Instrumentalities of the Night
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.7 based on 75 ratings)
  • 1

    The Tyranny of the Night: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (29)

    Welcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity. At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night. And at the world's center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the greatest magics.

    Ryan says: "Great Author, Terrible Narrator"
    Great Author, Terrible Narrator

    The narration was horrible. Stilted cadence, most sentences seem to end as a question. and the character voice variation is almost non-existent.

    Reviewed on May 02 2012 by Ryan (TOMBALL, TX, United States)
  • 2

    Lord of the Silent Kingdom: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    It's cold. The wells of power are weakening and the forces of Night grow strong. The gods are real, and still have some power, mostly to do harm. The Instrumentalities of the Night are the worst of these. Piper Hecht, born Else Tage, survived a battle with the Instrumentalities. Now he's Captain-General of the armies fighting a crusade for Patriarch Sublime V. Intrigues swirl around the throne of the Grail Empire, as the imperial family's enemy, Anne of Menand, raises money to help the perpetually indebted Patriarch finance his crusades.

    silwan says: "Great series!"
    Great series!

    Thick and juicy story. Lots of subplots going in many different directions keep things very interesting.

    Reviewed on October 08 2012 by silwan (United States)
  • 3

    Surrender to the Will of the Night: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Piper Hecht’s first and greatest secret is that he knows how to kill gods. What’s not a secret is that he knowshow to win wars Piper Hecht’s secrets make him dangerous, but his skill and his reputation put him in danger - from his enemies, who fear what he might do, or who want revenge for what he has already done; and from his friends, who want to use his military gifts for their own purposes. His sister Heris and his living ancestor Cloven Februaren, the Ninth Unknown, have made Hecht part of their fight against the return of the dark god Kharoulke the Windwalker.

    sam says: "Narrator ruined this book. Sorry Erik your boring"
    Narrator ruined this book. Sorry Erik your boring

    This book, I'm mean the entire series is already hard enough to follow with all the names, factions, and locations with out a map, you have to experie..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2014 by sam (Reseda, CA, United States)
  • 4

    Working God's Mischief: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Arnhand, Castauriga, and Navaya lost their kings. The Grail Empire lost its empress. The Church lost its Patriarch, though he lives on as a fugitive. The Night lost Kharoulke the Windwalker, an emperor amongst the most primal and terrible gods. The Night goes on, in dread. The world goes on, in dread. The ice builds and slides southward. New kings come. A new empress will rule. Another rump polishes the Patriarchal Throne. But there is something new under the sun.

    nathanial says: "Sabotaged by "performance""
    Sabotaged by "performance"

    The narration makes listening to this story take effort and patience. I have some pretty severe deficits in my reading speed when compared to most pe..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2014 by nathanial ()