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Gardens of the Moon

The Malazan Book of the Fallen 1
Auteur(s): Steven Erikson
Narrateur(s): Ralph Lister
Série: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Livre 1
Durée: 26 h et 2 min
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Gardens of the Moon: The Malazan Book of the Fallen 1 by Steven Erikson, read by Ralph Lister. 

Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan Empire simmers with discontent. 

Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out - and Empress Lasseen's ambition knows no bounds. 

However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand....

Conceived and written on an epic scale, Gardens of the Moon is a breathtaking achievement - a novel in which grand design, a dark and complex mythology, wild and wayward magic and a host of enduring characters combine with thrilling, powerful storytelling to resounding effect. Acclaimed by writers and critics alike, here is the opening chapter in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fantasy: the awesome Malazan Book of the Fallen.

©1999 Steven Erikson (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Intriguing Fantasy with great world building

Loved it! At first you don't know what's going on since it is thrusts you into the middle of a complex plans with different players, but then you sort it out with the names the written mentions and distinct voices the reader uses.

The great world building of history, the way magic works and the ongoing war makes this a must read!

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Lots going on and it's amazing!

It was a little touch and go at first, there was so many characters and so much going on it was a bit hard to keep up at first, but by the middle of the book i was clear in who was who and where their alligences were, the twists and turns had me intrigued and I just couldn't stop.

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rough start 2 a series

I found there were 2 many characters and not enough character development. Only character that seemed interesting was Cropper. For the majority of the book I didn't know what was going on cause it kept switching between seemingly irrelevant characters with no clear indication to audio listeners that the point if view switched. Also ad troubles finding the relations with these characters and who was against who. will try the second book after I read a summary of happened.

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slow

really took me a long time to get into this book, honestly struggled to finish. seemed hard for me to form relationships with the characters. finished ok, not sure if I'll move on in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-24

Just as I imagined it.

I read the book many years ago and I found the voices were done perfectly. I'm a huge fan of the bridge burners and I'm glad they were represented so perfectly. Heading off to buy the next one right now.

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  • Andrew Oettle
  • 2019-02-14

Worth the confusion

It may be a little difficult at the start, but the depth and scope of the work is breathtaking. If you're at all lost the Encyclopedia Malazica is a good resource

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  • Joy
  • 2019-01-29

Could not get my head around it.

I just could not get my head around the storyline and the narrator was far from the best.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-16

The first book of the best high fantasy ever

I have read all the books from this series and loved them all with a great passion for over 10 years. None the less I remember the first book to be kinda hard to follow, the world is rich and complicated and Erikson's style, though brilliant and evocative, can require some time to getting used to. I have read the books in my native tongue the first time (I'm Czech) and thus I was a bit unsure If I would be able to follow the complicated story in English while working at the same time. My worries were made void by the awesome narration of Ralph Lister who made the experience of listening to this audiobook an absolute bliss. He skillfully generated a plethora of voices to suit every character, thus making it very easy to listen to and to follow the story and dialogue. I full-heartedly recommend this book to any fan of fantasy to the point of considering it mandatory. If you feel overwhelmed at the start, please just carry on listening, it will all settle and you'll end up loving it.