This one has a little of everything: a little alternative history, a unique and surprising system of magic, lots of action, and a superb narration. I would have listened to this book for the voices alone. The story manages a nice balance between grit and humor. A wild ride and lots of fun. I will definitely listen to the rest of the books in the series, and probably revisit these books again.
After falling in Love with the "Monster Hunter Inc." series on audible, I was very excited to see another series by Larry Correia. The voices in this audible book are excruciating. It was so horrible that I had to stop listening and just buy the Kindle book. The story is awesome but the voices all sound as if they are severely mentally handicapped.
Removing it from my playlist.
All the characters are brain dead, mental patients. Such an awesome story to ruin. I am not sure if he was reading as he was told to but Oh my God I just could not get past chapter 4
All the voices. Just read the book
DO NOT BUY THIS AUDIO GET THE BOOK AND DO YOUR OWN VOICES.
His pacing and voice work was perfect for this story.
Yes, but unfortunately that would take too long. As it is, I found myself listening at lunch, on my drives to and from work, when the kids went to bed...really any time I could.
This is a great story with outstanding narration. I liked it so much I bought the other two books before I was 1/3 of the way through this one.
Voracious listener of most things. Prefer Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Adventure/Spy stories.
The book started a bit slow for me but I stuck with it and was richly rewarded for my patience. The story keeps moving at a good pace and kept me engaged throughout.
Haven't read book
Jim Butcher's Dresden files. Though has magic, more about characters
no. but I was amazed at his range.
At first I wasn't sure I would like this series. The beginning intro to the different characters was long, but somewhere along I became totally captivated. I listen while driving and I found myself unwilling to leave car til end of chapter. When I got to end of story, I immediately got the next in the series.
Larry Correia is a master story teller and Bronson Pinchot brings this story to life like no one else can.
I do not know how Mr. Correia does this. I was basically tricked into his Monster Hunter books, something I thought I had no chance of liking at all given my tastes, which at my age you would think I would understand. To my surprise and delight, I loved them. Still, I figured it was a fluke, but when I saw this book as a special deal i decided to take a risk, even though I am not a fan of magic, alternative histories nor noir novels. But despite the fact that this is very much all three of these things, I found this one of the most fun books I have read in years. The aforementioned slighted genres cannot dim the author's skill at pacing, plot, and creation of great characters. I am pretty sure he could write a phone book that would have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
A couple of asides: in this book I ended up liking almost all the characters, even most of the villains. My favorite character is not the main character, but of the beautifully voiced Faye. While she was unexpected and exquisitely written, the voicing of her innocent hick genius made the book for me. The quality and uniqueness of the voices in this audiobook will have me looking for other books that Mr. Pinchot narrates.
I like the way Larry Corriea puts everything on the table.
Corriea understands how to raise the stakes. Raise them WAY up.
Hard Magic is the first book in a series of 3. God, I hope there's a way for the author to add more.
A mixture of urban fantasy, film noir and good old fashioned tough guy stories in the vein of Phillip Marlowe.
The world Corriea presents us is fully developed, systems are in place and there is very little need for a exposition.
Heavy Jake Sullivan is a hero for the ages but He's not the only one.
Corriea does not do tropes here. Everything is created new and fresh.
Magic is different but fully understandable.
The characters surrounding Jake Sullivan are EPIC. And the villains are no laughing matter.
Also epic is the reading performance of Bronson Pinchot. Every voice he creates is a marvel and perfectly suits the source material.
Easily the best read audio book I've heard. Ever.