Warriors : Lord John

  • by George R. R. Martin (author and editor), Gardner Dozois (author and editor)
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor, Christina Traister
  • Series: Lord John
  • 31 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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I Bought This For One Story

I really should explain why I have given two stars. I purchased this audiobook for the short story "The Custom of the Army" by Diana Gabaldon. It is about Lord John Gray, a minor character from her tremendously successful "Outlander" series. Ms. Gabaldon created a spin-off series of novels and short stories with Lord John as the main character. These belong more to the mystery genre and tie in somewhat with the "Outlander" series (which is straight historical fiction), containing some great background information about its main character, Jamie Fraser. So it really behooves readers interested in both series of books to read/listen to all of the Lord John novels and short stories in order to understand more about Lord John, his life, and his relationship to the characters in the "Outlander" series. Ms. Gabaldon is quite clever and has written both series in a way that entwines Lord John and the Frasers and keeps her loyal readers anxiously awaiting every new story she writes.

That said, I was disappointed in the narrator, Patrick Lawlor. All of the other Lord John audiobooks have been narrated by Jeff Woodman, to whom I have grown accustomed. It was a bit distracting to listen to a Lord John story read by an American narrator with a dismal English accent.
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- Martha

A varied collection

Many of the stories are over two and a half or three and a half hours, the better ones are. I found the stories by S.M. Sterling, David Weber, Robbin Hobb, Joe Halderman, David Morrell, Robert Silverberg, Diana Gabaldon, and George R.R. Martin, I found to be excellent. The rest are good and I personally found only two that I truly didn't care for. That is personal taste. There is very different and diversified views of "War" and "Warriors" (taking into mind what is the definition of each).I found that for the cost, there were many hours of pleasurable listening for me. If you enjoy a wide verity of Si-Fi and Fantasy/Horror this may be something you will enjoy. If you are looking for a unique mix I think you will enjoy this. If you see a name like Diana Gabaldon and think it will be all like her work, leave it be, you'll be disappointed. I enjoy her work, but I like Silverberg, Hobb and Martin too. .
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- Bonnie "BJS"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio