Black Company
Books in series10
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(4.1 based on 3417 ratings)
  • 1

    The Black Company: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1187)
    Performance
    (842)
    Story
    (844)

    Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

    Peter says: "Great Story, Narrator Takes Getting Used To"
    Great Story, Narrator Takes Getting Used To

    A refreshing romp through a gritty yet colorful medieval fantasy setting that follows a mercenary company recruited by the arch villain. They'll stic..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 21 2011 by Peter (Camp Springs, Maryland, United States)
  • 2

    Shadows Linger: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (340)

    Mercenary soldiers in the service of the Lady, the Black Company stands against the rebels of the White Rose. They are tough men, proud of honoring their contracts. The Lady is evil, but so, too, are those who falsely profess to follow the White Rose, reincarnation of a centuries-dead heroine. Yet now some of the Company have discovered that the mute girl they rescued and sheltered is truly the White Rose reborn. Now there may be a path to the light, even for such as they. If they can survive it.

    Mike Furtado says: "Great Series"
    Great Series

    Audible has done a great job bringing this series to audio. I can't wait to buy the next one

    Reviewed on December 14 2010 by Mike Furtado ()
  • 3

    The White Rose: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (291)

    She is the last hope of good in the war against the evil sorceress known as the Lady. From a secret base on the Plains of Fear, where even the Lady hesitates to go, the Black Company, once in service to the Lady, now fights to bring victory to the White Rose. But now an even greater evil threatens the world. All the great battles that have gone before will seem a skirmishes when the Dominator rises from the grave.

    Dennis says: "An interesting take on an ongoing story, action"
    An interesting take on an ongoing story, action

    I liked the characters and the story is full of twist and turns

    Reviewed on April 09 2013 by Dennis (FORT PIERCE, FL, United States)
  • 4

    Shadow Games: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (211)

    After the devastating battle at the Tower of Charm, Croaker leads the greatly diminished Black Company south, in search of the lost Annals. Every step of the way, the Company is hounded by shadowy figured and carrion-eating crows. As they march every southward, through bug infested jungle; rivers dense with bloodthirsty pirates; and cities, dead and living, haunted by the passage of the Company north, their numbers grow. But always they are watched by the Shadowmasters, a deadly new enemy.

    MrBoobo says: "Lots of Fun"
    Lots of Fun

    I've been listening to a few audio books lately that while were good always felt like a bit of work to get through, that was not the case with Shadow ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 30 2011 by MrBoobo (Bethpage, NY, United States)
  • 5

    The Silver Spike: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (165)

    Defeated by the Lady and cast from this world, all that was left of him was a foul trace of lingering evil. But the graveyard that was once the Barrowland contains more secrets than dead. All who would possess the power of the Dominator are drawn to the spike. A foolhardy band of thieves is the first to reach it, and a rapacious and malign spirit is unleashed on an unwary world. The forces gather, sides are drawn, and mortal men can only die as the Dark Lords battle for domination.

    Armand says: "Very Enjoyable"
    Very Enjoyable

    I just downloaded all the Glen Cook novels and am loving them. I'm a huge George RR Martin fan so I like the grittier side of fantasy. Jonathan Davi..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 01 2011 by Armand (United States)
  • 6

    Dreams of Steel: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Rachel Butera
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (157)

    Croaker has fallen and, following the Company's disastrous defeat at Dejagore, Lady is one of the few survivors--determined to avenge the Company and herself against the Shadowmasters, no matter what the cost. But in assembling a new fighting force from the dregs and rabble of Taglios, she finds herself offered help by a mysterious, ancient cult of murder--competent, reliable, and apparently committed to her goals.

    Nick Olah says: "The book gets 4 Stars, the interpretation a 2"
    The book gets 4 Stars, the interpretation a 2

    Since there is no other audio book edition of the Black Company novels, and I thought the others in the series thus far lived up to expectation (Mark ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 18 2010 by Nick Olah ()
  • 7

    Bleak Seasons: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (132)

    Having risked their lives and souls to capture the fortress of Stormgard, a band of weary soldiers known as the Company witnesses their commander's descent into madness and await the reemergence of their ancient gods.

    Peter says: "Series Killer"
    Series Killer

    If any book in the Black Company series can drive a fan to quit, it is this one. The constant, disjointed, mind numbing jumps between perspective tim..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 19 2012 by Peter (Camp Springs, Maryland, United States)
  • 8

    She Is the Darkness: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (127)

    The tale again comes to us from the pen of Murgen, Annalist and Standard Bearer of the Black Company. Led by the wily commander, Croaker, and the Lady, the Company is working for the Taglian government, but neither the Company nor the Taglians are overflowing with trust for each other. Arrayed against both is a similarly tenuous alliance of sorcerers, including the diabolical Soulcatcher, the psychotic Howler, and a four-year-old child who may be the most powerful of all.

    Morris says: "Good story, good enough reader"
    Good story, good enough reader

    If you have gotten this far in the Black Company series, you are listening because you are committed to finding out their final fate. In case you came..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2014 by Morris (Thompsons Station, TN, United States)
  • 9

    Water Sleeps: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (124)

    For years, Glen Cook's Black Company series has built a major audience among fantasy fans. Told from the "worm's-eye" view of the soldiers and functionaries who fight in the trenches of vast sorceress wars, this epic has riveted a generation of readers. If the Joseph Heller of Catch-22 were to tell the story of The Lord of the Rings, it might read like the Black Company books.

    james says: "Fantastically Narrated"
    Fantastically Narrated

    It had been a while since I had read the Black Company series, and this audible re-introduction was a pure delight. McLeod Andrews is one of the best ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2013 by james (orlando, FL, United States)
  • 10

    Soldiers Live: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (118)

    As Soldiers Live opens, Croaker is military dictator of all the Taglias, and no Black Company member has died in battle for four years. Croaker figures it can't last. He's right. For, of course, many of the Company's old adversaries are still around. Narayan Singh and his adopted daughter - actually the offspring of Croaker and the Lady - hope to bring about the apocalyptic Year of the Skulls. Other old enemies like Shadowcatcher, Longshadow, and Howler are also ready to do the Company harm.

    DDTAN says: "Finally, Croaker & The Black Company Returns!!!"
    Finally, Croaker & The Black Company Returns!!!

    The return of Croaker as annalist of The Black Company and also Marc Vietor as narrator.

    I soldiered through the last four books just to get..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2013 by DDTAN (Narnia)