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 :)
Shoot-'em'-up (with magic) followed by minimal context necessary to set up next shoot-'em'-up (with magic), repeat, then repeat again. End cycle by promise of future editions of same. Algorithmic.
Actioned packed story
I really like everything by Larry Correia I had read so far. This story is creative and keeps you wondering how the characters will survive.
Did a good job for the most part with different voices
Writing is good and narration is great, but maybe not for those (like me) who aren't into the magical genre. My first impression is to rate it lower, but that is difficult to do honestly. I believe I had the same problem with Book1. So the real problem is likely the genre (it's not really Sci-Fi) and likely should be in the fantasy section.
Another great read in Mr. Correia's epic world of altered history where magic is real and a few lucky, or unlucky souls, possess it. This book adds new enemies for our heroes to fight. Enemies from an unlikely source, our own government.