©2005 Jim Butcher; (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks
Absolutely yes. Runs like a movie in your head.
I read the series in book form sometime ago. The disc dramatization created clearer brighter visions of the action and characters than I recall having from the reading of the series.
First one of her narration and I was pleased.
Could not stop listening. Play it on the IPad in the car on ear buds while commuting as well as at home.
Looking forward to the rest of the series.
There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to the intermittent 'horns' which play, quite loud I might add, randomly throughout the book. It serves no purpose other than to wake my children, as I listen to the book, on long car trips.
I'm now on book 4 of the series and it just keeps getting better. There is a lot of setup in this book and like the Harry Dresden series it takes a book to get everything going. The voice performance is awesome and there aren't too many characters to keep track of.
I'm a big fan of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series, so a coworker suggested I try this book. I loved it right away. There are great characters, both good and evil, and lots of adventures. Like Jim Butcher's other books, there's humor, anger, and sticky situations that our hero, Tavi of Calderon, has to find his way out of. Kate Reading does a wonderful job voicing a wide variety of characters. All around, a very good choice for your credit!
Liked Best: Jim Butcher
Liked Least: Terrible narrator
It's Jim Butcher. I love the Dresden Files, and what little of this I got through before having to switch it off was good story.
She enunciates her words very well. Too well. There was no feeling or emotion in this performance. It was like being read to by my satnav.
It inspired me to buy the book instead.
I'm the managing editor of the Fantasy Literature blog. Life's too short to read bad books!
This story is a pretty straight-up very long boy-with-a-destiny-and-friends-must-defend-the-keep-from-the-evil-enemy-horde kind of epic fantasy that doesn’t stand out. There are a lot of the usual tropes which made it impossible for me to forget I was reading an epic fantasy novel (rather than becoming absorbed in the story). At first it’s hard to really like any of the characters but by the end I liked them better and I thought the plot was heading in a more interesting direction (away from the evil enemy horde). The romances are very thin but the occasional dry humor is appealing. I’m willing to read the next book, but mostly because I already have it on my shelf.
This is my first comment and or review on here, and there are a few things to say about The Furies series... They are GREAT! As a Ttruck Driver you want to find the stories that don't lull you to sleep, so I avoid most women narrators because some have that soothing voice that when heard at times, well let's just say la la Iand would have a new visitor. But Kate Reading has done such a great job that I have been looked at by people and neighbors wondering why I am still in my car after coming home from work. I love this series and try to find time to listen to it when I am off of work,... like going for long drives in my car at odd hours of the night..lol.. I was pulled over once and when they were done doing a check to see if I was sober,( dui check on the weekend) the officer told me i was good to go. He then came back and said it to me again, so explained that i want to start my audiobook before I pulled back into traffic...He had this strang look on his face...Priceless.
Jim Butcher is an awesome writer.
The performance was good, but the editing was really weird. Some transitions were non existent, with words blending into eachother, and othertimes that was this super annoying horn sound that seemed to indicate...nothing in particular.
Lawyer with a looong commute and a lifelong obsession with all things sci-fi and fantasy.
Great book. Kate Reading. Love.
Audible, how hard could it possibly be to remove the fanfares?!
Non stop excitment
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.
I would have to say Tavi
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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