Really liked this series and loved Bronson Pinchot's narration. The only part I did not like was the ending. I'm not going to spoil anything, but would have prefered something in a little different direction. Having said that, this was a good book and a great listen!
The third in the series, i was very excited to see this book released and was not disappointed. I would recommend this sequel wholeheartedly. Gripping, well crafted, superbly performed -
This is the third Grimnoir book I have listened to, all narrated by Bronson Pinchot. As with the previous two, I totally forget that it is just one man reading - he sounds like a complete cast of actors. His characterisation, voice, inflection ... one of my favourite narrators on Audible. I wish there were more novels narrated by him. What talent.
As with the first two Grimnoir books, I didn't want this one to end. I resisted the temptation to go back to the beginning immediately - but it won't be long before I listen again. Audible books at their very best.
The Lost Gate. They both are just a very good listen. The whole series is wonderful.
It is hard to explain. I once bought a book just because he read it and I was not disappointed.
You know the book and series was great when you are finished you feel a sense of loss. i did with this book. This book is not life changing but it is fun and you can feel the authors mixing of current day politics.
You will need to listen to series in order. Do not skip around. Not that you will want to.
If you love magic and mystery with characters that may the journey fresh listen to this series.
Love this series. The characters are very vivid and the story line and plot very good. Not as predictible as some sci fi series. Always something interesting just around the corner. The narrator is awesome, and I believe won some awards for his performance. He really brings a great story to life. I hope there are more books to come from Larry Correia.
Took me a while in the first book to get used to accents, but we love this book. The only thing is I wish I had found them after 6 or 7 had been written so we wouldn't have to wait for a next one. Hope there will be 6 or 7 of these.
A perfect ending to this "trilogy", though if he decides to bring them back for an "encore", I certainly won't complain. I really, really enjoyed this entire series, even if it's hard to describe the plot without it sounding sort of silly (Magic, hard boiled detectives, Samurai, space aliens, ..... and on and on) . It's not silly at all, trust me on that. The story draws you in and moves along faster than anything I can ever remember. And finally, Bronson Pinchot is simply incredible, and his narration adds so much to a book that is already just about perfect. As good as Rene Auberjonis is for Pendergast, and James Marsters is to Harry Dresden, which is about as high praise as I can imagine.
What a great performance by Bronson Pinchot! Don't take me wrong: the book is a great piece of entertainment and I enjoyed it thoroughly. However, I was very impressed with the way how Pinchot gave everyone a character, managed to sound as if it was performed by a group of actors, and still preserved vocal clarity.
The book is the third installment in the Grimnoir Chronicles trilogy. If you didn't read/listened previous two books, don't waist a moment but go ahead and pick them up first. Not only that they also provide with as much entertainment, but the story continues from one book to another and preserves continuity. And you won't regret it...
This is a superhero book, but with a touch of more substance that can be found in similar books - mostly coming from a good characterization of the main protagonists and the level of allegory that reflects on the sociological aspects of modern society.
The main critique for the third book is coming from unexpected angle and it regards the author's black & white advertisement of political beliefs. The issue is not in celebrating conservative values, but how there is no room for any shades of grey in painting these political beliefs. Anything non-conservative is by nature rotten, bad and is working against humanity: government is trying to enslave people, taxes are not-so-hidden robberies, any kind of state control equals to enslavement... And while the superhero books are by nature meant to show everything as black and white, it is still challenging to justify the extremes used by Larry Correia in this book.
However, this political comment doesn't really affect the entertainment factor all that much. The book is built on action and is built well. Combined with the excellent performance, this is easy one of the top 40 pop hits for this season... and likely for a few more.
Before audiobooks 2 books read. After audiobooks 100's of books. I wish I had audiobooks when I used to drive hours a day to get to work.
Definitely. I have not read/listened to any author that like more than Larry. Additionally, I do not think they could have found a better voice actor.
I wish I had more time to listen
Decent conclusion to the trilogy. The first 3/4 of this book are 5 star. The last 1/4 was only 3 star for me so I'll give it 4 stars overall. It just got too far fetched and became an action movie at the end.
I like the fantasy/sci fi genre for the imagination and ideas, not the action. When a novel breaks down to an overly drawn out sequence of shoot em up bash em down to reach the conclusion I lose interest. I always prefer an intellectual solution to a physical one. I also do not like the ending where a character quickly becomes uber powerful to solve a seemingly impossible situation. Both are on display here. I loved this book until the last few chapters. Still a pretty entertaining listen.
Pinchot is phenomenal as a narrator. Nuff said.