Excellent story and performance! I was slightly annoyed with the trumpet sounds that signify the end of discs though. I'm excited to for the rest of the series.
Reminded me a lot of Sanderson's fantasy, especially the Stormlight Archives and of Jordan's Wheel of Time series; high praise in my opinion.
I was a little surprised that no part of it reminded me at all of Dresden, it's obviously very different in style, tone, context and scope but I expected a little of Butcher's empathy, romanticism and perspective on what it means to be human that is so evident in the Dresden Files to shine through. This isn't a bad thing, it just surprised me.
Kate Redding always does a wonderful job on narration and this book was no exception!
I am however nuking one star because of those dreadful sound effect between chapters.
Predicable story. Too many simultaneous stories. Boring lengthy descriptions make it hard to follow the story at times. Nothing clever here.
Not sure. Still trying to purge from this story..
Yes. I don't think a British woman is a good choice for this type of story.
Impatience. Frustration. Anger.
First of all, compliments to Jim Butcher and Kate Reading, both. The world and characters felt real, the story felt plausible and wasn't an utter mess, and the narration lined up with the tone of the book.
However, Butcher makes several of the same mistakes he has before, none very major but all really annoying to a nitpicking arse like me. First, he has a tendency to reuse several phrases or words over and over -- one notable example here being "absently", at least in one part of the novel. Second, uh... Hmm... You know, that's really the only one that springs to mind.
Well, anyway, a fantastic novel and fantastically read, so four stars.
Great book, but the fact that is is a direct port from the cassette means that the recording itself is a bit jumpy and there is a trumpet signifying you to turn over the cassette. Other than that it is great.
exciting, intriguing, and gripping
taavi and the keepers
Um, not bad. The male cast didn't go so well.
haha no. too long
Staph. They have trumpet fanfare for breaks. sooo annoying
It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but after I got into the story I fell into their world, finding it hard to stop listening. The horns that would randomly blow were weird though.
i really enjoyed this book. I'm caught up on the Dresden File and wanted to try the codex alera books and just like with Dresden i can't wait to get the next one.