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Fists of Iron Audiobook

Fists of Iron: Clans of Shadow, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Remember what I said about saving the world? Yeah, apparently the third time is the charm. Turns out our little plan to stop the apocalypse left the gate open for some bastards straight out of HP Lovecraft. Now they've come on through to try to turn the planet into an all you can eat buffet. That's not exactly my jam, so if I want to go on living here, I'll need to find a way to stop them. My name is Frank Butcher, and one way or another, I'm putting an end to this once and for all.

©2016, 2017 Jason Cipriano (P)2017 Jason Cipriano

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    jey cee 06-22-17
    jey cee 06-22-17
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    "Book 3"
    Which scene was your favorite?

    This trilogy was a quick and easy read/ listen to. The world and protagonist weren't particularly unique, but it flowed better than most and did some things with the mythology that most urban fantasy stories shy away from. Overall I liked this series.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Troublemer 07-04-17
    Troublemer 07-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Gods , Gods"

    This was a great Urban Fantasy. Even thought i have not read the first two books, i had no problem following the story. I hope there will be more in this series. The story line was great. Each character was great. Joe Hempell really did a great job narrating. He is one of the best. He always does a great job.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 06-24-17
    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 06-24-17
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    "Fist of Irony"

    Joe Hempel knocked this out of the ballpark. He kept it more interesting than the story line.
    As the finale in the trilogy series I expected more depth and a longer progression to the climax. Unfortunately, it was too brief and not completely satisfying. After all that is done and said, if you cut out the "catch me ups" in books two and three, this could have been an all-in-one urban fantasy and been worthwhile.
    I'm really pleased I was able to listen to this within a month and not have swallowed this bitterness of unmet expectations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 08-01-17
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    "The battles will be even more epic than before"

    This is the third installment in this series. The author brings the characters in the story is a whole new level's new alliances, betrayals and fascinating twists that will leave you shocked. Romances become complicated evil gods out of lovecraftian lore are taking over the universe. And of course our unwitting initially unwilling hero must save everybody. So how is it going to manage it to you in a have to listen or read to find out. Enjoy this latest chapter and what is a truly wonderful series expertly narrated. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 07-27-17
    Lori 07-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Series"
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    Say it isn't over. This can't be the end of the series. The whole series was just plain fun, as well as entertaining and enjoyable from start to finish. This book was no exception. It was also a great ending to the trilogy. Hopefully there will be more adventures from Frank Butcher, Gabby and the gang in the future.

    To appreciate the story you really need to start at the beginning. This is not a standalone book. There is a lot that has happened in the previous 2 books and you will be a bit lost if you try to skip them and dive into this one.

    Once again the story is well written, moves at a fast pace, is full of action and suspense and has plenty of sarcastic humor.

    Loved seeing some of my favorite characters from the past brought back to join in the fight in this book.

    It's going to take Frank, Gabby and everyone else working together to win this battle. Everything they thought they knew is turned on it's head. A battle is looming with the old ones and they will need all the help they can get. This isn't just a battle to save Earth, the entire Universe is at stake.

    Joe Hemple once again does a fantastic job with the narration. Nice voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Great character voices. Every single one of them. He nails the tone and delivery of the humor/sarcasm perfectly. He brings the characters and story to life through his narration. Very enjoyable

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan 07-26-17
    Ryan 07-26-17
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    "A satisfying conclusion"

    Frank's final adventure goes all out in this third and final novel. If you enjoyed everything about the first two this book sticks right along with it. Same cocky sarcastic hero, same mission to save the world. Its a fun and easy listen through just like the others. This book covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time which makes it feel a little short, but keeps it flowing.

    Almost goes without saying but for anyone starting with this book there is a moderate amount of graphic language so be aware.

    In the end this was a satisfying conclusion to Frank Butcher and his heart of Gold and I would recommend this trilogy

    Joe Hempel as always does a great job as the narrator and makes the story that much better for me.

    ***I was given this free review copy audio book at my request from the narrator, publisher or author and have voluntarily left this honest review.***

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    B. Lane 07-18-17
    B. Lane 07-18-17
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    "Uh-Oh, it's magic again!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fists of Iron the most enjoyable?

    This is book 3 of the series about a snarky man drifting through life who gets pulled into a world of magic he never knew existed. Unfortunately, he gets pulled in in the middle of a wizard war and is nearly killed until Dr. Gabriella Perez replaces his heart with a golden artifact that acts as his heart and pumps gold through his veins. Once again, the authors expand the magical world begun in book one and make you feel like you are part of the journey.


    What other book might you compare Fists of Iron to and why?

    Well, to the first two of the series. Book 3 picks up where Book 2 left off as Frank, Gabriella and their band of not-so-merry wizards and a Golem search for Gabby's missing son, Max, who may be the key to something so powerful that two factions of wizards want him dead.


    Any additional comments?

    Book 3 puts all the characters through the wringer trying to retrieve Max. This was a fun series brought to life by narrator Joe Hempel. Joe was perfect as the snarky Frank Butcher. I will definitely look for my from this narrator!

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nomi 07-18-17
    Nomi 07-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "❤️"

    Great story. Great series. Love the characters. Definitely recommend.

    Joe Hempel as always gives a top notch performance. Very enjoyable.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Titherington VanDaley 07-16-17
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    "Awesome Magically Wonderful Series!!!"

    It has been a magical journey watching Frank mature through this series. Don't get me wrong he is still the sharp tongued, sarcastic butthole but in Fists of Iron you see a softer side to Frank and its beautiful. Joe Hempel is an awesome narrator who really brings Frank and the other characters to life and I would not hesitate to buy other books narrated by him. I truly enjoyed this series and look forward to reading more from the Authors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 07-02-17
    Teresa 07-02-17
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    "Adventuresome and Fun"

    What I liked about Fists of Iron was that it was non-stop adventure. It was magical and mystical with neat characters; the real ones as well as the supernatural ones. It was fast and fun and great for most age groups in my opinion. There was some language though (just curse words). While I didn't listen to the first two books in the series, it was fine as a stand alone.

    Joe Hempel's narration was outstanding. He has excellent character voices and keeps a perfect pace. He's a really good voice actor and enjoyable to listen to.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    6/27/17
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    ""I believe I understand your mad ramblings, Frank Butcher"
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    The third and final part of this action packed, and packed some more, instalment of Cipriano and Garner's Clans of Shadow series, featuring fast talking Frank Butcher, the man with, literally, a heart of gold.
    This crazy, irreverent story of defiance in the face and teeth of impossible madness is tremendous fun. Joe has Max. His mother, Gabby, wants him back, so Frank does, too. To find him they will have to take on the universe, God's and all.

    Written in the first person from Butcher's point of view, Joe Hempel is Frank, his narration carrying the story onwards, upwards and through the epic battle with disarming humour and occasional un-Frank like modesty. It is such a pleasure to listen to Me.Hempel's reading that the story almost becomes irrelevant. Almost. But this story also grabs the visual cortex of the reader's brain as, "tattered, torn, bleeding - but still standing," the friends fight fiends of inter-dimensional horror at the gates of heaven itself. And, as always, "the clock was ticking."

    A stunningly explosive ending to this melding of myth and fantasy. My thanks to the rights holder who freely gifted me my copy of Fists of Iron, via Audiobook Boom. Although the trilogy is here concluded, there is still room in the universe for a further Frank Butcher story to emerge. This reader, for one, would be very glad to see it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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