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The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

Drenai Series
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Druss. The Legend. Saviour of Skeln Pass. Protector of Dros Delnoch. The most famous - and dreaded - of Drenai's heroes.

But before all men knew Druss, he was a young husband, hewing tress instead of men - most of the time - and held in check by his beloved wife, Rowena. When she is stolen by slavers, Druss becomes a killing machine intent on only one thing: Rowena's return.

©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Great listen

Love Gemmell's books, particularly the Druss stories. Best writer in the modern age for heroic fantasy.

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A great story that has it all. romance, action, drama. Mr Barretts voice is awesome although quiet at times. This is the only reason I gave performance 4 ⭐. Full of morality and all kinds of characters. Please listen to this story you won't be disappointed.

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refreshing story, strong reading

refreshing, well paced story with great characters, enjoyable environments and strong sense of adventure. loved it

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Druss will always be my favorite

loved this version, I can't wait till the rest of David Gemmell's stories get released.

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  • Rubbertoe
  • 28-08-2017

The GOAT

Gemmell is the reason I started reading the genre. This book is at its core what fantasy is supposed to be. If your looking for an incredible story look no further.

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  • T. Bonnette
  • 01-05-2018

Gemmel and Barrett = Excellent

I started reading Gemmel' s work in the mid 80's and I've been reading him ever since! Over the years, I developed Druss's voice in my head. Rough but warm with friends. Cold as ice grating with enemies. Loving with Rowena. Sean Barrett slipped into my thoughts and borrowed that voice. A perfect combination of author and narrator!

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  • Matt Osborne
  • 15-06-2018

Incredible!

The worst part of this book is that the author is dead, and one day soon, I will have no books of his left to read. My heart is already heavy with sadness.

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  • coleman
  • 31-03-2018

gemmell is great

Druss is the man code and all... who so ever doesn't want to do heroic acts after this book, I do not know...

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  • Josaphine
  • 07-12-2017

Simply Fantastic

David Gemmell is (was) a master story teller. The mystical elements are wonderfully balanced as a backdrop for the deeper human story. Lovers of Joe Ambercrombie will enjoy Gemmell’s work completely. His style is the perfect balance of deeply entertaining lore and approachable stand alone adventure tales. In terms of narration- there are few voice actors I love more than Sean Barrett. The texture of his voice is wonderful, and his performance feels effortless and conversational; as if your listening to an old friend. The post script notes to the reader that Gemmell included were such a lovely personal touch. All together, his body of work shouldn’t be missed for fantasy fans. I’m shocked it took me so long to find him, but I’m so happy I did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-11-2017

Exceptional!

Such a great book. I can listen to them over and over again. Especially the Waylander series. A+++

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-2020

A legend come to life

one of my favorite storoes of all time brought to life in such a grand fashion. i could close my eyes and envision the fantasy as it was read aloud.

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  • J. Luebbert
  • 05-09-2020

Druss rules!

David Gemmell is my favorite author. He had a way of bringing characters to life and was able to bring humanity to war. My father was a WWII vet who fought in the Pacific Theater. I grew up with many stories of heroes and cowards, the lucky and unlucky and the victories and defeats of the battlefield. Gemmell's books are all of this.

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  • Isaiah "The Wizard" Williams
  • 19-07-2020

LOVE the prequel stories!!!

I am so happy Mr Gemmell took the time to write theswe stories, they add so much to the character of Druss!

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  • Z. L. Griffiths
  • 06-12-2019

truly awesome.

the master writer David Gemmell, gone but will never be forgotten. looking forward to hearing all of them.

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  • Martha Alice Wolfgang
  • 15-08-2017

Best ever listen

Legend is brilliant, The Chronicles of Druss surpasses it in my opinion, this has to be the best book I've ever listened to. I've read all of David Gemmell's books and proudly own a considerable amount of first editions signed by the great author but nothing compares to the exhilarating life Sean Barrett brings in his reading of them. I am blown away by the listening experience. I will be buying them all. Highly recommended, I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed.

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  • B. C. Furzer
  • 15-08-2017

super, recommended

This is a superb performance from both author and narrator. Characters and events are brought to life to involve the listener. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • E. Robinson
  • 06-08-2017

Great story Fabulous Performance

This is my fourth David Gemmell book and the best so far. Sean Barett appears to revel in his performance of this story, it really is a masterclass on how audio books should be performed. If fantasy is you r bag them I would highly recommend giving this a listen.

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  • Wayne
  • 22-07-2017

perfect listening

love the story
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and love the saga. Druss the legend what an enormous read

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  • harrier626
  • 19-07-2017

Brilliant

I have read all the David Gemell books and i have been hoping they would appear on Audible. This is s great story, but Waylander was chronologically the first story, that said, this is a great introduction to Druss. Superb.

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  • Joe small
  • 18-07-2017

Swordplay, sorcery and sieges galore!

This is a classic book from my childhood which I was extremely happy to finally find on audible. Looking forward to delving back into the great Gemmell catalogue.

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  • Paul jones
  • 17-07-2017

Epic

I have read this so many times love the story and druss is the best character in fantasy today

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  • Stephen
  • 17-07-2017

just epic

i didn't want it to end, absolutely brilliant, well read, well written. Ill be buying them all

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  • Stu
  • 09-07-2017

thoroughly enjoyable

it's Druss, as a young man, his journey to becoming the legend enough said, love this character

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  • bdhussar
  • 08-07-2017

Druss series

Loved the book this was even better, great story great narration. I look forward to the Waylander series which I have already pre ordered.

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