• Academ's Fury

  • The Codex Alera: Book Two
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Series: Codex Alera, Book 2
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 29-09-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (276 ratings)


For centuries, the people of Alera have relied on the power of the furies to protect them from outside invaders. But the gravest threat might be closer than they think.
Tavi has escaped the Calderon Valley and the mysterious attack of the Marat on his homeland. But he is far from safe, as trying to keep up the illusion of being a student while secretly training as one of the First Lord's spies is a dangerous game. And he has not yet learned to use the furies, making him especially vulnerable.
When the attack comes it's on two fronts. A sudden strike threatens the First Lord's life and threatens to plunge the land into civil war. While in the Calderon Valley, the threat faced from the Marat is dwarfed by an ancient menace. And Tavi must learn to harness the furies if he has any chance of fighting the greatest threat Alera has ever known....
©2016 Jim Butcher (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. D. Nesbitt on 16-12-16

Narration Problems

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It's a good story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Academ's Fury?

The battle to protect the High Lord.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The use of American pronunciation for basic English words was irritating beyond belief. There were many instances but, missile, fragile and lever will serve as examples.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


Any additional comments?

The editing was poor. The sound quality altered dramatically every time a word or sentence was spliced into the narrative which broke concentration and spoiled an otherwise good book.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By D. Feeney on 26-11-16

Huge chunks missing from Audio book

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Actually include the whole book.The audio book skips large chunks at random. For example where are the last 6 pages of chapter 50. This is just one example but the story seems to randomly skip at times, and the few times I went back to the actual book to figure out why its because large chunks of text had been omitted

Who was your favorite character and why?

Katai. I love Katai's outlook on the world

Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Kate is always a great narrator and this is up to her usual standard.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I LOVE this book.The audiobook however is broken.

Any additional comments?

Please fix this audiobook, because this great story deserves a great audio book.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By carsten on 10-09-17

editing slip ups

loved the story and great work from the narrator but at a couple of points there where mistakes in the edit with the end of words and the space between words having been cut out

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dag on 02-06-17

Another great book from mr Butcher

I realy loved this book. The twists and turnes where easy to follow but never predictable, this is something rear in fantasy books. I would recommend this book in a heartbeat. Enjoy

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