Absolutely. Really enjoyed the story and the narration.
Laurell K Hamilton before it turned into porn so the Anita Blake series 1-8 and the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.
This is an interesting book that is performed great by Bronson Pinchot to perfection. It is easy to forget that one person is doing all the voices and he keeps in character throughout. This book gives us a look at the world if magic were a reality, the confusion it causes and how things might have been different for us all.
The Author does a good job of pulling the reader in and quickly educating him or her in the nuances of a world in which people have magic powers. Not everyone has the same power so it is a little like the TV show "Heroes" where normal people discover their particular gift and strive to master it while fighting to survive.
It is a great adventure that fires the imagination.
If you like adventure/war stories with a classic (Sam Spade) feel where a secret society takes on Magic filled Imperial Japan, you will love this book.
I read an Audible review of this book and it piqued my interest. When it went on sale I snapped it up to give it a try - sure am glad I did! It starts out fragmented as the author builds the foundation and from there it blasts off. There were many characters, but interesting and easy to get caught up in. Bronson Pinchot did an OUTSTANDING job narrating this tale. I look forward to hearing more of this! Highly recommended!
As an ardent and enthusiastic audiobook listener since 2007 I have learnt that whilst a great story is important of course, more than anything else, it is the skill and talent of the narrator to transport you and bring to life all the characters in the story that has the most effect on how much pleasure comes from the book. Bronson Pinchot brings to life the people so authentically that sometimes I listen to a chapter again, just for the sheer pleasure of listening to the story unfold through the different voices. His ability to adopt a different 'voice' and accent means that at times i genuinely forget that I am listening to just one man. I will be listening to everything I can find that is narrated by this man.
Subtle humour and the narrator's ability to bring every character to life.
The main man, Jack, is a character who unfolds and catches you as the story unfolds, thanks to the narration of Bronson Pinchot.
I think I will like the storyline once I get into it. As much as I listened to, I liked.
Anyone. Unfortunately, I did not like this narrator at all. So much so, in fact, that I stopped listening and plan to buy the Kindle version of the book. The story is interesting enough that I would ike to read it, but I really did not like the way the narrator droned on. I found myself wanting him to talk faster. Everyone sounded like they were just not in a hurry to say their lines.
I will write an addendum to this whenever I finish reading the book.
Would recommend to someone if they are really into fiction and the what if's that are possible in Science Fiction. A history or purely non-fiction reader would probably not enjoy.
Woken Furies. Completely alternate world but similar to earth.
Main character. But Delilah has a certain longing which makes her special.
Tendrils of Power
Although this was an enjoyable listen for the most part, the character development seems to lag well behind the plot. For a book that is titled Hard Magic, most of the action seems to center around guns and physical violence, and the magic seems to be just an adjunct. When the magic system is explained, the author goes into great details, which are then reiterated later by another character.
A good book but I kinda felt I was re-reading Monster Hunter Intl. Big strong guy who loves guns and gets power from a big octopus thing in another dimension. The steam punk aspects were good, using real history and modifying in to fit the story.
The character voices.
The Young girl.
At first I didn't like the characters, too many, too flippant, BUT suddenly it all made sense. Lots of twists that are fun. Great for the beach.
A really fun book to listen to, a little "comic-booky" if compared to something like Mistborn or Wheel of Time. It made me think of The Fantastic Four or Raiders of the Lost Ark (with magic). I wish it had been longer and had delved a little deeper into the characters lives and the magic system. There is a lot of action, almost non-stop, which I enjoy. Bronson Pinchot does a great job (as usual) and is very funny at times. Worth your time and your credit!