Larry Correia created a world within our own that pulled me in and made me want to dive into the action! The "quotes" by actual historical figures were especially entertaining in Correia's world where magic is real and not everyone can wield it. Gravity spiker, Jake, was a hero to love! There are travelers, and cogs, movers and beasties, brutes and cracklers, and if that doesn't peak your interest to find out what this world is all about...? There is Bronson Pinchot! His special magic was to give individual life to each of these amazing characters with a voice of their own. Wow... just WOW!
Where shall I begin? OK I'll start at the beginning no wait let's go to the middle no that want work either go to the end. It does not make a flipping difference every word of this book... NO TREASURE is WONDERFUL!!! Never before have I felt the raw passion from an author and narrator like HARD MAGIC! Since listening to all three Chronicles I've searched for it's equal and am found still wanting!!!
I like his Monster Hunter series ... but was hesitant to listen to this series because of the cover. Big mistake - the Grimnoir books are incredibly deep and even better thought out than the MH series! Filled with historical fiction and one of the best narrators I've ever heard - this is one series you can't miss!
I like sci-fi and fantasy books Dresden Files is a must for anyone!!
Faye, teleporting is a cool power to have, and the character was easy to like.
The holdup at the mansion against matty!
Book starts really slow, I almost stopped reading it. This book was confusing to start, character introduction sucks, some of the worst I have ever seen, what is everyone doing, and why!!! But after you grind past this, and understand the characters, this book really picks up, and is just as good as the monster hunter series.
The character Sullivan. Plain and simple. The story follows a crowd of integral characters, but Sullivan and Fae are phenomenal characters.
Sullivan recounting the events leading to his incarceration. You'll know it when you get there.
I'm not aware if I've listened to any of his performances before, but this one was awesome. The accents, the southern drawl of Sullivan and the German accent on Koenig. Very believable throughout.
Plenty of laughable moments.
If you like noir novels or urban fantasy, this novel is great. If you don't know whether you like those styles yet, give it a shot. Audible suggested it to me because of my previous interest in the Monster Hunter series by Correia and the Dresden Files series. The suggestion was spot on. Absolutely loved this series, I've been introducing everyone I know to the novels.
I've recommended this book. It's truly an interesting read
Great read!!! Twists and turns keep your mind engaged.
Favorite scene is the fight on the blimp with jake and the grimnoir
I don't have the writing skills to review this series like others do.
So if anyone is looking for a great action packed series, this it.
There is not one bit of lag in it.
And I love the way Larry rewrites history.
My favorite character is Faye of course.
I love the way Bronson reads and brings out her humor. She is so smart even tho she had no formal schooling.
Bronson does an amazing job with the different voices.
Get this series if you want to be entertained.
I have now relisten to this series 4 times.
I bought this book on a whim. I had never read anything by Larry Correia and within 15 minutes I was hooked. Bronson Pinchot is excellent; every single voice is perfectly tailored to the character's personalities. He brings you into the book and turns a fascinating story into a riveting experience that's impossible to pause! I can't wait to listen to the rest of the trilogy!
Faye is by far my favorite character, I loved the way he turned her into this raw, realistic person with a huge heart and an adorable accent.
At first, Bronson's slow pace and calm voice was different and I wasn't sure I liked it. But now I can't imagine listening to any other narrator. Superb.
It took me quite awhile to really get into the story. At first I was scratching my head and even began another audiobook, however, I came back to this because I HATE not completing a book once I have started reading/listening. Upon continuing I am glad I did. I warmed to the story and began enjoying the tale. I almost think this was one of those books I should have "read" first before listening to it. Bronson Pinchot does a grand job narrating.
So much has already been said about this book I cannot add much. Although Jake Sullivan is suppose to be the main character, I think more of the story is about Faye Vierra. She is an unknown factor, a bit simple, has a big heart and cares deeply. There is so much going on in this book, several tales coming together towards the end. It's big, it's supernatural, it's steampunk, it's alien and it is crime. Almost every genre is encompassed within. I will be returning to this some day and "reading" the book.
There's some foul language, not like every other sentence, paragraph or anything. But if that's a put off, then avoid.
I am now re-listening to all of the Grimnoir series, because I enjoyed them so much the first time. The story is fascinating, inventive and quite unique. The narration is absolutely remarkable and spell-binding. Bronson Pinchot is simply the best reader I have heard and I listen to a lot of books. All of Larry Correia's books are extremely well written but the combination of an alternate history and a believable use of magic is captivating and so extraordinary that this is my favorite series of the three he currently has going. I certainly hope for more books of this series, hopefully with the same cast of characters. I especially liked that the ultimate hero is female, without detracting from the importance of all the other male characters.