The variety of voices from the narrator. I really like when everyone sounds distinct and I can tell who is talking immediately. Love the voices for Sullivan and Heinrich, Faye (sp?) gets a bit on my nerves but it works.
I liked getting to know the backstory for all the characters. I think Heinrich's affected me the most.
the final showdown with the chairman on the airship.
no, but I did think about it a lot. There were several humorous and upsetting parts in the story, but it was more akin to watching a good action film.
I wasn't sure about this story initially since I thought it sounded more like it was "guy" book and I'm not usually into history, but the magic and characters were very interesting and i actually liked the alternate history. I guess the only "guy" thing that bored me a little was all the gun descriptions since it meant nothing to me, but I am sure gun enthusiasts everywhere loved it and I did appreciate the expertise of the character that made all these weapons. I think the character development was exceptionally good so I am really invested in the story. I can't stop thinking about the characters and I want to know more. I immediately purchased the second book in the series and now I am frustrated because the 3rd isn't out yet. There were a few violent parts and since I can't stand to watch that kind of stuff so if this were a movie I would have "covered" my eyes for several scenes, but for the most part the violence was necessary and fit well with the story. This is a book I would definitely recommend listening to, rather than read, because it is so action-packed and the narration is so good. Second book was great as well, I really hope the third comes out soon! I especially want to know what is going on with Faye.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
The same author as monster hunter which I loved, this one was a lot slower in pace but still very good
Definitely! Lots of action, the characters are fun and you get so caught up in the progress of the story. Bronson Pinchot is an amazing reader. He gave the characters such personality!
Similar in some respects to the Nightside series, but much more action
Pinchot is incredible at his accents for each character. It seems like he literally "becomes" each character.
I hated to turn it off! Very involving!
As a big fan of Correia's Monster Hunter series, I thought I would give his Grimnoir series a try. Fantasy of this sort isn't my favorite genre and the alternative 1930's timeframe has been done many times but all in all it's a good story. Correia does a very good job of providing a framework of magic that makes logical sense instead of just declaring that magic exists and that's that.
The narration on the other hand just about made me quit listening. I got used to Bronson Pinchot's odd inflections and accents after awhile but I don't know if I could get through another book using him. He makes the main character Jake sound like a backwoods idiot and provides an redneck-hick accent to many characters where it doesn't belong.
Personally, I would recommend the print version over the audio.
It was an interesting and unique combination of alternate history, magic and Micky Spillane type detctive story.
Neat story, good characters.
Just as with his Monster Hunter's books, Correia does a great job here getting me involved with the characters. He makes them seem human and allows you to really involve yourself with them. Pinchot as narrator does a great job with pace and character portrayal, a wonderful production.
Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
Definitely because of the setting. Its a pre WWI world and the use of historical characters is actually pretty nicely done. The concept is very nice and its nice to see superheroes with limits on their powers (I guess that's why Batman > Superman)
I liked that the powers were limited and finite. I also really like use of magic, it was like in Ghostbusyters when Egon and Ray talk about one of the books that has all the information on ghosts and demonology.
Bronson Pinochet was ok, some of the characters he did well and other not so much. Another caveat that annoyed me was his whispered screams.
I hope he has stepped it up for the sequel, Spellbound.
No not really but I have to say it once more. I love the setting and use of historical characters.
Definitely look forward to listening to the second one.
Fresh story line.
The ending was good but a little anticlimactic .
Good use of voice.
There is a lot of humor written into this book.
It made me laugh several times
Awesome story with some pretty good plot twist. A very enjoyable listen
This book has magic in a completely new an unexpected way and the characters are very realistic and you find yourself routing for them as the book progresses, so much so we have sat in th car with the radio on just to see how things work out for them.
Took me a while to get used to the narrator, but once I did the book was great.
I think Larry Correia is my new favorite author. His books are nothing like te books I normally read, but I have them all and I know when they are read and I have to wait for the next one will be hard.