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Furies of Calderon Audiobook

Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.
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In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

©2005 Jim Butcher; (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Laura atlanta, GA, United States 11-08-13
    Laura atlanta, GA, United States 11-08-13 Member Since 2012

    Lawyer with a looong commute and a lifelong obsession with all things sci-fi and fantasy.

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    "CRIPES AUDIBLE GET IT TOGETHER!"
    Where does Furies of Calderon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book. Kate Reading. Love.

    Audible, how hard could it possibly be to remove the fanfares?!


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    Comptonj22 Columbus, OH 10-21-13
    Comptonj22 Columbus, OH 10-21-13
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    "Confusing start but will suck you in quickly"
    If you could sum up Furies of Calderon in three words, what would they be?

    Non stop excitment


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how the writer made sure you knew everything that happend with all of his characters. It felt as though i was reading several individual stories that were all intagled into this 1 massive story that constantly left you hungry for more of each characters story.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    I would have to say Tavi


    Any additional comments?

    I just recently started listenting to audio books during my daily commute. This book makes me wish my commute was longer as everything i get out of my car i'm disapointed i have to wait to hear more of the story. This is one of my favorite books.

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    Andrea Henrico, VA, United States 10-10-13
    Andrea Henrico, VA, United States 10-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great read for teens."
    What did you love best about Furies of Calderon?

    interweaving of multiple stories; constant action kept you interested.


    What other book might you compare Furies of Calderon to and why?

    Lord of the Rings; similar multi-story lines. Political complexities.


    What does Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Reads in believable different voices for different characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no. It made me want to get to the next chapter to see what was happening.


    Any additional comments?

    Although overall somewhat predictable outcome, still leaves you dying to read the next one.

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    Anthony Tipp City, OH 45371 09-05-13
    Anthony Tipp City, OH 45371 09-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A series for the Ages!"
    What did you love best about Furies of Calderon?

    In the Books 1 thru 6 Jim has developed a group of characters you want to love, hate and most of all live with. In this book the character development seemed slow at times, but that being said I would say CHANGE NOTHING!!!! The result is a great book that I have given my top praise to because thru the series you will be there beside for the ride and its no kiddie ride you want the fast pass for this one.
    This series has been my fastest and most enjoyable series to date BY FAR!!!

    If you love strong character development this is the series for you!I cried for the 1st time in a story with this series and felt all the ranges of emotions as no other SERIES has done for me.

    I COULD WRITE A THOUSAND MORE THINGS ABOUT THE LOVE OF THIS BOOK, SO INSTEAD I SAY THIS IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR CHARACTERS WELL DEVELOPED IN A FANTASY SETTING REFRESHINGLY NEW, THEN READ THIS!!!!!!!

    BY THE END OF BOOK 1 YOU WILL NEED ALL 6.


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    Steve 08-19-13
    Steve 08-19-13

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    "Get rid of Trumpet"
    Any additional comments?

    Overall, a very good book. I enjoyed very much the narrator and how she handled the book. The story line was nicely developed. The only thing I found wrong was the annoying trumpet sounds at the end of some chapters. Since they did not make sense on placement, they might represent the change of a CD. However, listening to them would have drove me crazy if I had to change a CD.

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    dan 08-12-13
    dan 08-12-13 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy reading (and listening to) Books! I have enjoyed fantasy and history the most, but more recently I have been brodening my horizon.

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    "I like the world that has been built in this book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Its clean, and enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everyone gets involved, even most of the bad guys arent inherently evil, and have some good to them.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I listended to the wheel of time, and she does very well with this series as well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have if I had the time!


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    hilary San Francisco, USA 08-06-13
    hilary San Francisco, USA 08-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book - but the music is awful"
    Any additional comments?

    I read this book on Kindle some time ago and enjoyed it, and wanted an audio book that I could listen to, but avoid the late night fiction hangover from the book you can't stop listening too. I know the ending, so don't need to stay up to hear it ... but the music in-between the chapters is awful.
    LISTENERS - good book, good characters and good narration. Jim Butchers stuff is addictive, and this book and telling is no exception. I recommend the book - but not if you like to fall asleep to your audio books as I do.
    AUDIBLE - the music in-between chapters in this book serves no purpose and is jarring. It means that the book cannot be listened to at night, which is when I do most of my listening. There is no benefit in the music and I am sure enough people who find it jarring to warrant not doing it. It will probably stop me from buying the others in the series, which I would have otherwise done.

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    James San Diego, CA, United States 07-26-13
    James San Diego, CA, United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting story"
    Where does Furies of Calderon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Nothing like the Dresden series but similar in that he's got a twist which is well thought out and interesting. The feel is similar to dresden books in that it's not overly heavy. There are many characters in this story so you do have to pay attention as there are frequent shifts between scenes and characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are engaging. The story progresses well. The narration is well done. I enjoy the twist on magic.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first by Kate.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. But in real life I probably did a max of 5 hours.


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    Mark T. Woodhouse 07-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "What an excellent book"
    Where does Furies of Calderon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to many audiobooks, and this one is now in the top 10. Excellent characters and a intriguing plot! Kate Reading lends her talents (Wheel of Time) making this a must for those who love science fiction books. Fantastic mental imagery! Kudos to Jim Butcher for another fantastic book, and the beginning of a series that I am sure will bring me many hours of listening pleasure.


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    Michael Reed Chino, Ca. United States 07-15-13
    Michael Reed Chino, Ca. United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Thin Characters, slow first half"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I just couldn't get into this world. I tried to care but by the end I was just happy it was over. I will cintinue most other fantasy series' just because I feel invested in the characters. This is an exception.


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