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.
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Travel is essential, snowboarding a need. I love speed: cars, motorcycles, boards. Food is more than a requirement; on the best days it's a supreme indulgence.
Absolutely, already have actually. Why? It's non-stop action with a historical background, intermingled with magic and realistic characters. Besides, Bronson Pinchot is now my favorite narrator.
This man made each character an individual. You felt menace, sadness, anger...everything from each character he voiced.
Who'd-a-thunk that possible from Balki! (..am I dating myself?) The only other narrator with whom I've experienced his was Jim Dale (Harry Potter)
Had it not meant sleepless evenings, yes! Actually, the entire series was one continuous 'read' for me. I just got lucky this book dropped almost immediately after I finished Spellbound. You're better off listening to this continuously. You tend to lose minor things here and there...or so hubby's told me. He restarted book one based on my enthusiasm for the series :)
If you like action, adventure, historical-fantasy, magic, great characters, and re-imagined locations, you really need to read this series. It's unique enough to keep you guessing; (just) predictable enough to make it comfy.Do it!
I have loved all of Larry C's work. I started with the Monster Hunter series and loved it. I then devoured the Grimnoir series and loved it just as much, if not more. I was surprised when Warbound's entertainment value was just off the charts. I think this series just keeps getting better. The author's imagination seems to have no bounds. Please keep em coming! And "Don't be ridiculous!". Bronson Pinchot truly brings this book to life. I mean, his top notch performance of this wonderfully entertaining book only enhances it's value to the listener. GREAT job!
While I certainly hope there will be more in this series, this 3rd book of the Grimnoir Chronicles reaches the epic climax of the three part adventure. It did not let me down with the ending, and I enjoyed the heck out of this trilogy.
Bronson Pinchot again elevates this book with his fantastic narration.
If you are looking for pure escapism fantasy, into a fresh new adventure, this series is certainly it.
Like all in the Grimnoir series, this was near-impossible to put down. Correia has done it again with the perfect mix of action and magic in an alt-history 1930's Earth.
Graphic, but not gritty/creepy violence. Outstanding action sequences. Some language, including a few f-bombs. As a movie, I imagine it would translate to a "hard" PG-13 (and hope it will!) Old-fashioned in good ways. The true villains are despicable. The heroes are imperfect, but still heroic (none of that back-and-forth "I'm a good guy, now I'm a bad guy, now I'm good again - who knows if I'm good or evil because all is relative" garbage so common in modern action writing). So, you love the good guys, and almost wish the book were bigger so each of them could have some more developmental room.
I'll also jump on the "Bronson Pinchot is the best narrator ever" dogpile. Incredibly good.
All in all, it's one of those that's so good I did dishes, yard work, running, and any other physically near-mindless task to keep listening.
Most absolutely. Exciting stuff.
Sally-Fay Vieira, of course. She is the most un-innocent innocent ever. She's actually kind of scary re the ease & fun she has killing folks. For a super lightening fast thinking cog, the simplicity of her thoughts are quite endearing. Even when she's killing folks....
Fay's 1 minute and how many seconds !?! killing spree aboard the Auspicious Dragon Imperium ship. That was something.
I think the quiet intensity of Lady Origami should not be overlooked.
This book was really, really good. The characters are well defined, heroes die, the impossible become possible, emotions are real, and the action was dynamite.
I stumbled on Hard Magic when it first came out and absolutely loved it. I have read the Monster Hunter books as well because I enjoyed the Hard Magic Series so much. I have to say, Hard Magic, Spellbound, and Warbound are a million times better than Larry Correia's other series. Great world building, good character development, interesting magic and wonderful plot. I can't believe this series is over. It is like loosing a really good friend. Start at the beginning and enjoy. This series is one of the series that I wish I had never read so that I could begin it now and read it for the first time. Wonderful.
I usually do not really enjoy the ending of a good series. This book was so good and the ending was the best ending of a series ever! I'm going to miss the characters.
I’m starting to suspect that Larry Correia is secretly an “active” with writing magic. Every book in this series is phenomenal and Warbound is as satisfying an ending as I could have asked for.
On my second listen.
The grand scope this novel takes is truly awesome. The first two books will make you fall in love with the characters. This one will show you what they are capable of in this world, and it will blow you away.
one of the most talented narrators I have ever had the pleasure of hearing
Stayed up all night when I got it.. reached the end and just hit play again.
absolutely loved it
If you have gotten to book 3, you already know how well Larry Corriea and Bronson pinchot work together. The writing is consistently good, and the narration is spot on. One of my favorite series and the books were made better by Pichot.
"Does not skip a beat"
In the third book of the series Larry really keeps up the pace of the story and characterisation that makes this a class leader of the genre.
"Superhuman story and narration"
Warbound was a very enjoyable piece of pulp fiction. This is not the kind of book that is going to win literary awards, but it is the kind of book that will keep you "spellbound" from cover to cover. I really need to call out that the narration in this book in particular (and the whole series in general) was superlative.
Bronson Pinchot brought personality to every character and enhanced the action of pivotal scenes through inflection, volume and pacing. I have well over 100 audio books in my collection, and this was my favorite narration by a male narrator. Tokugawa!!!!
Spelling bad never felt so good.
"A very good story"
I liked it a lot, it was a very interesting story and well read .good job.
"a nice conclusion to a ripping yarn"
Top twenty, and i listen to a lot.
Heinrich ( not sure of the spelling)
A silky smooth voice which can inject a great deal of character into the major players.
I Thoroughly enjoyed this conclusion to the trilogy. It felt a little abrupt but that was likely me not wanting it to end. I read a lot of reviews of the authors other books which suggested he pushes a political agenda through them. In this books case i really didn't see it. If you take it seriously this book may not suit but i wanted solid entertainment and it delivered.
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