I admit, I saw Bronson Pinchot was the narrator and thought "Oh no. Hours of listening to Balki read a story to me? Don't be ridiculous." I was SO wrong. I would listen to anything he narrates. He is the Calgon of narrators. He just takes you away.
Loved this. Loved the characters. Loved the magic aspect. Loved everything. The characters were just cool. The story had me in it's grip. Just fabulous all the way around.
I really enjoyed this story. It isn't a heavy or deep story and the characters are pretty stereotypical. However, it is really well written and the story takes you on a fun and wild ride. Some reviewers haven't liked the narration, but I really enjoyed it. The voices fit the time, place and character of the people. I think it was really well done.
If you want something to listen too that is really enjoyable and fun to listen to, then this is a great choice. I think I'll listen to the next two in the series, but probably not right away.
Correia writes with a flair for fun, a good sense of the ridiculous, and an understanding of the way a story should flow.
Fay--strong, spunky, capable, adventurous, brave.
Hard to say. I am a Outlander fan. Davina Porter is the Queen. Also Roy Dotrice. But this ranks in same sphere for me.
Faye Veira, and Jake Sullivan.
This book was a wonderful suprise. I am not a fan of Steampunk. Bought this with a Daily Deal. So Glad I Did!!!!!! Balki shot this out of the park. Glad I took a chance with book.
I love books
Sure! It is an easy listen
The stories are all melded together in my mind now so I can't tell which book is which.
Overall: Fabulous world building--some of the best I've seen (heard, I guess). I loved the offhand way the historical characters where redone to fit this world. I didn't like the voices at first--Sullivan seemed way too drawly--but eventually I was won over by Pinchot. I think he was part of the reason I liked it so much. The casual, almost naively earnest way he'd describe Faye brutally murdering a Bad Guy was actually enjoyable, If he'd added even a drop of drama to those scenes--and there were many--the whole story would have fallen apart for me.
he really does stay true to the voices and characters.
I grew tired of the continuous violence, and the descriptions of guns. Otherwise I enjoyed it. I think the whole "Faye is such a nice girl" thing was a joke. She killed or tried to kill nearly everyone the first time she ran across them, and then only occasionally felt a bit bad later. Most of the characters were never entirely human, but that might be because I'm used to character-based reads. This was heavy with plot/guns/scenery-world building and the characters were interesting enough (none of them felt like cardboard) but not the real emphasis.
I wasn't sure I would like this one but it was a Daily Deal so I took a chance. I loved it! Bronson does a great job of narration, and the story is action-packed and fast-paced. It kept me riveted.
Almost anything Faye was up to was exciting and funny.
I've not listened to other work of Bronson's but I will definitely seek him out.
Get this book. You'll enjoy it.
The story and the narrator. He did a magnificent job of bringing the characters to life! I am not a fan of Faye's voice but I absolutely love Faye!
That is so hard to say but I think the final action scene was pretty darn fantastic. I was upset by what happened to some of the characters but it certainly made for heart pounding moments.
This was my first time listening to him. He did a really wonderful job.
It was. However it definitely goes over my 8 hour work days so I had to put it down. Though when it got to the end I was biting my nails and would even listen on the drive home.
A coworker recommended this book and I am certainly glad he did!
I really enjoyed this book! Excellent fantasy/magic however the characters were well developed. The good guys had darkness within them and, at time, some questionable motives and actions while the bad guys had some light and goodness within them. The relationships between characters was rich and well described. The magic was creative and well thought out. The plot was clever and detailed. All that being true the narration is what made the whole thing come together and come to life. I can't imagine enjoying reading the printed book nearly as much as listening to Bronson Pinchot perform each character's narration and voice with such genius! I bought the first two books and listened to them. Later, when the third book came out I went back and listened to the first two again before starting number 3. I could listen to them all again and enjoy it just as much!!
Yes. Bronson Pinchot did an amazing job with all the characters! A rollicking, fun story.
Pinchot reading the dialogue of The Pale Horse.
This was my first listen to Bronson Pinchot.
A real treat--great story; superb reading.
I liked the concept of the magic system, very innovative.
I would, though his cadence is very slow which tends to make some of the characters sound stupid even though they aren't.
All in all it was worth the daily deal price. It held my interest, the action was good and the two main characters were interesting.