Tried this book to fill the time until the new Dresden comes out, but I am now on book 4 of this series! The only problem is, my husband keeps interrupting me with trivial things like conversation and I am losing sleep because I want to know what happens next.
The narration is excellent and I sure hope the powers that be don't change narrators on down the line like they did with the last Dresden book-disappointing!
The characters are well developed and interesting and each book has left me wanting more.
I enjoyed everything about this book, I was hooked from the begining to the 6 hour power listen I did last night to finish it. Kate Reading was great, the only problem I have with her reading is when she does a male raising his voice or shouting, it makes me laugh, disrupts my flow, but is a great narrator and feel she added alot to the book. I like the pace of the story, it captivated my attention, and I wanted to finish it as soon as it started. The battles were great, so were the characters, with the exception of Kord, I hate that guy. Tavi is a great hero, I only wish he wasn't such an underdog, I was hoping he would find his own furies. Its no Wheel of Time, but its a good substitute, coming from a epic fantasy junky.
A Book Addict who found she could clean house and get her book fix with audio books.
I love Jim Butcher. His Furies series is one of the best in epic fantasy. The characters are engaging, the plot twisty, and the problems unique. You have got to read Tavi's story.
I have read and enjoyed Butcher's Dresden Files. While they had the same editing problems that this one did, Dresden developed into a familiar main character one could care about.
In the first book of this series, there really is no main character. A number of different characters are sketchily drawn through the use of alternating scenes. All move the plot along, but no matter how often we are with them, most characters remain shallow and without distinction. At this point one can't tell who or what is going to be the common thread throughout the series.
Regarding editing. Butcher is improving as a writer. But please, someone get him a good editor. I am tired of hearing words and phrases like "oriented to" over and over, "shambled", "more easy" rather than "easier". Phrases like "She ran for the staircase and went up it (or down it)." are always used instead of "She ran up the staircase."
The narrator was quite good. But the producers of this audiobook for some mysterious reason placed a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad brass fanfare at arbitrary points in the book. At least it woke me up if I started to wander.
I realize Butcher is no Updike, McEwan or even a Charlie Huston, but If the next one doesn't stir up a little more interest it may be the last.
Absolutely amazing story
The characters, the turns the story took. Not the same old good verses evil book.
everything! She is so talented & so far anything I have listened to her read has been brilliant. I have looked up books just read by her to hear her read thitem.
It made me laugh & cry.....really cried when it ended, was so sad it was over.
Absolutely hated the trumpets......what was that all about? So annoying.
The beginning was unexpected in that you are completely immersed in the world with little introductory background (not much, if any backstory). Regardless, it forced me to pay attention to understand the interaction of the characters; a great way to trap me into a book! I am looking forward to listening to the other books in the series.
Adventure , Excitement, Suspence
The great progression and the Peeling of the Onion of a Story was done flawlessly by Jim Butcher
She did a great job of Narrating and had a great feel for the Characters and their personalities
This was One of the Best Series I have ever read. Brought back Memories for Eddings and Feist great epic stories of my youth
A Must read series. Total departure from Butchers Dresden novels but a must read
Not as witty as the Dresden Series, but has a defenite charm. A bit slow to begin though.
When Fade smiles at Tavi, revealing something to Tavi he did not intended to.
At first, it takes a bit to get used to, but she grows on you as the book progresses.
Tavi sacrafices his life for another stranger.
Great book, looking forward to completing the series.
Audiobooks keep me sane- great actors are much better voices in my head than my own. I prefer sf&f, but occasionally fall back on high lit.
The magic. And Tavi. And his Uncle. And Marcus. Well, you get the picture.
Tavi running from the storm fury and hiding in the temple.
So many. She's a prolific voice actor, and one of the best. Her presence on a title will sway me to download it if I'm on the fence.
Great series. Not Harry Dresden. Don't read this for that. Read it for its own sake- you won't be disappointed. Come on! Magic! In an Ancient Roman setting! Fabulous!
This is a great book. You really get into the characters and the narration is great!
Tavi would be my favirote character.
It’s fantastic she is one of the best narrators I have ever heard. It’s fantastic she is one of the best narrators I have ever heard. She provides emotion and you forget that someone is reading to you and only picture the characters.
Furies of war!
Great book! BUT......PLEASE REMOVE THE RANDOM TRUMPET SOUNDS IN THE MIDDLE!!! Very annoying…that should only be played at the beginning or end of a part not after specific chapters. Ruins the flow. And be honest sounds awful. The music at the beginning is fine but the trumpeting is awful.