Hoogvliet, Netherlands | Member Since 2011
If you do cliches, make them over the top and use them to your full advantage. That is what Larry Correia does, and in spades. Take what is stereotypical of the zombie/vampire genre and work it into a book that is full of action and despair, and let the audience enjoy it to its fullest. There was hardly anything new or refreshing to the story or the characters, but LC made it work and work well none the less. A very enjoyable book, I would recommend it to any fan of the pulp action and horror genre.
After reading the premise of this third installment of the series, I somehow had the impression that this would be the lesser of the three books. I was wrong. The character development has improved the story line tremendously and you get more and more insight into the inner workings and politics of the vampire hierarchy and its history with other mystical creatures. Khristine Hvam does a remarkable job as voice actor and I could not wait to get into my car and listen to another chapter or two. Also the cliffhanger is a nice touch, I will certainly buy the next book in the series.
This is one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I have listened to. The story is okay but no award winner by any stretch of the imagination. Still the story is entertaining enough.
The narration of Luke Daniels and humour in this audiobook really sells it. On the basis of this audiobook I've listened to the other books as well, and though they are also very good, this book is the best of the series so far. The dog was without a doubt the real star of the book.
The book is well paced, very clear, very easy to listen to when travelling or at home. As a fan of the genre I'd say this is one of the better books you can buy.
Storm front was the first Dresden book I've ever read, and I wanted to listen to it in the car on a long drive. As much as I liked the story and I have listened to it from beginning to end, I really disliked the way this book was narrated. The sound technician should have stepped in a few times but didn't. Drinking a glass of water is fine, just not in the microphone. The sighing and swallowing got quite annoying. It did seem to get better later on in the audiobook, but the beginning was nothing short of crincheworthy.
This book has one major advantage over "Hexed", it does not feel as rushed as "Hexed" did. The story is taken at a lighter pace which really does the book a great service. However some chapters in this book make me question the motives of some of the people seeking revenge, they seem to be a bit underwhelming to warrant a 1000 year grudge. Also some of the decisions made while in battle makes me question the intellect of our 2100 year old druid sometimes. But apart from that, it is still leaps ahead of many other fantasy books, and the overall humour and performance of Luke Daniels made this audiobook a real please to listen to.
After I listened to "Hounded" I couldn't wait to start listening to "Hexed". The story is not as good as "Hounded" was in my opinion. Though the action was fast paced, I felt the story a was bit rushed, specially when the action starts. Still, I enjoyed it enough to give it a favorable rating. It is a nice audiobook to listen to, and the conversations with Oberon are a real treat (I think Oberon is the real hero of this series).
If you liked "Hounded", you will probably like this one as well, but it is the lesser book of the two.
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