Thank God Butcher is so prolific, there has been a time when I would finish one of his series to pick up in another one of his series. In other words, Butcher is one of the best and most engaging authors I have read. Add to this a brilliant performance and hold on for a great ride. I hate writing reviews but Butcher is one of my favorite authors so please leave him alone so he can write more as I have read everything he has written!
Fan of mystery & romance -- particularly of historical persuasion!"
When my husband and I ran out of the fabulous Dresden series books by Jim Butcher, we decided to take try his other series, "Codex Alera". This is a very different but wonderful series by Jim! Wish he'd write more as we made our way much too quickly through all the books in this series, as well. Kate Reading does a terrific job of narrating!
I really enjoyed this series, and I am very sad that I have reached the end of it. That being said, I was not blown away by the way this series ended. Maybe I am spoiled by Inheritance cycle and Harry Potter, hoping for a series amount of denouement. Although this did have closure, I was not as riveted by the ending as I was for the other two aforementioned series. I think the character development over the course of the series was interesting, although some of the characters were very static. I wanted to love this book, and I wanted to be satisfied with the way that everything ended, but I must say I was left with something wanting. That being said, it was still a very good story, most definitely glad I read the whole series from beginning to end. If you have gotten this far into the series, you have to read this one. If you haven't started this series, start right now!
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
Yes. The story is wonderful, as is the performance.
Ms. Reading did wonderfully as always. Each character was easily recognizable.
Jim Butcher's story and Kate Reading's performance are both wonderful, as usual. However, this book's recording appears to have several instances where there may have been problems while editing. Words were cut off, breaks between sentences were non-existent, etc. These were not throughout the book, but occurred frequently enough to be distracting and to think that editing was rushed.
Avid fan of sci-fi and James Marsters, I use audio books to inspire me to exercise, taking them on morning walks. It's a perfect combo!
This series gets more intriquing and enjoyable with each book. Engaging and complex plots never let you get bored! Can't wait to see what happens next!
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This series is fun and great to listen to, quite a bit of action
Her performance is really great, but I suspect as most of the characters are male, a male voices might have worked out better.
The Book was great but there are parts of it missing, and the trumpets are distracting.
The entire series is amazing.
Kate Reading does an excellent job in every book she narrates.