The character development was very good also they have done a good job mixing in throughout all three books comedy, mystery, drama the whole spectrum. Reader was not bad fit for the time period the book was written for and did a good job tying in some historical people into the story
I would recommend this book to people
no, It was too predictable for my taste, and I think i got almost everything out of the book during the first read through.
almost everything happened exactly as i expected. minor details were a little different, but overall very predictable.
Voices are great. i really enjoyed this voice actor. it was a little strange that everyone seemed to think in the main characters voice though.
I laughed at a few points during the book, and made some comments out loud to myself because of these scenes. I enjoyed the comedy that the author added in between fight scenes.
SPOILERS!!I am rating this book poorly because the story seems to have been stolen from Brandon Sanderson's "The Final Empire - Mistborn Trilogy" i expect that if i read the rest of this series i would continue to feel the same. If you have read that series and dont mind reading a similar storyline again this book was very enjoyable, but doesnt have the depth or mystery that Brandon can create.there were a few minor points that i didnt get until they were all but revealed, but overall this book seemed to be copied pretty entirely.I am requesting a refund for this book and will be looking for a different series to read.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
I got this book for one reason, it was narrated by Bronson Pinchot whom I had come to admire as being among the very top flight of audiobook performers after listening to his excellent rendition of MATTERHORN by Karl Marlantes.
From the very start the story grabbed me. The characters are well drawn by author Correia , and given distinctive voices by Pinchot that are spot on for their personality. Whenever a new character speaks the voice makes them immediately identifiable. This is a tightly plotted story but in a completely over-the-top magic super-hero action movie sort of way and is a lot of fun. As with many contemporary magic novels, magic has certain rules to obey, and the back story of this one gives the manifestation of magic powers a science fiction explanation.
Setting the story on the 1930s is a nice touch; mostly because it affords the author the chance to introduce the hard-case tough guy lingo of noir movies in an alternate history venue. There are many memorable witty one liners in this movie, er book. This listening experience is much like a movie. I listened to it while making a long road trip and the hours just seemed to pass without any trouble. I became so engrossed in the plot that I could vividly imagine the action scenes in my head as the image out my windshield changed only ever so slowly.
Bronson Pinchot delivers a superb performance in his narration of this novel. He ranks with the very best audiobook narrators. He is right up there with Todd McLaren in ALTERED CARBON, Craig Wasson in 11-22-63, or Jonathan Davis in THE SHADOW OF THE TORTURER. I try to seek out narrators that do more than deliver a competent, well articulated reading of a novel. I look for a performance, a one man show. Here I found just what I was looking for. Sit back in your driver’s seat, head for the open road and enjoy the show.
Having been an Audible member for several years, I've had the chance to hear performances from many different voice actors, some are very good and can really bring you into the story. I have to say that Bronson Pinchot is easily one of the best he does an outstanding job bringing the characters to life!
I will be up front and say i'm a sucker for urban fantasy, however Larry Correia has done an OUTSTANDING job creating a really fun and believable (in its scope) world
let us be thankful for the fools but for them we would not suceeed. M Twain. I am a fan of Zombie books. Im a family man with two great kids
Good story once it got clearer what was going on. Its a very unique idea which worked out well. I will get the next book because u really want to see where this story will go.Cool characters who have been fleshed out very well.Value for money even for this tight Kiwi.
This book was lots of fun the narrator was great and had lots of good voices. I esp liked the way he portraied Mr. Harkness.
Pulp fiction magic
Fay was my favorite as you really get to feel some character depth and development. Also, I like that intelligence is not defined by what you have read. She is very much a character that sticks heavily to her beliefs and cares about what happens in the world. I adored her.
Bronson is amazing! His voices truly gave depth and flavor to this world that I don't think would have been possible in reading the novel. I knew what character was speaking just by how they sounded and their phrasing. He mastered the pauses and the tone so well that I started looking for other books he narrated just to hear him do it again.
Casablanca meets the world of magic...
I loved this book and really adored the quotes at the beginning of the chapters to show how magic could alter the history of the world. I really liked the alternate reality concept.
Near the bottom in my list
None that I have read so far
The end with Faye and Francis
Was ok but it has too many plots within plots. Some parts I just fell asleep while listening. Got confusing in other areas of the book so I just skipped then and when I did fall asleep I didn't bother to back track what I missed. It was just a filler type book when you can't find anything else at the present. Unusual to say the least. I am not considering getting Book 2 at the present.
Bronson Pinchot held my attention to the book but the plot really didn't. He voice changes from one character to another was superb. You could actually visualize what the character looked like just by Mr. Pinchot's voice.
Exciting, Entertaining, Bravo
Bronson Pinchot is a master narrator. The voices used for the characters were perfect and made it easy to follow the story. He read the exciting bits in a way that enhanced the action. The story was fun, but he made the audio book a great experience.
A very interesting premise, an alternative world including quotes from historical figures. Bronson does an outstanding job narrating the story. His voices for the different characters helps create a much richer story. I enjoyed this story and enjoyed the sequel, Spellbound, even more.