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  • Princeps' Fury

  • The Codex Alera: Book Five
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

After bitter fighting, Tavi of Calderon has eventually forged an alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim, and he must escort them on their long sea-voyage home. This will strain their fragile accord - but the worst is yet to come.The inhuman Vord have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland, making it a desolate place indeed. Then the Alerans become stranded there, cut off from their ships.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This series is getting very 'rinse and repeat'

  • By Jaspal on 05-01-17

Excellent story, let down by the recording

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Loved the story. The recording has a few missing sections/skips and annoying fanfares which broke up some dramatic scenes. Worth a listen, but part of me regrets not buying it in book form instead.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cursor's Fury

  • The Codex Alera: Book Three
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 283

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?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Last minute ending. Stupid annoying horns!

  • By L. Turner on 21-03-17

Great story, marred by odd sound effects

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

Reviewed: 19-02-17

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tropic of Serpents

  • By: Marie Brennan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Three years after her journey through Vystrana, the illustrious (and occasionally scandalous) Lady Trent defies convention to embark on an expedition to the war-torn continent of Eriga, home of the legendary swamp-wyrm. Accompanied by an old associate and a runaway heiress, Isabella must brave oppressive heat and other hazards in order to satisfy her fascination with all things draconian. Her courage, resourcefulness, and scientific curiosity will be tested as never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • another charmer

  • By Dennis on 30-08-16

An interesting story

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

I really enjoyed this and Marie's previous book. Not exactly high fantasy but gripping and interesting, with the novel style of a scientific memoir. I particularly enjoyed the representation of power and powerlessness over the politics that affect the main character. I think more books should use this style and I look forward listening to the next book.