth it listening to your stories is an odyssey and hopeful lamb will turn up in the future don't read the summary just buy the book, it's well worth it, and Steven brings it allt together the whole shebang.
Like any sequal to a great series it has a special place in your heart for characters old and new and in the case of a good narrator the reader too. Unfortunately this story like all the books that came after it is a shadow of the original trilogy but still an enjoyable enough listen.
"My Favourite audio book experience so far."
This Joe Abercrombie and Steven Pacey combination, for me, is absolute audiobook heaven. I've now listened to all 6 of the full length First Law novels and they just get better and better.
the narration of this book is brilliant. Steven Pacey is as engaging and entertaining as always and Makes the characters-both male and female come to life. this is the 4th Abercrombie I have read and I have loved them all.. I think of them as a cross between a fist full of dollars and Ivan hoe directed by Tarentino! They are well written, funny, violent, descriptively graphic and sometimes shocking. There are twists and turns in the plot and things done to the main characters that are completely unexpected. His ability to take you inside someone's head and observe the developing plot from another perspective is genius. This is a book about greed and cruelty and war which shows how futile and unnecessary they all are. very sorry it is finished. Iain
Another excellent story, one of his best. Superbly read as always. Keep them coming can't get enough of this combo.
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