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Gardens of the Moon

The Malazan Book of the Fallen 1
Written by: Steven Erikson
Narrated by: Ralph Lister
Length: 26 hrs and 2 mins
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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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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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  • 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.