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.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
i have known about Larry Correia a month ago, and he is one of my fev writers. This book is amazing!!!!! i'm dying for the next one.....
The narrator did a good job, i really like how he voice these characters, not all narrators do that.
i really don't know what to say guys... if you thought the first book was good... believe me this one is really really good.... no need to read any reviews, just click the add to cart button and enjoy :)
Pinchot did a phenomenal job of narrating this story and book 1. I will buy book 3, guaranteed.
One of the best audiobooks I "read" to date. Pinchot's performance IS DEFINITELY the best I have heard in over one hundred audiobooks. Amazing.
The development of the character Fay (sp?) is particularly enjoyable as she discovers herself and her powers.
I originally had gotten into Larry Coreia's work with the mister hunter series, for some reason I just didn't want to get into some noirish old school private dick book. Boy was I wrong, I wish I had done it sooner.
Good book. Interesting ideas of how magic works and a creative plot. It's a bit dark, but not sad. I would recommend it to most people. Just not those that are too young.