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Spellbound Audiobook

Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award, Paranormal, 2013

Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir. The knights must become fugitives while they attempt to discover who framed them.Thing go from bad to worse when Jake Sullivan, former P.I. and knight of the Grimnoir, receives a telephone call from a dead man—a man he helped kill. Turns out the Power jumped universes because it was fleeing from a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. That predator has just landed on Earth.

©2012 Larry Correia (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Arthur Mills Minnesota 01-22-16
    Arthur Mills Minnesota 01-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Still campy fun"
    What did you love best about Spellbound?

    Like the first book, well paced, fantastically stupid in the best way possible and true fun to listen to. There are even parts in this one that will cause a chuckle. When the Iron Guard asks Sullivan if they should stop and discuss feelings over tea, I couldn't help myself. Really great fun. Makes you want to get back to it.


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

    Pinchot's performance remains top notch. He's really good at this. There was a bit more saliva background at times than the previous book and his new take on Lance and Dan were atrocious, but generally, his voices are great and help create the environment. Well done.


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    E. Bowen 01-20-16
    E. Bowen 01-20-16

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    "Excellent story and performance!"

    so far both of the books in this series have been excellent! Bronson does an excellent job of voicing the characters. I have basically listened continuously (waking hours at least) since I got the first one. I can't wait to read the third book!

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    Sailfish 01-04-16
    Sailfish 01-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyed it as much in Audible as in MP3 for format"

    I hadn't realized that I had previous purchased this and the follow-on Warbound novels in MP3 audiobook format. I recall now that it was because the last two books weren't in Audible format that I decided to purchase the MP3 versions.

    With that said, all three of these novels were well written and entertaining to listen to.

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    P6PTX 01-02-16
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    "Correia and Pinchot should start a band"

    if this series had an equivalent to music im pretty sure a cog-level Beethoven would be involved-the books are more interesting with each chapter and the progress is at a pace that rivals most of televisions great shows like Breaking Bad,Sopranos, or the Golden Girls...
    as always-i cant wait to download the next book..great job.

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    Amazon Customer Titusville, FL 12-29-15
    Amazon Customer Titusville, FL 12-29-15 Member Since 2013

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    "THE ABSOLUTE BEST"

    WOW! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE! FAYE!
    SHE IS A LITERARY PHENOM

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    Raja' Amman, Jordan 05-05-15
    Raja' Amman, Jordan 05-05-15 Member Since 2011

    Work in clinical trials. I love books alot. I like developing myslf and improving my skills. Enjoy detective mysteries and self helps :)

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    exciting and engaging, I enjoyed every word. the story characters are interesting and plot is great

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    Teda Pine 04-25-15
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    "great stort 4th time I have listened"

    the is a great series. listened to all three books 4 times ans still riveting

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    Karissa Eckert 04-19-15 Member Since 2017

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    "Wonderful continuation of this high octane series!"

    This is the second book in the Grimnoir series and was a great continuation of this alternate history series with loads of action and magic. I enjoyed this book a lot more than 1st one in the series.

    I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was very well done. The narrator does an excellent job with having distinct voices for different characters and portrays emotion well. My only complaint is that some of the voices are very deep and it is hard to hear them when you are driving because of background noise.

    When a magical assassin (an Active) makes an assassination attempt on President Roosevelt all Actives are blamed, in particular the Grimnoir Society. All of the member of the Grimnoir become wanted men/women and are forced to hide. However then Jake Sullivan receives a call from a man beyond the grave. The call is a warning that the Power was fleeing something huge and evil and that something is about to arrive on Earth.

    I really enjoyed this book a lot. The characters are interesting and well done and the magic system is unique. I love the idea of the Power and the parasitic relationship it has with humanity.

    There is excellent world building here; the whole story is set in an alternate version of 1920’s America. The setting is made more real by quotes from newspapers and articles at the beginning of each chapter that highlight how different this alternate history is from the one we know.

    There is a lot of action in this book as well and a lot of Correia’s standard “gun talk”. I continue to really enjoy how Correia has strong female and male characters. He does a good job balancing the roles for both female and male characters.

    Overall this was an incredibly fun and interesting read. I love the characters, the world, the unique magic system, the high-octane action, and the complex plot. I really look forward to reading the third and final book in this series. I would definitely recommend this series to those who enough action-packed urban fantasy or alternate histories.

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    Todd Sharp Plano, TX USA 04-15-15
    Todd Sharp Plano, TX USA 04-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great performance of a compelling action storyline"

    Pinchot's performance is top notch, his use of inflection, timing and ability to compel the listener help raise what would be a really good page turner into something I would sit in the car a few minutes longer to hear how situations got resolved.

    The pacing and creativity in the storyline are good. While the author used some tried and true plot elements, the characters are interesting enough and deep enough to involve the listener and kept me wondering where the turns would be coming and from whom they would be coming. His characters span s broad range and he gives enough time to developing supporting cast to have the reader incest in them. With one exception of what I thought was an overwrought motivation drawn from the death of a minor supporting character, I thought the characters were well developed and time spent enough on each to make their motivations accessible to the reader.

    Well done and I plan to listen to the next in the series. Really curious about Pinchot's readings of HP Lovecraft!

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    Tina Tabachnick 02-17-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Good book"

    Good book. Interesting ideas of how magic works and a creative plot. It's a bit dark, but not sad. I would recommend it to most people. Just not those that are too young.

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