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Red Country | [Joe Abercrombie]

Red Country

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.
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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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    Matthew 11-29-12
    Matthew 11-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"
    If you could sum up Red Country in three words, what would they be?

    Classic Joe Abercrombie


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it. The story was good, the narrator was good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I had many, but I'd rather not post spoilers.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have liked it if the mages made more of an appearance, but I understand that Joe needs to save something for other books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    shane eden, VT, United States 11-29-12
    shane eden, VT, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2015

    McCarthy king Martin Abercrombie Sanderson and Tolkien My favorite book as of 900 listened to ... Sutree

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    "say one thing about joe A, say hes a master"
    Would you listen to Red Country again? Why?

    yes because its that good It doesnt get better than this , its like deadwood mixed with conan, mixed with indiana jones mixed with the thirteenth warrior mixed with.....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    shy because she reminds me of vin (mistborn)


    Which character – as performed by Steven Pacey – was your favorite?

    lamb


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the thing is full of mments that made go YES


    Any additional comments?

    mr A writes the best dark fantasy available and while some of the story feels like I have heard it before it still works, ie I know the guy who allways looks out for himself , will see the light and do the right thing ,but I cant wait to hear it .
    and I have never listened to a whole book waiting to hear the protagonist say a name his name I can picture him with blood dripping down his chin saying "I AM L&%@# N&N% F&*(@R% you M*^HERF&#K%R

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    SciFiSurfer Miami, FL, United States 11-28-12
    SciFiSurfer Miami, FL, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Abercrombie + Pacey = Yihaaah! Awesome"

    If you were a fan of The Blade Itself then you will enjoy this book. Abercrombie and Pacey are back in action again. This is not for kids or the faint hearted, an excellent tale well delivered by an excellent narrator. I pre-ordered this book and am very pleased with my purchase. Many thanks to the author and narrator and I hope to hear more of the same.

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    Jessica ATLANTA, GA 11-13-12
    Jessica ATLANTA, GA 11-13-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Audible is aware of the problem with this title"
    Any additional comments?

    I noticed this morning when I tried to download this book that there was a big problem & called Customer Service first thing. So they are definitely aware of the issue - something to do with the formatting (first part is 19 hours, the other two parts are 1 minute each, which is definitely wrong). I'm confident they'll get it fixed, but it can't hurt to notify them again of the issue. Call or email if you haven't done so already.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Steven 11-13-12
    Steven 11-13-12
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    "Pre-Order Disappointment"
    What would have made Red Country better?

    I pre-ordered this book as I have been a long time fan of Abercrombie's work. However my experiance with my first pre-order with Audible has been a disaster. Two customer service calls later and I am still receiving a "File Format" error.

    I have also pre-ordered the new Dresden Files book along with a Memory of Light and hope Audible has their act together by then.


    7 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    John Swainsboro, Gabon 11-13-12
    John Swainsboro, Gabon 11-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Pre Order Fail"
    Any additional comments?

    The point of pre ordering is that the book is available on the first day. This book cannot be downloaded due to a "file assembly error".

    15 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    General Pete SC 11-13-12
    General Pete SC 11-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Let me add my vocie to the chorus here"
    What did you like best about Red Country? What did you like least?

    This whole experience has been extremely frustrating. Good God I should have just waited a few hours and gotten the book when it came out. I can here the sample just fine but that only serves to make me more angry. I'm not an unreasonable guy I understand there are always problems with a new idea but to not run it through some manner of test run was probably short sighted.

    Trying to get an email through about this problem is next to useless. All you get is a bunch of boiler plate stuff about being sure to change your formatting. Super annoying its like they were talking to a six year old who just learned how to work a computer.

    Call the customer service line and at least get on record. They were about as helpful as the emails but at least it was another human being on the other end of the phone. Maybe if we all make a loud enough noise the guys who ordered the book pre-order will get a chance to listen to it.


    4 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    David Torrance, CA, United States 11-13-12
    David Torrance, CA, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "SO IRRITATED"
    What disappointed you about Red Country?

    Bad enough that we had to wait a month after the UK release, now it won't download.

    Very disappointed in Audible.


    5 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Brendon Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 01-26-13
    Brendon Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 01-26-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Abercrombie yet. And that is saying something"
    What does Steven Pacey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Easily one of the best narrators. Really is a shame that Audible USA didn't release 'The Hereos' narrated by him.


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    Steve Fletcher, NC, United States 12-18-12
    Steve Fletcher, NC, United States 12-18-12 Member Since 2014

    I'm a teacher and a 30 year reader of genre fiction. Urban and Epic fantasy are my main jams.

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    "Pacey is back and he brought Joe with him!"

    After The Heroes and Best Served Cold, I was beginning to have my doubts about Joe Abercrombie. The Blade Itself is a slow boiler but solid, Before They Are Hanged RULES, and the The Last Argument of Kings is just...unsatisfying. After that Best Served Cold, while good, gets overwritten and depressing. Watching Shivers just fall apart gets sad and just boring after a while. The Heroes was my biggest disappointment, as it was the story that took Black Dow and turned him into a two dimensional standee when he had such promise in the first three books, and Shivers becomes his version of GRRM's Sandor Clegane. Such a waste. By the end of The Heroes I was convinced Joe didn't know how to end a book and was just going to be stringing us along forever.

    Red Country, however, changed that. By bringing back the one character anyone actually gives a sh*t about (besides Sand Dan Glokta) he manages to revive what felt like a stalling series of books. TIght action, a loveable hard luck lawyer, and a glimpse of the real hero of the series as a man in his 50's just trying to be realistic make for a great listen. Stephen Pacey is back too, thank the dead. No one else needs to do an Abercrombie book except Stephen Pacey.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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