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In which Vlad Taltos and his Jhereg learn how the love of a good woman can turn a cold-blooded killer into a real mean SOB.... Vlad tells the story of his early days in the House Jhereg, how he found himself in a Jhereg war, and how he fell in love with the wonderful woman, Yendi, who killed him.

©1984 Steven Brust (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Ron
  • Basehor, KS, United States
  • 08-20-12

Prequel

This is the second book in the series but it takes place before the first. It gives you more in-depth background to all the characters you know from the first book. Bernard Setaro Clark does a great job narrating, he brings the characters to life and will leave you wanting to hear more from him.

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Great series

One of my favorite series of books ever, engaging, fun and we'll written.

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Really enjoy the speaker, just wish...

The speaker is excellent at giving everyone their own voice.

I also enjoy the story. It does revolve around a good history. In addition, because the "dragon" people live so long, it's clear that the history of the world is very important. It also means plots and ploys are extremely convoluted, but that just adds to the fun of the story.

However, I find that, time and again, a person or place has been described not at all, or almost not at all. As such, I have difficulty picturing the people or locations fairly often. If a bit more detail were given to vlad's surroundings, that would make these books a lot better, I think.

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Prequel to Bk 1-Nevertheless should be read 2ms 😱

Complicated plot that moves too slowly at times with too many miraculous "coincidences" and "rescues" so that by the end of the story one's credulity organs are exhausted.
An important story from the standpoint of providing the reader with information and background to the rest of the series of books (if the reader plans to travel that path). 😱

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  • Andrew
  • FAIR OAKS, CA, United States
  • 10-17-14

Fantasy Mafia

Any additional comments?

This was a fun read, good mystery Fantasy-Mafia story with a touch of Science Fiction.

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  • Timothy
  • Johnstown, PA, United States
  • 02-14-13

The wait is over

Where does Yendi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The audio production of this book was excellent. The narrators voice and temple fit well with the read of the actual book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Yendi?

I love when the reader switches to a dialog with his familiar.

What about Bernard Setaro Clark’s performance did you like?

Bernard Setaro Clark handles the different voices very well in a distinctive way so that you realize which character's perspective the writers was coming from.

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

yes. I drive long distances and it kept me wanting to contiunue listening.

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great story and fine voice overs for all character

enjoyed the second novel more then the first! Looking forward to the next novel and the continuation of the story

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Fascinating

I adore this series. It is all of the political intrigue I love without having to get i to court nonsense. The MC just hasn't got time for that. He figures it out and gets the job done. Awesome.

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reminds me of lies of Locke lamora

I love this series. The voice actor is spectacular and the novels remind me of lies of lock Pandora - fast paced criminal heists with a funny (but not campy) protagonist.

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Terrific

A very good follow up to a fantastic opening book in the series. I thoroughly enjoy it. On to the next book in the series. Go Vlad!

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  • rafmonde
  • 06-15-17

Very Enjoyable

A fun way to experience an enjoyable book.
I've got the whole series of books and am enjoying the audio versions even more.
Highly recommended.