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.
I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to audio books! It's a good thing they don't weigh much and don't take up much shelf space.
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....
Again Larry Correia keeps the pace going with his 2nd installment in the Grimnoir Chronicles. The story is well thought out and planned, no lagging parts to speak of in my opinion as everything fit together perfectly. Bronson Pinchot is my defacto choice as the number one narrator in the Audible book experience, his portrayal of character personalities is top notch and adds so much realism to the whole story line.
Fay has to be the best character, her spunky personality and resilience are force to be reckoned with and to not be taken lightly.
Only my second experience listening to Bronson Pinchot, but it certainly won't be my last. He is the best so far.
Bronson Pinchot does a great job narrating, He really brings the characters to life. This book was probably just as good as the first. I love this world, the time and the characters. I love the powers, and I love Faye. I can't wait to see what happens with her. She is so funny and innocent.
I like mostly fantasy - Robert Jordan, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc.
Very entertaining listen! Action, G Men with X Men powers are part of a secret society out to save the world while Roosevelt's governmet wants to register them. Great twist on history with a supernatural thread. Worth the credit. Try it. You'll like it!
Jake, the Heavy, & Faye, the Traveler, of course (the 2 main characters)
Toss up between Jake, the Heavy who can alter gravity, & Faye, the Traveler, who can travel (of course) by jumping. The southerner in me just loves their accents . Bronson Pinchot is really a good narrator. If you like Michael Kramer, Kate Redding, or James Marsters then you will enjoy Bronson Pinchot.
It really was & I rarely say that about a book!! I finished listening to book 1 & couldn't wait for this.
Try this authors Monster Hunters series. You won't be disappointed
The amazing versatility of his voice and clear distinguishing of characters.
Stick with this book! Early on in the book I was completely displeased with Bronson Pinchot's narration. It turned out I just didn't like the way one particular character spoke early in the story. (The strange speaking style for this character is described in the book, and with that in mind, was portrayed wonderfully). Once I realized it was just characterization, I was absolutely thrilled with Bronson's reading of an already good book. I enjoyed the story, and the narration really made this Audible enjoyable.