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    • The Black Company

    • Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,451
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,933
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,937

    Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hard Boiled Morally Ambiguous Epic Fantasy

    • By Jefferson on 03-18-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shadows Linger

    • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 2
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383

    Mercenary soldiers in the service of the Lady, the Black Company stands against the rebels of the White Rose. They are tough men, proud of honoring their contracts. The Lady is evil, but so, too, are those who falsely profess to follow the White Rose, reincarnation of a centuries-dead heroine. Yet now some of the Company have discovered that the mute girl they rescued and sheltered is truly the White Rose reborn. Now there may be a path to the light, even for such as they. If they can survive it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cook finds his groove

    • By Ryan on 09-25-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dreams of Steel

    • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 5
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Rachel Butera
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 634
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636

    Croaker has fallen and, following the Company's disastrous defeat at Dejagore, Lady is one of the few survivors--determined to avenge the Company and herself against the Shadowmasters, no matter what the cost. But in assembling a new fighting force from the dregs and rabble of Taglios, she finds herself offered help by a mysterious, ancient cult of murder--competent, reliable, and apparently committed to her goals.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The book gets 4 Stars, the interpretation a 2

    • By Nick Olah on 09-18-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shadow Games

    • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 4
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 969
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 847

    After the devastating battle at the Tower of Charm, Croaker leads the greatly diminished Black Company south, in search of the lost Annals. Every step of the way, the Company is hounded by shadowy figured and carrion-eating crows. As they march every southward, through bug infested jungle; rivers dense with bloodthirsty pirates; and cities, dead and living, haunted by the passage of the Company north, their numbers grow. But always they are watched by the Shadowmasters, a deadly new enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of Fun

    • By MrBoobo on 12-30-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The White Rose

    • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 3
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188

    She is the last hope of good in the war against the evil sorceress known as the Lady. From a secret base on the Plains of Fear, where even the Lady hesitates to go, the Black Company, once in service to the Lady, now fights to bring victory to the White Rose. But now an even greater evil threatens the world. All the great battles that have gone before will seem a skirmishes when the Dominator rises from the grave.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Concluding the first major arc

    • By Joe on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Bleak Seasons

    • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 6
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 505

    Having risked their lives and souls to capture the fortress of Stormgard, a band of weary soldiers known as the Company witnesses their commander's descent into madness and await the reemergence of their ancient gods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as bad as the other review.

    • By chad on 04-23-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • She Is the Darkness

    • Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 7
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480

    The tale again comes to us from the pen of Murgen, Annalist and Standard Bearer of the Black Company. Led by the wily commander, Croaker, and the Lady, the Company is working for the Taglian government, but neither the Company nor the Taglians are overflowing with trust for each other. Arrayed against both is a similarly tenuous alliance of sorcerers, including the diabolical Soulcatcher, the psychotic Howler, and a four-year-old child who may be the most powerful of all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By johnathan shane sevier on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Water Sleeps

    • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 8
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460

    For years, Glen Cook's Black Company series has built a major audience among fantasy fans. Told from the "worm's-eye" view of the soldiers and functionaries who fight in the trenches of vast sorceress wars, this epic has riveted a generation of readers. If the Joseph Heller of Catch-22 were to tell the story of The Lord of the Rings, it might read like the Black Company books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Zach on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Soldiers Live

    • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 9
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489

    As Soldiers Live opens, Croaker is military dictator of all the Taglias, and no Black Company member has died in battle for four years. Croaker figures it can't last. He's right. For, of course, many of the Company's old adversaries are still around. Narayan Singh and his adopted daughter - actually the offspring of Croaker and the Lady - hope to bring about the apocalyptic Year of the Skulls. Other old enemies like Shadowcatcher, Longshadow, and Howler are also ready to do the Company harm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, Croaker & The Black Company Returns!!!

    • By DDTAN on 10-16-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Silver Spike

    • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 5
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 535

    Defeated by the Lady and cast from this world, all that was left of him was a foul trace of lingering evil. But the graveyard that was once the Barrowland contains more secrets than dead. All who would possess the power of the Dominator are drawn to the spike. A foolhardy band of thieves is the first to reach it, and a rapacious and malign spirit is unleashed on an unwary world. The forces gather, sides are drawn, and mortal men can only die as the Dark Lords battle for domination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable

    • By J Hgar on 07-01-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Port of Shadows

    • A Novel of the Black Company
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    The soldiers of the Black Company don’t ask questions, they get paid. But being “The Lady’s favored” is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put a target on their backs, and the Company’s historian, Croaker, has the biggest target of all. The one person who was taken into the lady’s tower and returned unchanged has earned the special interest of the court of sorcerers known as "The Ten Who Were Taken". Now, he and the company are being asked to seek the aid of their newest member, Mischievous Rain, to break a rebel army. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No disrespect but I personally prefer Marc Vietor

    • By MEDINA RAF on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $40.59

    • A Shadow of All Night Falling

    • Dread Empire, Book 1
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Across the mountains called the Dragon's Teeth, beyond the chill reach of the Werewind and the fires of the world's beginning, above the walls of the castle Fangdred, stands Windtower. From this lonely keep the Star Rider calls forth the war that even wizards dread, fought for a woman's hundred-lifetime love. A woman called Nepanthe, princess to the Stormkings…

    Regular price: $17.96

    • All Darkness Met

    • Dread Empire, Book 3
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    At empire's end war is not all hell. Mocker finds old friends in the halls of death, and Nepanthe, new lovers in the fields of blood and bone. The war-child wields the sword of truth: the Star Rider's dread secret is at last revealed. And so it ends. Though "end" is but a wizard-word for new beginnings.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Songs of the Dying Earth

    • Stories in Honor of Jack Vance
    • By: Glen Cook, Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, and others
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 28 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    The anthology Songs of the Dying Earth has assembled one of the most distinguished casts of authors ever - including Dan Simmons, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Paula Volsky, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, Lucius Shepard, Tad Williams, Tanith Lee, Liz Williams, Glen Cook, and eleven other famous writers - to write stories in honor of the genius of Jack Vance, stories using the bizarre and darkly beautiful far future setting of the Dying Earth, near the very end of Earth's lifespan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you are a fan of Jack Vance or don't know him:

    • By Robert on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Tyranny of the Night

    • The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 1
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Welcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity. At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night. And at the world's center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the greatest magics.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great Author, Terrible Narrator

    • By Ryan on 05-02-12

    Regular price: $34.94

    • A Path to Coldness of Heart

    • Dread Empire, Book 8
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    At long last, the conclusion to Glen Cook's Dread Empire saga has arrived! King Bragi Ragnarson is a prisoner, shamed, nameless, and held captive by Lord Shih-kaa and the Empress Mist at the heart of the Dread Empire. Far away in Kavelin, Bragia's queen and what remains of his army seek to find and free their king, hampered by the loss or desertion of their best and brightest warriors. Kavelina's spymaster, Michael Trebilcock, is missing in action, as is loyal soldier Aral Dantice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Anticlimactic 😣

    • By christopher on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • October's Baby

    • Dread Empire, Book 2
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    October. When leaves turn blood and the wind turns bone: a time for doing things dark and strange. So the princess bears a child to the winged thing and the cries are heard far beyond the peaks of Dragon's Teeth, at the end of the world's Beginning, where Nepanthe and Mocker wait for the war that wizards dread.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Reap the East Wind

    • Dread Empire, Book 6
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    It has ended. It begins again. In Kavelin, Lady Nepanthe's new life with the wizard Varthlokkur is disturbed by visions of her lost son, while King Bragi Ragnarson and Michael Trebilcock scheme to help the exiled Princess Mist re-usurp her throne - under their thumb. In Shinsan, a pig-farmer's son takes command of Eastern Army, while Lord Kuo faces plots in his council and a suicide attack of two million Matayangans on his border.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Dragon Never Sleeps

    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    For four thousand years, the Guardships have ruled Canon Space - immortal ships with an immortal crew, dealing swiftly and harshly with any mercantile houses or alien races that threaten the status quo.But now the House Tregesser has an edge: a force from outside Canon Space offers them the resources to throw off Guardship rule.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent read of an excellent book

    • By Fabrice on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Fire in His Hands

    • Dread Empire, Book 4
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Once a mighty kingdom reigned - now all is chaos and darkness! In the vast reaches of the desert, a young heretic escapes certain death and embarks on a mission of madness and glory. He is El Murid - the Disciple - who vows to bring order, prosperity and righteousness to the desert people of Hammad al Nakir. But among the warriors, rebellion seethes as they plot to execute the justice of the desert on their evil leader. For after four long centuries, a sorcerer appears among them - a savior destined to build a new Empire from the blood of their enemies!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable.

    • By christopher on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $17.96

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