fallen in love w/ the author and narrator- could not stop listening to this book. If you like mystery, fantasy, suspense and fun- this series will delight.
Take a double dose of alternative history and a strong helping of Raymond Chandler throw it into a blender. Throw in a dash of awesome and blend well.
Viola! Hard Magic.
A great "listen" though a little longer than most audiobooks I've listened to. I enjoyed Bronson Pinchot's lively narration as he made the personalities of the characters really come to life. I also enjoyed the humor that is present even in the midst of explosive action.
It's an action novel on steroids with super heroes and super villains, good and evil, intrigue, mystery, plots for world domination, and plans to save the world!
First time. His narration really brought the characters to life.
The whole story was told very well.
Hero's (the TV Series), meets Mike Hammer.
He did very good period. He might have had a little trouble with voicing some of the females. Only one that I really thought "nope he kind of missed on that one".
Moma always did like me Best!
If you like the idea of special human Abilities (be they magic, mutant, evolution or GGG)....
You will like this book.
Yes it's a great story well told
The big guy
The grey eyed girl he makes her seem so real
I bought this based on other reviewers raving over narrator Bronson Pinchot, and I picked this one out from the bunch he has narrated.
I am a big fan of fantasy, but is getting tired of classic "high fantasy" with elves, orcs etc. The Grimnoir Chronicles is a (for me) novel spin on both fantasy and detective noir, with a great story set in the 1930's, where magic over the last 50 years or so has become more and more 'normal', with several hundred thousands magic users in America alone. But they are all limited to a narrow magic skill, eg. manipulating gravity, teleportation, pyrokineses etc. Think X-Men meets film noir without the silly costumes.
The story is fast paced, with the usual assortment of heroes and villains, traitors and mysteries. Bronson Pinchot does an excellent job of giving each character a distinct sound, and sounds more like he is telling a story, rather than reading it to you. Some of hos 'voices' takes a bit getting used to, but it doesn't take much from the experience.
I'm already halfway through the second book, Spellbound, which is just as good as the first one.
Tell us about yourself! Mystery and Sci-fi/fact reader. Audio books read to me while I'm driving or if I'm sick and can't read. Love to be entertained.
It started off rather disjointed. The characters were introduced in the first several chapters but nothing tied them together. I started losing interest but continued. When the story finally started at was a good story that was hard to put down. I enjoyed it very much. Like the headline says, now Im ready for more.
I did go back and listened to the first few chapters again to pick up what I had missed the first time.
There were many good characters and it is hard to pick a favorite.
Though familiar with the actor, he never came through on the story. His voice was excellent and the characterization was perfect. He was the character and the story. Great job
After the story got going, it was hard to put down.
Un-forgettable, magical, and brilliant.
Jim Butchers: Dresden Files. If you Like those books you will Love this one.
Sally Fey Viera:- Bronson's Pinchot performance was masterful!
Yes, the end so i can't tell you.
BUY THIS BOOK if you want one to remember.
I loved the Monster Hunter series and bought this for the author. It is a bit different than the Monster Hunter series but a fun listen anyway. I had a bit of a problem getting into the book at first but enjoyed it once it got rolling.
depicted the various voices and characters well
The only book related to magic where the power was explained, kind of neat touch. I also enjoyed the connection to actual historical figures and events.