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  • The Darkness That Comes Before

  • The Prince of Nothing, Book One
  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: David DeVries
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

In a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both 2,000 years past and 2,000 years into the future, untold thousands gather for a crusade. Among them, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasûrimbor Kellhus - part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence - from lands long thought dead. The Darkness That Comes Before is a history of this great holy war, and like all histories, the survivors write its conclusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to get into, but great once you do.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-02-2019

Pretentious rubbish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-2018

This waste of time seems written by a man who believes himself far more intelligent then everyone else. But couldn’t decide wether he wanted to be a poet or a storyteller. Ultimately fails miserably at both. I only wish I had taken the advice of the previous reviewer

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fool's Assassin

  • Fitz and the Fool, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
  • Length: 28 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife, Molly, these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended!

  • By Jo on 10-02-2017

Total waste of money and time

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-2017

I can not see any redeeming features of this book. Remarkably boring, apart from some pointless “magic” it’s just an old man prattling on about his far to many feelings. And the narration sound like it’s done by a primary school teacher reading a children’s story, who constantly misreads the emotion conveyed in whatever sentence he’s reading. it’s as if he just gambles on happy, angry or sad

1 of 1 people found this review helpful