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Cursor's Fury

The Codex Alera: Book Three
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Series: Codex Alera, Book 3
Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
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Power-hungry Kalare has rebelled against Alera's aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Ill-equipped to face this attack, Gaius must seek support - even from the combative High Lord of Aquitaine. Kalare has also seized valuable hostages that could mean the difference between victory and failure. And Amara, the First Lord's Cursor, has been tasked with their rescue. She has earned this trust but are her allies as worthy - or does the Lady Aquitaine see the time as ripe for betrayal?

Treachery is rife elsewhere, as young Tavi of Calderon will find. Posted away from the war, Tavi joins a legion anyway, under an assumed name. Then Kalare does the unthinkable - uniting with the brutish Canim.

When treason wipes out the army's command structure, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced legion against the might of the Canim horde - the very last resort of a war-torn realm.

©2016 Jim Butcher (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

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  • L. Turner
  • 03-21-17

Last minute ending. Stupid annoying horns!

Overall I did enjoy this installment of the Furies of Calderón series. Tavi's character became more developed, and it was fun to see more of Max (one of my favourite characters). The flashback sequences were well-crafted. I felt Amara became a much more agreeable character in this book.

The reason it's not getting 5 stars is two fold. Firstly, I feel like it could have done with being shorter in some places and then longer at the end. The final battle felt a bit of an anticlimax. My second reason is those stupid bloody horns which keep sounding at random places throughout the book! I have no idea if they are meant to denote a pause in the book, or if someone is about to do something very heroic, but they are beyond irritating. I often listen to audiobooks to fall asleep, and the sudden jarring sound of a bizarre fanfare is distinctly unwelcome. Whoever had that idea needs a kick up the backside.

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  • Kaylee Clarke
  • 04-11-17

another good story

The biggest issue I have had with the codex alera series is the random loud fanfares that happen mid-chapter.
These just aren't needed and throw you out of the story.

I could forgive them if they were between chapters but they happen in places that make no sense at all.

Other than that the voice work is as expected from Kate and the story is as entertaining as others of Jim's work.

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  • zed
  • 08-30-17

Great book

great book and well read. only downside is odd horn blowing that seems to be in wrong places
I. e middle of sentence rather than end of chapter.

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  • Michelle Hutchinson
  • 07-28-17

Why the bugle?

This would've been a 5 star if it weren't for the bugle that interrupts paragraphs at least 5 times in the book for absolutely no bloody reason! Very irritating!

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  • Robyn
  • 04-13-17

still charging along

.....the pace hasn't let up yet. Loving this series.

The clues were coming thick and fast by the end of this book. Love the characters. Still that random trumpeting thing going on, but its not detracting from the overall enjoyment factor.

Book 4 downloaded and half way through. I'm clearly on a bit of Fury binge at the moment and it's such fun when all the books in the series are ready and waiting for me! (Patrick Rothfuss.....please please finish #3!)

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  • Adam
  • 02-19-17

Great story, marred by odd sound effects

I loved this book, it's a particularly strong addition to this excellent series. I can't stand the seemingly random fanfares that have been added to the story however. They break up dialogue and moments of tension for too often and serve no purpose.

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  • Leon
  • 11-20-19

The trumpets add nothing but the story is solid.

I agree with other reviews about the trumpets but the characters are strong and well developed. The story is well paced and engaging, Not as strong as the Dresden Files but still enjoyable and well worth listening too, especially if you liked the Authors other books.

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  • Mr. W. Inskip
  • 10-07-19

Good story - shame about the trumpets

I am not the only one but the flow of the story was often knocked off place by the interruption of silly trumpets.

The story itself was well read by Kate Redding, the characters are developing well and am looking forward to the next instalment.

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  • Pharte
  • 06-08-19

chunks used out of the previous books?

Overall I'm a fan of Jim Butcher as an author and decided to start the Cursors series of books even though the genre isn't my thing.
surprisingly I enjoyed the first book and went on to the second in the series.
By the time I'd got around to listening to this the the third cursors novel (several months and in between other reads and listens) I was convinced I'd already listened to this one.
There was definitely multiple chunks taken from the previous books and inserted into this one.
Now I don't mind a bit of a back story but this had me questioning myself and it was only by continuing to listen for several more chapters that I convinced myself it wasn't me.
It very much spoiled the book for me but I'd still say it was a reasonable listen.

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  • Dom
  • 05-30-19

Bloody Trumpets

this book needs re-editing. I assume that a trumpet sound effect was meant to signify a change in important chapters or character POV. it appears to be inserted completely randomly through the book, pulling me out of the story at some quite intense moments.

a shame, because otherwise this series is one of the finest sword-and-sorcery series I have ever read, and this book is where it really starts to build.

Hopefully Amazon will see these reviews and have a look at the edits made in production.

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  • Reuben schoneveld
  • 06-30-19

Love this story

The hors/bells that randomly play isn’t as often as the other one. Really enjoy this book

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  • Jenny Taylor
  • 05-01-19

pronunciation errors

it's feral not Fear-all

narrator's really should really check before recording, hopefully they will gain knowledge eventually

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  • Aly
  • 05-25-18

yay

best one yet... now onto number four... this is exciting... what does it mean for our hero

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  • David
  • 12-14-16

Brilliant story

The story is enough to look past the very average narration, and whats with the horns?