First Law World
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  • 1
    Best Served Cold | Joe Abercrombie

    Best Served Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (982)
    Performance
    (903)
    Story
    (901)

    There have been 19 years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, and behind the scenes bankers, priests, and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

    as good as the main trilogy

    had to wait a long time for it to be narrated by setieven pacey, it was worth the wait. not a single touch less compelling than the first law trilogy ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2016 by mohamed ()
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    Best Served Cold | Joe Abercrombie

    Best Served Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (267)

    Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

    Fun and Twisted

    At this point, I think it's a safe bet that I will enjoy anything read by Steven Pacey. And I honestly think Joe Abercrombie gets better with every bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 28 2014 by Zati (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam)
  • 2
    The Heroes | Joe Abercrombie

    The Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (241)

    They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

    Great Book , Great Author, Great narrator.

    This book is an treasure. Joe Abercrombie delivers another masterpiece of a novel. Get the books in order, but get them all. This is the latest one...Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2011 by Jason (lake hughes, CA, United States)
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    The Heroes | Joe Abercrombie

    The Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (602)
    Story
    (600)

    They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given, and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

    Pacey is as good as it gets

    Narrator is great!

    Reviewed on May 12 2016 by Lord Ragnar (lebanon, in, United States)
  • 3
    Red Country | Joe Abercrombie

    Red Country

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2294)
    Performance
    (2084)
    Story
    (2077)

    They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.

    Justice can have what's left when I'm done.

    Red Country has more of a Wild West feel than Abercrombie’s prior works but he pulls it off nicely. The Far Country is a rough and mostly unsettled la..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2013 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
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    Red Country | Joe Abercrombie

    Red Country

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (218)

    Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she's going to have to return to her bad old ways if she's ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.

    Do not read the review of Luke from Japan

    Thank god Luke I read your review after finishing the book. I can't understand why did you include such a spoiler without an alert dude. I would repor..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2012 by panagiotis (Athens, Greece)
  • Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of The First Law | Joe Abercrombie

    Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of The First Law

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey, Joe Abercrombie
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

    Not his best work

    Joe style ++
    The stories --

    Reviewed on September 09 2016 by luke (Fukuoka, Japan)
  • Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law | Joe Abercrombie

    Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (640)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (589)

    The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: No one seems to know what the item is.

    Fun stories but not enough content to be great

    Having enjoyed all 6 existing books in Abercrombie's First Law series I find myself always craving for more. That is why I picked up Sharp Ends despit..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2016 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)