R. Scott Bakker
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R. Scott Bakker

My books are the sum of four decades spent wandering fantastic worlds and philosophical worldviews. In an age where algorithms sort everything, I belong nowhere. Some days I write in a three-piece suit, and others, in my underwear.

These are the characters closest to my heart, those trapped between warring tribes. I despise easy answers. I write of ancient wars and long-dead philosophers, extinct races and poets whose words crack walls as readily as hearts. I mourn the worlds I once believed in, and I fear the planet we have become. The themes in my books teeter on the radical edge of the most pressing issues of our day. Among other venues, my philosophical critiques have been featured on CBC Ideas and in The Journal of Consciousness Studies.

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    • The Darkness That Comes Before

    • The Prince of Nothing, Book One
    • By: R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 591
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      4 out of 5 stars 531
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      4 out of 5 stars 530

    Two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasûrimbor Kellhus - part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence - from lands long thought dead....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Finally in audiobook!

    • By Andy on 06-28-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Warrior-Prophet

    • The Prince of Nothing, Book Two
    • By: R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 23 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    Book Two of The Prince of Nothing series finds the Holy War continuing its inexorable march southward. But the suspicion begins to dawn that the real threat comes not from the infidel but from within....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Heading is Required

    • By Tripi Family on 11-06-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Thousandfold Thought

    • The Prince of Nothing, Book Three
    • By: R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    R. Scott Bakker has once again written a fantasy novel that defies all expectations and rewards the listener with an experience unlike any to be had in the canon of fantasy literature....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • DeVries lifts a dreary snuff-orgy.

    • By Leni on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Judging Eye

    • The Aspect-Emperor, Book 1
    • By: R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    A luminary in the fantasy genre firmament, R. Scott Bakker returns fans to his acclaimed Prince of Nothing universe with The Judging Eye....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A complete letdown

    • By Marlene on 03-10-13

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Unholy Consult

    • By: R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    In The Unholy Consult, the Men of the Great Ordeal have been abandoned by Anasurimbor Kellhus, and the grand crusade has dissolved into cannibalism and chaos....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bakker still too impressed with himself

    • By Josh on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Great Ordeal

    • By: R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    As Fanim war drums beat just outside the city, Empress Anasurimbor Esmenet searches frantically throughout the palace for her missing son, Kelmomas....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This Narrator Has Got to Go

    • By Stephanie C. on 08-06-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The White-Luck Warrior

    • The Aspect Emperor, Book 2
    • By: R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 25 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Critically acclaimed author R. Scott Bakker has received widespread praise for his colorful characters and action-packed plotting....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I think Kevin Orton needs to learn phonics.

    • By Joshua on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $45.49

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