Obtenez votre premier livre audio gratuitement

Abonnement à Audible

14,95$ par mois

1 crédit par mois pour vous procurer le titre de votre choix – ce titre vous appartient.
Le catalogue Plus – écoutez à volonté des milliers de productions originales, de balados et de livres audio.
Après 30 jours, 14,95$/mois + taxes applicables. Annulable en tout temps.
Acheter pour 31,27$

Acheter pour 31,27$

Payer avec la carte finissant par
En confirmant votre achat, vous acceptez les conditions d'utilisation d'Audible et la déclaration de confidentialité d'Amazon. Des taxes peuvent s'appliquer.

Description

No day is ordinary in a world where technology and magic compete for supremacy.... But no matter which force is winning, in the apocalypse, a sword will always work.

Hugh d'Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Fast.

Elara Harper is a creature who should not exist. Her enemies call her Abomination; her people call her White Lady. Tasked with their protection, she's trapped between the magical heavyweights about to collide and plunge the state of Kentucky into a war that humans have no power to stop. Desperate to shield her people and their simple way of life, she would accept help from the devil himself - and Hugh d'Ambray might qualify.

Hugh needs a base; Elara needs soldiers. Both are infamous for betraying their allies, so how can they create a believable alliance to meet the challenge of their enemies? 

As the prophet says, "It is better to marry than to burn". 

Hugh and Elara may do both. 

©2018 Ilona Andrews, Inc. (P)2018 Ilona Andrews, Inc.

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Iron and Magic

Moyenne des évaluations de clients
Au global
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    87
  • 4 étoiles
    36
  • 3 étoiles
    4
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    86
  • 4 étoiles
    23
  • 3 étoiles
    4
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    0
Histoire
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    77
  • 4 étoiles
    32
  • 3 étoiles
    3
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    0

Évaluations – Cliquez sur les onglets pour changer la source des évaluations.

Trier :
Trier par:
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Superb story and narration!!!

I can't praise this audiobook enough!!! The story is complex and intriguing, with great strong characters and plenty of room to grow. I can't wait to see where this story line goes after this. The writing was excellent! This was my first time with this author and since listening to this audiobook, I have started devouring the author's other works. I'm now in the middle of the Kate Daniels series. It's interesting to read that series when knowing this Hugh d'Ambray first. I've also stared the Innkeeper series, and it's also fun to read. This is a great author!

The narration. Wow. I was browsing Audible, trying to branch out beyond my favorite author who's narrator is excellent. I listened to a couple other books, highly rated, but ended up returning them because of the narration. They were overly dramatic or flat and weak. I couldn't get through them or would never recommend them. So i tried the sample clip of this book. I was hooked! Steve West was masterful! I absolutely enjoyed every second of listening to this! He's now my favorite narrator and anything else he does goes into my 'try this one!' list. I have listened to this audiobook multiple times in 1 month, and with my husband who is now a devoted fan now too. I've listened to this author's other narrator, and Steve West is far superior! His voices are distinct, sarcasm drips, and he brings so much depth to conversations between characters then just the written words. He's amazing to listen to!

I loved this book! I can't wait for more of this series, the author, and the narrator! 5 stars all round and I recommend it to everyone!

2 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

Narrator had some trouble

The story was great, as I tend to expect from these authors.

I believe the audio recording was rushed to minimise the wait between ebook and audiobook release dates, so maybe some things were overlooked during editing. The narrator occasionally mispronounced certain words - like a character at one point was shown their spacious and well-appointed suit. I had expected them to be shown to a suite, since there was a bed and bath in it, and no sleeves. Andrea and Raphael feature, but the narrator never bothered to check on their existing profiles from any of the previous books and so chose to give the blonde haired married Andrea Medrano a Spanish pronunciation rather than the Anglo-American one more appropriate to the character born in the US as Andrea Nash. There were more mistakes in pronunciation that gave an odd meaning to certain passages until context cleared up the actual intended word, which pulls the listener out of the story a little.
In the end though, it's a story that grew out of an April fool's day joke, and is well plotted and thoroughly enjoyable despite its initially unplanned origin. I hope these characters are rolled back into the Kate Daniels story for the final chapter!

2 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable

Enjoyed listening. However, while the narrator was good he pronounced the majority of names and significant words from the Kate Daniels series differently from the narrator for that series. The few characters that had a cameo he spoke them with different accents. It was jarring and annoying as I’ve listened to the first 9 books of that series twice. Otherwise it was good.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent, another hit Ilona and Andrew!

I loved the interaction between Hugh and Elara, so full of fire and conflict. I never understood before how fighting could build excitement and anticipation, but now I REALLY do ;) the relationship between them was brilliantly developed.

The narrator performs the story well. The reason I gave it a three is because the pronounciation of key words was totally different from the Kate Daniels novels, and every time he said those words, the illusion of the story world was broken for me.

Despite that, the story was able to carry me through those moments, and overlooking them was well rewarded by my delight in the story.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing

Absolutely amazing story. Lots of crossovers from Kate Daniels stories. Hugh and his Iron Dog's are great. I can't wait for the next book.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Iron and Magic - an excellent series starter

I completed the Kate Daniels series and was looking for something similar to read, when this book popped up in my audible recommendations. What a happy surprise!
It intersects the Kate Daniels series before Magic Triumphs. Many of the characters from the original series are presented in this book.
This is the story arc of Hugh D'Ambray after he is rejected by Roland. Now you could read/listen to this book without reading the original series, but you'll miss out on how Hugh arrived at this point in his life, and the intersecting characters and their behaviour when interacting with Hugh may not be clearly appreciated.
What can I say? I absolutely loved this audiobook. Notwithstanding an exceptional storyline, but the narration by Steve West is outstanding. His voice was perfect and he played each role incredibly well.
I highly recommend this audiobook. My advice is to read the Kate Daniels series first, but pick this one up before you start Magic Triumphs. You won't regret it, I promise!!

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

Spoiler alert would be nice

Enjoyed the book very much. I am no prude but I was taken by surprise when after maybe 9 hours the super hard core porn scene started. Personally I liked it but I was glad I wasn’t lying on a beach if you know what I mean. Also a good thing I wasn’t listening to it in public sans headphones. Anywho, good story!

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Enjoyment by the minute.

Enjoyed the narrators performance as well as the story line. Thank you I will most definitely listen to more books.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

awesome

fabulous narration and story line, kept my attention throughout. I definitely want to hear more from this author

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!!

Great story told by an excellent narrator. I agree with the complaints that he should have listened to Andria's (not Andrea) voice. That being said however, this man could read a dictionary and make you hot and bothered.

Trier :
Trier par:
  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • IreneMBBT
  • 2018-07-27

Hugh recreating his life

While theoretically a stand alone, this book is best enjoyed if you’ve read the Kate Daniels series. There’s just too many references.
Andrews does a great job of balancing the evil and good in d’Ambray; both the Iron Dog and the son looking for approval. Elara didn’t come across as evil or bad as I expected. I didn’t think I’d want to read a book about the very bad d’Ambray, but Andrews made this story work.
I enjoyed the love-hate relationship between Hugh and Elara and how they balance it and each other. I’m definitely interested in what the next book will bring. Andrews’ books never disappoint.
West has a great voice for Hugh and this story arc. Just wish he hadn’t given Andrea the foreign accent.
Recommend!

50 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • J. N. Abbott
  • 2019-04-09

Steve West, my voice boyfriend

I adore Steve West. He is a spectacular narrator. I have often searched audiobooks just for him because I miss listening to him. Couldn't have been a better pick for Iron and Magic! A fun book too, of course. Ilona Andrews never disappoints!

13 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Cathline
  • 2018-07-25

Is it just me or did he just give Andrea an accent?

There’s a lot of issues with the voice actor with me. One of the main issues was that he says Hughs last name many different ways, and never correctly. The main characters own last name..... Secondly, he mispronounced a lot of other names throughout. Another issue, early in the book there was little difference between the two POV and was hard to follow. It wasn’t till pretty far into the book he figured out just how he wanted to voice Elara. I had to keep going back a few times to catch the switch.

The story is absolutely brilliant and I can’t wait for the next in this series, as well as the next Kate Daniels. I just wish they’re was some consistency with pronunciations through the two series audiobooks.

82 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • AMP5
  • 2018-07-22

Despite my expectations: I LOVED it!

Of all the characters from the world of Kate and Curran (Kate Daniels series), I did not expect a new storyline offshoot featuring Hugh D’Ambray.
But I loved it. Nice smooth, rollout of new characters and interesting relationships. To get over my Kate Daniels’ inspired distaste for Hugh, it didn’t hurt to have interesting Iron Dog team and such an attractive, strong masculine voice, courtesy of the narrator. But the best was the unfolding relationship with Elara.
It might be a prerequisite to know the Kate Daniels story first. However, what we saw and hated of Hugh there comes with him to be examined and understood in this story. There is a is depth to his struggles and growth now.
I am excited for more of the Hugh/Elara relationship game. It has been and could be so delicious. Also, love the new cast of support characters that Ilona Andrews always does such a fine job of giving their readers. Nice to add some new elements beyond shapeshifters and undead.

18 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ERICK
  • 2018-12-24

Slow burn of a book that is worth it in the payoff

They really took their time developing the relationship of Hugh and Elara, but understandably so. Sure, you may get a little, 'oh come on! Get together already.' But when you respect the amount of character growth Hugh needs to get there, it makes total sense that it takes a long long time. Overall, I really liked the story and the development of Hugh from professional killer to what he becomes. And by the end you really appreciate and enjoy the results.

6 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nellskid
  • 2018-11-30

Superb Narration by Steve West

I was uneasy about buying this book due to the uncomplimentary reviews of the narration. However, I like Ilona Andrews as an author and took the plunge. I found Mr. West's narration exemplary. I felt the discrepancies from Ms. Raudman;s pronunciation barely noticeable as they were inundated by Mr. West's superb narrative style. Please do not sacrifice a great listening experience by not buying this book.

6 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • virginia d
  • 2018-07-22

Looking forward to the next installment

I really enjoyed this book. I trusted that the Ilona Andrews team would somehow redeem Hugh and they did. The genius is that they left the core Hugh intact. He's still a badass but has regained qualities that Roland suppressed ( to make Hugh a more useful tool to him ) such as honor and a conscious. And Elara is a perfect match for him. Lots of likeable new characters and a few make an appearance from the Kate Daniels series.
The narrater, Steve West, was very good overall with only one minor flaw. After all the years reading and listening to the Kate Daniels books narrated very well by Renee Raudman, my brain had trouble processing the different accents and speech patterns of the characters from that series, Andrea and Ascanio being the most jarring. And the pronunciation of Hugh last name was so different but again overall the narration was very good and I will continue to both read and listen to this series. Really looking forward to the next installment.

12 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • carvanz
  • 2019-09-09

Amazing ending! Wonderful narration!

Audiobook: Narrator - Steve West

I really enjoyed this narrators performance of these characters and the diversity he delivered within the story. For such a lengthy audio, my ear never got tired of listening and each character was individualized and distinctive. Would gladly listen to him again.

Oh my gosh! I always knew this writing duo were amazing, so to actually make me fall in love with Hugh d’Ambray shouldn’t come as a surprise. I expected they could do it, and they did!

I think I loved this book more than any of the others. The fact that we have both Hugh and Elara’s points of view went a long way. I crave a story where I can get both, and this fed my greedy heart.

I have to admit, my heart hurt for Hugh as he’s being tormented by a void left from Roland’s purge. As the story progresses, we realize so many of Hugh’s actions were brought about by his relationship with Roland and his desperate need for acceptance. I think it’s safe to say there was a lot of brain-washing that went into that relationship. But I truly fell in love with him when he began to take a stand for what the man within him wanted, not the boy that had been raised by Roland’s hand.

”This new life, it was just his. Hugh didn’t owe it to anyone. He was building it himself, brick by brick, one shovel of cement at a time, the same way he had built that [dang] moat.”

Elara is quite a mystery. She’s so different from Kate, which I appreciated because we already have Kate, we don’t need another. And yet, she has a fear of something that resides within her and she battles against it. There are definitely secrets being withheld and when they finally are revealed I was absolutely glued to my Kindle.

This couple begin in a hate/hate relationship, but one that each of them needs. Hugh makes a real jerk hole decision that had me seething and lost him points in my estimation. I prefer my heroes, even anti-heroes, to uphold a certain criteria and he failed when he made that one decision. Elara seemed to overlook it and good for her but I was still a bit put out about it.

However, the issue is quickly dealt with and the story moves forward and soon all the hate turns into a banter of wits against each other. It felt very realistic, avoiding over the top reactions with no insta-anything to interfere. And soon the title of Harpy is almost an endearment.

The action within this story is just as intense as previous books, but it is so nicely leveled with the struggle of two groups of people coming together, learning how to co-exist. I enjoyed the build up to the conflicts and the resulting responses each character had within them.

Definitely a winning read in my opinion and I’m all team d’Ambray at this point. I haven’t read Magic Triumphs yet, but I kinda hope Hugh gets an invite to the final showdown.

5 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Still Blooming
  • 2018-08-29

The story we know from another POV

I think this first book is a start to the redemption of Hugh. The time sense seems rushed or maybe the time Hugh was down was a lot longer then it seemed in the book. I have nothing against a redeemed bad guy but I can see why folks wanted Hugh to suffer more, much more than came across in this novel. However, I know if I stick with the author I will get a satisfactory pay off.

4 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Azucena Overman
  • 2018-07-25

New story, new narrator

I like how an April Fools summary turned into, possibly, a 3 book series. The story is great. I do miss Renee Raudman doing the narration because I'm already used to her voice and pronouncement of words/names. So yes, I (and other listeners) are spoiled. Steve does a pretty good job (for a guy). Most of his female voices sound the same, yet they are not the high pitched voice some guys do. His male voices vary some. HOWEVER, not all US people have deep south accents. It seems like every male on Elara's side has the same southern accent. No northern, no central, no Texan (Andrea, who sounds just plain, ugh), just southern. It seems like most of the women voices have a generic US accent, which is fine. And if he's going to go with the southern accent, he needs to do away with the european way of pronouncement of certain words. I saw him is not I sar him... need I say more. This would be understandable if it were only Hugh who is from across the pond. All in all, he does a pretty good job and I'll still get the next story if he's reading it. He's a better reader than Jeffrey Kafer who reads Magic Stars who trails off after every sentence.

29 les gens ont trouvé cela utile