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Red Country Audiobook

Red Country

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They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following.

Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.

Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust....

©2012 Joe Abercrombie (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Ryan CA, United States 06-23-13
    Ryan CA, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Abercrombie + Pacey = Awesome!"

    Superb modern fantasy. This novel is a successor to Joe Abercrombie's earlier work 'The First Law' trilogy - which is also available as an audiobook and also narrated by Steven Pacey.

    If you haven't read or listened to that trilogy, I highly recommend beginning there. I have a separate review for the trilogy that goes into detail on its virtues.

    If you have read the trilogy, then you'll be familiar with the capabilities of Abercrombie as an exceptional writer, and Pacey as an exceptional narrator. This novel is the pair at their best once again....and more time in the company of Logen Ninefingers, The Bloody-Nine!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brian 03-30-13
    Brian 03-30-13 Member Since 2011

    Enthusiast

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    "My new favorite audiobook, ever!"

    Abercrombie's writing never disappoints, but it's as sharp as ever. The story is exciting, moving, dark, funny, and probably some other things as well. The narration is first-rate. Pacey brought the characters to life perfectly. I would strongly recommend this to any fan of Abercrombie, or fantasy, or books, or life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Russ 03-27-13
    Russ 03-27-13
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    "Joe is back!"

    Towards the end the original series and especially "Hero's" I was starting to worry a bit about Mr. Abercrombie. I've been disappointed by many of my favorite authors as of late, but this was a refreshing shot of good old story telling. Thx Joe.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marcheta 11-14-12
    Marcheta 11-14-12 Member Since 2007

    love audio books - Anglophile

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    "Just downloaded all three parts (7:55 pm)"

    I took a chance and tried to download again and this time it worked. I have now downloaded all three parts: Part 1 6:44:50, Part 2 6:31:14, Part 3 6:49:01. I got tired of waiting and started reading it on my Kindle. I like the audios better - especially having Steven Pacey as the narrator. He read the first three books in the First Law series (The Blade Itself, Before They are Hanged, Last Argument of Kings).

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    James 12-16-16
    James 12-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Gritty humanity flows freely with every page turn"

    rarely has an author so completely captivated me with their fiction. Abercrombie has created an immersive world of gritty realism. Despite the existence of high magics and ancient evils on the edges of each story, the essence of Red Country (and all of the first law universe) comes from the mundane and entirely human experiences of the characters. That's the real mastery behind the narratives woven here. There is permanence to every choice we make, no matter how small, and the consequences change us. Life can be truly ugly and ruthless, but there are moments of beauty and joy if you look hard enough and are willing to sacrifice for them. Just don't expect them to last too long. You've got to be realistic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Hartman 09-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A very good read"

    Lamb is no Lamb by any means. I finished the book in 2 days could hardly sleep until I finished it.

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    Daniel Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 08-12-16
    Daniel Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 08-12-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great book in the series"

    Lots of quality bloody nine death and terror. if you liked the other books in the series, you'll love this one.

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    Michael G. Grant 03-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "nine fingers does not dissapoint."

    loved it, would start another right now if i had it a few more frightened recognitions would have been nice..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy 10-22-14
    Judy 10-22-14

    An omnivorous fiction reader, I'm totally flummoxed by folks who " don't have time" to read for the helluva it. Prescription? Audible!

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    "Nothing lacking"

    I've enormously enjoyed my last three weeks of binge-listening to Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold and Red Country (in that order) and deem it time well-spent. Abercrombie's characters are satisfyingly complex and multi-dimensional. Even the villains, bit players and walk-ons are presented with convincing and, in many cases, entertaining back-stories. Every bit of dialog snaps and nudges the action - of which there's no scarcity - along at a good clip, frequently with dry and wry insights and humor. Narrators Steven Pacey and Michael Page are masters - both are subtle, nuanced and enormously talented voice actors who consistently present the books' multiple characters with fidelity and empathy. I discovered Abercrombie through a listener review of which I was enormously skeptical. As a fairly critical listener/reader, I'm almost embarrassed to file a similarly gushing review. However, I'd recommend Abercrombie even to those listeners who generally thumb their noses at works relegated to the "fantasy" genre. Abercrombie's Audible selections are lively, entertaining, well-plotted, thought-provoking - and well worth a serious binge.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    eric MARINETTE, WI, United States 09-13-13
    eric MARINETTE, WI, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Would give it 6 stars if I could"
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    Joe Abercrobie is just so gritty and realistic you can't help but become invested in his characters. Yet despite that gritty realism I find myself laughing out loud all the time. Easily one of the best authors around right now, right alongside Sanderson, Rothfuss, and Martin.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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