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Malazan Book of the Fallen
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  • 1

    Gardens of the Moon: The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1396)
    Performance
    (1243)
    Story
    (1248)

    The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

    Adnan says: "An engrossing yet demanding high epic"
    An engrossing yet demanding high epic

    This book demands attention from the reader/listener that I had to frequently skip back secs / mins to catchup on things which I missed or did not und..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2012 by Adnan (Chula Vista, CA, United States)
  • 2

    Deadhouse Gates: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (627)
    Performance
    (561)
    Story
    (569)

    In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha’ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends.....

    Joshua says: "An Epic Tale of War and Tragedy"
    An Epic Tale of War and Tragedy

    Deadhouse Gates is the second book in the dark military epic fantasy known as the Malazan Tale of the Fallen.

    Finishing this massive tome f..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 08 2013 by Joshua (mcleansville, NC, United States)
  • 3

    Memories of Ice: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (414)
    Story
    (420)

    The ravaged continent of Genabackis has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Onearm’s army and Whiskeyjack’s Bridgeburners alongside their enemies of old - the forces of the Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii mages, and the Rhivi people of the plains. But ancient undead clans are also gathering; the T’lan Imass have risen.

    Jacob says: "Really deep world and deeper mysteries."
    Really deep world and deeper mysteries.

    Erikson's Mythology is as deep, perhaps deeper than Jordan's or Tolkien's. So deep, that I didn't feel any sort of grasp on it until halfway through ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2013 by Jacob (Salem, OR, United States)
  • 4

    House of Chains: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (288)

    In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong, it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny.

    Armand says: "Write Brilliance Audio to get Ralph Lister back!"
    Write Brilliance Audio to get Ralph Lister back!

    This book made me realize how spoiled I was by Ralph Lister with the first three books. Love this series so far but handing narration duties over to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 27 2013 by Armand (United States)
  • 5

    Midnight Tides: Malazan Book of the Fallen Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (222)

    After decades of internecine warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the Warlock King of the Hiroth. There is peace - but it has been exacted at a terrible price: a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst, deadly. To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether, eager to fulfill its long-prophesized renaissance as an Empire reborn, has enslved all its less-civilized neighbors with rapacious hunger. All, that is, save one - the Tiste Edur. And it must be only a matter of time before they too fall.

    Joshua says: "Erikson does it again..."
    Erikson does it again...

    Another amazing epic fantasy saga all contained in one book, with a climax as epic as that in Memories of Ice and House of Chains.

    That he c..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2014 by Joshua (mcleansville, NC, United States)
  • 6

    The Bonehunters: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (190)

    The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha’ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y’Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malazan Fourteenth Army uneasy. For it was here that the Empire’s greatest champion, Dassem Ultor, was slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled. A place of foreboding, its smell is of death. But elsewhere, agents of a far greater conflict have made their opening moves.

    Joshua says: "Another Epic Installment!"
    Another Epic Installment!

    INCONSISTENT VOICES!!! Seriously, this is getting ridiculous! But more on the performance in a moment...

    This is another epic installment to..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 02 2014 by Joshua (mcleansville, NC, United States)
  • 7

    Reaper's Gale: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    All is not well in the Letherii Empire. Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, surrounded by sycophants and agents of his Machiavellian chancellor, while the Letherii secret police conduct a campaign of terror against their own people. The Errant, once a far-seeing god, is suddenly blind to the future. Conspiracies seethe throughout the palace as the empire edges closer to all-out war with the neighboring kingdoms.

    Patrick says: "This series just keeps getting better!!"
    This series just keeps getting better!!

    One of my favorites of the series so far. I won't give any spoilers, but many of the disparate and far flung characters are starting to converge. I a..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 30 2014 by Patrick (Evergreen, CO, United States)