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.
Larry Correia is my new favorite writer. His books are full of monsters and beloved creatures of fairy tale and the tales are told with humour and intelligence. Parts of the book are refreshingly funny, and yet the story is a morality tale told buy a character you would normally presume would be on the side of the bad guys.
Great stories, I hope there are many more to come.
Correia & Pinchot make a wonderful team. I would definitely advise anyone who likes the 'noir' type fiction/fantasy or urban fantasy to give both of these books a listen. Very entertaining!
These books were a nice diversion from the norm for me and I will look forward to the next installment. Bronson Pinchot was also a most excellent narrator and I would not hesitate to listen to him again.
I definitely would recommend this book but would advise reading the fist in the series before you do. I read a lot of books and probably listen to even more but I can easily say that this is one of my favorite books to date. In this case it was the combination of a great book, even greater characters and subperb narration. This is definitely a book that is better listened to than read. Bronson Pinchot could not be better as a narrator and he just brings such life to these characters. Jake and Fay are wonderful characters and the voices that Pinchot uses for them make them two of my all time favorites.
Any scene with either Jake or Fay is a good one. Fay is always funny when she gets frustrated with people who think or do things at a normal speed.
Jake and Fay. The voices and cadence that he has for both of them fits them perfectly.
On the one hadn, yes, because it is so mych fun. On the other hand, no, because you don't want it to end.
I can't wait for the third book. May have to check out Monster Hunters International in the meantime....