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The Drenai King is dead - murdered by a ruthless assassin. Enemy troops swarm into Drenai lands. Their orders are simple - kill every man, woman and child. But there is hope.

Stalked by men who act like beasts and beasts that walk like men, the warrior Waylander must journey into the shadow-haunted lands of the Nadir to find the legendary Armour of Bronze. With this he can turn the tide. But can he be trusted? For he is Waylander the Slayer. The traitor who killed the King...

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

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Wonderful

The narrator read the story beautiful, and perfectly timed. Would definitely recommend this book and narrator for anyone.

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  • Narny
  • Hamilton New Zealand
  • 05-02-2018

Excellent story

The story of Waylander is captivating. The narrator was wonderful with a deep voice that captures Waylanders character

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best books ever..

with the best narrator on audible and one of the best writters around, this is a series you must have!!
start to finish is an amazing ride

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Amazing

This is an absolute rip roaring read. Classic Gemmell. You can't go wrong with any of his books.
Do not pass this one up.

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  • DAVID FUSCO
  • 01-11-2017

the assassin

Another great book by Gemmell love waylander,'book moves well. Readed these years ago Against The Horde was my first,in the 80's now get to listen to them.Nice job Sean. wow!!!

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  • George Bradshaw
  • 01-10-2017

A personal favourite

As with all of David Gemmell's books the characters in Waylander are colourful and fully fleshed out. The overriding plot is essentially straightforwards, but the Author is still able to work in some clever twists and turns. This is one audio book that I will listen too again in the future ... a credit well spent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-2017

I have been waiting for these books!!!!!

I have read Gemmell books for years now over and over again. I even listened to the original CD's back in the day! These are EPIC novels that are so well done and timeless. The Drenai and the Reganti books are my favorite ones. I do plan to buy all my favorite books and have a lot to look forward to. Oh, I have collected most of his books in paper back over the years so there is no worries about buying these if you love EPIC Fighting/swords/monsters/honorable stories!

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  • Dustin m.
  • 10-08-2017

Awesome!!

First Gemmell book I ever read, hooked me for life. This audio version really brings Waylander to life. I'm getting ALL of the audio books of David Gemmell, his books are top notch.

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  • Lauren
  • 01-08-2018

Gemmel never disappoints

a great story that has been narrated well, you won't be disappointed by this book.

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  • Chris
  • 14-07-2018

Finally in audiobook

My favourite fantasy series and narrated incredibly well... I can't wait to hear the rest

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  • TheToal
  • 22-04-2018

can't ever get enough of the drenai

great story, the narration is superb, a real joy to listen to. already downloaded the next book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-2018

Exceptional!!!

I love this book! One of my all time favorites for sure. The Sean Barrett did an awesome job as always. 👍👍👍

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  • Allen G. Bagby
  • 12-12-2017

Unforgettable

If you could sum up Waylander in three words, what would they be?

Quite possibly the beginning of one the best trilogies in fantasy fiction. Waylander! What mystique. I had read this a while back and when I saw it pop up on audible and downloaded it immediately and was glad for it. I was reminded just awesome Gemmell crafted the character Waylander. "I was a lamb playing in a green field and then the wolves came..." WOW!

What other book might you compare Waylander to and why?

Other books by Gemmell has similar themes but this was the best in my opinion.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to say.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Needs to be a movie. A well-done movie.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-2017

A great audio adventure

I have read about 10 of David Gemmell's books and enjoyed all of them immensely. But this was my first audio Gemmell book, and I wasn't sure what the experience would be like. Luckily, Sean Barrett's audio rendering was superb. With my eyes closed and listening to Barrett's different tones and inflections of the various characters' voices, Gemmell's fantasy novel was brought to life. I have already purchased two more audio books by David Gemmell.

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  • Simon
  • 01-08-2017

Another Helping of Gorgeous Gemmell

I have pretty much gorged on three of these in the short time since Audible made them available. I think I've pretty much said all I can about them in general in my reviews of Legend and The King Beyond the Gate. In the 80s they were pure gold and even if fantasy has gained a level of sophistication since then they are still wonderful tales. Yes they have certain similarities but I think this is possibly the best of them. It's very direct and having read the above two it was fascinating to fill in some of the legends like the origin of The Thirty and how the legendary fortress of Dros Delnoch came about.

Most of all though they are just great fun. Waylander is an excellent character and there is a lot of clever action. Sean Barrett was born to read fantasy novels and he works hand in glove with Gemmell's text. In addition the afterwords written by David himself are fascinating little insights to the writing process. In this case it all sounds decidedly naive but for those of us that have grown up holding this author in real affection it's also a nice little window into the life that produced these great stories. And I might say naive but if it was then it was gloriously naive as the resulting tale of Waylander ably demonstrates . . .

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  • Jay
  • 01-08-2017

amazing. It's all I need to say.

it would seem i need to say more or it won't let me say anything. Well worth buying and will be a book I'll listen to a lot. I have read all of his work and now am really happy I can listen to them at work or when walking the dog or even just sitting. It's sad that he died to soon and we will never get a new work from an author I love above all others.

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  • Jason
  • 03-08-2018

My favorite of all time.

The best start to a story iv ever read or heard. This the book that got me hocked on reading and audible.

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  • Mark Stedmond
  • 22-07-2018

Introduction of Waylander to the series.

Waylander is one of my favourite Gemmell characters, he shows the authors ability to develop characters with depth and duality.
This novel is well worth the time to listen.

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  • david hames
  • 03-07-2018

shown the way.

great story, well read and very engaging. would highly recommend as a highly superb listen.

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  • Ian H.
  • 15-04-2018

brilliant .

anti hero to rival Prince of thieves . Which is AWESOME but makes u root for a absolute MONSTER. Waylander is just an absolute total BA.T..RD . I WANT MORE . luckily there is .waylander two and hero in the shadows to go and they ARE EVEN BETTER .

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  • P. Craine
  • 16-12-2017

3 books in

OK 3 book's in now & I'm getting used to his writing etc. I am on to book 4 now, see how we go?
Oh yeah, another good book a bit more twisty winding but I do enjoy his writing.

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  • Bigdaddy
  • 08-11-2017

Waylander v Druss who wins?

First we had Druss and now we are given Waylander a truly flawed yet awesome fantasy hero.Already famous amongst Gemmell fans, both will be as well know as the Game of Thrones/Lord of the Rings characters one day.

Excellent story with themes that are picked up again later in the Drenai series. Dark at times, desperate even yet suspense filled and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The book was fantastic, this audio book brings it to life even more due to superb narration from Sean Barrett.

If you love Gemmell you won't need any recommendation from me, if you haven't come across him yet (!!!) get the whole Drenai series and then listen to his other audio books too.

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  • David
  • 04-11-2017

I love David gemmell

another fine and brilliant story. loved these books as a child and they as just as much fun as I remember

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  • Mr. D. Easter
  • 19-10-2017

One of my absolute favourites, read superbly

I read this as a teenager and it's as good as I remembered - awesome