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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (609 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert E. Howard Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781400182268
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From Robert E. Howard's fertile imagination sprang some of fiction's greatest heroes, including Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull, and Solomon Kane. But of all Howard's characters, none embodied his creator's brooding temperament more than Bran Mak Morn, the last king of a doomed race. In ages past, the Picts ruled all of Europe. But the descendants of those proud conquerors have sunk into barbarism...all save one: Bran Mak Morn, whose bloodline remains unbroken. Threatened by the Celts and the Romans, the Pictish tribes rally under his banner to fight for their very survival, while Bran fights to restore the glory of his race. This collection gathers together all of Howard's published stories featuring Bran Mak Morn: "Men of the Shadows," "Kings of the Night," "A Song of the Race," "Worms of the Earth," "The Dark Man," and "The Lost Race." Download and start listening now!

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  • “Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”

    Stephen KIng

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 2/12/2014

    " Not as good as the Conan books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Smith | 2/1/2014

    " Loved these stories so much that I named one of my sons after the protaganist! R.E.Howard did a far better job on the characters and storylines in these tales than he did on his Conan books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Cadoff | 1/24/2014

    " Howard is unparalleled in creating a vivid mental picture with sparing text. Absolutely amazing imagery. It never ceases to awe me how I can be transported to a lush scene in a single paragraph. Howard brings disparate climes and times to life with ease. YOU ARE THERE! And it is breathtaking, fun, fast-paced and real. Wow. If you are a fantasy fan, and haven't read his works, then you are short-changing yourself. This is an excellent place to start. Starting here will alleviate any problems caused by crappy Hollywood renditions that clutter Conan's mental imagery. GO FOR IT!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 1/20/2014

    " Liked this, as with everything by Howard, but it's not as good as some of the other ones. Entertainment. I seem to remember the artwork was really good. These Del Rey re-issues are very well done even though this repeats one of the stories from the Kull book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 6/13/2013

    " Nothing amazing here, but I like me some Howard. Interesting to see the progression in his writing as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 4/8/2013

    " Not a bad book, with a few interesting stories, but nowhere near as good as the Conan volume. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 9/13/2011

    " I think I really like Howard, but there are so many collections that I don't know where to start. There are very few actual stories in this collection and a lot of filler (notes, manuscripts, etc.) The stories themselves are pretty great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 8/24/2011

    " Howard was a true master of his craft - his Bran Mak Morn is the last of the ancient royal line of the Picts, facing the oppression of the Celts and the Romans as well as other, darker powers . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 7/7/2010

    " I enjoyed this one, though it wasn't what I expected. Bran wasn't in enough of the stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frederick Jackson | 6/30/2010

    " Love these stories of the British Isles as from time immemorial new peoples invade and force earlier inhabitants to ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Barnett | 7/25/2009

    " Robert E. Howard was a great writer of heroic fiction of the pulp era. This is an a very enjoyable collection of stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 7/8/2009

    " Contains "Worms in the Earth," one of Howard's best stories. These are all short stories featuring Bran Mak Morn. There are later collections that have these stories as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 4/7/2009

    " Liked this, as with everything by Howard, but it's not as good as some of the other ones. Entertainment. I seem to remember the artwork was really good. These Del Rey re-issues are very well done even though this repeats one of the stories from the Kull book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 1/2/2009

    " Contains "Worms in the Earth," one of Howard's best stories. These are all short stories featuring Bran Mak Morn. There are later collections that have these stories as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dulac3 | 7/29/2008

    " Not a bad book, with a few interesting stories, but nowhere near as good as the Conan volume. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 7/28/2008

    " Bran Mak Morn is one of my favorite Howard characters. Great pieces here, including some of Howard's strongest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 7/15/2008

    " Robert E. Howard was a great writer of heroic fiction of the pulp era. This is an a very enjoyable collection of stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 4/8/2008

    " I enjoyed this one, though it wasn't what I expected. Bran wasn't in enough of the stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaius Tullius | 3/12/2008

    " Howard was a true master of his craft - his Bran Mak Morn is the last of the ancient royal line of the Picts, facing the oppression of the Celts and the Romans as well as other, darker powers . . . "

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About the Author
Author Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard (1906–1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Born and raised in the state of Texas, Howard spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains.

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.