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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (16,691 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Codex Alera Series Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781436211383
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In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the powerful forces of nature take physical form. For millennia, the people of Alera have used their unique bond with these elementals for protection. Now, as enemies become allies, and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms.

After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim, Tavi of Calderon, now captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists—the mysterious threat that drove the savage Canim to flee their homeland. Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome the centuries-old animosities between Aleran and Cane if an alliance is to be forged against their mutual enemy. And he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foe—or no one will have a chance of survival.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sharp tactical plotting, hazardous cross-country travel, and a dash of sardonic humor mark Butcher’s fourth Codex Alera novel…Butcher deftly deploys intrigue, conflicted loyalties, and hairbreadth action to excellent effect. Few writers balance military realism and cinematic swashbuckling with so much skill or wit. Series fans will welcome the revelation of Tavi’s long-secret heritage and the strong climaxes resolving most of the immediate conflicts, while newcomers will have no trouble navigating the well-developed landscape.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Kate Reading seems like an odd choice to narrate a story about grim barbarians who are fighting a war in a magical age. Yet it quickly becomes clear that she’s the perfect choice to read Captain’s Fury…Somehow she sounds as natural as the voice of an elfin magician as she does delivering the voice of a barbarian warlord.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin Sosa jr. | 2/20/2014

    " Awesome book...I had to go to a different website to actually go and read it. But in the end it was a really good book and I am glad that I have read all the others before it. So now I am moving on to the next book. (princeps fury) and I just know that that will also be a very good read due to the fact that Jim butcher has written a lit of very good books and I have not been disappointed in his work yet....so everybody wish me luck on finishing the rest of the Jim butcher collection "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 2/18/2014

    " Captain's Fury got better and better as I read it. We learn some fantastic things about Tavi, Isana, Araris and Gaius Sextus as it goes along. The interaction is fairly fast-moving and the climax was worth the time it took to get there. As always, it ends wide open for the next book in the series. There will be a next book, right, Jim?? Don't let us down... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 2/12/2014

    " The difficulties Tavi faces continue to push him to improve and the way that the characters around him support his actions while maintaining their personalities speaks to a strong author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mario Kadastik | 2/7/2014

    " The book continues the storyline quite well. The structure of all the books is quite similar with a big buildup for the final confrontation and a big event for the main character. The story continues in Princept's Fury. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Wolf | 1/24/2014

    " The Codex Alera series gets better and better with each book. I'm completely hooked! Jim Butcher has created a richly detailed world with powerful, well-drawn characters, a continuously emerging backstory, complex mythology, vicious political scheming, and yes, even romance and family drama. I can't wait to see where the story -- and our hero -- go next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erinn | 1/15/2014

    " While not quite as brilliant as the third book in this series, it was still by far an awesome book and quite a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Gard | 1/3/2014

    " Love love love! Tavi is becoming an increasingly deep character, and I'm loving watching him grow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 1/1/2014

    " The story continues to be engaging and full of action. The narrator doesn't do the story justice but the story is strong enough to override the weak narration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 12/28/2013

    " This whole series is just so awesome, I enjoy every page! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/7/2013

    " Great listen on audio books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thracer | 9/28/2013

    " This book is more Tavi heavy than the previous books and thus (I found) a bit harder to get into, but it did get fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Davis | 7/31/2013

    " Not as good as Cursor, but still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristie | 7/14/2013

    " once again, jim butcher has written a page turner. this series will appeal to both men and women alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garret | 7/3/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Being the SciFi/Fantasy dork that I am it had all the elements of a good book I was looking for. If you are considering this book, it is book 4 of a series. The otheres are Furies of Calderon, Academ's Fury, and Cursor's Fury, all by Jim Butcher. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 6/11/2013

    " This is a fun, exciting, fantasy with a twist on magic that gives it more of a technical spin rather than a mystical slant. The author's skill in setting up incredibly dire circumstances with exhilarating victories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minh | 2/6/2013

    " Another 2 years down the track sees Tavi firmly established as a Captain, these last few novels really have been my favourites they cover all of the awkward coming of age scenes that I just devour. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 4/12/2012

    " The Canim are freaking awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/12/2012

    " And this wonderfully engaging fantasy saga continues. Nothing like throwing pirates into the already cumbustible mix of humans, alien race and the planet's own elemental "Furies." The adventures of Tavi and his companions continues in fine style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 9/8/2011

    " This series continues to improve with every book. Seems kind of hard considering Volume 3 was SO good. And there are still two more to go. Sacrilige though it is, I almost think I enjoy these more than the Dresden books... Naw, not really, just a different flavor. Apples and oranges as it were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald | 9/2/2011

    " Good build up of change in character direction "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/6/2011

    " This one was probably my least favorite so far -- felt shorter and more like filler, but good enough I need to start book 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 5/13/2011

    " I loved it. The piecesare all coming together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 4/1/2011

    " See my review of Book 2 of the Codex Alera series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/22/2011

    " Love love love! Tavi is becoming an increasingly deep character, and I'm loving watching him grow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Troy | 3/22/2011

    " Not as good as the others... but still fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloriavirtutisumbra | 3/6/2011

    " i had no business staying up until midnight reading this one, but did anyways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory | 2/23/2011

    " This one felt a little like a filler book, it was really good, but you can tell some things just needed to happen for the rest of the series. I liked it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/30/2011

    " Love this series. I know what is going to happen in the end, but it doesn't matter, I can't put these books down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 1/23/2011

    " Tarvi takes a place in a legion and quickly rises to command it. His skills in crafting begin to come in, and he declares himself the princep.

    This is probably my favorite book in the series so far, and there are some definite moments that make you cheer for the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 1/14/2011

    " I didn't love the constant battle with the Canim. Just started to get a little old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Qing | 1/14/2011

    " Highly exciting, but Amara is still boring. =P^^^^ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Austin | 1/13/2011

    " Moved a little slower than the previous books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 1/12/2011

    " I cant wait to find out what happens next! "

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About the Author
Author Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old—The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight, he’d added the rest of the Narnia books, the Chronicles of Prydain, every book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels, and The Lord of the Rings to his count. He was pretty much doomed from the start. Love of fantasy drew him toward a fairly eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding, archery, martial arts, costuming, music, and theater. He played a lot of role-playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and eventually got into live-action role-play. He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until, just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every piece of her advice. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways. The result was the Dresden Files. She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on writing. Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera. He has plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.