Jim Butcher is my favorite author! I am in the process of listening to this series again! Characters and storylines are well thought out and the narrator brings them to life. I am enjoying listening to this as much the second time as I did the first time. I am looking forward to the new series that Jim Butcher is writing that will be coming out this fall!
King, Heinlen, GRRM, Jordan, Pratchett, Brooks, Roth, Rice, Sanderson, Butcher, Love Sci Fi and Fantasy.
Top of the stack - epic Codex Alera - a wonderous series that Everyone who enjoys fantasy should partake in!
Of course Tavi is the best but all of the main characters are equally well written.
Kate Reading is one of the best narrators I have listened to. She is capable of many voices and emotions and portraits all with equal importance! I read everything I can get my hands on that she performs.
This book made me laugh , cry, anger, frustration - every emotion with such beautiful writing.
I only wish that Jim Butcher would write more of these series. He is such a wonderful story weaver and I would love to read more like this from him.
The story got off to a bit of a slow start, but as you became more familiar with the characters n the storyline picked up I began to enjoy in general setting. The end left me wanting to hear more.
I loved this story. I have listened to it several times. Kate Reding did a wonderful job as always. However the voice editing left a bit to be desired. there are a few spots where words are crammed together. that is why the performance lost a star. For the story, once you learn that a fury is a spirit that lives in everything and some people can control them then the story becomes easier to follow.
Whereas the Foundation was inspired by Rome, this series seems to be Rome and the Barbarians as viewed thru libels about the barbarians. A true antidote to everything that was fresh and thrilling about the early Dresden Files.
A fantastic outing into the world of Alera. filed with intrigue, adventure, and a wonderfully grounded sense of suspense.
The narrator does a fantastic job.
Well worth a listen.
I am always nervous taking a chance with one of my audible credits with a series I know nothing about. But with an excellent author and reader (and a good recommendation from a friend) I decided to go for it! So glad I did! Great story that keeps a good pace. An interesting world was created that left me thinking of all the possibilities it opens up. I don't believe in spoilers so I won't go into the book. Just highly recommend it for fans of this type of genre. Enjoy!
A great start to an amazing series. Butcher does a masterful job of laying the ground work for future books while still spinning a compelling fantasy.