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Download Renaissance: Assassin's Creed, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,076 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oliver Bowden Narrator: Gildart Jackson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, Ezio Auditore embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family's honor, he will learn the art of the Assassins.

Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolò Machiavelli, knowing that survival is bound to the skills by which he must live. To his allies, he will become a force for change in his fight for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat dedicated to the destruction of the tyrants abusing the people of Italy. So begins an epic story of power, revenge, and conspiracy.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leodora Murphy | 2/9/2014

    " I admit it; I didn't really finish this book.. It has SO much potential to be a fucking awesome action book, but Bowden that incompetent "writer" has completely ruined it! The characters a as flat as a cardboard cut-out, the flow is non-excisting and he writes in such a stacato tone, that you would think it was written in the 1300's! And hinting Da Vinci was an eccentric poof is just cheesy. It's is SO bad that I actually feel inclined to re-write the damn thing myself! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danyka | 2/6/2014

    " I actually played this game. As much I want to buy and read this, maybe I will buy it but not read it, why? Because it's just the same story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jevron McCrory | 1/24/2014

    " Wonderful game! Truly awful book. The dialogue veers from old world to undeniably modern and kills, stone dead, any authenticity the book had. A complete waste of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aisha Ai | 1/22/2014

    " I picked this book up because I've always enjoy watching my brother play its games. I sucked at games and hence got very excited when I stumble upon the book. It's not the best I've read but heck, I have a huge crush on Ezio. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 1/19/2014

    " It explains the Game. A little slow going. I like the game better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharmeen Islam | 1/18/2014

    " I absolutely loved it! It brought so much more clarity to the events covered in Assassin's Creed 2. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lachlan Painter | 12/16/2013

    " An interesting story, and definitely follows along the story line of the video game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glen | 11/24/2013

    " Never played the game but would realy like to so I thought I would realy enjoyed this and with lots of action and a great feel for 15century Italy. I was hoping for an excellent ending, however was very disappointed and had to re-read the last few pages again to see if i missed anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aditya | 11/4/2013

    " god, this is amazing.... best game series ever and the novel is fantastic.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ed | 10/26/2013

    " This reads like a comic book without pictures. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pauline | 10/21/2013

    " Was about as good as I expected it to be. The main problems I had with it was how quickly Ezio learned how to be such a good assassin, but I guess the unrealisticness of it come with the fact that it is a book based on a video game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winnie | 10/14/2013

    " Based on the Assassin's Creed game this is a reasonable read - strong characters - and lots of historical references. I quite enjoyed this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brad T. | 10/3/2013

    " not bad for a book based on a video game, but it started to remind me of a really bad dungeons and dragons game after the second half "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 8/28/2013

    " Really sad but thrilling story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keoni | 7/21/2013

    " Just started. got the games to they are so fun but the book is way different to the game and I like it so far. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scott Quinn | 11/16/2012

    " I bought this around a year ago and this is me just getting round to reading it. I didn't like it, the writing was ok and it had interesting characters but it is too based on the game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 10/28/2012

    " Personally, i loved both the game and the book. It is all on opinion. Some people said they hated the book, others, loved it like me. Ezio is such a rich, sexy, deep, and dangerous character. I swear, I'm in love with him. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clive | 7/26/2012

    " Great story but written without the depth and feel such a story would deserve. Could have been written better. But still, great story. "

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About the Author

Oliver Bowden is a pseudonym for Anton Gill, contemporary European history specialist and author of over thirty books, including Art Lover, The Great Escape, An Honourable Defeat, The Sacred Scroll, and the Assassin’s Creed series. He was educated at Chigwell School and Clare College, Cambridge. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in theater, for the Arts Council, and for the BBC. He lives in London and Paris.

About the Narrator

Gildart Jackson’s acting credits span the stage and screen. He is most often recognized for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital. He has also starred in numerous television shows, including CSI and Vegas, and he played the lead in the highly acclaimed independent feature film You, directed by his wife, Melora Hardin.