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.
Bronson Pinchot's performance is outstanding. He brings every character to life. Each character has its own fascinating story.
Okay, Larry Correia hooked me with his Monster Hunter series, and I came into this with high hopes that it would be just as entertaining. But high hopes don't always pan out. And most book reader/listeners can give witness to at least some disappointment from time to time. But NOT THIS TIME, my friends. If you want interesting characters, a fictional premise that really works for the story, excitement and just plain old fashioned fun laced with firepower, this is the book for you. I mean, it's got that "put on the headphones and just forget yourself for a while" quality that we all came here for. This being said, Bronson Pinchot was just plain fantastic. He delivered this tasty nugget to my brain on time and damage free. His voice is truly captivating and brings the characters to life. He handled the different accents like a pro. Many times during the reading I stopped listening to the story just to listen to his voice. Credit where it's due, Mr. Pinchot.
A more complex story line; fewer one dimensional characters; less predictability; fewer cliched plot twists. Everything in this story has been done before, many times. There was almost nothing original in it. I kept thinking I'd made a mistake and downloaded a novel for pre-teen boys because that's about the audience this novel appears to be aimed at.
Written a different book.
Other than the voice of Jake, the characters' voices were not very believable.
I'd have told the author to start from the beginning and write a different novel.
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.