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Codex Alera
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(4.6 based on 18810 ratings)
  • 1

    Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4180)
    Performance
    (2843)
    Story
    (2878)

    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.

    Jim says: "Remastered into chapters from CD."
    Remastered into chapters from CD.

    The audiobook was clearly remastered into chapters which is awesome, but the horns trumpeting were clearly the end of the CD previously.. Please Audib..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 15 2009 by Jim (San Jose, CA, United States)
  • 2

    Academ's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (3236)
    Performance
    (2176)
    Story
    (2185)

    For 1,000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the Furies - elementals of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Metal. But now, the unity of the Alerians hangs in precarious balance.

    Eric says: "Wonderful series"
    Wonderful series

    If you like the Miles Vorkosagan Series by Lois McMaster Bujold then you will like this one as well. Each has a main character with a major handicap ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2009 by Eric (San bernardino, CA, United States)
  • 3

    Cursor's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2997)
    Performance
    (1992)
    Story
    (1996)

    The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies - the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera.

    Readalot says: "Great series"
    Great series

    This review applies to the series. Normally, I listen to sci-fi and decided to give this fantasy series a try because of the high ratings the books g..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 25 2009 by Readalot (SC USA)
  • 4

    Captain's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2879)
    Performance
    (1883)
    Story
    (1890)

    In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, best-selling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the powerful forces of nature take physical form. For millennia, the people of Alera have used their unique bond with these elementals for protection. Now, as enemies become allies, and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms. . . .

    Jay says: "Simply Amazing."
    Simply Amazing.

    This series has kept me hooked for months, not only through a flowing story of strong characters but also with Kate Reading. She captures every aspect..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 23 2010 by Jay (Lewisville, TX, USA)
  • 5

    Princeps' Fury: Codex Alera, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2750)
    Performance
    (1801)
    Story
    (1824)

    Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized. The dreaded Vord - the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike - have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive.

    Christopher P. says: "Great Book. Fantastic Narrator. Engrossing Series."
    Great Book. Fantastic Narrator. Engrossing Series.

    The best so far of this great series, expertly narrated by Kate Reading (I was already a fan of hers from The Wheel of Time series). This fifth book w..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2009 by Christopher P. ()
  • 6

    First Lord's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2768)
    Performance
    (1792)
    Story
    (1794)

    For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war - and the rightful First Lord of Alera. But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them - using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

    Jason says: "Excellent conclusion"
    Excellent conclusion

    This book was an excellent conclusion to the series. It's so good to see an author stick to his guns and tie up a series on time! He's left enough r..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 27 2009 by Jason (San Diego, CA, USA)