This story telling of magic people in the backdrop of 1930s Americana is just fantastic. I appreciate having a story of magic without the need to force every origin detail down your throat. The whys and hows come out through the plot.
I couldn't wait to hear the next bit of story in my car. The characters are all fantastic, and there are no eye-rolling moments of dialog. Bronson Pinchot is AMAZING in this. Just wow.
Obsessive book hoarder, and intense audible lover.
I've listened to this series 2x now and I can easily say I am still loving it!!
Bronson Pinchot is a great narrator! His accents are so fun, and I really felt that each character was well developed. I forgot most of the time that there was only a single narrator! That's good work in my opinion!
The story is unique, the plot, intriguing. I am so overwhelmingly happy I stumbled across this series. I only wish it hadn't stopped at 3 book and a short story!!
Try out the series. Seriously. It's really well done, and seriously fun!
Audios are the only way to go for me, and I loved the narration with the superb characters identified by their own special vocal peculiarities. Loved the new "world" Larry Correia has spun up for us. Different, but truly fascinating. Thanks, LC
Don't like to compare books, each one is a unique creation.
A true feeling for the characters, amazing how he injects emotion and description rolled into a real person.
Thanks for the weird world of anything goes..........
First of all: Bronson Pinchot: Best. Narrator. EVER! I will buy more books that he records, for sure! Back to book: think Raymond Chandler-type good vs evil, with magic thrown in. The course of history is changed. For example, the Titanic didn't sink, thanks to a Mage onboard. Since this is set during the depression era, Japan is a super power, run by the Chairman who wants to conquer the world. Only a secret organization called the Grimnoire may be able to stop him, and their numbers are dwindling. There is humor (loved the talking squirrel), romance, lots of rock 'em sock 'em, and did I mention magic?
Enjoyed it all the way through and felt satisfied at the end. Recommend this to fantasy/sci-fi lovers. Nice coupling of historic woven into the story.
The story is great. The series is great. The characters are great.
But their voices make me want to throw up in my cereal and eat it anyway just to throw up again.
If you can get through the character impersonations, you're golden.
I like a bit of the extraordinary and even wacky in my books. This one though, was so confusing, and the time line so crazed that I was more than irritated by each quote from a famous person living a time line that never occurred. The author just threw them in here and there without any explanations and without enriching the story.
The narrator was the worst. He chose the most ridiculous accents for the protagonists. He chose to use "hick" accent for the people we are supposed to care most about. Really, because she was an Okie she sounded like a bubba; because Sullivan was huge, he sounded like a hulk with no brain? It was disturbing and because their voices were so unattractive, I didn't really care what happened to them.
Not only do I not want to know what happens next, this will be a book I actually return to Audible. I feel completely cheated.
The author weaves a self contained alternative world that is fascinating - reminds me of the Harry Dresden novels.