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Vlad Taltos
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(4.3 based on 1638 ratings)
  • 1

    Jhereg: Vlad Taltos, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (438)
    Story
    (446)

    Vlad Taltos, a mobster and assassin in the magical metropolis of Adrilankha, is given the largest contract of his career, but the job is even more complicated than he expects.

    D says: "Dragons, Assassins, and Intrigue"
    Dragons, Assassins, and Intrigue

    The book of Jhereg is something of a detective story in the midst of a fantasy world of dragons, elves, and of course humans. It follows the antics ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 16 2012 by D (corona, ca United States)
  • 2

    Yendi: Vlad Taltos, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (192)

    In which Vlad Taltos and his Jhereg learn how the love of a good woman can turn a cold-blooded killer into a real mean SOB.... Vlad tells the story of his early days in the House Jhereg, how he found himself in a Jhereg war, and how he fell in love with the wonderful woman, Yendi, who killed him.

    Ron says: "Prequel"
    Prequel

    This is the second book in the series but it takes place before the first. It gives you more in-depth background to all the characters you know from t..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2012 by Ron (Basehor, KS, United States)
  • 3

    Teckla: Vlad Taltos, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    Soon after the events of Jhereg, Vlad becomes embroiled in a struggle between the House of the Jhereg and a group of revolutionaries that his wife has joined.

    Ron says: "Rebel Uprising"
    Rebel Uprising

    In this 3rd book in the series Vlad finds himself trying to take neutral sides. But when his wife is fully invested in the uprising he finds himself a..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2012 by Ron (Basehor, KS, United States)
  • 4

    Taltos: Vlad Taltos, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (97)

    Lord Vlad Taltos returns in the prequel to Jhereg, Yendi and Teckla. In this fantastic adventure, listeners learn what really happened when Vlad found himself walking the Paths of the Dead.

    Ron says: "Vlad's begining in the Organization"
    Vlad's begining in the Organization

    In the 4th installment of Vlad's adventures he finds himself on the Paths of the Dead. We also find out how Vlad got a hold of Spell Breaker (the chai..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2012 by Ron (Basehor, KS, United States)
  • 5

    Phoenix: Vlad Taltos, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (78)

    When the Demon-Goddess saves him from a certain death, Vlad must pay her back with his professional services as an assassin.

    Trevor says: "A Fantastic Transitory Point for the Protagonist"
    A Fantastic Transitory Point for the Protagonist

    Initially, Phoenix was to be the point at which Steven Brust would go on hiatus from the Vlad Taltos character; that didn't happen, but the finalized ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 31 2012 by Trevor (Charlottetown, PE, Canada)
  • 6

    Athyra: Vlad Taltos, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (67)

    Vlad Taltos is very good at killing people. That, combined with two faithful companions and a talent for witchcraft, makes him an assassin par excellence. But lately his heart just hasn't been in his work, so he decides to retire. Unfortunately, old enemies have scores to settle with Vlad. So much for retirement!

    Trevor says: "A new point of view, not such a bad thing"
    A new point of view, not such a bad thing

    Initially, I thought this entry in the series would be subpar without Vlad himself as narrator, but that misconception quickly evaporated. Although ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2012 by Trevor (Charlottetown, PE, Canada)
  • 7

    Orca: Vlad Taltos, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark, Angele Masters
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    With the help of his two jhereg, sorcerer and former assassin-for-hire Vlad Taltos takes on the corrupt House of the Orca as he sets out to uncover a huge financial scandal.

    Andy says: "Two great narrators for the price of one"
    Two great narrators for the price of one

    As this book switches perspectives between two characters, the decision to split the performance between Mr. Clark and Mrs. Masters was great. With Be..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 20 2012 by Andy (ATLANTA, GA, United States)
  • 8

    Dragon: Vlad Taltos, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (66)

    Marching through mud just isn't as much fun as they say. After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade I know best - killing people for a living - suddenly I'm in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, I'm right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects me to play a role they won't explain. All I've got between me and the worst kind of death is my wits. Oh, and a smart-mouthed winged lizard.

    TW Ervin II says: "Novel Much Better than the Audiobook"
    Novel Much Better than the Audiobook

    To those who I believe would enjoy Brust's Vlad Taltos series (those I've not already suggested it to), I might recommend the audiobook, but really I'..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2013 by TW Ervin II (Ohio, USA)
  • 9

    Issola: Vlad Taltos, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (76)

    Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hands of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before...Oh well, what's a little cosmic battle?

    Rochelle says: "Missing section!"
    Missing section!

    Definitely, but not this recording, because of the missing passage.

    Reviewed on March 18 2013 by Rochelle (West Chester, PA, United States)
  • 10

    Dzur: Vlad Taltos, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (69)

    Vlad Taltos, short-statured, short-lived human in an Empire of tall, long-lived Dragaerans, has always had to keep his wits about him. Long ago, he made a place for himself as a captain of the Jhereg, the noble house that runs the rackets in the great imperial city of Adrilankha. But love, revolution, betrayal, and revenge ensued, and for years now Vlad has been a man on the run, struggling to stay a step ahead of the Jhereg who would kill him without hesitation.

    Now Vlad's back in Adrilankha. The rackets he used to run are now under the control of the mysterious "Left Hand of the Jhereg" - a secretive cabal of women who report to no man.

    Jennifer says: "Great story, Not fond of the voices"
    Great story, Not fond of the voices

    Back to basics.

    Reviewed on November 13 2012 by Jennifer (Easthampton, MA, United States)
  • 11

    Jhegaala: Vlad Taltos, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (63)

    Fresh from the collapse of his marriage, and with the criminal Jhereg organization out to eliminate him, Vlad decides to hide out among his relatives in faraway Fenario. All he knows about them is that their family name is Merss and that they live in a papermaking industrial town called Burz. At first Burz isn’t such a bad place, though the paper mill reeks to high heaven. But the longer he stays there, the stranger it becomes. No one will tell him where to find his relatives.

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  • 12

    Iorich: Vlad Taltos, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    House Jhereg, Dragaera's organized crime syndicate, is still hunting Vlad Taltos. There's a big price on his head in Dragaera City. Then he hears disturbing news. Aliera - longtime friend, sometime ally - has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a capital crime. It doesn't make sense. Everybody knows Aliera's been dabbling in elder sorcery for ages. Why is the Empire down on her now? Why aren't her powerful friends - Morrolan, Sethra, the Empress Zerika - coming to her rescue? And most to the point, why has she utterly refused to do anything about her own defense?

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  • 13

    Tiassa: Vlad Taltos, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    Once, Vlad Taltos knew his trade: he killed people for a living. That skill got him his foothold in House Jhereg, running the rackets for a chunk of urban Adrilankha. Later, things happened that left Vlad a changed man, on the run from the Jhereg and frequently involved in the affairs of Dragonlords, Empresses, and even Jenoine. Far more involved than the average human. Meanwhile, in the very distant past, one of the gods fashioned an artifact - a silver figurine of a tiassa, a winged panther-like animal.

    D says: "Tiassa; Different but Relevant"
    Tiassa; Different but Relevant

    Tiassa is really three separate stories each with relevance to past books; it fills in some loose ends bringing more clarity to past stories. The la..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 03 2013 by D (corona, ca United States)
  • 14

    Hawk: Vlad Taltos, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Years ago, Vlad Taltos came from the East, to make his way as a human amidst the impossibly tall, fantastically long-lived natives of the Dragaeran Empire. He joined the Jhereg, the Dragaeran House (of which there are seventeen) that handles the Empire's vices: gambling, rackets, organized crime. He became a professional assassin. He was good at it. But that was then, before Vlad and the Jhereg became mortal enemies. For years, Vlad has run from one end of the Empire to the other, avoiding the Jhereg assassins who pursue him.

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