First Law World
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  • 1
    Best Served Cold | Joe Abercrombie

    Best Served Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (143)

    Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

    Great listen. Dark and vivid storyline.

    Loved it. Good narrator. Easy to listen to. Dark and foreboding. Kept me interested from start to finish.

    Reviewed on 24 October 2016 by David ()
  • 2
    The Heroes | Joe Abercrombie

    The Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (122)

    They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

    A familiar Yarn.

    If a friend was looking for a little escapism and a capable distraction I'd say this was worth a credit.

    Reviewed on 31 October 2016 by Sean A. Hanson (Tauranga, New Zealand)
  • 3
    Red Country | Joe Abercrombie

    Red Country

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (112)

    Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she's going to have to return to her bad old ways if she's ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.

    Fantasic once again

    This man is a genius. Such insight. The Red Country has a terrific western feel too

    Reviewed on 31 December 2016 by lewis ()
  • Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of The First Law | Joe Abercrombie

    Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of The First Law

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Joe Abercrombie, Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

    WOW! AWESOME!!!

    It's quite obvious why Joe Abercrombie has firmly established himself as one of the genre's greats, & I expect that he'll stay up there. As usual Stev..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 April 2017 by A fan ()