Shattered Sea
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  • 1
    Half a King: Shattered Sea, Book 1 | Joe Abercrombie

    Half a King: Shattered Sea, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1197)
    Performance
    (1083)
    Story
    (1083)

    Yarvi, second son of the feared King Uthrik and the ruthless Queen Laithlin of Gettland, was born with a useless hand, and cannot hold a shield, or do any of the things expected from a man. Left an outcast, he's surrendered his birthright and been given a woman's place as apprentice to Mother Gundring, Gettland's Minister, training to be an adviser, diplomat, healer and translator. But when his father and brother are murdered by Grom-gil-Gorm, King of neighboring Vansterland, Yarvi is forced to take the Black Chair and become king himself.

    Narrator ruined audiobook

    I would not change anything about the writing. I would change the narrator.
    I made it to chapter 7 and just couldn't take the narrator anymore. <..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2015 by M. McCormick (Texas)
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    Half a King: Shattered Sea, Book 1 | Joe Abercrombie

    Half a King: Shattered Sea, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Ben Elliot
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.

    Great story. Mediocre reader.

    Abercrombie doesn't disappoint. Good story, if a bit rudimentary. The speak is not great. But ok.

    Reviewed on May 23 2016 by Ivan ()
  • 2
    Half the World: Shattered Sea, Book 2 | Joe Abercrombie

    Half the World: Shattered Sea, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Ben Elliot
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Sometimes a girl is touched by mother war. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior Fate traps her in the schemes - and on the ship - of the deep-cunning minister Father Yarvi. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit.

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    Half the World | Joe Abercrombie

    Half the World

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (890)
    Performance
    (823)
    Story
    (820)

    Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named a murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior. She finds herself caught up in the schemes of Father Yarvi, Gettland’s deeply cunning minister. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit. Sometimes a warrior becomes a weapon. Beside her on the journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill, a failure in his eyes and hers, but with one chance at redemption. And weapons are made for one purpose. Will Thorn forever be a pawn in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path?

    Hated the Voice Actor

    One of the best things about Joe's books before this one is the reading done by Steven Pacey. He's one of the reasons I found this series to begin wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 04 2015 by D (Portland, OR, United States)
  • 3
    Half a War: Shattered Sea, Book 3 | Joe Abercrombie

    Half a War: Shattered Sea, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Ben Elliot
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly imagined world from Sunday Times best-selling author Joe Abercrombie. Words are weapons.Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. She must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge if she is to reclaim her birthright.

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    Half a War | Joe Abercrombie

    Half a War

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (588)

    Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. She must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge if she is to reclaim her birthright. Only half a war is fought with swords. The deep-cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king's minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace.

    Wish I Had Known This Was The 3rd Book...
    Reviewed on August 10 2015 by Joe (SEATTLE, WA, United States)