ok, So...I loved this book and I loved the series. I think tho that the real question is this: will Audible EVER give us the last book in an unabridged form or will this be another like OUTLANDER series where there's just some cheap abridged version of the next in the series? I'm getting a bit frustrated. I love epics but I love the endings too. So far i've got 4 unfinished epics in my library. 3 of them because Audible doesn't have the last books.Codex, Ice and Fire (boo George R.R. Martin you promised us September!), OUTLANDER (i won't consider it done til you give us unabridged; so far the abridged has really bad and unsatisfied reviews.) So, YES (!), I love the Codex Alera Series. Great narration, great characters (some I love to hate), great series. BUT PLEASE, can we have the last book in unabridged and SOON!
Nice story continues - careless/sloppy editing. Many chapters missing last few words - or next chapter missing a few words. In cliff-hanger transitions, this is an important gap - and simple carelessness by the editor(s). Read the book instead
The Book was great but there are parts of it missing, and the trumpets are distracting.
I enjoyed the audiobook overall, but the random horns that blare in your ear for no particular reason were annoying.
I love these books, the author, and the performance. The editing was terrible in this book only. The spaces were too short in many cases. It was very jarring. I think in one spot about 3/4 in that cut off a couple of words.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
I really like this series, including this book, but the audio quality is disappointing. To my dismay, a key chunk of text is missing, towards the end, in the middle of the big reunion scene. What a loss! Plus, I really dislike the trumpets that randomly blare across the story. Kate Reading is an excellent narrator, of course.
As for story, the plot thickens. Thousands die, including a key character. Bernard and Amara risk everything in the most dangerous mission they've yet attempted.
I love the scenes with Tavi and War Leader Varg and Kitai, Max, etc.
This book, along with this series is written well, read well, and builds upon itself superbly! I find myself satisfied and entertained at the end of each book in this series! Worth the time!