• The Hunger of the Gods

  • By: John Gwynne
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,434 ratings)

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By: John Gwynne
Narrated by: Colin Mace
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Publisher's Summary

Set in a Norse-inspired world and packed with myth, magic, and vengeance, this epic saga follows a band of warriors as they face the wrath of ancient gods and change the shape of the world.

Lik-Rifa, the dragon god of legend, has been freed from her eternal prison. Now she plots a new age of blood and conquest.   

As Orka continues the hunt for her missing son, the Bloodsworn sweep south in a desperate race to save one of their own - and Varg takes the first steps on the path of vengeance.   

Elvar has sworn to fulfil her blood oath and rescue a prisoner from the clutches of Lik-Rifa and her dragonborn followers, but first she must persuade the Battle-Grim to follow her.  

Yet even the might of the Bloodsworn and Battle-Grim cannot stand alone against a dragon god.   

Their hope lies within the mad writings of a chained god. A book of forbidden magic with the power to raise the wolf god Ulfrir from the dead...and bring about a battle that will shake the foundations of the Earth.  

©2022 John Gwynne (P)2022 Orbit

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let's go Viking

the world building is grand. the landscape of this universe is a wild and fertile ground. Vikings are brutal and exist in a brutal landscape. there could have been some heart here. it was replaced with gratuitous childish Gore porn. simplistic motivations for characters that were tantalizingly close to being relatable. might have been different if I read it. the narrator has a fantastic voice but seems to focus only on a gravelly gravitas that serves only one emotional note. every character seems ready and willing to die, by the end I wished they would.

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Buy the physical book.

Narrator ruins it, super dry, no difference in tone, and every character has the same voice.

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The most underrated writer

Gwynne has become my favorite author. His first books were great, but he just gets better and better. There is nothing lacking in any of these books and these last two are amazing

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Good book, bad narration.

I couldn't finish this audiobook. I'm going to get it on Kindle and read it eventually but good God was it hard to get through. The narrator is so unbelievably dry. He has maybe three different voices he does and even they are almost indistinguishable. Every character has this same weird cadence in how they speak. It was almost impossible to focus.

I almost feel robbed of a good story that deserves a better narrator. He has a good voice but absolutely no range at all. Without being able to see the characters names written down on page, it makes it so hard to tell who the book is currently talking about. I couldn't remember who anyone was because a lot of the names are is similar.

If this book ever gets a proper narrator it will likely climb way up my list but as it is it's a no from me.

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Wow

Have you ever seen a book with a cool cover and thought “there is no way the book will be as cool as the cover” well this is better- this was f##cking AMAZING can’t wait for the next

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Simply amazing!

Wow, this book was a voyage and a half and not in a bad way. The character we have come to love from the Shadow of the God's continue their incredible adventures and do not disappoint in the least! Absolutely no let down or middle book syndrome here. I cannot wait for the conclusion of this trilogy,but if the end is as good as its previous installments then the wait will be worth it!

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Beary good time. I wolfed it down. Did not dragon

Seriously though this was a good entry in what's becoming one of the great currently ongoing modern fantasy series. The writer leans into the idea of While these may be different povs they're all in the same world together and relate to each other in interesting ways. I had multiple moments of "Oh she's related to him who's married to her?! Oh sh*t!"

If I had to have a criticism it'd be that it uses the "I've got to rescue someone who's been stolen." For two of its major character plots and while I enjoyed it I did think it was just a little too much of a good thing. Like making one too many trips to the ice cream container in the fridge. Still great book though.

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amazing!

My new favorite fantasy series. This is the first books I’ve listened to by this author and I’m blown away. The world building is amazing as are the characters and the story. I can’t recommend this enough. I wish the whole series was out hard to listen to anything else after this masterpiece.

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As Silly As It Is...

It takes itself extremely seriously. Like step aside, losers, this is how it's done! The problem is, the story is too silly to be just granted the sort of gravitas it's presuming.

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Outstanding

There was no way to guess the end except I knew characters would group together against the dragon. But who would be her allies was the question. The end of the book was a tear jerker although 😢 some characters were not going to make it the ones that do was emotional as well. I look forward to reading the final book. The narrator was outstanding the best I've heard.