This is a great start - hope the rest of the series continues on the same path! Tons of action, fun and just different enough to keep my attention. It moves along and the character development is detailed and interesting. Correia has done it again and Pinchot adds to the story and the characters. Good read!
Happiness is a good book!
Written in the era of the 40's it's a normal gum shoe story with a twist. Not all is as it seems. Very very good
The narrator does a good job. Not the very best I've heard, but still quite good. He sometimes starts inflecting sentences in odd ways, but not so much as to make you cringe. The story, however, gets tedious about half way through. Also, the characters do that thing that makes me crazy where they think things about themselves or their predicament which are contrived and obviously wrong. They'd have to be stupid to believe what they're thinking but the author has them think it in order to make the plot go in a direction it wouldn't normally go. Tedious.
The characters are easy to take a liking to!
Most of Faye's experiences.
I like readers who can create and keep up with a variety of voices. He is one of the best.
It kept me moving the whole way through.
I did not think I was going to like this particular genre but now I am a fan.
If you like dialogue that reads like an anime ie thwak! arrrgh! oomph! then this is the book for you!
Not completely, but now I know that there is a great deal of variation in the literary quality in this subgenre
Absoutely not, I seem to be the only reviewer who thinks his work trivialises women's voices, lacks emotional range, and fails to differentiate between the character's voice and the author's voice. BTW, there's a reason why the audible sample clip doesn't begin with the first chapter, the clip that you will hear is Bronson at his very best working with the best dialogue in the entire manuscript.
No, this is a derivative uncanny x-men (and one or two token women who are either hillbillies, zombies or evil) story.
Clearly there's a big fan base out there, given the number of positive reviews. but if you are looking for the crisp dialogue, humour and self reflexivity that marked the Dresden Files - don't stray into this series.
I originally got hooked on Larry Correia with the Monster Hunter series and when I finished the series the Magic series was not out yet. I was distraught. I had listened to the Monster series on my trips back and forth to Texas a 14 hour drive one way which made my travels less mondaine. My expectations were high before I even started to listen to Hard Magic. I was fully entertained yet again by the plot, characters and the narrator. His characters have deepth and the plot keeps my attention so much that I don't want to turn it off. I really enjoy escaping into Larry's world. A must listen too!!
Jake Sullivan is an ex-con turned detective and shafted by J Edgar Hoover. He has the power to bend gravity. I think he is the main character. However, it is hard to be sure as there are so many people introduced into the story that I found it difficult to keep them all straight. Their lives intersect but by that time there are many names floating around in my head.
I like Faye and her grandfather - both able to travel from place to place. This is the first of an as-of-yet two book series - with a third on the way.
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
This audiobook is a little hard to rank. It starts out with several sub plots with several characters each. It is hard to figure out what is going on and with who. In the first several chapters I would rate this book less then two stars. Then all of a sudden the plot comes together. That caused me to rate this book higher @ four stars.
I have all Mr Larry Correla MONSTER HUNTER audiobooks. I enjoyed them very much. It was my previous purchase of those books which prompted me to get this book.
I enjoyed young Miss Faye (spelling?). i also enjoyed the 'bad man' in the form of J Sullivan's older brother.
The first few chapters didn't hold my attention very well. I was lucky that I was doing my walk while listening to it. I listened long enough to where all characters and sub plots came together. Then I didn't want to stop (and I didn't). I finished the book. I then re-listened to it with the purpose of hearing what I missed.
This audiobook starts slow and is a little confusing in the beginning. It makes the storyline appear weak. Then it gets into the action.
It is not that often that you can mix Noir, Alternative History, and Sci Fi, but this is a great mash-up. A cross between Blade Runner and The Maltese Falcon with just a touch of world conquest thrown in. Great fun. Terrific dialog.
The battle at Pershing's HQ is thrilling as well as emotional. You really care about the characters and hope they all survive.
Pinchot always does a great job with narration. In this book he has to balance pure story as well as multiple regional and national accents. It truly enhances the story.
The FBI thought Sully was a heavy, but they didn't know the half of it.
Of course it's not great literature, but it is great fun.
This is wonderful! The performance was excellent! The characters were great! The universe is amazing! I'm reading everything else Larry Correia has ever written in the hope that "lightning will strike twice"...it hasn't yet. The sequal "Spellbound" is pretty good!