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Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak) by Ken Scholes
Review by Nicki Lynch
Macmillan Audio Audio CD  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781427206251
Date: 17 February 2009 List Price $44.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

I probably came to audio books late. People have been recording books for the sight impaired since recording began. When audio tapes came along, the recorded books came into their own with the various people who read the books becoming popular in their own right as performers. Audio books have moved on to CDs and MP3 players, with readers being able to download audio books either from the local libraryís digital library or from the audio book company. Audio books have moved from being produced for a small group of people to being part of one of the many ways to enjoy a book. I started listening to audio books a few years ago because I got bored with listening to the same music while walking, quilting or doing housework. I was hooked.

From official release/information:

Product Description: An ancient weapon has completely destroyed the city of Windwir.   From many miles away, Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses, sees the horrifying column of smoke rising.  He knows that war is coming to the Named Lands.

Nearer to the Devastation, a young apprentice is the only survivor of the city Ė he sat waiting for his father outside the walls, and was transformed as he watched everyone he knew die in an instant.

Soon all the Kingdoms of the Named Lands will be at each others' throats, as alliances are challenged and hidden plots are uncovered.

This remarkable first novel from an award-winning short fiction writer will take readers away to a new world Ė an Earth so far in the distant future that our time is not even a memory; a world where magick is commonplace and great areas of the planet are impassable wastes.¬†But human nature hasn't changed through the ages: War and faith and love still move princes and nations.¬†

(Source: Macmillan Audio)

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