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  • Red Country

  • Written by: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read<br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-15

A more personal story from Abercrombie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-30

Joe Abercrombies style and Steven Paceys narration are perfect together as always. This is a fantastic standalone story that is more focused on a smaller, more personal and straightforward tale that reminds me of an old western. This allowed me to become more invested in the individuals than the narrative. I can't help but wonder if this tale would be even better having not read the main trilogy...

  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Completely falls apart in second book

  • By Matthew on 2018-11-17

Completely falls apart in second book

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-17

I liked the first book and the overall narrative but I couldn't finish the second. It became too much of a "men who trained in combat they're whole life are stupid or evil, women who trained for less than a week are just as capable" SJW fest. Seriously, one woman invented the wheel, archery, and can forge newly discovered steel better than dwarves who have been doing it for MILLENNIA, and a 15 year old girl invents writing and translates a completely unknown language in a single day... COME ON. It's insulting, at least when Wheel of Time did it the women had to WORK for it.

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  • Assassin's Quest

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3
  • Written by: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 37 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome listen.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-05-21

A disappointing end to the trilogy

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-11-11

After thoroughly enjoyng the first two books I found Quest to be slow and anticlimactic.

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