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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,646 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert E. Howard Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781400182244
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In his hugely influential and tempestuous career, Robert E. Howard created the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery-and brought to life one of fantasy's boldest and most enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian, reaver, slayer, barbarian, king. This volume gathers together three of Howard's longest and most famous Conan stories: THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE Amid the towering crags of Vendhya, in the shadowy citadel of the Black Circle, Yasmina of the golden throne seeks vengeance against the Black Seers. Her only ally is also her most formidable enemy-Conan, the outlaw chief. THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON Toppled from the throne of Aquilonia by the evil machinations of an undead wizard, Conan must find the fabled jewel known as the Heart of Ahriman to reclaim his crown...and save his life. A WITCH SHALL BE BORN A malevolent witch of evil beauty. An enslaved queen. A kingdom in the iron grip of ruthless mercenaries. And Conan, who plots deadly vengeance against the human wolf who left him in the desert to die. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/20/2014

    " The Conan novel is much better than the short stories. Although it does occasionally read like a series of vignettes loosely tied together, it is still better than reading five short stories in a row in which Conan's various positive attributes are redundantly praised using the same language over and over again. The illustrations in this edition are also far less intrusive than the first volume's. Good stuff, but you're gonna want to print out a map for a bookmark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 2/19/2014

    " A great triad of Conan adventures, including the novel The Hour of the Dragon which brings Howard's virtuosity to new heights. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/30/2014

    " If you love any modern day fantasy, Tolkein, George R.R. Martin you owe it to yourself to read these 3 books! Robert E. Howard's stories are gripping and relentlessness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 1/24/2014

    " I like the Conan books :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Uncle Carm | 1/17/2014

    " Again, its amazing what howard does with Conan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thom | 1/13/2014

    " The colection of the few larger short stories of Robert E Howard's Conan. An exciting series. More of the same great barbarain and his slaughtering adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CJ | 12/29/2013

    " More violence, and crazy stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blake | 12/15/2013

    " Very simplistic writing: Purple prose abounds. Also lots of racist/sexist tropes that date it sharply. Still, fun to read as a power-fantasy and interesting to see the character of Conan as he was originally envisioned by Howard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victor | 11/22/2013

    " This is an excellent book. A must read for any Howard fan. Wizards, people turning into snakes, vampires, knights- it's all here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev | 11/20/2013

    " The master of Sword and Sorcery. Great stories that scare and delight; a hero, who's strength and cunning go unrivaled, and a good dollop of other-world building that make all Conan's novels great reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 11/10/2013

    " Just finished reading this - didn't like it as much as the other two compilations - fewer stories, most of which were longer (which is not where Howard is his best) but still pretty decent - I'd say the stories in here tend to be around average in terms of Howard's Conan material "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shad | 10/19/2013

    " just brutal the way he should be "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffery | 10/4/2013

    " "Hour of the Dragon" and "People of the Black Circle" are great, "A witch shall be born" is a little silly (by fantasy standards) but not a bad read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 4/5/2013

    " Fun to read. It's quite interesting to read the notes at the end and see how Howard's drafts morphed into the final stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas Gourlay | 11/13/2012

    " Stories were dark and sexy and the artwork was beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 9/29/2012

    " I have all three Wandering Star version of the Conan books. They are great! There is only one Robert E. Howard and no one can ever write like him again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 5/22/2012

    " Reading The Bloody Crown of Conan was definitely a walk down memory lane. Robert E. Howard's brand of sword and sorcery is what I cut my science fiction eyeteeth on. This was a great find on the self at the used books stored. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devon Start | 4/20/2012

    " more collections of conan stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cody | 3/5/2012

    " Listened to the audiobook from Audible. Enjoyed it quite a bit... I wish there was somebody around now that could write like Howard could! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MJ | 1/3/2012

    " I picked up the audio book for $4.95 on Audible and so am revisiting the Hyborean age one more time.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 10/20/2011

    " Another fun series of Conan stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M.R. Gott | 9/9/2011

    " I like the short Conan Stories more, the episodes flow together well, For a single long narrative I found it dragging more than expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell | 4/1/2011

    " It's Conan...how does it get better? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cody | 6/16/2010

    " Listened to the audiobook from Audible. Enjoyed it quite a bit... I wish there was somebody around now that could write like Howard could! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MJ | 3/31/2010

    " I picked up the audio book for $4.95 on Audible and so am revisiting the Hyborean age one more time.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victor | 12/2/2009

    " This is an excellent book. A must read for any Howard fan. Wizards, people turning into snakes, vampires, knights- it's all here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M.R. | 5/26/2009

    " I like the short Conan Stories more, the episodes flow together well, For a single long narrative I found it dragging more than expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 3/23/2009

    " I read this when I was in the 8th grade. I really liked it. Then the movie came out and I thought the movie was just awesome with the Govenator in it. Now, the movie looks pretty bad, and I have no idea what the book reads like now that I'm 40. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas | 3/3/2009

    " Stories were dark and sexy and the artwork was beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Uncle | 8/26/2008

    " Again, its amazing what howard does with Conan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 7/11/2008

    " This book contains the only Conan novel Howard wrote, "The Hour of the Dragon"; but for the ending, I found it fun and well crafted. "

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