adventerous, suspenseful, and entertaining
Kitai! She is an exotic indian who can beat the crap out of anybody who dares to insult her. She exudes confidence, and the girl cracks me up every minute throughout the series. I realize she is only introduced since this is the first book, but she is still my favorite.
Kate Reading does an excellent job at keeping me intune with so many characters at once. She has a great voice for diversity and it really shows. Everytime a new character comes into play, I can remember everything about them personally. Each person is dominant and captivating.
I bought it becuase it was long and I wanted something to pass the time at work- but even to this day I dont want to stop. It is definitely a book I want to listen to all at once.
I'm actually happy with the decision to listen to Furies of Calderon instead of read it- with the accents and language, I probably would not have been able to get into the story. It paints a thrilling and beautiful picture with every word, and I absolutely love the series. Thankyou Audible!
Hello! I’m a twenty-seven year old, avid audiobook listener. I prefer listening to a book instead of watching television. I usually read a book first and then listen to the audiobook instead of rereading it. That way if I get pulled away from the story I’m not missing too much.
I would totally recommend this book to all my friends. If you like action, adventure and a little bit of romance (very little bit) this will be a book that you'll want to hear.
The most memorable moment is when Fade steps forward to defend Tavi to the extreme shock of the swordsman he was fighting. In that moment when the swordsman - says you can't be Araris Valerian it was very moving and very fitting since it was a mystery as to why Fade had insisted on going along with Tavi. That particular moment is the one that sticks with me the most.
I must admit that Jim Butcher is an amazing author for not just inventing the world of the Codex Alera but there are so many moments and scenes that were memorable.
My favorite scene was the battle at the end of the novel. The whole series of events that lead up to it and the climax where it all comes down to one Marat and Tavi. It was especially funny when Tavi yells out "Hey Uncle Bernard, he followed me home, can I keep him?"
Even at the peak of the action and climax in the story, Jim Butcher was able to add in the humor.
Completely! However, since the book was over twenty hours long I was unable to do so. The story pulls you into the world of Alera and Kate Reading does a fantastic job of captivating the audience. Each character had a unique voice and it kept you wrapped up in the story.
This is a book that you will want to listen to over and over again. Each time I listen to this book I pick up on new details that I had missed during previous tiem you listend to the story.
I love Jim Butcher's work, great escapism.
One of my favorite series, and while Kate Reading's performance is good, it was ruined by sloppy, amateurish editing. When cuts are made from one take to another they are jammed together with no pause. In print it would be equivalent to running one sentence into the next without the benefit of punctuation or even spaces. I found it very jarring and distracting.
Speaking of distracting, what was the purpose for throwing in trumpet fanfares at random intervals?
Extremely well crafted.
The end of the battle. A result I wanted but didn't dare hope. Still, it was definitely unexpected.
The end, actually. I was rather surprised, but pleasantly. It pulled everything together and not in a conventional way.
I became involved with Jim Butcher's writing with The Dresden Files. I read or listened to every one of them and listened to this one on the strength of those. Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera did NOT disappoint. Kate Reading was superb with her "voices," and the plot was, while not completely new, unusual and constantly interesting. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Jim Butcher writes with a familiar voice that reads easily. Bravo.
The book and performance were great, the random horn sounds which sound like what you may get at the end of a tape to tell you to turn it over gets annoying after awhile. I'm in the second book and it has the same random horn sounds.
The plot lines were woven to provide interesting variety.
I liked the female protagonist.
Kate brings good emotion into the book.
I was not sure about this book when I first started it as I had the feeling that I came in to the middle of a conversation already started. With that said, I quickly became engrossed in this story and by the middle I found myself looking for opportunities to hurry and put my earplugs in to catch a few more minutes of the story whenever I could. It took me less than 3 hours after I finished this book to purchase the next one.
Hope it continues to hold up.
Probably right in the middle. It was good, not great.
For a fantasy story it is above average.
Obviously the boy hero.
captures my imagination
when Tarbe shows up at the end with the enemy to save the day
no, but I enjoyed it a great deal. I have lissened to it three times, each time undrestanding the details a bit more.
One of the many things I like about this Author is that when he developes a chacrecter they are a great deal like a living preson with many facets. Sense I have left the written page and replaced it with the auditory medium I find my self listening to book more often then I ever read them. For a time this was a bit boring until I discovered Audible books & Mr. Butcher, and Thank you very much sence becoming disabled; books are my main sorce of entertainment.
This was a good book, made better by an awesome performance by Kate Reading. I would definitely read another book by Jim Butcher, and will be listening to another book read by Kate Reading.
This story was good, and the many characters seemed normal, unlike many godlike characters in other fantasy novels.
I think that my favorite character was Amara, her strengths tempered by humanizing weaknesses.
Furies of Calderon was worth the listening time, it took a little while to get myself into the world of Alera, but once I had become invested in it, I found that I reveled in my listening experience. If only those stupid trumpets would go away, they added weird breaks to the story that felt quite unnatural.
Please for the love of god, when Audible turns Audio CD's into an Audible book, get rid of those stupid markers between CD's, those trumpets damaged the listening experience for me.