A good listen, the alternate universe type twist on reality gives the author lots of leeway to play with history, the characters are interesting and just unrealistic enough to make it all work together, The narrator does a great job with believable personalities for the primary characters. I am looking forward to the next volume in the series.
And a great villain too. This is such a fun book to listen to and Mr. Pinchot does his usual excellent job narrating. The story is like an old timey action packed film noir, the kind that you happily stumble upon when flipping channels on a rainy Saturday afternoon, but this has the added benefit of the characters have awesome magical abilities. This a wonderful series and well worth your credit. I can't wait for the next book!
Just the characters themselves and you wanted to learn the fate of each of them. So you listened and listened until the book was done.I dont know what the phrase is for an audio book but if it was text I would classify it as a real page turner.
Thats tough because the author takes historical figures and melds them into an alternate historical past. As well as the concept of magic is unique from my perspective. The only book I could compare it to would be "Hard Magic".
The voices of multiple characters had changed when compared to the first book, "Hard Magic". Jane lost her accent, Lance now sounds like a cowboy, Francis sounds like his grand dad, Dan lost that tone. It was a real bummer especially coming from the first book.
Another issue was that I also had in the first one was the screaming effect was terrible. Bronson has his moments but then there are times it falls flat.
Behind the curtain, secrets of the magicians!
When does book 3 come out?!
Larry Correia continues the Grimnoir Chronicles with this epic "Spellbound" novel set in the same alternate depression era America we were introduced to in his previous effort "Hard Magic". All the magical charcaters from the first book are back in this action packed story with the addition of the Nipponese Iron Guard "Toro" and the evil G-man "Crow". Like the first novel in the series, Spellboung engages the reader right from the start and keeps you riveted right to the very end. If you enjoyed "Hard Magic", then you will definitely love this new novel by Larry Correia.
Bronson Pinchot once again delivers an outstanding performance in this audio book, by delivering superb vocal renditions of the novels colorful and lively characters. I am definitely looking forward to the next novel in this series.
After listing to the first book "Hard Magic" I couldn't wait to listin to "Spellbound" and it was better than I expected. The weaving of alternate history, great characters, tense action and interesting twists on magic combine with great narration to make you want to find more time to listen. I always anticipated the dog walk just to hear what Jake and Fey where up to now
Best things about this story were the non stop action, history twists and interesting take on magic.
Bronson's narration of both of these books were stellar.
Who will control magic?
Hurry up with the next story. What a great lead in.
A week or so ago I purchased “Hard Magic” by Larry Correia as part of an Audible clearance special. It was the best investment in a long time. The book was pure pleasure from beginning to end. There was a good story, plenty of film noir ambiance, magic galore, and action from beginning to end. It was pure testosterone driven escape! As soon as I finished “Hard Magic” I immediately downloaded “Spellbinder”, the second installment in the series and found it to be a big second helping of the wonderful confection. Indeed, there were even a few more nuts (literally) in this helping. The second book developed the story began in the first installment with new twists and turns, introduced some great characters, and allowed all of the original crew to shine.
My complements to Bronson Pinchot, he did an excellent job as the narrator. The voices he created were spot on for each of the characters. They may have been a bit exaggerated if these books were serious literary novels but for the fantasy/detective/magic/syfy genre they were perfect!
I will wait with great anticipation for the third installment in the series.
I had my moments of elation and frustration as the plot thickened. It really draws you into the story.
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I was really disappointed to find out that there's a third and final book in the series. I thought it was just the two books.
This one has a very interesting twist in it. Old enemies are forced to work together against a common foe making for some wonderful interplays between the characters.
I can't wait to join the old gang again for their climactic adventure.
And Bronson Pinchot's performance is just amazing.