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Publisher's Summary

People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang of the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world.
Our contributors make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and best-selling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing: a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color here, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Every story in this volume appears here for the first time. Included are: a long novella from the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of “Lord John” by Diana Gabaldon, an “Emberverse” story by S. M. Stirling, a “Forever Peace” story by Joe Haldeman, and a long tale of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original stories by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams.
Many of these writers are best sellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable listening.
©2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2011 George R.R. Martin
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4 out of 5 stars
By troconn the destroyer on 11-01-14

Don't believe the haters

What did you love best about Warriors?

The stories were all very good and varied, that's what anthologies are.

What about Patrick Lawlor and Christina Traister ’s performance did you like?

Both narrators are fine. The fact that all these other reviewers commented on the poor quality of the narration took me by surprise... there are some terrible narrators out there, but these two are just fine.

Any additional comments?

There are 20 stories, if you expect to like all of them then you are a little high maintenance and you must spend most of your life very disappointed. I found the anthology very interesting and it gave me some insight into authors I will want to investigate further in the future. Money well spent in my opinion.

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3 out of 5 stars
By kimberly on 09-24-13

Table of contents?

Any additional comments?

A table of contents so I can find the story I want to listen to without having to listen to the beginning of every chapter.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By William on 09-07-11

Boring Narrator

While there are some good stories in this book the narration is a dreadful monologue, the only stories I have listened to in full are when the female narrator was speaking, I have skipped more pages in the book than I have listened too I'm on part four half way through and have decided I can't listen to any more.
This has been a total waste of time and money for me, I won't buy another one if this narrator is doing them.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By David on 12-21-11


Quite enjoyed this. As usual with a collection of short stories/novellas I found some which I thought were very good and some I thought poor. Alot a matter of personal taste. Due to the length/price of this book I thought it was good value as you can skip any stories which don't appeal

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 07-12-17

Great Stories

Definitely some of the best short stories.
Well read and well written!
Big thumbs up!!!
Definitely has expanded some the genre's I will look at.

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1 out of 5 stars
By jade costello on 12-24-16

Worst naration ever!

The naration was terrible and that made the story line seem very boring. I couldn't finish the book and felt like it was a waste of money.

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