Though I love Correia's MHI books, which was a big surprise to me, I was a bit hesitant to start this new series.
In reading this book I realized two things. First, I really don't like alternate history. And second, Larry Correia is a good enough storyteller that I didn't care.
It was nothing particular, but somewhere around the quarter mark the story stopped being about the setting and started being about the characters and the magic, and it was fantastic.
I'll definitely be reading book 2.
Hell hath no fury like a woman interrupted while listening to a really good book!
I bought this book because of all the great reviews but after listening to the first few hours, I was having my doubts about the story. I am so glad I kept listening, because the story was almost as good as what all the reviews indicated and I give it an overall 3.75.
The only two downsides for me is the slow beginning and the narrator. I think if the narrating was better, I would have enjoyed the book more.
I have't decided if I will buy the other books in the series.
I really enjoyed Larry's other series "Monster Hunters" a lot. 😈
The story was fun. Characters fantastic, but Pinchot makes this a story !!! Pure entertainment
His ability to voice the characters and make them come alive is incredible. I hope he does more books in the future.
I bring screaming to the children.
A fast paced thrill ride. A popcorn movie in a book, expertly narrated, too much fun to put down. Picked up the next in the series before this was half over. Can't wait to hear what's next
Correia is an outstanding story writer and the reading by Pinchot is amazing! The characters have depth and the whole concept is pursuasively imagined. I will start volume 2 immediately.
I really liked it characters interesting and plot moved along nicely if you like sci fi it will be a good fit for uou
I'm not sure the person who wrote the blurb actually read the book, because it describes such a small part of the world created here. Do yourself a favor, trust the people who love it and take the plunge!
Audible has been incessantly recommending this book, and I'm glad I gave in! The story's interesting, the world's great, and the narrator... amazing.
YES!!! And I never listen to books more than once! But this book was so much fun to listen to and I actually can't wait until our next road trip vacation so I can listen to it with my husband!
Its so hard to choose because there are so many great characters. And they all have such different backgrounds and talents that it is too difficult to compare.
Bronson Pinchot is THE BEST NARRATOR EVER! I was shocked when I saw his name as the narrator because I remember him from years ago as the sitcom character Balki, and I had no idea that he did audio book narration. I was so amazed at how talented he was as a narrator....different voices and accents for each of the characters....and he made the whole story come to life. I absolutely love this book, but I don't think I would have loved it nearly as much if I had read it instead of listening to it.
GREAT, AWESOME, FUN, AMAZING STORY!!! Larry Correia is a very talented author who is creative and clever! I'm sure its a great read, but take my advice and listen to it narrated by Bronson Pinchot, its worth it! And another BIG PLUS is that there are TWO MORE books in the Grimnoir Chronicles!!!