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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,585 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stan Nicholls Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Orcs Series Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781400186853
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Fantasy’s bad guys finally get their own say in this omnibus edition of Stan Nicholls’s bestselling Orc trilogy.

Combining the international bestselling trilogy—Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder, and Warriors of the Tempest—plus a new short story previously available only in a small-press anthology, Orcs presents the entire story of Stryke and his band of Orcs—a fast-moving, action-packed, tongue-in-cheek saga of Orc valor and human treachery.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam | 2/7/2014

    " Wow. Just wow. I picked this up hardback for four bucks and I'm glad I didn't pay any more for it. Now I want my time back. I don't think I would have read the whole thing had I not been on a plane with nothing else in my bag. Reading the entire thing wasn't miserable in and of itself, but the ending was shockingly bad. I'm thinking a teacher assigned the book to him, he kept writing, and ten pages before he hit the limit he realized that he better wrap things up. I don't see that anyone end a book like that on purpose... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Cimoli | 1/28/2014

    " This is a very fun book, but it takes some time to get to the story. If you like lord of the rings or world of warcraft video game, then you would like this book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ravenna | 1/26/2014

    " Although the title and premise seemed interesting I couldn't finish the first chapter. On top of a lackluster writing style, I simply couldn't empathize with a character who relishes killing and is driven by a mix of animal instinct and sadism. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth7218 | 1/24/2014

    " This was one of the few books that I actually bought. The local library didn't have a copy and now I know why. Now I know why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Bingham | 1/23/2014

    " i quite enjoyed this one. a new twist on the orc, as them being the hero. very nice change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 1/12/2014

    " Was very fun right till the end... felt rushed & like he was on a tight deadline. I hate that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heath | 1/12/2014

    " If you like violent fantasy books, this is the one for you. It takes Orcs, who are most notable from Tolkien's LOTR triology, and makes them likable, but still incredibly dangerous creatures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanine Kennedy | 12/29/2013

    " Kinda weird so far even for my tastes. But it's an interesting view for the Orcs perspective. Took me a bit to get into but I like it Its like Lord of the Rings with the good guys being Orcs. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grack21 | 12/24/2013

    " Yeah, not into unicorn horn dildo orc porn. Try again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Simon | 12/22/2013

    " I somehow made it to the end but I need not have bothered. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny J | 11/27/2013

    " Violent and cliche. I can usually handle one or the other, but not both. A shame, really, as this would have been fantastic if it had actually delved into a bit of Orc psychology... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 10/30/2013

    " If you like an alternate spin on the orcs, this is the novel for those who like fantasy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Allbritton | 5/17/2013

    " Just not very good all around. Boring characters, one-dimensional villains, and no motivations for why the Orcs are running around doing what they are doing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 3/8/2013

    " Horrible, humorless, and tired - in its story, characters, world, dialogue, moralism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 12/1/2012

    " So mediocre it hurts. I probably would have enjoyed this series much more 10 years ago, but now it's just too much of a basic fantasy novel (with a twist! *yawn*) to really be interested. Boring characters, boring plot, grade-school-level humor...no thanks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 edifanob | 11/2/2012

    " ORCS = Blood and action "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 7/21/2012

    " okay I finished the first book w/in the trilogy. It's really not that well written and I'm trying to let it go instead of reading it compulsively. Usually I have to finish a book, but today I take a stand! There's more out there that I want to read. Goodbye, Orcs! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ed | 12/23/2011

    " I was in the middle of this book when Turn Coat came out. I dropped this like a hot rock to finish Turn Coat. It is starting to feel like durgery to finish this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen | 10/1/2011

    " Kind of like Grunts! only without all the high tech weapons and lewd humor. Orcs is a more serious look at orcish culture and the day-to-day business of being a minion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damian | 7/4/2011

    " Excellent. Rivetting. Will read again & give more details as its been a while since I read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff | 5/8/2011

    " I got about two chapters in and just didn't want to finish it. Yuck. Gross. Don't bother. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grack21 | 5/2/2011

    " Yeah, not into unicorn horn dildo orc porn. Try again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 2/21/2011

    " It was really good and had a suprising twist near the end of it, definitley worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Guido | 2/19/2011

    " Another wannabe Tolkien writer. I should not look a gift horse in the mouth, but this was all battle and very thin on the story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa | 12/18/2010

    " i love the idea of orcs as the good guys. the stories are great, the writing is good. anyone who likes a twist on adventure fantasy should definitely read these books. i can't wait for the next one to come out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philp | 7/11/2010

    " Good read with strong Character development. The story was simple and seemed to be away of introducing the idea of orcs as reluctant and strange hero's "

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About the Author
Author Stan Nicholls

Stan Nicholls is the author of more than thirty books, most of them in the fantasy and science fiction genres, for both adult and young readers. A journalist for national and specialist publications and the Internet, he was for six years the science fiction and fantasy book reviewer for London listings magazine Time Out and subsequently reviewed popular science titles for the magazine. Nicholl’s journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, Film Monthly, Films & Filming, Movie, Rock Power, SFX, Sight & Sound, and some seventy other publications.

About the Narrator

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.