Codex Born : Magic ex Libris

  • by Jim C. Hines
  • Narrated by David DeVries
  • Series: Magic ex Libris
  • 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Five hundred years ago, Johannes Gutenberg discovered the art of libriomancy, allowing him to reach into books to create things from their pages. Gutenberg’s power brought him many enemies, and some of those enemies have waited centuries for revenge. Revenge which begins with the brutal slaughter of a wendigo in the northern Michigan town of Tamarack, a long-established werewolf territory. Libriomancer Isaac Vainio is part of Die Zwelf Portenre, better known as the Porters, the organization founded by Gutenberg to protect the world from magical threats. Isaac is called in to investigate the killing, along with Porter psychiatrist Nidhi Shah and their dryad bodyguard and lover, Lena Greenwood. Born decades ago from the pages of a pulp fantasy novel, Lena was created to be the ultimate fantasy woman, strong and deadly, but shaped by the needs and desires of her companions. Her powers are unique, and Gutenberg’s enemies hope to use those powers for themselves. But their plan could unleash a far darker evil....

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As much fun as the first; eager for more!

The Magic ex Libris books are great fun and a unique twist among many enjoyable paranormal adventures on the shelves today. Hines does a great job providing action and intrigue with a sense of humor. In Isaac Vainio, Jim Hines continues to build a hero that sci-fi and fantasy fans can not only relate to, but feel like they could hang out with on a Friday night and in this second volume, Isaac's brilliant co-staring character Lena Greenwood comes more and more to life with each chapter.

David DeVries is an able reader, versatile, engaging, and easy to follow.

If you enjoyed Libriomancer, you don't want to miss this continuation.
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- Jeremy R. Snyder

Good story, terrible reader.

The story isn't bad at all and I wish I had read it instead of listening to this audiobook. The narrator is just not good. His female voices in particular sound really bad, more like a joke than anything else. I will be sure to avoid this narrator from here on out.
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- Randie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios