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!
Kal Hakala......but there are some other pretty cool characters
I think he does an outstanding job. Perfect voice for the main character, very passable for the others. Most authors have difficulty switching characters without using the same phrases and semantics of the main characters. This does happen in, but can't blame the reader.
Do you feel lucky, punk? Too damn bad!
This is fast becoming a favorite series for me. The main character is flawed like a good character should be, he battles internally as well as externally. This book took on new perspectives without losing the main character and most importantly, without straying away from the heart of the story. Kudos to Stone, he's creating a MHI type series with a Dresden persona main character.
Maybe. I'll probably get throught the rest of the series first.
Really liked the backdrop to the story. Took a while for it to unfold, and not real sure about how it will all end, but it was unusual and interesting.
Really enjoyed DA's performance. I thought he was perfect for this book.
The book started out slow IMO, but after it picked up, I thought the author did a fantastic job of tying a pretty good story with really good characters all together.
I will probably listen to more of the series, not sure I would go back and listen to this one again or not.
I really liked the narration in this book. I personally think Jeff Hays made the book better than it was, fantastic job by him.
I was surprised at liking the book. Several of the angel books are utter crap and this one was pretty good. The ending was a little bit of a surprise, figured something was going to happen, but that was a nice twist.
Some of the Dante parts are somewhat strange, in as far as the mythos is concerned. I like books when the good guys aren't all good and was pretty happy with how the character developed throughout the book.
Freakin' Awsomely Awesome
Lots of Urban Fantasy out there, lots of angel stories, but there's nothing like the Sandman Slim series.
Sometimes I pee a little, just a little!
Kadrey has kept the series alive (dead?) by staying true to who Stark is. It's his F...ed up world and I'm just glad I get to read it.
If you're gonna be Dresden, then you have to be funnier. If you're gonna be Sandman Slim, then you need more depravity. Steveson, man walk right side of road get squashed like grape. Man walk on left side of road get squashed like grape. Man walk in middle is OK.
Mr. Miyagi's advice does not apply to characters in books. This story has a lot of good possibilities, but it's not getting anywhere fast. The mythos is sorta.... Okay?
This was not a horrible book by any stretch. I think there is a good story in there and I will probably try the second in this series since I already have it, but that will be a make or break situation.
Someone said it best in a previous review, the narrator isn't bad, he's just too posh.
Loves me some urban fantasy and this was, dare I say it again........Okay?!
There is a lot of potential in this story, the mythos could stand some work. The characters, especially the main character, needs more building and way less stereotypical male/female roles.......Me strong man, use big club, all women want. / I always fall for the bad boy types, will I ever say no to casual sex and find the right man.
Pretty much the story line. Someone has watched a few too many Supernatural re-runs.
With the exception of human mutilation, the angel story was a mere step beyond the Supernatural series angel mythology. If the lead angel could be any more Edward, only more boring - if that's even a possiblility - oh, wait it was!
Not enough characters and/or depth to the ones she had. I generally like this type of urban fantasy and I think there could be a good story in there somewhere, it was just so.....simple and predictable.
She definately struggled with some of the male voices, but over all I did enjoy her styling and was only able to get through the book because of her.
The 1st through the last.
I almost didn't get this book, and now I'm wishing I didn't. I kept thinking the story would develop and the characters would break down and become more. I have hope for the series, even though I personally won't be partaking in the new book.
No - I've got too many books to get through. I will definately start the rest of the series, though. I really enjoyed Khristine Hvam narration, she was outstanding.
There are quite a few modern day beast/magic personas out there. Maybe the Kitty Norville series, some things I like better in each, personally prefer Kitty, but that's just me and it's early in the series.
Took me 4-5 days, I just don't have the time to get it all in one sitting and I think I enjoy books more if it's not done in one sitting. This was a good book, but not that intense or spellbinding.
This is one of the better books by a new (for me) author. I know this is sexist, but I have a hard time with some of the female authors in that there are only two types of male characters - the super hottie (always the mysterious vampire), which is most of the ones the lead character deals with or the middle aged overweight asshole. I know there has to be chemistry and/or romance which can really enhance a good story, but the author kept that really light, not forcing the issue in book one and I appreciate that. Way too many romance novels in the fantasy genre for me.
If you have not read any of the MHI series, don't start here. The previous books were better and you will be lost if you start here. If you have read/listened to the others......well, you kind of have to get this one.
The ending was ok, not any real surprises...sorry!
Frankenstien vs. Wolfman - that scene kicked major ass!
Took me 3 evenings to get it all in.
Love the series, the narrator, and the author. This was however, my least favorite in the series. Franks is one of my least favorite characters in the books, so that played a big part in my Eh!? feelings toward this installment. It did tie in more of the plot leading toward the big Good vs. Evil showdown and I did "like" the book, just not as well.
The humor employed throughout the book with most characters keeps me coming back for more. The Irish cursing helps too!
This is my biggest critique of the book. The expansion of characters, expecially the new hound. I feel as if Hearne is stretching the story with too much of the other characters perspective. A few chapters here and there is ok, but going through all the different characters should have been a novella or two.
Hearne has a fantastic niche with Atticus and the style he employs and this books fits right in with the series.
Yes. Love the series and listen to them all atleast once a year.
Not gonna be a spoiler, but family issues were very touching
This is one of my favorites in recent years. Lots of action, deception, crazy fairies, and cool gods. Butcher, in my opinion, has given Harry some of his swagger back.
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