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Best Served Cold

Sprecher: Steven Pacey
Serie: First Law World, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 26 Std. und 28 Min.
4.5 out of 5 stars (201 Bewertungen)

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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. War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste.

Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die.

©2010 Joe Abercrombie (P)2010 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Defenatly worth a hearthrough

Full of dark sarcatic humour and wisdom. Betrayl is only a handspan away and not one charakter is onedimantionel.

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  • 13.05.2020

Entertaining enough

i personally don't enjoy stories where everybody is or atleast acts an asshole. towards the end, complexity in the characters started to filter out. but the first half felt like a slog of needlessly visceral scenes and dialogue.
But it managed to amuse me now and then, even if it didn't catch my interest until the end.

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Simply glorious

Wie hat Ihnen Steven Pacey als Sprecher gefallen? Warum?

Steven Pacey is the most amazing narrator I have ever had the great pleasure listening to. He effortlessly gives unique voices to dozens of characters, finds the perfect pitch for every mood in the book and adds immense additional quality to any book he narrates. I am indebted to him for countless hours of great entertainment!

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His best so far

Der Autor versteht es eine realistische, düstere Atmosphäre aufzubauen in der sich seine Charaktere schlüssig und gut gezeichnet bewegen. Auch wenn die Storyline um die Thematik "Rache" nun nicht gerade das Rad neu erfindet, so macht sie dennoch Spaß.

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Nowhere near as good as The First Law

This book made me realize, there _is_ such a thing as too grimdark. At least for me. I'm saying this as someone who loved The First Law trilogy. I even (maybe especially) loved it's ending. Best Served Cold however, is something else entirely. The characters are all (with possible exception of one) very unlikeable. There's not much meat to the plot either.

On the plus side, I should say the characters are (as you might expect from Joe Abercrombie) fleshed out remarkably well even though they're unlikable, and that's probably the only thing that made reading the book bearable for me.

All in all, if you're thinking about reading (listening to) this because you liked The First Law, there is a good chance you'll be disappointed.

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Steven Pacey is great as always.

I want to begin by saying that Steven Pacey is the greatest narrator I've heard so far. The book was in my opinion somewhere below excellent.

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Good but lacking in comparison to First Law

I was looking forward to reading this new book set in the same universe as the First Law. And while I truly appreciate that it breaks with the past, unlike so many other authors, I can't help but feel that it is lacking something. The sequential killing for revenge makes it both repetitive and somehow doesn't quite develop the characters as in the original trilogy. It feels too direct and the sidestories too much like plain raw vegetables when you expected a complex dish.

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good, but not as good as first law Trilogy

liked to hear from known characters, but unfortunately couldn't quite 'warm up' to any of them - unlike in the first trilogy. but nonetheless a nice story and interesting twists - no mistake in trying it out :)