The book is good, but there are skips. Sudden places where, if it were a CD, there would be a scratch or someone bumped the player. For the most part it doesn't affect the story, but there are some parts where you can tell something was missing.
I liked the way Kate portrays Tarvi. She does well with the multiple parts.
I love sci-fi fantasy. My favorite series are the Galactic Football League series, Chronicles of Gor, and Dragonriders of Pern.
Occasionally the audio jumps forward a paragraph for three. But the story is another Butcher classic!!! I love this series!
Great books, I hope Butcher continues this series past First Lords Fury. At first I really thought a male voice would have been better, but by end of series Kate Reading grew on me and she did a great job.
I really enjoy all thingsJim Butcher! I would recommend the book highly! Alway leaving me wanting more and more reading.
characters are wonderful, plot is twisty and turny, and you can't help but listen, even when you should be doing other things. Jim butcher is wonderful!
This was an excellent addition to the series and a very exciting read. As always, Kate Reading was amazing and gave the story such rich character with her reading. My only issue was that it seemed like the audio was cut poorly. Maybe it was my app skipping a little or something but it seems to occasionally cut sentences and/or have no pauses between sentences. Also, those annoying trumpets that signal end of tape are back.
Butcher is an amazing storyteller and has gotten better and better over the years. I think he is truly exceptional. Even though I prefer the Dresden series, this has been very very entertaining and I'm looking forward to the last book.
This book (and this series) is right up among the top picks of my audiobooks. Always an unexpected twist, drama and fantasy and a touch of romance (but not enough to make it a "chick book".)
Hard to pick one favorite character... several great characters emerge as the stories evolve and revolve around different ones.. as the series continues, Tavi (the main character in the first book) is still central, but "supporting roles" are brought to the forefront as the action progresses from Tavi's humble origins and not exactly glorious initial personality to his development as a military leader, almost by accident, and now the action is involving the entire land of Alera.
The series is excellent. I started it because of the author, but was surprised.. this is totally unlike Jim Butcher's Dresden series. Still a fantastic listen, though. The only negative thing I have to say about it is regarding the blare of tinny-sounding trumpets between sections. I guess they are supposed to be heraldic rather than musical instruments, but they are harsh and annoying and frankly I can't see any connection between them and the story or series. But even that can't detract from the quality of the story and performance as a whole