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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,791 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Hoffman Narrator: Steve West Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Left Hand of God Trilogy Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781101483558
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The epic story of Thomas Cale—introduced so memorably in The Left Hand of God—continues as the Redeemers use his prodigious gifts to further their sacred goal: the extinction of humankind and the end of the world.

To the warrior-monks known as the Redeemers, who rule over massive armies of child slaves, “the last four things” represent the culmination of a faithful life. Death. Judgement. Heaven. Hell. The last four things represent eternal bliss—or endless destruction, permanent chaos, and infinite pain.

Perhaps nowhere are the competing ideas of heaven and hell exhibited more clearly than in the dark and tormented soul of Thomas Cale. Betrayed by his beloved but still marked by a child’s innocence, possessed of a remarkable aptitude for violence but capable of extreme tenderness, Cale will lead the Redeemers into a battle for nothing less than the fate of the human race. And though his broken heart foretells the bloody trail he will leave in pursuit of a personal peace he can never achieve, a glimmer of hope remains. The question even Cale can’t answer: When it comes time to decide the fate of the world, to ensure the extermination of humankind or spare it, what will he choose? To express God’s will on the edge of his sword, or to forgive his fellow man—and himself?

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Colvin | 2/18/2014

    " I'm really not sure what I think of this series. At times it is fantastic and others I can't even tell who is speaking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 2/9/2014

    " Not as good or as immediate as the left hand of god, I would even say a bit boring towards the end. Shame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Wood | 1/26/2014

    " LAgged a bit in the latter half of the middle but generally a good read... especially at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cornelia | 1/22/2014

    " Still a good read, which teems with allusions and jokes, but weaker than the first novel of this trilogy. Too much about battles for my liking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/7/2014

    " Not as good as Left Hand of God, but still more enjoyable than most books I come across. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnc | 1/3/2014

    " refreshingly irreverent, outrageously funny. I loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 1/1/2014

    " Damn amazing. A fantastical re-imagining of the Ender Series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rakibul | 12/22/2013

    " I didn't like it very much. Mostly about battle. The writing wasn't my type. Prefer the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eaglechen | 9/25/2013

    " Wo bekomme ich jetzt zeitnah Teil 3 her? ;D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malia | 5/27/2013

    " Not as interesting Left hand of god series part 1. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/16/2013

    " This one really needs a who's who list in the front and a "our story so far" recap. RE-READ book 1 before reading this one. It was too confusing otherwise. I was not too happy with this one, but I still want to know WHAT Hoffman is getting at. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 8/26/2012

    " I really hate it when publishers/authors feel the need to make what could be one glorious book into three. As a standalone book this one was weak. However, put it in the middle of a long story and things likely would have flowed better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 5/12/2012

    " This was a good follow up to 'The left hand of God' I was interested to see how things we end for the three acolytes, however I was somewhat left wondering is this the end or to be continued. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hikari | 4/28/2012

    " Once again the autor managed to suprise me and I have to say i loved it really the book is writen really well. And the story is amazing and keeps you guessing all the time. I think this is suposed to have a third book and i can't wait for it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 11/5/2011

    " Somewhat of a dark tale set in an intriguing setting with a different take on monastic setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 11/2/2011

    " very differnt , luckily I had heard that it doesn't really end , but the sequel is out now , so look forward to that "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 10/22/2011

    " When Cale witnesses a Redeemer committing an unspeakable act, a series of choices and events that will change everything is set in motion.

    Alternate history/fantasy and the first in a trilogy. Hoffman's characters come to life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 10/12/2011

    " Interesting...I'll try the sequel, see where it goes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soraia | 9/28/2011

    " I just loved, can't wait until I buy the second one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 9/16/2011

    " Strange mythical read. Can't wait to read the next 2 in the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 9/13/2011

    " Absolutely brilliant. The narrative is engaging and expertly constructed, as are the characters and plot. "

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About the Author
Author Paul HoffmanPaul Hoffman studied English at New College, Oxford, before becoming a senior film censor at the British Board of Film Classification. He is the author of The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things
About the Narrator

Steve West, the winner of nine Audiofile Earphones Awards for narration, is an actor of international standing. He is known for his appearances on London’s West End Stage in Mamma Mia!, contemporary plays, and Shakespearean classics. He has appeared in Hollywood movies and on television screens in the United States and the United Kingdom and performed for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. His work has also been screened at the Cannes International Film Festival.