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Furies of Calderon Audiobook

Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2005 Jim Butcher; (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks

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    D 11-07-15
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    "Jim Butcher is an amazing author!"

    I've finally found my next series to emerse myself in! Book one has laid the foundation for what I expect to be a fantastic story. After just finishing book one, my ONLY disappointment is that there are only five more books in the series to go!

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    Nathan 10-31-15
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    "Good book... Not for a novice audio listener"

    I have become a big fan of Jim Butcher, having listened to many of his audiobooks while at work, or doing chores around my house. He is a great writer, and a master storyteller.... And the narration/production of the audiobook is very well done. That said, the one drawback to many of Butchers books is that they can be very overly-complicated. This series in particular is one that requires constant attention to be able to follow what is happening in the story. It's not a book that is easy to listen to while I am doing other things.... I found myself having to rewind several times because I had missed something important. The main trouble is that he jumps right in with an insanely large cast of main characters, spread over 3 or 4 different simultaneously running story arcs, that he is constantly switching back and forth between... So that it almost requires the listener to keep a notepad with all the characters to keep everything straight. Not to mention the seemingly random list of abilities that everyone seems to have. All in all it actually is a very entertaining and well-written book if you are able to give it your undivided attention.... However it is not for the person who is going to be intermittently interrupted by other tasks.

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    Andrea 10-26-15
    Andrea 10-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    Love the author and narrator can't wait to listen to next book. Wonderful story telling.

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    Terri 10-22-15
    Terri 10-22-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Love It!!"

    Not for the kids but an excellent series. I've listened to them many times and they are still as good as the first. Would make an excellent movie.

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    Jana 10-19-15
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    "Love it enough to come back again."

    I love the book and the author tells a masterful story. If there is anything to criticize, the first time I listened to it, I wanted a male reader. Now Kate Reading is part of it.

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    Floyd Reed 10-07-15
    Floyd Reed 10-07-15 Member Since 2015

    I prefer reading over listening but it is becoming more difficult to read as I get older.

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    "surprising"

    The story started slow and somewhat confusing, but nearing the tenth chapter things began to fall in place and became intriguing. I enjoyed the various lessons of morals and loyalty. The narrator was quite good a maintaining the different voices for each character. The reason I have given 4 stars rather than 5 is the anoying fan fares played throughout the narrative and the slow start to the story. I would recommend this listen to others, and intend on purchasing the rest of the series.

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    Jason 10-03-15
    Jason 10-03-15
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    "Decent but Average"

    I wanted to like this story more. The worldbuilding is interesting on its own but the protagonists and antagonists are so covered up in plot armor that after the 4th or 5th "mortal wound" or "get-out-of-no-win-situation-alive" it just becomes boring. Overall, not bad but I'd have to be very bored to continue the series.

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    Jared Sharen 09-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "good book"

    good book however I found the editing of the reader choppy in some instances. The start of some of her sentences almost overlap the ending of the previous. when it happens its very jarring. otherwise good performance.

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    Kate M Jerger Moorhead, MN United States 09-24-15
    Kate M Jerger Moorhead, MN United States 09-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Totally Awesome."

    I loved this book. Jim Butcher is a master story teller. I strongly suggest reading this series!

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    Kate Scott 09-18-15
    Kate Scott 09-18-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Trumpets herald what?"

    This is a great book. Good story, good performance, but what, the name of all that's good, is up with the trumpet call that comes randomly throughout the story???!!!

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