This is really a comic book and not a real story. In addition it is an extremely bloody, graphic comic book with more maiming, amputations, eviscerations and other mayhem than is justified by the thin story line. Besides the magical maiming it seems the author is a weapons instructor who enjoys describing the size, caliber, fire rate and destruction caused by modern weapons. The only plus side is the narrator who does a pretty good job with a large number of voices and characters.
... if you liked the Aces Wild books there is a great chance that this is right up your Alley.
I was initially put off a little by the cheesy cover art of this title, but the Story inside was terrific and now the art makes sense!
This is set in a 1920's world that parallel's ours, except in this world something weird happened that causes some people to obtain magic powers.
Expertly crafted and expertly Narrated this book delivers entertainment from end to end. Don't hesitate... try this one.
Characters, Magic, Consistency
Fay - Character went from uneducated farm girl grows into adulthood, responsibilities and learning. You follo how she grew from girl, to woman, to master of her own destiny. Had some great lines too.
YES!!! The whispering and low voices makes it impossible to listen and hear it all even a full volume, just to get ear-deafning yelling a few seconds later.
No - I listen mainly during my commute.
The series is one of the better - and while you'll have to listen to them in order, they build well upon each other.
The story is well developed with terrific character development.
This is one of the best narrated books that i have listened to on Audible. The narrator nails the characters and creates clear, distinct personalities.
If you love magic, sci fi, and action this is the book for you
If you are squeamish about gory fight scenes then you probably won't enjoy this book.
It is an extremely creative novel.
I hope that you gain as much pleasure from it as I have.
Mind-blowing historical fiction
The battle scenes are truly remarkable, His fantasy and and story telling are not only insightful but they make you feel like your there.
His truly brilliant command of his voice, to create the characters in this book, is applied with craftsmanship beyond compare
It doesn't hide under the bed
20th century American steam punk
Characters and story line have more depth than in the ''monster hunter international series''. great fun with the tong in cheek caricature of archetype American pulp fiction hero's.
Great job on every one!
na... just a fun and easy relaxing holiday listen!
I should also ad that Correia's vision of this impossible steam punk alternate universe shows a wonderful culture and a good understanding of historical figures on the author's part! A fun relaxing and captivating read. Bravo to Mr. Pinchot, Mr. Correia and to those responsible of creating this team.
Dan the man
Sullivan, how can you not like a guy who doesn't give up! The german was pretty well written as well.
I really hope that Bronson Pinchot will come back for the rest of the series as well, his voice and range really helped create each character in your head while listening, he did a great job for a great book!
Looking forward to the rest of the series!
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.