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Book of the New Sun
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UNABRIDGED
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  • 1

    The Shadow of the Torturer: The Book of the New Sun, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    (391)
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    The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume epic, the tale of a young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy towards his victim.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Darwin8u says: "Original, Difficult and Well-Crafted."
    Original, Difficult and Well-Crafted.

    I am almost anti-fantasy. I find most derivative at best and banal to the extreme. Wolfe's first book in his famous The Book of the New Sun tetralogy,..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2012 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 2

    The Claw of the Conciliator: The Book of the New Sun, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (278)
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    (159)
    Story
    (163)

    The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Darwin8u says: "Brilliant Enought to Engage a NON Fantasy Reader."
    Brilliant Enought to Engage a NON Fantasy Reader.

    While the plot continues with the story Wolfe started in The Shadow of the Torturer, structurally Wolfe gets a little funkier with his second book. I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2012 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 3

    The Sword of the Lictor: The Book of the New Sun, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (195)
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    (120)
    Story
    (118)

    The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Darwin8u says: "Shone brilliant @ times, but muted in the middle"
    Shone brilliant @ times, but muted in the middle

    Not a usual Science Fantasy reader, I approached this The Book of the New Sun tetralogy with no slight hesitation, but it came highly recommended from..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 13 2013 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 4

    The Citadel of the Autarch: The Book of the New Sun, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will alter forever the realm known as Urth.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Darwin8u says: "The End of the Tetralogy"
    The End of the Tetralogy

    So with this book, I have finally finished Gene Wolfe's tetralogy 'The Book of the New Sun'. While I don't think it quite measures up to Tolkien's 'th..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 13 2013 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)