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Warbound Audiobook

Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Paranormal, 2014

Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration - Male, 2014

Audie Award Finalist, Paranormal, 2014

New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Larry Correia sets this gritty urban fantasy, a sequel to Hard Magic and Spellbound, in an alternate noir 1930s. A tough P.I. battles an interdimensional monster that wants to suck magic power out of the world.

Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next.

Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him. The world's most capable Active, Faye Vierra, could back him up, but she is hiding from forces that think she is too dangerous to live. So Jake has put together a ragtag crew of airship pirates and Grimnoir knights - and set out on a suicide mission to stop the predator before it is too late.

©2013 Larry Correia (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Adel Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 10-03-13
    Adel Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 10-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Touch of Magic, Touch of Action, Touch of Politics"

    What a great performance by Bronson Pinchot! Don't take me wrong: the book is a great piece of entertainment and I enjoyed it thoroughly. However, I was very impressed with the way how Pinchot gave everyone a character, managed to sound as if it was performed by a group of actors, and still preserved vocal clarity.
    The book is the third installment in the Grimnoir Chronicles trilogy. If you didn't read/listened previous two books, don't waist a moment but go ahead and pick them up first. Not only that they also provide with as much entertainment, but the story continues from one book to another and preserves continuity. And you won't regret it...
    This is a superhero book, but with a touch of more substance that can be found in similar books - mostly coming from a good characterization of the main protagonists and the level of allegory that reflects on the sociological aspects of modern society.
    The main critique for the third book is coming from unexpected angle and it regards the author's black & white advertisement of political beliefs. The issue is not in celebrating conservative values, but how there is no room for any shades of grey in painting these political beliefs. Anything non-conservative is by nature rotten, bad and is working against humanity: government is trying to enslave people, taxes are not-so-hidden robberies, any kind of state control equals to enslavement... And while the superhero books are by nature meant to show everything as black and white, it is still challenging to justify the extremes used by Larry Correia in this book.
    However, this political comment doesn't really affect the entertainment factor all that much. The book is built on action and is built well. Combined with the excellent performance, this is easy one of the top 40 pop hits for this season... and likely for a few more.

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    Marc Blooomington, IN, United States 10-02-13
    Marc Blooomington, IN, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2014

    Before audiobooks 2 books read. After audiobooks 100's of books. I wish I had audiobooks when I used to drive hours a day to get to work.

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    "Superior to most books of this type"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. I have not read/listened to any author that like more than Larry. Additionally, I do not think they could have found a better voice actor.


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

    I wish I had more time to listen


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    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 09-29-13
    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 09-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Pinchot is amazing"

    Decent conclusion to the trilogy. The first 3/4 of this book are 5 star. The last 1/4 was only 3 star for me so I'll give it 4 stars overall. It just got too far fetched and became an action movie at the end.

    I like the fantasy/sci fi genre for the imagination and ideas, not the action. When a novel breaks down to an overly drawn out sequence of shoot em up bash em down to reach the conclusion I lose interest. I always prefer an intellectual solution to a physical one. I also do not like the ending where a character quickly becomes uber powerful to solve a seemingly impossible situation. Both are on display here. I loved this book until the last few chapters. Still a pretty entertaining listen.

    Pinchot is phenomenal as a narrator. Nuff said.

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    Julia 09-28-13
    Julia 09-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Satisfying ending to the trilogy!"
    Where does Warbound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was more that satisfied with the ending to the Grimnoir Chronicles. It was definitely action packed and tied up the story nicely. I love how Correia created such a strong female character as Faye. The rest of the cast is pretty male dominated but a few other good female characters give enough balance.


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    Judd 09-27-13
    Judd 09-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Just gets better."
    Would you listen to Warbound again? Why?

    Yes. The performance was great and the writing is really well conceived and executed. I do not usually review books on Audible, but I had to put in a good word for this one. More please.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sally Fay Viera. Cute, cuddly and all sorts of murderous. What's not to like?


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    Jake Sullivan. He does great accents and I can almost picture Jake based on this performance.


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

    Absolutely.


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    Austin Long Beach, CA, United States 09-24-13
    Austin Long Beach, CA, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A satisfying, all-in conclusion to Grimnoir!"

    Let's face it, if you've made it through Hard Magic and Spellbound, you're definitely hooked. The real question is not "will I enjoy this book," it's "will this book live up to the expectations I've set from the first two?" I'm happy (and relieved) to say that, for me, it does - and in spectacular fashion.

    Not only are the stakes higher and the powers more powerful, but Correia really cleans up on unanswered questions and unvisited aspects of his world. I can't help but think Correia had the whole general plot of this series mapped out before he finished the first book - it just flows that seamlessly from the first two. We also get some more detail on some of the background characters from the first two books, which is a lot of fun.

    As usual, Pinchot kills it. Just, kills it.

    I don't want to say anything else specific about the plot because it really doesn't need selling. I can't say I like Warbound more than Hard Magic or Spellbound, but that's more to the merit of the first two books than any detriment to the third. It really just feels like the natural progression of one long, fantastical three-part story, just as enjoyable at the very end as it was when I first met Jake Sullivan breaking rocks in Rockville.

    Correia leaves his world open for more exploration, and while the ending was very satisfying, and quite epic, I can't help but secretly hope in the back of my mind that the story of the Grimnoir will continue.

    If this series makes it to the silver screen, my head will explode.

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    Juan FILLMORE, CA, United States 09-23-13
    Juan FILLMORE, CA, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2010

    Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

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    "Great end to a great story"
    What made the experience of listening to Warbound the most enjoyable?

    The characters was so enjoyable


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the spin on the world as a whole and the concept of powers (magic) Kind of made me think of the Xmen


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Bronson Pinchot?

    Not really I did not enjoy his narration


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The life changing position that all the characters were put through and the best part was the ending... WOW


    Any additional comments?

    A must read but the narrator was not good at all. If you can get past that you will enjoy this book

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    Thomas Allen 09-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Outstanding close to an outstanding series"
    What did you love best about Warbound?

    This book wraps up the development of personalities and relationships, and it wraps up the main storyline in exciting fashion.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This time, it's a toss-up. It's between Jake Sullivan (reluctant leader plagued by self doubt who must hide that doubt to lead people to victory) and Toru (Iron Guard abandoner who must live and work in a society completely different from his own). I think in the end, my favorite would be Toru. I very much enjoyed following him on his journey from a man who hates all things western to a man who finds grudging respect for those he did not previously understand.


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

    Bronson Pinchot remains an outstanding reader. My only reason for dropping him to four stars is because he changed some of the accents for some of the characters. At the beginning of the book, I found this distracting.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Blood and magic save the world


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    Kenneth San Diego, California, United States 09-21-13
    Kenneth San Diego, California, United States 09-21-13
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    "The performance makes a decent story shine"
    Would you listen to Warbound again? Why?

    Easy answer, Bronson Pinchot - he makes the characters come alive.


    What other book might you compare Warbound to and why?

    It's a unique twist on any urban magic book. I like the way it's our "real" history but bent just slightly due to magic. Can't think of any other book that's like that.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    How this guy creates very unique voices for each character and then remembers them and switches in and out of them - very impressive, and draws you into the story even more.


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

    no, it's not that kind of book - at least for me


    Any additional comments?

    I now search for books based on Bronson's (yeah, we're that close now I can call him by his first name ;o) performance. Enjoy!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Sugar Land, TX United States 09-20-13
    Amazon Customer Sugar Land, TX United States 09-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Gratifying from Beginning to End!"
    Where does Warbound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5 series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Warbound?

    The exchange on the beach at the end. The final battle was impressive, of course.


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    There are so many. Sullivan, Toru, Hinreck. Whoever did Fay was great too


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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