We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Infernal City Audiobook

The Infernal City: Elder Scrolls Series #1

Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Four decades after the Oblivion Crisis, Tamriel is threatened anew by an ancient and all-consuming evil. It is Umbriel, a floating city that casts a terrifying shadow-for wherever it falls, people die and rise again. And it is in Umbriel's shadow that a great adventure begins and a group of unlikely heroes meet. A legendary prince with a secret. A spy on the trail of a vast conspiracy. A mage obsessed with his desire for revenge. And Annaïg, a young girl in whose hands the fate of Tamriel may rest.

©2009 ZeniMax Media Inc. The Elder Scrolls is a registered trademark of ZeniMax Media, Inc. (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This action-based fantasy will find a following among YA and adult gamers." (Library Journal)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (263 )
5 star
 (117)
4 star
 (78)
3 star
 (45)
2 star
 (15)
1 star
 (8)
Overall
4.0 (244 )
5 star
 (107)
4 star
 (71)
3 star
 (40)
2 star
 (17)
1 star
 (9)
Story
4.2 (244 )
5 star
 (128)
4 star
 (61)
3 star
 (43)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Losse 02-25-13
    Losse 02-25-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A good read for Elder Scrolls and ESO Fans"
    Would you try another book from Greg Keyes and/or Michael Page?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another book from Greg Keyes? Why or why not?

    Yes, its was a good story.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

    Hmmmm, not sure but I would say in general he did a good job. Took a little getting used to since I hadn't hear him before but as usual once you get used to him, he sounds fine.


    Could you see The Infernal City being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not really, it would probably be cheesy.


    Any additional comments?

    This book felt rushed. The story changed very fast at times. I think if the author was given the time, it could have been really good. Or thats my guess. Otherwise they are just bad at transitions? So it is stuck at just good or decent.

    It was not what I expected. I expected a generic story with elder scrolls lore. The story was actually fairly unique for a fantasy book. It almost sort of reminded me of gregor the overlander at times. So i liked it for being fairly original.

    I am playing skyrim for the second time and can't wait for elder scrolls online game so I decided to listen to the books. I do plan to listen to the next book.

    If you like elder scrolls stuff, this is a good read. If not, its an ok read.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brenden Zapp Lima, Ohio, United States 02-01-13
    Brenden Zapp Lima, Ohio, United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2012

    My hearing will surely go out early in life due to all the audiobooks I listen to!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    37
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Umbriel is coming"

    I can tell you as one who has played the Elder Scrolls games regularly, this book left my Tamrielic palate satisfied. It was great to hear references to Oblivion, Skyrim, Argonians, Dark Elfs, Imperials, Kajit, etc etc.

    We become farmilar with the main character Annaïg who gets stuck on Umbriel to work in the kitchens. Other plots take shape in accordance to the appearance of a flying city on a straight path of death and destruction towards the Imperial City. The story leaves us wanting more and thankfully, Keyes graces us with a sequel.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Josiah emlenton, PA, United States 08-26-12
    Josiah emlenton, PA, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The elder scrolls book you didn't know about."
    Would you be willing to try another book from Greg Keyes? Why or why not?

    Yes .... The book was nothing special but neither was it bad. It's an Elder Scrolls book, which there are a surprising lack of in the day and age of expanded video game universes.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an easy read. There is nothing special here and the authors only slightly catch the feel of the Elder Scrolls world, however if you are a fan of the games it will give you more of what you like.... Elder Scrolls.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eric Whitesville, KY, United States 11-03-13
    Eric Whitesville, KY, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2016

    I love a good story and will always give my honest opinion of a book, not matter if its my favorite author or not.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Elder scrolls"
    Any additional comments?

    It is a little slow at first but as you get into the book it is very good. It makes it easier to understand if you have played the games.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sean 07-28-15
    Sean 07-28-15 Member Since 2016

    "Not all those who wander are lost" -JRR Tolkien

    HELPFUL VOTES
    42
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    99
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Read for Elder Scrolls Fans"

    Having accumulated hundreds of hours (according to my Steam account) in both Oblivion and Skyrim, this was a fun read.

    Taking place after the game Oblivion, the plane of Oblivion has founds its way back into the prime material plane by way of The Infernal City, shown on the cover of the book. The ultimate goal is the gold tower in the middle of the Imperial city, while collecting souls along the way to power it.

    Cons: The book was a bit of a light read and I usually like books to be fleshed out, even though I'm already familiar with the world of Tamriel. Newcomers will feel a little left out of some information containing the Daedra princes and places, but will not be bored if you're already familiar with the fantasy genre in general.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John Rico 09-25-12
    John Rico 09-25-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Elder Scrolls Story and Narration"
    Would you listen to The Infernal City again? Why?

    Greg Keyes writes very well and the Elder Scrolls world is fascinating.


    What about Michael Page’s performance did you like?

    The narrator does a great job with different voices


    Any additional comments?

    I've read and listened to the Infernal City, and have found it very fun.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ophelia Mirabilis 03-30-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An Exciting Read"

    I was a little skeptical when I first saw this book. In my experience, novels based on games are little more than poorly hashed head-canons filled with unnecessary adverbs. This one, however, was a pleasant surprise. Keyes managed to fully develop several different characters and give them challenging yet plausible situations. The author's powers of description are perfectly balanced, giving the reader just enough detail without dominating the imagination. The narrator's gritty Dunmer voice took a little getting used to, but after a while it was just another character voice.
    I highly suggest it for Elder Scrolls Fans. Though Keyes explains important parts of the lore, I found the experience deepened by my own understanding of the world.
    In short, The Infernal City was an exciting and emotionally engaging read. I can't wait to read Lord of Souls!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    K. 05-05-15
    K. 05-05-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "No clue what's going on!"

    I've been listening for about an hour and I have absolutely no idea what's going on! I have not played the game, so I don't know the characters or the plot. There are tons of characters, all without clear descriptions, with "fantasy names" that are impossible to remember and no apparent connections between each of the tiny groups. It may be possible to follow it in written form, but it fails as an audiobook to keep my interest. The narrator gives each character as much distinction as he can, but since there are so many of them, it's still impossible for me to keep track. Fortunately, I purchased it in one of those "buy three for two" deals, so I'll consider it the freebie and turn my attention to other audiobooks that will, hopefully, be more listenable..

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 09-14-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I enjoy listening to this book."

    I enjoyed listening to this book. I purchased for my son but decided to use it. I was presently surprised

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David 09-02-16
    David 09-02-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dreadfully dull"

    I love the Elder Scrolls and was looking forward to this book. Sadly, this is 8 hours I will never get back. The "plot" was so slow paced that I had to stop on occasion to decide whether to continue or not. When nearly 1/3 of a fantasy story revolves around cooking, you know you're in trouble. The narrator tried, but his range of voices for various characters fell painfully short. Basically, every male character over the age of 30 has a gravelly voice that sound just like everyone else. Sadly, this book was a complete flop for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.