The sample should really have the horns blowing mid-sentence so people can get an idea of how annoying that is before they spend money on this series. It's a good story & great narration if it just didn't have the stupid horns left over from the CD format.
At least part of one of the chapters, which covers the dramatic culmination of one of the plot lines, is missing from the books. It makes me worry that there are other sections missing that I don't know about. There are also also the same annoying horns from the first novel. I assume they are to denote section breaks, but the story picks up immediately where it left off before the horns. It's almost like a commercial break on a television show. Semi-dramatic line - HORNS - Pick up where we left off. It's bizarre.
I have enjoyed these novels and the narration is well-done for the most part, but I think I'll be reading instead of listening in the future.
Loved the story, the growth of the characters and the developing relationships. Really disappointed by the fact that the Audible version is missing the crucial end to Chapter 50. The end of that chapter ties up a major plot line while helping to set up a dynamic that is pivotal for the rest of the series. THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR SOME TIME NOW. Come on Audible, step up.
I originally gave it 5 stars all the way around till my wife pointed out that 1/2 a chapter was missing. For $20+ I expected a full book, and not to miss out on the finish of an AMAZING battle. Other than that a great audio book.
This mountain of books isn't going to listen to itself.
Yes it was a good story. I kind of felt, Jim was playing Starcraft when he wrote the book. In fact after completing the book I am now playing Starcraft again. (the new one) Killing Vorg left and right oooo i mean Zerg.
Breaking Max out of the tower.
For me Kate just gets the job done. She is not my favorite, but I would still listen to a book she narrates.
No, In fact I thought there was a little to much romantic mush in this book.
Kind of have a love hate relationship with the magic system that has been developed. Its different and fun but not really explained in detail. The magic system is just kind of figured out as you go along.
Entertaining - tricky to remember all the names - that wouldn't be an issue in a written version. Narrator is tremendous. The bugles and horns that divide sections of the books wake up the animals and my spouse. Those goofy horns are like commercials with volume 10x louder that the TV show.
I kept wondering what happened to the 2nd Vord Queen. I went back to re-listen to several chapters thinking that I somehow missed something. I read several reviews that reference 1/2 of Chapter 50 is missing. I would hope that Audible would fix this issue.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
Kate Reading is a superb narrator. Butcher spins a rousing tale. Penguin Audio, the production company, needs to erase the horns, or mute them. This storyline is even more engrossing than the first in the series, with some totally creepy Vord villains, but I cringe at the blaring trumpeting fanfare that interrupts mid-scene numerous times throughout the book. It occurs at unexpected times, not even at chapter breaks. The extra-loud horns disrupt the flow of the story, and why? Just as I fall asleep, the xx#%¥! trumpets rudely blare.
The story feels like Harry Potter meets David and Goliath. It's fairly predictable at times, but fun! I could do without the internal rumination, reflection, planning, worrying. It's overkill.
Nonetheless, a solid hit.
The story is brilliantly written, and Kate is always a joy to hear.
So why not a perfect score? That blasted fanfare that comes up regularly have no place in the audial, and are a bloody nuisance every time they play!