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The Steel Remains Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Steel Remains (Unabridged), by Richard K. Morgan
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.32 (4,003 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard K. Morgan Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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In just a few short years, Richard K. Morgan has vaulted to the pinnacle of the science fiction world. Now he turns his iconoclastic talents to epic fantasy, crafting a darkly violent, tautly plotted adventure sure to thrill old fans and captivate new readers.

A dark lord will rise. Such is the prophecy that dogs the footsteps of Ringil Eskiath - Gil, for short - a washed-up mercenary and onetime war hero whose world-weary cynicism is surpassed only by the quickness of his temper and the speed of his sword. That sword, forged by a vanished eldritch race known as the Kiriath, has brought him unlooked-for notoriety, as has his habit of poking his nose where it doesn't belong.

Gil is estranged from his aristocratic family, but that doesn't stop his mother from enlisting his help in freeing a cousin sold into slavery. Grumbling all the way, Gil sets out to track her down. But it soon becomes apparent that more is at stake than the fate of one luckless young woman. Grim sorceries that have not been seen for centuries are awakening in the land. Some speak in whispers of the return of an all-but-legendary race known as the Aldrain, cruel yet beautiful demons feared even by the Kiriath.

Now Gil and two old comrades are all that stand in the way of a prophecy whose fulfillment will drown an entire world in blood. But with heroes like these, the cure is likely to be worse than the disease. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Daniel Howard | 2/12/2014

    " Couldn't ask for a better fantasy story. I loved it despite the fact that it was so surreal in parts that I needed a second reading to fully appreciate it. Homophobes beware, though. This will definitely get your dander up, and most of us just don't want to hear it. Go back reading Mein Kampf or coloring with crayon or whatever you do for fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Keith | 2/11/2014

    " Highly interesting and original foray in to fantasy noir for Richard Morgan, but I still prefer his purely Sci-Fi Takeshi Kovacs series. Dialogue is not so great, but the story is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Jesse | 2/1/2014

    " Similar writing style to Morgan's other books, the characters are no nonsense and Morgan keeps the reader buried in the action, with just enough back story to have things make sense. Definitely a departure from normal large scale fantasy and in a good way. Looking forward to more in this series. Recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Ronald Price | 1/18/2014

    " First book in a series of 3. I preferred Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs series to this one. "

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About the Author
Author Richard K. Morgan

Richard K. Morgan is the acclaimed author of Market Forces, Broken Angels, and Altered Carbon, a New York Times Notable Book that also won the Philip K. Dick Award. He lives in Scotland.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won twelve prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.