I enjoyed this book. Wasn't sure about the book or story line at the start. In places the plot felt transparent. That said I kept listening and often in big chunks of time - so clearly something was being done right. Looking forward to listen to the next installment. :-)
Even history buffs would appreciate this story, and maybe get hooked on fantasy too!
An almost wry sense of humor that is essential to the tone and personality of the characters.
I laughed many times.
Had to disagree with a few of the portrayals for some characters, but overall the characters were distinctively clear, and the setting of WWII America with tommy guns and mad scientist inventions was captivating.
This is the first book by this author that I have read/listened to. I found it very entertaining.
I found this story very unique. I would say this was like a cross between Laurell K Hamilton and John Ringo. It is dark and brutal but hilarious at the same time.
Bronson Pinchot does an excellent job. His interpretation of the characters really brings the characters to life. He captures the annoying slow speach of one while expressing the childish evil behavior of a young girl.
I don't think this story is about extreme reactions. It is just a wild ride from start to finish. I really couldn't figure out what was going to happen next or how it would end.
This was a very enjoyable experience. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to escape reality for a while... for a long while.
No, I have not read the print version.
The Chairman - because he is evil and bored.
Pinochet performs many characters distinctly and extremely well!
I listen to the monster hunter series and liked it alot but put this series off due to the 40s setting. But it was recommended by audible enough i thought ill try it. This was an awesome book. I have a new series to follow. If i was surprised by the book though the reader blew me away. Bronson pinchot has to be one of the best readers i have ever listened too. He has so many voices to use and all of them are amazingly believable. Very happy with.my purchase.
Um ouvinte do Brasil. Que curte livros de fantasia e ficção. One listener from Brazil. Who enjoys fantasy and sci fi books.
I walk into this audiobook based on Monster Hunter Internacional addiction.
But I was marveled to discover a very good plot with a new magic system that hooked me.
I am always looking for something new as I am a voracious reader and I am currently running out writers that I know..... But this one was just dumb. Sorry! I'll read almost anything but I just gave up about half way thru. The story line just wouldn't hold my interest.
Long distance interstate driver. I need my books to be interesting to keep me going at 4am. I'm biassed towards action, scifi, fantasy but also entertaining non fiction/educational
Plenty of inventive fights
Each characters "magic" and the techniques they employ it in fight scenarios.
If you tried Monster Hunters International and found the action good but the storey a bit weak you might find this much more entertaining as well as more interesting characters.
Yes. Bronson is a STAR reader. He makes an already good story spring to life. You feel like you are there. Bravo!
I almost didn't get this one because of the cheesy title and cover art. I'm glad I listened to the many great reviews because it knocked my socks off. I think fans of Dresden or the Iron Druid Chronicles will enjoy this. There is a lot of great imagination on display with an interesting take on revisionist history with supernatural powers and magic combined with a fast paced suspenseful story.
I really don't care about whether a book is perceived as high literature or not. For me it is all about entertainment value and I determine that by how much I look forward to listening to the book. I could have easily gone through this book in one sitting. That means 5 stars all the way!
I missed much of the monotonic narration especially when spoken softly. However, the story seemed nicely inventive.