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  • Return of the Crimson Guard

  • Novels of the Malazan Empire, Book 2
  • By: Ian C. Esslemont
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 32 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

The return of the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard, could not have come at a worse time for a Malazan Empire exhausted by warfare and weakened by betrayals and rivalries. Indeed, there are those who wonder whether the Empress Laseen might not be losing her grip on power as she faces increasing unrest as conquered kingdoms and principalities sense freedom once more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The book is good but there is a technical problem

  • By Kiril on 11-30-16

Great story, uninspired narrator

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Reviewed: 07-30-16

The story is awesome and ICE really stand up to Erikson in this book. However the narration didn't work for me, at all. This is literally the first audiobook I had to quit listening and ended up reading on kindle exclusively. I simply could not stand Mr Banks performance for some reason. Coming from the Malazan universe, don't expect anything close to Michael Page or Ralph Lister.

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