LISTENER

The ridiculous six

  • 14
  • reviews
  • 4
  • helpful votes
  • 26
  • ratings
  • The Bonehunters

  • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 6
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 42 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,656

The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha’ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y’Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malazan Fourteenth Army uneasy. For it was here that the Empire’s greatest champion, Dassem Ultor, was slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled. A place of foreboding, its smell is of death. But elsewhere, agents of a far greater conflict have made their opening moves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still miss Ralph Lister

  • By Jonathan Schaake on 10-23-15

Heart pounding heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Title says it all really. I loved the last few chapters! The fight out of Malaz city was simply stunning in ever brutal detail

  • The Heroes

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 23 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pacey is as good as it gets

  • By Lord Ragnar on 05-12-16

I'd say it's like something great but....

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

It stands alone as a great story. You can't compare it to another book or style or author. Everyone's a hero but everyone's a villain. Descriptive and deeply intense in character development you get all the action without losing the people doing the fighting.

  • Deadhouse Gates

  • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 34 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,249

In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha’ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends.....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Thirsty Book

  • By Benjamin on 08-06-13

Listen actively

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

This is s great story of continuing redevelopment. Every character grows and learns and then changes with each experience. Characters I liked in the beginning I found I disliked by the end. This is action filled but don't zone out or you'll miss input that's critical to understanding the story

  • Gardens of the Moon

  • The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,897
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,899

The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The best Worst book there is

  • By George on 04-07-16

Warning concentration required

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

Wow! What a story. At first I had a hard time understanding what was going on but as I listened and immersed myself in the world it cleared up. I had a hard time disliking any of the characters and who the real bad guys are is hard to tell. This is definitely not a story for listening while driving the book requires all your attention.

  • Beyond the Shadows

  • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,646

Logan Gyre is king of Cenaria, a country under siege, with a threadbare army and little hope. He has one chance---a desperate gamble, but one that could destroy his kingdom. In the north, the new Godking has a plan. If it comes to fruition, no one will have the power to stop him. Kylar Stern has no choice. To save his friends---and perhaps his enemies---he must accomplish the impossible: assassinate a goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and tragic

  • By Mark on 05-14-16

Meh.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

No good not great. You can skip whole chapters and not miss a thing. I wish it were less like a comic and more like a novel

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of Shadows

  • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,767

For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art---and he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious, something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums and learned to judge people quickly---and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly good.

  • By Jake on 08-25-09

Old school book it

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-16

The narrator and sound editing would pull me right out of the story mid sentence. The antagonists are written well and I did enjoy them. I'd go for this one on the kindle version...

  • Kushiel's Mercy

  • By: Jacqueline Carey
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

Having learned a lesson about thwarting the will of the gods, Imriel and Sidonie publicly confess their affair, only to see the country boil over in turmoil. Younger generations, infatuated by their heart-twisting, star-crossed romance, defend the couple. Many others cannot forget the betrayals of Imriel's mother, Melisande, who plunged their country into a bloody war that cost the lives of their fathers, brothers, and sons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with fabulous narration

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-17-08

Beware the narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-16

I loved the story overall. The narrator killed me though. All the accents would change and some character would one moment be his vampire accent then change to some kind of scott. It really started bugging me by the end. No doubt he did a good job of portraying emotions though.

  • Kushiel's Avatar

  • By: Jacqueline Carey
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 31 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lushly-written and engrossing

  • By Karin on 03-21-10

Gripping to the last words

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

Reviewed: 12-30-15

I cannot believe how awesome this book was. Every time u thought the story couldn't get more compelling it somehow does!

  • Saints Astray

  • Santa Olivia, Book 2
  • By: Jacqueline Carey
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Fellow orphans, amateur vigilantes, and members of the Santitos, Loup Garron-the fugitive daughter of a genetically engineered "wolf-man"-and Pilar Ecchevarria spent their entire lives under military occupation in a cordoned off Texas no-man's-land that used to be called Santa Olivia, now known as Outpost 12.But now they're free, and they want to help the rest of the Santitos escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!

  • By darswords on 12-03-11

Get through all the steam and it's great

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

This book really took me out of my comfort zone. The more I listened the more I needed to hear. I like the main characters balance with each other. One engineered to be better but somehow more dependent on others because of it. I will say some of the explicit implications get repetitive but somehow never boring

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Santa Olivia

  • By: Jacqueline Carey
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a U.S. military base inside a demilitarized buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the U.S. government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it, and I don't like Boxing

  • By P. Stover on 01-29-10

Not what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 12-03-15

I did enjoy the story despite being so different!

The subplot love story took me by surprise.

If you are squeamish about explicit content and vulgarity I would recommend you skip this one though.