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Furies of Calderon Audiobook

Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

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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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    Charles 05-04-14
    Charles 05-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Better the second time through"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely yes. Runs like a movie in your head.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    First one of her narration and I was pleased.


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

    Could not stop listening. Play it on the IPad in the car on ear buds while commuting as well as at home.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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    Shane 04-22-14
    Shane 04-22-14
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    "Excellent... but what's with the horns?"
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    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.

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    W. Stokes Plano, TX United States 04-16-14
    W. Stokes Plano, TX United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Watch out! You're going to get hooked..."
    If you could sum up Furies of Calderon in three words, what would they be?

    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.


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    Jay 04-06-14
    Jay 04-06-14 Member Since 2004
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    "A Fantastic Series---Start Right Away"

    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!

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    graeme United States 03-08-14
    graeme United States 03-08-14
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    "It's like my satnav is reading a book to me"
    What did you like best about Furies of Calderon? What did you like least?

    Liked Best: Jim Butcher
    Liked Least: Terrible narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What didn’t you like about Kate Reading’s performance?

    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.


    Did Furies of Calderon inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to buy the book instead.


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    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 02-27-14
    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2014

    I'm the managing editor of the Fantasy Literature blog. Life's too short to read bad books!

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    "Doesn't stand out"

    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.

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    Bentley Murray, UT, United States 02-19-14
    Bentley Murray, UT, United States 02-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "In the begining....."
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    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.

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    Blake FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 02-19-14
    Blake FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 02-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Story, Bad Editing"
    Would you try another book from Jim Butcher and/or Kate Reading?

    Jim Butcher is an awesome writer.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    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.


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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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