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  • Swords and Deviltry

  • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
  • By: Fritz Leiber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Neil Gaiman (introduction)
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 819

In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life, while the Gray Mouser, apprentice magician, fled after finding his master dead. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon facing thieves, wizards, princesses, and the depths of their desires and fears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fafhrd/Gray Mouser

  • By melody333 on 08-21-08

great syfy fantasy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-12

What made the experience of listening to Swords and Deviltry the most enjoyable?

The story itself was really great. I wanted it to keep going.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were compelling, The storyline was a good mix of futurism and Arthurian-like fantasy. I liked the combination of action and weird almost-romanticism. The two main characters are people you really want to follow into the next book.

What does Jonathan Davis and Neil Gaiman (introduction) bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Neil Gaiman gave a perspective and history to the story you might not have otherwise known and Jonathan Davis has the perfect voice for this type of story, much like John Hurt in the "merlin" TV series.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! Like all good books, it was hard to put down.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful