The story and narration are award worthy. The only problem is that Mr. Correia writes serial novels, and the wait to learn what happens next is difficult. I read his books, then listen to the audible version than repeat the first in the series. Even after that, we don't have an expected release for the next installment in the Grimnoir story (Warbound).
If you like well performed stories with engaging characters, Mr. Correia is your author.
Absolutely. The true star of the book is Bronson Pinchot, the narrator. His voice is beautiful and versatile. He manages to capture the voices of Japanese Ambassadors and midwestern girls with equal ease. His performance is amazing, but I always come back to the sheer beauty of his speaking tone. That alone is enough to recommend the book.
My favorite character is without a doubt Faye Viera. It's a classic situation: small town girl thrust into a big world with amazing abilities, but unlike most, Faye never loses that simple oakie charm and honesty. She's straight forward and direct in a world compromised of lies and deceit. She's extremely intelligent, and more importantly, quick. I found her to be a breath of fresh air in a world populated by liars and schemers.
Any scene involving Faye. Her interactions with the other protagonists, as well as with the antagonists were without fail hilarious and satisfying.
I really can't say enough about the narrator. I could write all sorts of cheesy similes describing his voice, but I wouldn't be able to do it justice. Just listen. You won't regret it, although if you are new to the series I'd recommend starting with the first book.
If you are hardcore liberal Larry Correia's writings may not be for you. However if you aren't then the book as well as all his others are a blast to listen to. Can't wait for his next in this series and the monster hunter's series to hit audio.
This book was great! The story was interesting- Crow is an awesome bad guy! I got about an hour and a half into it and had to stop because I was really upset at what was happening in the book. That's how good it is- I've been completely drawn into this book and its characters. Correia is a genius. Pinchot is one of my favorite narrators. My only complaint is his Jane voice is different in this book than it was in the last book. Overall, an awesome book.
I like a book that mixes horror and comedy - it's an awkward blend of suspense and release.
The first Grimnoir book won me over. The world building continues, the characters continue to grow, and Bronson's narration, wow, I can't say enough about how well he brings the story to life.
The descriptions were fantastic, the battles and fight scenes were very clearly detailed, the whole thing just blew my mind.
After the first book, I was hesitant to try the second one. How could he keep the quality of suspense and plot going in a sequel? I was mistaken, and so glad I checked out this one. I suppose it's time to check out the third one.
I love Bronson Pinchot. He is fabulous with the voices. The story was entertaining. Larry Correia definitely has a good series with these books.
Totally good and fun read.
It has been so long since I have found a author, with an amazing story line that takes nothing for granted, involved with the creation and implementation of so many different characters while getting the details of their individual personalities tight in both peace and war without killing the reader with mind numbing pages of detail. Add that to a reader that encompasses the heart of the story with amazing ease and you have a major winner. Well done and thank you!
The whole story ... I am dyslexic and although I can read, it is slow and cumbersome and I have to re-read several sections each time I move forward through a chapter just to keep the story alive ... I get characters however and form images of the individuals in my mind ... this author ... this reader keep my characters real in every aspect.
These are 2 of the best opening lines I have read to date: “The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.” "Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
Very fast paced story with many interesting characters and great narration from Bronson Pinchot. Bronson's narration made this series a joy to listen to. Fun story. Great narration. Get the series.
Yes, Bronson gives incredible life and depth to all the characters.
Sullivan and Toro are both great characters.
He really brings everything to life.
Welcome to the society.
Cant wait to listen to the next one.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
This second installment of the Grimnoir Chronicles carries the story along directly from where the first left off. The plotting of this trilogy was carefully planned and well executed. By now the listener is comfortable with the characters and the rules of how things work is familiar. This allows the story to get underway immediately. One unexpected delight in these first two novels is the political slant of author Larry Correia comes through as clearly American conservative. He does not miss any opportunity to jab at Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, or FDR. And the totalitarian countries of the Soviet Union, Germany and Nippon are depicted as enslaving regimes.
The theme of freedom and respect for life is strong among the Grimnoir Knights. The lead character Jake Sullivan is always as good as his word. Even the Imperium Iron Guard acts within his brutal code of honor knowing that his actions will cost him his life if he fails of even if he succeeds.
Bronson Pinchot is once again superb; displaying a wide range of personalities with aplomb. There are many instances where it is evident that careful planning was done to give just the right emotion for a character. Once even the character’s usual accent is not used so as not to give away a vital plot element. This is just as it would be if one were reading the novel listening to the voice in your own head. Another top notch performance that places Pinchot at the top of the very best audio book performers.