Memory, Sorrow & Thorn
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  • 1
    The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 1 | Tad Williams

    The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    The beloved first novel in Tad Williams' classic fantasy series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, first published in 1988 and now available as an unabridged audiobook for the first time. Kitchen-boy Simon is bored, restless and 14 years old - a dangerous combination. It seems, however, that his life has just taken a turn for the better when he's apprenticed to his castle's resident wizard.

    Excellent fantasy with superb narration
    Reviewed on December 16 2015 by 9littlebees (Bristol, UK)
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    The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book One | Tad Williams

    The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    A war fueled by the dark powers of sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard - for Prester John, the High King, slayer of the dread dragon Shurakai, lies dying. And with his death, an ancient evil will at last be unleashed, as the Storm King, undead ruler of the elvishlike Siti, seeks to regain his lost realm through a pact with one of human royal blood. Then, driven by spell-inspired jealousy and hate, prince will fight prince, while around them the very land begins to die.

    Glad it's finally available in audio

    I have to admit that I'm only a few hours into this audiobook at this point, but I've already read it in print, so I know what happens. That being sai..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 05 2016 by Brad (Grafton, MA United States)
  • 2
    Stone of Farewell: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 2 | Tad Williams

    Stone of Farewell: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    The stunning second novel in Tad Williams' classic fantasy series, Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, set in the fantasy world of Osten Ard. Following a brutal civil war, Osten Ard has been crushed under the rule of the two villainous High Kings. A single hope remains: if the rebels can find the three swords of legend - Memory, Sorrow and Thorn - they might be able to bring the Storm King and evil King Elias down. Once but a humble kitchen boy, Simon is now Simon Snowlock, dragonslayer and bearer of the mythical sword Thorn.

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    The Stone of Farewell: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 2 | Tad Williams

    The Stone of Farewell: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    It is a time of darkness, dread, and ultimate testing for the realm of Osten Ard, for the wild magic and terrifying minions of the undead Sithi ruler, Ineluki the Storm King, are spreading their seemingly undefeatable evil across the kingdom. With the very land blighted by the power of Ineluki's wrath, the tattered remnants of a once-proud human army flee in search of a last sanctuary and rallying point - the Stone of Farewell, a place shrouded in mystery and ancient sorrow.

    good sequel

    narrator really makes a great story even greater
    great follow up to dragon bone chair, going to download book 3 today

    Reviewed on November 11 2016 by Jill Stratton (Naperville, IL United States)
  • 3-4
    To Green Angel Tower: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 3 | Tad Williams

    To Green Angel Tower: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    The evil minions of the undead Sithi Storm King are beginning their final preparations for the kingdom-shattering culmination of their dark sorceries, drawing King Elias ever deeper into their nightmarish, spell-spun world. As the Storm King's power grows and the boundaries of time begin to blur, the loyal allies of Prince Josua struggle to rally their forces at the Stone of Farewell.

    Still great.

    I read this almost 20 yrs ago. The narrator brought a new depth to it that allowed me to feel as if I were going through it for the first time.

    Reviewed on December 08 2016 by Kelvin (Hamlet, NC, USA)
  • 3
    To Green Angel Tower, Part 1: Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3 | Tad Williams

    To Green Angel Tower, Part 1: Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    Part one of the epic conclusion to Tad Williams' classic fantasy series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, set in the fantasy world of Osten Ard. In order for the Storm King to cement his power over Osten Ard, he must find and defeat the rebel forces massing against him. But the rebels, led by the exiled Prince Josua, have rallied at the Stone of Farewell and are ready to fight the Storm King with every power they can muster.

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  • 4
    To Green Angel Tower, Part 2: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 4 | Tad Williams

    To Green Angel Tower, Part 2: Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    In order for the Storm King to cement his power over Osten Ard, he must find and defeat the rebel forces massing against him. But the rebels, led by the exiled Prince Josua, have rallied at the Stone of Farewell and are ready to fight the Storm King with every power they can muster. The key to their victory lies in finding the third sword of legend, Memory - but the sword has been lost for ages. Lost, that is, until Simon Snowlock realises that he knows exactly where the sword is and how to recover it.

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  • 4.5

    The Heart of What Was Lost: A Last King of Osten Ard Story: A Novel of Osten Ard

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    Following directly on from the events of To Green Angel Tower, the Norns and Storm King Ineluki have been defeated at the Battle for the Hayholt; Seoman and Miriamele, the new king and queen, order their victorious armies to shadow the retreating Norns. One of the enemy group is escorting the huge funeral cortege of one of their leaders. On their journey they become detached and trapped in the ancient fortress of Tangleroot on the frontier.

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