Great, good, read
not quite sure! Vampire series from a young woman that was a self puplisher
I love his voice and I have bought many books didn't know anything about the books but he has never let me down!
When the fox is holding the rock and he says I will be here when he come back through here. even though he is almost dieing. That hows many young to be honorable no matter what.
I have a great respect for how close this came to our dreams.
I absolutely loved Andrews' performance throughout this story. He did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life and had me falling in love with both Ash and Puck. When I initially started reading this story I was skeptical about how I would be able to connect considering Meghan was no longer the narrator, but together, Kagawa and Andrews kept me inthralled. Kagawa even answered questions and developed people that I had been prepared to know nothing more about, leaving me pleasantly surprised.
I absolutely love the series. However, after listening to Khristine Hvam narrate the first 3 books. I had a hard time adjusting to MacLeod Andrews. I REALLY do not like the voice he has given Grimalkin. But still... a great series!
I already love this series. I've read all the books but hearing them is like a new experience! MacLeod Andrews did an exquisite job with all the voices!
Good conclusion to story of Megan and Ash. I didn't enjoy the narrator as much as the previous books though. The voice for Grimalkin was not fantastic, otherwise a great listen.
i love that cat. The narrator is good, i also like puck and the wolf. Now i am going to buy the rest of the books.
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
Completely enjoyed this 4th installment. It's long but that's NOT a bad thing. It's all about Ash and his promise to Meghan after she became the Iron Queen. Aside from Meghan herself (she has a few cameos) the characters are all those we know plus a few extras and one large surprise character. It's a great send off for this series end.
One minor hang up; Grim's voice. The narrater is fantastic! His narration of Steelheart (my first run in w/him) completely blew me away. He is a pro at giving each character their own voice. Mycry baby complaint is that Grim's constant whine before and after he speaks is annoying. I suspect it's to express Grim's inner cat. It's kinda creepy but mainly annoying. Otherwise, MacLeod Andrews is stunning.
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Even though I’m a big fan of Ash, this was maybe too much of a good thing. It was intense hearing his thoughts and inner turmoil for the whole book. I think that it was necessary due to the nature of the story to have Ash narrate; I just think that Meghan is a good balance to Ash’s moodiness and she was missed. It sounds like I didn’t like the story, but I really was ultimately satisfied. It took some time to get used to Ash’s voice and settle in at first but once the story got going I liked the choices Kagawa made.
Ash is on a quest that takes him to the end of the world to complete a task that no other fae has accomplished before. If he’s successful he will be that much closer to being with his true love Meghan. He has some help on his journey from Robin Goodfellow aka Puck, and Grimalkin, that sly cat, along with some other surprise companions. If you like the Puck and Ash bromance let me say that you will not be disappointed in The Iron Knight. Ash’s trek is not easy and there are a lot of curveballs thrown at him that make you wonder whether he is on the right path after all. The journey is heart wrenching and unexpected and allows you to see what Ash is really made out of.
The audiobook, however, was a struggle to get through. As much as it pains me to say, I think narrator MacLeod Andrews was miscast for this book. I’m a huge fan of his narration of the book Will Grayson, Will Grayson; in fact it is one of my favorite audiobooks. Maybe it’s because I read the other books in the series and had my own idea of how the characters should sound that I ended up disappointed. I think I would have preferred if Andrews read the book straight rather than giving the characters distinct voices. His choices ended up being distracting, particularly for the voices of Ash, Puck and Grimalkin. The narrator for the other books in the series is Khristine Hvam, and she also makes a brief appearance in this audiobook. I really liked her voice for Meghan but I understand it would be weird for her to narrate this book as its Ash’s story. Though the audiobook didn’t work for me, if you like audiobooks listen to a sample and perhaps you’ll enjoy it more than I did.
One thing I really enjoyed is at the end of the audiobook there is an interview with author Julie Kagawa and audiobook narrator Khristine Hvam. I loved hearing Kagawa discuss her writing process, favorite characters, and inspirations for the books. Hvam asks great questions and it’s obvious she has great affection for the series. Hvam also talks about the process that goes into audiobook narration and I just found the whole conversation fascinating.
Though I had mixed feelings about the final Iron Fey book I’m so glad I read it through to the conclusion.
I loved this series until I started the 4th book. While MacLeod Andrews is a very good narrator, his portrayal of Grim has really brought the enjoyment level of this book down. I suppose it's in a effort to try to make the cat character sound like he is purring, but it only succeeds in sounding like whine, whine, whine, moan and groan. Grims voice is so annoying that I have started to dread his part in the book. There is little about the story so far that is uplifting ( I'm only about 2/3rds the way through the first part of the book). So much of it is dark and depressing without enough expectation from the characters to lighten the load.
Still, I am persevering in hopes that the dark will soon end and the hope and light will be just around the corner. Such a disappointment to what was a wonderful series.
As the 4th book it weaved a little off the beaten path but is quite interesting. The end comes to the conclusion few would not have expected.