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The Heroes Audiobook

The Heroes

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Publisher's Summary

They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given, and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

The Heroes

For glory, for victory, for staying alive.

First Law Trilogy

The Blade Itself

Before They Are Hanged

Last Argument of Kings

Novels in the First Law world

Best Served Cold

The Heroes

Red Country

©2011 Joe Abercrombie (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Lord of the Rings as directed by Kurosawa." (Wall Street Journal)

"Magnificent, richly entertaining." (Time)

"Abercrombie never glosses over a moment of the madness, passion, and horror of war, nor the tribulations that turn ordinary people into the titular heroes." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Lord Ragnar lebanon, in, United States 05-12-16
    Lord Ragnar lebanon, in, United States 05-12-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Pacey is as good as it gets"
    If you could sum up The Heroes in three words, what would they be?

    Narrator is great!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't express just how good this narrator is. Abercromie's writing style and imagination are always top notch but IMO the way that Steven Pacey is able to give each character their own very unique voice and personality is truly amazing. I really wish that all of GRR Martin's books could be re-recorded with Pacey as the narrator.

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    Combusticator 09-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing all around!"

    Love the narration, he might be my favorite. Joe Abercrombie is incredible! I want more stories from this world he's created!

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    Samuraidiver 08-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent book, great characters. "

    if you enjoyed the blade itself series you should definitely read this book. His characters make his stories, here you will find some old and some new, but all are great.

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    josh at least one more day 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I'd say it's like something great but...."

    It stands alone as a great story. You can't compare it to another book or style or author. Everyone's a hero but everyone's a villain. Descriptive and deeply intense in character development you get all the action without losing the people doing the fighting.

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    nevio 08-03-16
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    "Simply awesome!"

    When the writer creates a masterpiece...and the reader brings it to life...that is this audiobook...

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    Evobeatsti 08-01-16
    Evobeatsti 08-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Liked best served cold better"

    Love all his books but this felt the most shallow. Too much war and not enough of the larger universe

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    Vince It 07-28-16
    Vince It 07-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Why haven't they made this a movie?"

    Joe Abercrombie continues to thrill us with his world of The First Law. This book, along with his others, will leave you wanting more! Steven Pacey has to be the best voice actor in all the English speaking world.

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    "there's a lot going on, found it harder to care."

    the story is told well and there is a lot going on here, but I had a much harder time caring what happened to most of the characters in this story.

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    D. Fyler 06-04-16
    D. Fyler 06-04-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Vintage Abercrombie"

    Much better story than Best Served Cold. More intricate plotting and breadth of characterization. I think that this was Better than Red Country as well.

    My only criticism is that one particular characters constant self pitying whining got to be a bit much.

    Pacey is an outstanding narrator , as usual

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    Brandon 06-02-16
    Brandon 06-02-16 Member Since 2014

    When I listen to a book, the world feels like a happier place.

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    "The More The Better"

    This is a very good book with a very strong second half so stick with it!

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