Fresh. Engaging. Fun.
The interaction between aspects, always entertaining.
No, this is my first Audible book. But I was very impressed with his narration and characterizations. He has set a high bar that will present a daunting task to other narrators as they attempt to equal his performance, much less try to surpass it.
The team of Sanderson and Wyman may prove to be an unbeatable duo.
After Monster Hunter International I was hesitant to try Larry Correia again. MHI was one of the few books I had to force myself to finish. It was all about how many bullets could be put on target, the realization that bullets aren't working, change magazines and keep doing the same futile action. Rinse and repeat. Sigh.
Hard Magic and its followup books, however, present a surprisingly balanced story. Excellent characters with believable motivations. Excellent and believable action scenes based in a well thought out magic system. Once you accept the premise of that system there is very little suspension of disbelief necessary. The story arc is well planned out with an enjoyable and satisfying end point. That said I was left wanting to spend more time with the characters and explore more of the world Mr. Correia created. To me that is the mark of a well written story. Bravo!
No, this was his performance I have listened to. But it won't be the last. His characterization was excellent as most of the main characters were easily discernible. My only complaint, though minor, was the change in Lance Talon's dialect. In Hard Magic he is portrayed with a New York accent, while in the later books he has a Texas drawl. Like I said minor but was the only complaint I could come up with.
I love Jim Butcher's work, great escapism.
One of my favorite series, and while Kate Reading's performance is good, it was ruined by sloppy, amateurish editing. When cuts are made from one take to another they are jammed together with no pause. In print it would be equivalent to running one sentence into the next without the benefit of punctuation or even spaces. I found it very jarring and distracting.
Speaking of distracting, what was the purpose for throwing in trumpet fanfares at random intervals?
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