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Prince of Thorns: Broken Empire 1
- By: Mark Lawrence
- Narrated by: Joe Jameson
- Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Prince of Thorns is the first volume in a powerful new epic fantasy trilogy, original, absorbing and challenging. Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother's tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse.
- By stephanie joanne on 22-09-2017
Not a story for everyone.
I don't think it's a bad story. It's just not for me.
The lead character that we experience the story through, is a (intentionally) horrible person, with no redeemable qualities. He is the product of his surroundings and upbringing, so it's understandable why he is the way he is, but it means that I as a reader could never connect with him, so I really struggled to get invested in this story.
My only gripe with the story itself is that I don't buy for a second that a 14 year old boy, who stopped being educated at age 10 would be as clever and literate as he is.
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- Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
- By: Robin Hobb
- Narrated by: Nick Taylor
- Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon.
Terrible Performance for a great story
- By Evan on 10-10-2018
Great story, well told, but with some bad editing.
A great continuation of the Farseer trilogy. With real highs and gut punching lows that are to be expected from Hobb.
The reader tells the story well. My only minor criticism is that sometimes different voices can lack variation between characters, and sometimes the tone of dialogue doesn't match how it is described.
For the most part the editing is fine, but it feels like it was done quickly and the editor didn't listen to it. There are a few mistakes in there, but my major issue is that there's never enough breathing room to let the events of the story sink in. A few times chapters have ended on a quite and somber tone with major events just having taken place that you need a moment to think about, but as soon as the reader has finished the chapter he's shouting (in comparison to the quietness) the title of the next chapter at you without even time for a breath.