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  • The Aeronaut's Windlass

  • The Cinder Spires, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,613

Since time immemorial the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Brave New World

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-02-15

I enjoyed the avalanche of excitement

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-15

Would you listen to The Aeronaut's Windlass again? Why?

Yes! Many times.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Aeronaut's Windlass?

When Brigitte emerged from the monestary! I felt like cheering, though I was worried for Rowl and Benedict.

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

No.

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

This is a foolish question. I won't play along.

Any additional comments?

Get this recording or book.

  • Furies of Calderon

  • Codex Alera, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,187

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, how I HATE the horns!!!!

  • By Sarah on 09-14-13

decent story strangled through the narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Furies of Calderon to be better than the print version?

I can't imagine how. It sucks.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I am having trouble focusing on the story at all, the narrator is so distracting.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Kate Reading sounds like a bad renn faire actor at the end of the summer season with a hoarse voice. I just wanted her to relax, already! Have a lozenge, try talking in your natural range, and own your actual accent. Ugh. I don't have an issue with Brits, but I can't stand haughty used in place of actual skill. You know, like James Marsters has real skill. I wanted to like this story. I really like the other stories by Butcher. This narrator is like listening to nails on a chalkboard.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

Ditch Kate Reading, and hire an actual voice actor.

  • The Prophet of Panamindorah

  • Complete Trilogy
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Abigail Hilton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Corry showed up at the orphanage two years ago, wearing strange clothes and speaking a language no one recognized. Corry can remember snippets of another life, but no matter how hard he tries to recall the details, it just keeps slipping away. Then one day, he meets a fauness in an orange grove. She's from a world called Panamindorah, and he can understand her language. In addition, Corry can read a language that no one in Panamindorah has been able to read for 300 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • talking animals and magical creatures

  • By Sereundine on 03-17-15

talking animals and magical creatures

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-15

I loved this story and am going to listen to it again. I sometimes wished for a list of characters, but I was mostly able to follow it. it might have been better served to have a cast like the author's previous fabulous work "The guild of the cowrie catchers", but I'm not complaining too much. This story is set on another continent of the same world, and has its own court intrigues, national alliances, and character development. Its not as sensitive a character study as TGotCC, but it is more layered and intricate than " Hunter's Unlucky". All three works are probably my favorite audible works to date. Sorry Tim Butcher & James Masters, you have been dethroned.

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