• The Axe and the Throne

  • Bounds of Redemption, Volume 1
  • De : M. D. Ireman
  • Lu par : Matt Cowlrick
  • Durée : 22 h et 24 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Date de publication : 17/03/2016
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Éditeur : JayHenge Publishing

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It is a fool's errand, and Tallos knows it, but against his own better judgment and the pleading of his wife, Tallos has committed himself to a voyage north. His lifelong friend's eldest sons are said to have been taken by Northmen, a raiding people ill-reputed for their savagery. The boys are already dead, Tallos knows, and in that dark place of grim reasoning he wishes only to find their corpses quickly so he can fulfill his promise and return to his wife. Instead, he finds something far worse.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 M. D. Ireman (P)2015 M. D. Ireman

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  • Karl
  • 06/04/2016

Just what fantasy needs.

Loved everything about it. Perfect for lovers of grim and dark adventure and intrigue.
Amazing.

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  • Will
  • 15/01/2017

WOW!

This story is Grimdark at its best. I wasn't sure who or what this was about at first, but the summary drew me in. It turned out to be one of the best books I've read in the genre. A character rich story, and raw grit similar to Abercrombie's writing. I can't wait for the next installment to be released.

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  • David_in_Tennessee
  • 01/07/2016

Better than expected; awaiting book 2

Sometimes you take a risk with an unknown author who has an unknown book based on their reviews on Amazon and Audible. I did so here and felt richly rewarded. Some criticize the many POV chapters and multiple characters. I would suggest being patient allowing the story to develop. This story has many plot twists and great action. The characters are well developed and draw you in to a complex story. The narration by Matt Cowlrick was excellent. Highly recommended were fans of George RR Martin.

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  • Austin
  • 30/03/2016

A Tremendous Beginning

after reading this, you're left wanting more, and I feel like we're going to get it with the next installment. great way to kick off a series.

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  • Zachary
  • 27/11/2016

Great book

Book far surpassed my expectations. I found each character to be compelling and enjoyable to follow.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/11/2016

Great book!

I started this book a little skeptical. But as the story progressed, I found myself itching for more of the story to be developed. Can't wait for book 2!

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  • Jan
  • 05/02/2017

Grimdark Goodness !!

What made the experience of listening to The Axe and the Throne the most enjoyable?

The story is extremely compelling, and sucks you in. Chapter by chapter, character POV after character POV, cannot stop reading and listening. Immediately compares to Game of Thrones and Joe Abercrombie's First Law series. But highly original, deftly and expertly written.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Axe and the Throne?

There are so many. I was expecting Tallos to be the main protagonist. I was disappointed a bit in the lack of his chapters, but as the huge storyline, and world building unfolds, it is easily understandable, why some characters take more precedence than others.

What does Matt Cowlrick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Og my God....where has this guy my whole life!!?? He is one of the ALL TIME greatest narrators EVER! With a quick research he is a voiceover actor with his own studio, and has a billion clients. Strangely he has only done one other book. Hopefully he will continue to narrate other epic fantasy novels. He talents are sorely lacking in this genre. Cowlrick literally has a different voice for every singe character he voices in this book. He reads with such clarity and originality that is is simply uncanny.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Tallos discovered his wife was.....Don't want to spoil it!
Ever chapter with Tallos moved me especially.

Any additional comments?

MD Ireman is a force to be reckoned with. If you like epic fantasy, world building, barbarians, layers of character development, complex storylines all intertwined, and all in Grimdark goodness you owe to yourself to buy both a trade paperback copy AND the audio like I did!

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  • Nathan
  • 21/06/2016

Loved it.

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I don't usually write reviews yet I notice many people who did NOT actually finish the book reviewing it.
"Everyone dies" is a crock you will see people saying yet i promise you no main character really dies in this. Yes people die, but the foundation characters stay in place and go on to develop well. The father and the two north men sons are awesome and the tracker dog man from the village that the title speaks is also glorious. The title makes you also despise characters much like the boy king from GoT. This is an in depth book and not for the feint hearted, but well worth the time spent. LOVED THIS BOOK.

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  • Anonymouse
  • 02/11/2017

Game of Thrones esq

This story is like Games of Thrones. The characters and plot are similar and just over all reminds me of Got. That being said, I like GoT and I liked this story. The narrator did a fantastic job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02/08/2017

Best Voice Read I've Ever Heard

The story is great, albeit extremely measured and deliberate in its development. But the voice acting is so good it's actually astonishing. Cowlrick becomes each character with a range wide enough to give total distinction to the book's large and colorful cast of characters. The next book cannot come soon enough.

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  • 07/09/2018

not flawless, but worth listening to

The female characters were pretty much stereotype (large breasts, raped repeatedly...). The male characters were more interesting, albeit in a way so disgusting that there is noone you'd like to cheer on.
Nevertheless, this book will keep you trapped until it comes to an abrupt halt. And it will leave you wanting more, at least if you're a masochist.
Is this book appealing to our hidden desires? Let's pray, it is not...

The narrator does bis job very well. It is hard to distinguish between very similar characters, but theese almost never starr in the same chapter anyhow...