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Old 11-03-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Looking for something like this....

I only listen to audiobooks these days.
I have a small child and 2 jobs to fulfil so have no time to sit with a book but have previously read the Age of Misrule series by Mark Chadbourne and loved it.
Having had a look around I am having trouble finding anything similar to these books, just something with people from our (real) world facing off against the fantastic?
I really enjoyed the Monster Hunter International audios but can't really find anything else like this sort of genre?
Any suggestions very appreciated.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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It may be a bit too much magic for your tastes but I can recommend the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. The audiobooks are very well performed by James Marsters (well the ones after the first one are, that one is still a bit uneven).

They're written in a first person perspective and the protagonist is a Wizard (a real one, no magic tricks) who works as a private detective in Chicago.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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Have you tried Larry Correia's other works, "The Grimnoir Chronicles"? Bit of magic involved as well, but the style is similar, obviously. And I second "The Dresden Files" audiobooks, I think you'd like them as I also enjoyed the "MHI" series.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions so far
I did try the Grimoir Chronicles and managed to get 3/4 way through Hard Magic before I quit, I really really didn't like it which is a shame as MHI blew me away!
I am just listening to a little bit of E.E Knight's Vampire Earth and will go onto Book 1 of Dresden Files .
On paper it didn't appeal to me but listening to Marsters oration on the Audible previews sucked me in.
Will see what other suggestions come about as I travel a lot to and from work so listed to 5 hours of book a day and tend to chew through series in a week or two
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I am a fan of the Monster Hunters International series and loved the audio books.
I am also a fan of the Dresden Files series and love the audio book.

I recommend the audio book series for Stephen King's The Dark Tower series.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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On book 3 of Dresden Files now and really enjoying them so thank you all for the suggestion!
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