As a big fan of Correia's Monster Hunter series, I thought I would give his Grimnoir series a try. Fantasy of this sort isn't my favorite genre and the alternative 1930's timeframe has been done many times but all in all it's a good story. Correia does a very good job of providing a framework of magic that makes logical sense instead of just declaring that magic exists and that's that.
The narration on the other hand just about made me quit listening. I got used to Bronson Pinchot's odd inflections and accents after awhile but I don't know if I could get through another book using him. He makes the main character Jake sound like a backwoods idiot and provides an redneck-hick accent to many characters where it doesn't belong.
Personally, I would recommend the print version over the audio.
It was an interesting and unique combination of alternate history, magic and Micky Spillane type detctive story.
Neat story, good characters.
Just as with his Monster Hunter's books, Correia does a great job here getting me involved with the characters. He makes them seem human and allows you to really involve yourself with them. Pinchot as narrator does a great job with pace and character portrayal, a wonderful production.
Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
Definitely because of the setting. Its a pre WWI world and the use of historical characters is actually pretty nicely done. The concept is very nice and its nice to see superheroes with limits on their powers (I guess that's why Batman > Superman)
I liked that the powers were limited and finite. I also really like use of magic, it was like in Ghostbusyters when Egon and Ray talk about one of the books that has all the information on ghosts and demonology.
Bronson Pinochet was ok, some of the characters he did well and other not so much. Another caveat that annoyed me was his whispered screams.
I hope he has stepped it up for the sequel, Spellbound.
No not really but I have to say it once more. I love the setting and use of historical characters.
Definitely look forward to listening to the second one.
Fresh story line.
The ending was good but a little anticlimactic .
Good use of voice.
There is a lot of humor written into this book.
It made me laugh several times
Awesome story with some pretty good plot twist. A very enjoyable listen
This book has magic in a completely new an unexpected way and the characters are very realistic and you find yourself routing for them as the book progresses, so much so we have sat in th car with the radio on just to see how things work out for them.
Took me a while to get used to the narrator, but once I did the book was great.
I think Larry Correia is my new favorite author. His books are nothing like te books I normally read, but I have them all and I know when they are read and I have to wait for the next one will be hard.
A fun new take on the classic fantasy concept with the advantage of being set in a world relatively similar to ours. This gives the reader a rich possibility to recognize and relate to different situations without demanding vast knowledge in different mythical creatures and races. Throws you straight into a story filled with humor and action. Great fun.
He brings life and voice to all characters even the female ones without it ever getting strange.
It's in the upper half.
Fay. At first I didn't like her but she really grows on you.
He was great as the main character
Bronson did great job bringing the story to life.
The story flowed well and the author keeps the action going