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  • The Black Company: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1 | Glen Cook

    The Black Company: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2041)
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    (2046)

    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....

    Jefferson says: "Hard Boiled Morally Ambiguous Epic Fantasy"
  • Shadows Linger: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 2 | Glen Cook

    Shadows Linger: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (957)
    Story
    (953)

    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.

    Ryan says: "Cook finds his groove"
  • Shadow Games: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 4 | Glen Cook

    Shadow Games: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    MrBoobo says: "Lots of Fun"
  • The White Rose: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 3 | Glen Cook

    The White Rose: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (983)
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    (819)
    Story
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    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.

    Joe says: "Concluding the first major arc"
  • Dreams of Steel: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 6 | Glen Cook

    Dreams of Steel: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Rachel Butera
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (506)
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    (427)
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    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.

    Nick Olah says: "The book gets 4 Stars, the interpretation a 2"
  • The Silver Spike: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 5 | Glen Cook

    The Silver Spike: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (395)
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    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.

    J Hgar says: "Very Enjoyable"
  • She Is the Darkness: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 8 | Glen Cook

    She Is the Darkness: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    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.

    FM says: "Good story, good enough reader"
  • Bleak Seasons: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 7 | Glen Cook

    Bleak Seasons: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (408)
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    (338)
    Story
    (335)

    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.

    chad says: "Not as bad as the other review."
  • Water Sleeps: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 9 | Glen Cook

    Water Sleeps: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (294)
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    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.

    james says: "Fantastically Narrated"
  • Soldiers Live: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 10 | Glen Cook

    Soldiers Live: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (327)
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    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.

    DDTAN says: "Finally, Croaker & The Black Company Returns!!!"
  • October's Baby: Dread Empire, Book 2 | Glen Cook

    October's Baby: Dread Empire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    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.

  • Doomstalker: Darkwar, Book 1 | Glen Cook

    Doomstalker: Darkwar, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
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    The world grows colder with each passing year, the longer winters and ever-deepening snows awaking ancient fears within the Dengan Packstead, fears of invasion by armed and desperate nomads, attack by the witchlike and mysterious Silth, able to kill with their minds alone, and of the Grauken, that desperate time when intellect gives way to buried cannibalistic instinct, when meth feeds upon meth.

    Dann Marks says: "Be ready for an adventure"
  • An Ill Fate Marshalling: Dread Empire, Book 7 | Glen Cook

    An Ill Fate Marshalling: Dread Empire, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rejecting the advice of the wizard Varthlokkur and spymaster Michael Trebilcock, King Bragi Ragnorson of Kavelin joins Chatelain Mist's coup against the Dread Empire. Ragnorson dangles the fate of his nation in the jaws of his foes, refusing to see that his one true enemy may be himself.

  • The Swordbearer | Glen Cook

    The Swordbearer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A young boy's dreams of glory and war turn into a bitter nightmare as his father's kingdom is overrun by an invading army. Lost and alone in the woods, he finds an ancient sword that promises him the ability to claim his vengeance. As he begins to take that vengeance, he comes to realize the price that the sword will demand of him. Enemies soon become allies and strange bedfellows abound as the prophesies of an age swirl into chaos.

    Brandon says: "a great book."
  • Shadowline: Starfishers, Book 1 | Glen Cook

    Shadowline: Starfishers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The vendetta in space had started centuries before "Mouse" Storm was born, with his grandfather's raid on the planet Prefactlas, the bloodbath that freed the human slaves from their Sangaree masters. But one Sangaree survived--the young Norborn heir, the man who swore vengeance on the Storm family and their soldiers,in a carefully mapped plot that would take generations to fulfill. Now Mouse's father, Gneaus, must fight for an El Dorado of wealth on the burning half of the planet Blackworld.

    Ein says: "Starfisher Trilogy: Shadowline"
  • Ceremony: Darkwar, Book 3 | Glen Cook

    Ceremony: Darkwar, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
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    The world grows colder with each passing year, the longer winters and ever-deepening snows awaking ancient fears within the Dengan Packstead, fears of invasion by armed and desperate nomads, attack by the witchlike and mysterious Silth, able to kill with their minds alone, and of the Grauken, that desperate time when intellect gives way to buried cannibalistic instinct, when meth feeds upon meth.

    gander says: "love this series"
  • The Tyranny of the Night: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 1 | Glen Cook

    The Tyranny of the Night: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (56)

    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.

    Dean Johnson says: "Horrendous narration"
  • Surrender to the Will of the Night: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 3 | Glen Cook

    Surrender to the Will of the Night: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Piper Hecht’s first and greatest secret is that he knows how to kill gods. What’s not a secret is that he knowshow to win wars Piper Hecht’s secrets make him dangerous, but his skill and his reputation put him in danger - from his enemies, who fear what he might do, or who want revenge for what he has already done; and from his friends, who want to use his military gifts for their own purposes. His sister Heris and his living ancestor Cloven Februaren, the Ninth Unknown, have made Hecht part of their fight against the return of the dark god Kharoulke the Windwalker.

    Sheldon says: "Glen Cook for Grown-Ups"
  • A Shadow of All Night Falling: Dread Empire, Book 1 | Glen Cook

    A Shadow of All Night Falling: Dread Empire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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…

  • Passage at Arms | Glen Cook

    Passage at Arms

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (60)
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    (56)
    Story
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    Passage at Arms tells the intimate, detailed and harrowing story of a climber crew and its captain during a critical juncture of the war. Cook combines speculative technology with a canny and realistic portrait of men at war and the stresses they face in combat. Passage at Arms is one of the classic novels of military science fiction.

    DocJim says: "One Long Running Space Battle …."
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