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Warriors Audiobook

Warriors

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Publisher's Summary

People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang of the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world.

Our contributors make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and best-selling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing: a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color here, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Every story in this volume appears here for the first time. Included are: a long novella from the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of “Lord John” by Diana Gabaldon, an “Emberverse” story by S. M. Stirling, a “Forever Peace” story by Joe Haldeman, and a long tale of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original stories by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams.

Many of these writers are best sellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable listening.

©2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2011 George R.R. Martin

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    Charles LaPorte, IN, United States 05-03-11
    Charles LaPorte, IN, United States 05-03-11
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    "I only did it because of Diana Gabaldon"

    This was not a good grouping of stories. I love Diana's writings so it was somewhat worth it for that but honestly I tried to give the other authors a shot in an effort to find more authors I would enjoy. There are maybe 2 others that are decent but no-one else is a Wow.

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    Eddie D. Moore 03-22-17 Member Since 2014

    Traveler and writer of strange tales. AKA The Editor's Gadfly

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    "Laughter and Pain"

    Several of these stories will make you laugh out loud, and many of them will make you clinch your butt cheeks together and say, "Damn, that hurt!"

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    Larry Jurupa Valley, CA, United States 01-15-17
    Larry Jurupa Valley, CA, United States 01-15-17 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader.... er listener.

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    "just fell flat"

    the two narrators were bland and moat of the stories were ok. But many were as bland as the narrators.

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    frank 11-01-16
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    "sucks"

    this book sucked could not even finish it I was hoping for a good book this is the second book I did not like by George RR Martin

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    Frank Carter Carrollton, Texas USA 08-11-16
    Frank Carter Carrollton, Texas USA 08-11-16 Member Since 2011

    Sooner or later, it all gets real!

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    "Tenuous connection to the term Warriors."

    A good collection of talented authors. I had difficulty acertaining a common theme due to Diversity of thought.

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    La Buffista 01-09-16
    La Buffista 01-09-16
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    "Horrible narrator"

    Bought this book for the "Lord John" story - but this narrator is Awful - so disappointing!

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    Ivan R. Cartagena Jr. New York, NY 10-07-15
    Ivan R. Cartagena Jr. New York, NY 10-07-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Mediocre Collection"

    You would expect action packed tales of glory and conquest with a title like Warriors but that was not the case with this collection. Even the good stories had disappointing endings. Most of the warriors held very little power and showed more restraint than warrior spirit. A hedge knight tale and riviting story about dog fighting could not redeem the overall collection. Dangerous Women and Iron Kingdoms Excursions are good collections to listen to for better warriors.

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    ndinda c. ndile 09-09-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Narrative"

    There are so many stories in this one audio book but only one narrator. I couldn't tell when one story ended and another began. Bad idea.

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    AvaN Silicon Valley 09-26-12
    AvaN Silicon Valley 09-26-12

    Feawen

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    "Solid audiobook, glad I bought it"
    What made the experience of listening to Warriors the most enjoyable?

    Great variety of different stories in different styles. Cool way to discover new writers one might want to read more of.


    Would you recommend Warriors to your friends? Why or why not?

    I definitely would recommend this to my friends, especially the ones who love fantasy and science fiction.


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

    I liked to take a break between stories. There is hardly a break between the end of one story and the beginning of the next, though. That I found somewhat annoying because you want the previous story to fade out in your mind before the next one is sprung on you.


    Any additional comments?

    I really only bought this for G. R. R. Martin's story, but there are some good listens among the others as well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brinn United States 09-13-12
    Brinn United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you listen to Warriors again? Why?

    Yes. To review some of the Authors I was introduced to in this collection


    What did you like best about this story?

    Variety with a common theme


    What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ease of listing. Could have been more animated with the charters


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Warriors


    Any additional comments?

    This is a nice collection of short stories by a variety of authors. Made good for short listening

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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