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Knights of Dark Renown

Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
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The Knights of the Gabala were legendary protectors of the Nine Duchies - until they disappeared through a demon-haunted gateway between worlds. Manannan, the Coward Knight, held back. Now he lives in torment.

Yet war is coming to the Duchies - and with it Manannan's chance for redemption. But to regain his honour and save his land, he will have to confront his deepest fear. He must ride through the gateway and seek out his lost companions in the unknown world beyond. And the secret he will learn there will tear his soul apart.

©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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  • steve sheppard
  • 23-12-2018

Classic

Great one off story. Wish it left the characters more room to grow in the after. Classic none the less. Great book.

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  • Mark
  • 05-10-2018

I can't believe David Gemmell wrote this rubbish

Really bad.....Really really bad, you sure David Gemmell wrote this? He had to start somewhere I suppose.
Give this one a miss, save your credit

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-2018

Loved it!

I enjoy all of David Gemmells books especially this one. I highly recommend this book as it is one of my favorites.

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  • T. Bonnette
  • 14-04-2018

Excellent!

The narrator did justice to a great story. David Gemmel is one of my favorite authors and I thoroughly enjoyed the Audible version.

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  • Kimber
  • 12-04-2018

fantastic!<br />

as all Gemmell's books, this is a truly great listen! Don't Mus it! i didn't have enough credits too pluck this uip becausr I'd already spent them on 2 other books by Gemmel, so i paid for it with cash and i don't regret a penny of it!

whatever it takes, get this book!!

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  • Robert
  • 04-04-2018

One of Gemmell’s earliest, one of the best

Gemmell would return many times to the themes and elements in Knights of Dark Renown. A child of power finding his destiny. A story teller turning villains into heroes. A simple man becoming a legend. Women to walk the mountains with. Gemmell would eventually polish and greatly refine the mythology of his shared multi-verse, but we would continue to hear the legends of the Knights (or possibly their alternate selves) through the Drenai saga. Worth reading both on its own merits and to give insight into Gemmell’s other work.

The reader does a good job overall, with only a few slips that don’t detract much from the experience.

Highly recommended.

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  • darren
  • 04-02-2019

Ohh dear, where to start?

So, in the interests of transparency I did read this book years ago and liked it enough that I still have the original paperback on my bookshelf. I went into this with some excitement as I haven't read it for a number of years and was expecting as one does in these situations that it would be like putting on an old coat or pair of shoes that fit perfectly. Well it seems the old coat is now too tight and the shoes have worn thin. I have long since come to terms with the fact that the much missed Mr Gemmell's writing style was not Tolkien-esk but was faced paced and the characters, even though they where sometimes very similar to ones in his other books were always entertaining. My issue with this rendition unfortunately is with the narration. The narrator seems to be unprepared for the words he is saying, in one passage that I actually had to rewind to make sure I'd heard it correctly the narrator pronounces the word sword with the w intact, as SIR WARD. The characters switch and change accents, sometimes northern sometimes upperclass and more than one changes whilst in the middle of a conversation. I almost returned this audiobook but decided to soldier on, more out of respect for Mr Gemmell than anything else. There are other books available by the same author and Sean Barrett is excellent reading LEGAND, give those a try perhaps before this particular offering

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  • P. Jefferson
  • 06-03-2019

Great story - poor narrator

I'm a long time fan of Gemmell's work but really struggled with the style of narration on this audiobook. Jarringly pronounced names and changeable accents for the same characters. One moment a cockney street urchin the next a well-spoken noble. Sadly detracted from a great story.

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  • Matthew Betts
  • 01-08-2018

Superb

I read this book in my early twenties and twenty years on i thought I would give the audio book a go i wasn't disappointed in the slightest ,the narrator is excellent and brings this superb story of sword and socerry to life with heroes that have flaws and villains that are likeable it s Gemmell at his best . A stand alone novel so not part of any of his series, so if your new to the author i r recommend this as a start point . Brilliant .