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.
I adored Butcher’s Dresden series and I also really enjoyed the Vorkosigan series another reviewer compared this to so I really wanted to like this book. Sadly, though I slogged through the entire thing, I just couldn’t get into it. I did like the end, thankfully.
The narration was very good and technically it was a decent story, but it was at least 75% politics and all the political machinations just bored me to tears. To be fair, they were integral to the plot and Butcher did an excellent job of creating a well thought out and complete story. Every once in awhile you’d get a glimpse of interesting and likeable (or really evil) characters that helped me start warming to the story, but then we’d jump right back into the politics and I’d get bored again.
This book was also missing the clever humor that’s Dresden and Miles bring to their series. There was very, very little humor in this book. I love a good action adventure that has a good bit of humor. It helps me get involved in the character’s lives and I was really disappointed not to find that here, especially since I know Butcher is more than capable of delivering excellent humor. If you don’t need the humor, but you love political intrigue and battle scenes, you’ll probably like this book as it really was well written and the narration was very good. It just wasn’t for me.
Good story great narration, but the stupid horns blowing constantly mid sentence throughout the book really suck. It's not a short horn it's long with multiple horns that sound like 3rd graders got loose in the band room. I like listening to audio books when I'm going to sleep & the 3rd graders blasting trumpets makes that awfully hard. I hope the rest of the series doesn't have this wonderful feature.
It's a great book looks to be a series to remember.
I usually listen to books in the car. So when I found myself walking around the house with my headphones in, I knew I found a great book.
This writer is brilliant as is the reader. This series, at least up until this point has been an absolute pleasure to read and enjoy.
Spectacular and wonderful!
Hands down Kate Reading (aptly named) is one of the most talented and incredible readers out there. Nuff said.
This series delivers. Pure Awesome.
I was looking for a filler while waiting for the last WoT .... Codex Alera filled the bill. my only complaint is that "I want more". And the BEST part is ... we have an author who delivered a complete story in a timely fashion. If you like WoT and Miistborn ... you will love the Codex Alera series. And there is NO waiting YEARS for closure. l LOVED IT. And try to form, Kate Redding delivers an excellent reading.
This mountain of books isn't going to listen to itself.
Big time Jim Butcher fan. It seems like he was trying to hard to do something different. The magic system was kind of boring. And being at as it was a highlight on the cover it confused me. The story was a 5 star. The character development was a 3 star. Sorry but I never really fell in love with any of the characters. Kate Reading did a awesome job narrating the book. All and all i bought the next book just because Jim does such a awesome ending.