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The Trouble with Peace

Auteur(s): Joe Abercrombie
Narrateur(s): Steven Pacey
Série: The Age of Madness, Livre 2
Durée: 21 h et 57 min
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A fragile peace gives way to conspiracy, betrayal, and rebellion in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling A Little Hatred from epic fantasy master Joe Abercrombie.

Peace is just another kind of battlefield....

Savine dan Glokta, once Adua's most powerful investor, finds her judgment, fortune, and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no scruple will be permitted to stand in her way.

For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour Nightfall, only happy with swords drawn, peace is an ordeal to end as soon as possible. But grievances must be nursed, power seized, and allies gathered first, while Rikke must master the power of the Long Eye...before it kills her.

Unrest worms into every layer of society. The Breakers still lurk in the shadows, plotting to free the common man from his shackles, while noblemen bicker for their own advantage. Orso struggles to find a safe path through the maze of knives that is politics, only for his enemies, and his debts, to multiply.

The old ways are swept aside, and the old leaders with them, but those who would seize the reins of power will find no alliance, no friendship, and no peace lasts forever.

For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out:

The Age of Madness:

A Little Hatred

The Trouble with Peace

The First Law Trilogy:

The Blade Itself

Before They Are Hanged

Last Argument of Kings

Best Served Cold

The Heroes

Red Country

The Shattered Sea Trilogy:

Half a King

Half a World

Half a War

©2020 Joe Abercrombie (P)2020 Orbit

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Tyler White

Another instant classic by Joe. Finished it in two days, the best ongoing fantasy series in my opinion.

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Another winner

Another brilliant book from Joe Abercrombie. Excellent narration from Steven Pacey. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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Abercrombie Has Done it Again

Narrator Steven Pacey, as any who has heard his performances will know, has the unique ability to make bad writers sound good. However, when paired with as masterful a writer as Joe Abercrombie, the combination can be as thrilling, engaging, suspensful, and funny as a night shared with the most intimate of lovers. The only problem that I have with Abercrombie's writing is that he is so engulfing a writer that it will take me decades to forget the twists and turns of his literary genius and therefore cannot enjoy his books over and over and over again. Please Joe, do not stop writing. And, if you ever get anyone other than Mr. Pacey to narrate your books, there will most likely be a "...body found floating by the docks."

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Slow start, a bit predictable

This isn’t as good as the first book in the series: it lacks the subtle intrigue of previous series, and the main characters all seem to blunder and sleepwalk through much of the book, their flaws dictating the narrative a little too conveniently. In the previous book Abercrombie’s relegation of San Dan Glokta to a supporting role was disappointing but understandable; in this one we are required to believe all the Arch Lector’s cunning and brilliance was left back somewhere in the distant past as well. An ignominious exit for one of the best villains (antiheroes?) in modern literature. The pace of the book picks up in the final third, and the long battle scenes are a highlight, similar to (though not as good as) Abercrombie’s “the heroes”. Overall I like the world building direction, but this episode feels a bit rushed. I was expecting the middle part of a trilogy, perhaps, and instead got a rushed middle and last act for one story, with a deus ex machina reveal of antagonists foreshadowed in the previous novel to link to the next episode. That said, I would still recommend the audiobook, the narration throughout is excellent, great characterization.

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great return to the trilogy

absolutely loved this! so happy to be back Ina trilogy in this world, thanks for taking use back Joe!

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Fantastic

One of my favourite authors and an incredible audio book performance. I was left somewhat underwhelmed by the new characters in first of the new series, although it was certainly enjoyable in tone. It turned out that they just needed time to grow into who they'd be. Transitioning away from characters I've loved and across genres simultaneously in the same world, and doing so gracefully is a feat. One of Abercrombie's best and most satisfying.

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Joe Abercrombie is the best writer in fantasy.

I've listened ed to over 100 fantasy audiobooks and Joe Abercrombie, despite not writing my favorite (or even top 3) subgenre of fantasy, is the absolute best! Stephen Pacey is also outstanding and the best narrator in any genre.

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Excellent performance! Really good story.

Mr Pacey you are my favorite performer in all of these audio books that I have listened to. It is incredible how you can separate all of the character roles and interactions so fluidly. Joe has an excellent imagination and Steven brings it all to life.

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Decent

Wasn't as good as the other previous books or the first book in this new series. The story fell a little flat and I didnt get as many character interactions which Joe writes so well and is one of his major strengths. However the ending was great

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Better to do it than live with the fear of it.

You need to be realistic about things. If you’re reading this then you know the author and you know his books and you know you’re going to listen to this one. If you’re reading this and you don’t know the author and you don’t know the books and you don’t know whether to listen to this one then I will help you out. Joe Abercrombie is the greatest modern fantasy writer and I am fully aware of the gravity of that statement. Steven Pacey is the best narrator on Audible. The combination of those is something to be experienced and it will be well worth your life minutes to spend them giving their books a listen. This book continues where thee last book left off both in story and in magnitudes of awesome. This book is every bit as good as the ones that came before it. The characters are compelling, the story is epic and If Joe came out with a book entitled Clover reads a phone book and Steven Pacey narrated it I’d be first in line to get a copy. It’s good. It’s really good.

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  • cosmo2354
  • 2020-09-16

Pacey’s Performance is Award-Worthy

I don’t have much to say about the plot - hopefully at this point you have listened not only to A Little Hatred (Book 1 of the Age of Madness), but to all of the previous First Law books. The Trouble With Peace is a sequel to all of them, and (possibly?) the penultimate episode of the entire saga. And it is very, very good. If you enjoyed the previous books you will find more to love. It is heavy on politic-ing, but Abercrombie has such a penchant for dialogue that those segments are as ‘edge of your seat’ as any battle (not to say there weren’t a few battles as well). There were goosebump inducing moments as well as laugh-out-loud ones. Now that our main players have been established, this book is also able to move at a much faster pace. Suffice it to say, I couldn’t stop listening! Additionally, Abercrombie begins to weave the larger Bayaz/Khalul/Shenkt arc that has been hanging in the background of all of his books towards the forefront. Needless to say, I cannot wait for Book 3! Now, onto Pacey’s performance as narrator - it is second to none. I listen to probably 100 audiobooks a year, and I have never found a better performance. As good as the First Law books are, the reason I buy them the day they are published is because of Pacey’s performance. It is truly legendary.

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  • Claudia
  • 2020-09-17

Had enough!!

Why must all the male characters be bumbling idiots that need to be put in their place. This is new new narrative of most books. I guess I will just re-listen to the first law series.

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  • Brett
  • 2020-09-25

Very disappointed

This book is so depressing, why call it fantasy when you can get the same death and greed watching the news? Don’t wast your credit!

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  • Marlon
  • 2020-09-17

Like a hit of caffeine.

This is something I have been waiting for for quite some time. This is kind of book that you can't stop listening to once you start. It has so much in the way of plots, story and subterfuge. The writing as well gives the listener a great chance to dive into the story that you only feel comfortable in when you keep listening. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Kory Kirk
  • 2020-10-04

Caricatures with Catchphrases

Strong characteristics don't make strong characters and the only seemingly intelligent character is the narrator. Say one thing about Joe Abercrombie, say he jumped the shark.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-17

Another amazing book by joe Abercrombie

I absolutely love this author. The first law trilogy was absolutely brilliant, but both “A Little Hatred” and “The Trouble With Peace” have somehow managed to be even better. Abercrombie excels at creating gloriously flawed and human characters who’s contrasting perspectives and storylines interweave to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Having read all of Abercrombie’s books, I have to say that the characters in this latest series might be my favorite. Savine, Rikke, and Vick are some of the best written female characters I have read in the fantasy genre in ages and the well-meaning self-deprecating King Orso is an absolute breath of fresh air. A wonderful book in a wonderful series by a wonderful author and definitely worth the reading!

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  • swood
  • 2020-09-15

Time

The wait is over! The refreshing of the audible browser may end! Thanks for timeliness Joe...... i am looking at you GRRM and Rothfuss!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-10-21

Well done

This book was everything I didn't like made into something I enjoyed, I could not freaking stop.. Bunch of politics, controversy, bit of action, very specific characters that stay in your head. first half of the book i wanted to quit but then it got me. Well done.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-10-21

Better and better and better

One book after another, story on top of story, this tale Joe Abercrombie is weaving is the best one I’ve ever taken part in. Long live the King. Thank you Mr. Abercrombie!!!

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  • Chris Gerstorff
  • 2020-10-20

So Good!

This trilogy is shaping up to be better than his first trilogy which was amazing as well.