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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 3,655
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,123

    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 1,712
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477

    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 787
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 691

    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

    • 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 1,462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275

    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

    • 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 1,026
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 898

    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

    • 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 632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 544

    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 597
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    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 550
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    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

    • Port of Shadows

    • A Novel of the Black Company
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    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

    • 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 610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525

    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 646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556

    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

    • 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 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    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

    • 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

    • Doomstalker

    • Darkwar, Book 1
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be ready for an adventure

    • By Dann Marks on 01-13-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lord of the Silent Kingdom

    • The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 2
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 22 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    It's cold. The wells of power are weakening and the forces of Night grow strong. The gods are real, and still have some power, mostly to do harm. The Instrumentalities of the Night are the worst of these. Piper Hecht, born Else Tage, survived a battle with the Instrumentalities. Now he's Captain-General of the armies fighting a crusade for Patriarch Sublime V. Intrigues swirl around the throne of the Grail Empire, as the imperial family's enemy, Anne of Menand, raises money to help the perpetually indebted Patriarch finance his crusades.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is horrible

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Passage at Arms

    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Long Running Space Battle ….

    • By DocJim on 09-29-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Warlock

    • Darkwar, Book 2
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • un-middle book

    • By gander on 03-22-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • With Mercy Toward None

    • Dread Empire, Book 5
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The holy wars had begun, his family was slaughtered by bandits. He was abandoned to die in the desert - but he survived, with the help of his god, and became El Murid, the Disciple. Against him rides Haroun ben Yousif, High Prince of sorcery. Their war will soak the desert with magic, and with blood.

    Regular price: $24.95

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