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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Codex Alera #01: Furies of Calderon

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Unabridged CDs ? 16 CDs, 20 hours

About the Author

A martial arts enthusiast whose resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives with his wife, his son and a ferocious guard dog.

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nrlymrtl, June 10, 2012 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
The Alerans are not alone in this world, but their last confrontation with the Marat was nearly 15 years ago. So when Tavi and his Uncle Bernard go out to find some lost sheep, the last thing they expect is to fend off is a Marat warrior and his deadly birdbeasts. This external foe coupled with internal power struggles puts Alera in a precarious position. Amara in a Cursor, which is not just someone who delivers the Empire’s mail, but can also serve as information gatherer. She is also wicked good with her wind fury, decent with a blade, and has some of the best lines in the book. Unfortunately, she is up against a foe who knows all her strengths and weaknesses.

Butcher wove together a masterful tale that grabs a hold of you right away and never lets go. The characters are introduced simply and gain in depth as the story unfolds; I even fell in love with some of the bad guys, hoping they wouldn’t die before I had learned all their secrets. The magical rules governing furycrafting are well laid out and the author doesn’t stray from them for ease of moving the plot along. The Marat make an intriguing external force upon the Empire, with their own code of honor and culture.

Kate Reading surpassed my expectations. I had listened to other narrations by her and had found her speech pattern halting and a little unsettling. I am very happy to say that she performed this book beautifully, with a notable range for male and female characters. I especially loved her rendition of Odiana. This performance not only puts her back on my Listen To List, but also in the top 20.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143143765
Subtitle:
Book One of the Codex Alera
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Read by:
Reading, Kate
Read:
Reading, Kate
Author:
Butcher, Jim
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Series:
Codex Alera
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20081126
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.80x5.40x2.20 in. .97 lbs.
Media Run Time:
200
Age Level:
from 14

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