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3.00018814578728 out of 53.00018814578728 out of 53.00018814578728 out of 53.00018814578728 out of 53.00018814578728 out of 5 3.00 (19,453 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Erikson Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Malazan Book of the Fallen Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781469225692
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The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze. However, the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand. . . . Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order — an enthralling adventure by an outstanding voice. “I stand slack-jawed in awe of The Malazan Book of the Fallen. This masterwork of imagination may be the high-water mark of epic fantasy. This marathon of ambition has a depth and breadth and sense of vast reaches of inimical time unlike anything else available today. The Black Company, Zelazny’s Amber, Vance’s Dying Earth, and other mighty drumbeats are but foreshadowings of this dark dragon’s hoard.” - Glen Cook Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Complex, challenging…Erikson’s strengths are his grown-up characters and his ability to create a world every bit as intricate and messy as our own.”

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  • “Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics on a scale that would approach absurdity if it wasn’t so much fun.”

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  • A 2000 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Oshea | 2/12/2014

    " Confusing and amazing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad Haney | 1/31/2014

    " I'm so glad a random person on Star Wars: The Old Republic recommended this to me or I may never have discovered it. This book is fantastic and so fresh, so different than most fantasy (much like Brandon Sanderson only MORE epic). I love the deep mythos and far reaching history Erikson has created here, it tickles that same bone in me that loves reading about ancient mysteries here on earth. The magic system is relatively unique (and interesting) and the different races of humanoids aren't constrained to the boring and overused elves, dwarves, orcs, etc. On top of all that it's incredibly gritty and definitely NOT for the squeamish. On top of it all the storyline is very good once you understand what's going on. My only qualm with this book would be that it just kind of hits the ground running without explaining a lot of things but the book is just so good overall that it didn't really mar my enjoyment of it. To top it all off there are 9 more epicly large volumes of this series and it's all finished, I can't wait for the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Albee Tiu | 1/24/2014

    " Not your typically storyline starting from point A to Z. It starts at the middle of everything. A Challenging read because of this but very rewarding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo | 1/21/2014

    " Really good book. It was a little tricky at first because there isn't much explanation of what is going on, but the author does a good enough job with the exposition to get the point across by the end. I actually liked it better than Game of Thrones (gasp). Looking forward to reading the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan Erickson | 1/14/2014

    " It has promise but was confusing and I felt like I was being lead by my nose down a blind alley of this world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/3/2014

    " I've waited days to review this book, only to forget some of what I intended to write. I didn't find the story as badly edited as some have reviewed, but that could just me, a mere mortal believing it was good enough. I did have to go back to the player page often to see who was who's team--especially Whiskeyjack's and Buruk's. I am skipping to book 3 to stay within the Genebackis storyline. As in 1, 3, 2, 4, 5... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve Schlutow | 12/23/2013

    " I don't think I am going to read any more of this series--I did not care for this book at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Tofton | 12/3/2013

    " Good start to a series, didn't know it was going to be as long when i started but once in, your hooked! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Todd | 12/2/2013

    " no depth or growth of any characters. No real depth to the story line either. Everyone has powers and everyone is special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lloyd Lowe | 11/21/2013

    " Very hard to get into, but if you slog through until it starts to feel natural it is worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody Marnell | 9/10/2013

    " Started slow, the first couple hundred pages had me asking myself why am I not putting it down. It finished strong though and has me thinking about starting book #2 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse Burcham | 9/6/2013

    " Good book, was really slow to start but characters and plots picked up as the book went on. If you can get through the first few chapters you will enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ChristinaJL | 8/16/2013

    " Absolutely loved this book. This is fantasy on an epic scale - great storyline, lots of interesting characters and I think this is going to become one of my favourite fantasy series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Sysiak | 7/2/2013

    " Quite simply stunning and the start of an amazing epic that has me begging for the next book as finish each one. Gritty, full of anti-heroes and unique approach to magic. Surpasses every fantasy writer I've read - and there are many! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kory | 6/6/2013

    " No hand holding in this book. Erickson expects you to keep up with the plot elements without spelling it out for you. Expansive world building and compelling if not fleshed out characters round out the experience. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paul 'Pezski' Perry | 5/6/2013

    " This is precisely why I tend to avoid heroic fantasy - pompous, long-winded, multi-volume crap. It may well improve in subsequent volumes, but I'm not going to subject myself to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacinta Hoare | 4/14/2013

    " Wow, what a chore to read! I struggled to keep track of who was who but persisted in the hope that all would be revealed in the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katherine McIntyre | 2/25/2013

    " Couldn't finish. :( "

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About the Author
Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His New York Times bestselling Malazan Book of the Fallen series has met with widespread acclaim and established him as a major voice in fantasy ?ction. He lives in Canada.
About the Narrator

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice talent, and winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespearean and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and 13 Going On 30.