I love a good lonnnnng listen. The wheel of time and Dark tower type of long.
The author is witty and able to interject his own human responses into the book. It allows everyone to relate, as much as they can to situations in the story. Big action and nice twists. Not so deep but a really fun listen. If you enjoy the Monster Hunter books then this will not let you down.
the Narrator was fun to listen to. Stayed true to the characters and maintained them well.
I was not a fan of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter books. Hard Magic was much better in my opinion. After listening to it, I purshased Spell Bound which I also enjoyed very much. If you liked the Monster Hunter books, you'll probably like both of these. If you didn't, you might still like them.
I think Bronson Pinchot has improved very much as a narrator. His characters were a bit over the top, but that somehow made sense in the context of the story.
I can't say enough about how much I liked listening to this book. I'm not sure what I expected, but the great characters and excellent narration kept me engaged the whole time. At the final battle scene I found myself clenching my hands as I was so absorbed in it. I agree that Bronson Pinchot did a fantastic job of narrating, it will likely make me look for other books he has done.
I do find the cover art to be a strange match to the feel of the book.
I mean what else is there? This is an awesome book and the narrator rocked it out. Im ashamed to say this is one of those books that I tried and couldn't get into initially, must have been a mood. But because it had such rave reviews I tried again. Thank goodness! It's great fun, I always try books again when I can't get into them. Some never take and some do... Obviously this did. The next book is even better. Lots of guns, fighting and kicking ass. But not overdone gore or bloody guts. Actually quite philosophical at times with the theories on magic and the connections to the source. Original and entertaining. Buy it now.
I loved the world where dirigibles were the dominant technology rather than airplanes.
Without spoiling, I love the sacrifice some of the Grimnoir make for each other and the world. That's what heroism is all about--selflessness.
I really loved how he characterized Faye. She was smart, yet self-effacing. The accent/drawl never wavered--he was always right on.
What if magic were genetic?
My nephew turned me on to Correia as an author--and I'm very pleased with this first book. A reasonable system of magic, interesting twists on how history might have been, and heroes that could be in my family. I look forward to the next installation!
I was a little iffy by the cover art but this series is great! A bit like Heroes the TV show. Characters are engaging and have show great personality especially though this narrator. I'll definitely be getting the next book in the series.
I listen too a lot of audio books. This isn't the best to the worst. I can recommend it, though. I ended up listening to it as I cleaned house and it worked well for that. In the car, I was able to tune it out too much.
Yes, I had to the kids wanted to listen to it
The fight between the two brothers
No, I haven't
Well thought through
Optical Engineer from San Jose, CA.
Hard Magic is probably an 8 out of 10 in comparison of other audiobooks I have listened to: very entertaining, but doesn't quite make you laugh out loud, and it *is* possible to stop listening when it is 3 am and you have to get up for work in the morning...but only barely. The scenes are very suspensful, and it is, overall, a fun ride. Some of the characters are endearing, and the world itself is intriguing. I will certainly be buying the follow-on books in the series.
Alternate history and 1930's film noir are super collided with a magic and incredible action in a tale that keeps you wanting more. Original Characters in a fiercely original world, and guess what? Book 2 is even better! Get in on the ground floor and enjoy the ride. Oh and big ups to Broson Pinchot, the narration is perfect.
The Characters! You will come to love them like friends. Book 2 is great fun, and you will look forward to seeing the characters evolve and grow.
The end is an epic finally!