Avid fan of sci-fi and James Marsters, I use audio books to inspire me to exercise, taking them on morning walks. It's a perfect combo!
James Marsters is an uber-talented actor and he brings every bit of it to his narration. His accents are true and you can FEEL the emotion in his voice, from tears to laughter to fear! He makes a good story EXCELLENT!
I've read some others in this series, but having a hard time getting into this book. Harry seems very depressed, more so than usual.
Jim Butcher draws you into the story and you begin to care about Harry and his friends.
Harry has a self deprecating way of describing his ways and thoughts that makes you laugh.
This was an ok listen. It pays to listen to the previous Dresden books, but I am a bit leary of how much more Harry gets into the worlds of fairies, and other fantasy type characters. The original book dealt with magic and kept Harry in our realm. If you have listened to the other 3, this one is a worthy followup.
Yup, the previous 3 Dresden books
This book really shows Harry's personality and delves into his past and present loves. I wish we had seen more of Murphy in this book. On to Book 5!
If you've made it this far into the Dresden series, you already know how great it is. (And I'd opine that Book 4 tops the initial trilogy.) I had read the first three in paperback, however, and this was my first time hearing James Marsters narrate.
His performance was nothing short of fantastic.
Having heard more than a few audio book performances to date, it is abundantly clear that Marsters timing and understanding of the work outclass his contemporaries. He is the benchmark others should be gauged against, and he brought this book *vividly* to life.
I don't know what Jim Butcher dreams about, but I'm glad he does, since his books are populated with amazing monsters (a tree monster?). But so much fun to listen to... I'm reading a couple more of his books, and the good thing is I can put it down when my adrenaline starts spiking!! In the car, I have to drive and can't turn off the ipod easily! But honestly I really don't want to... this is one of my all time favorite series! And thank goodness I have about 10 more to go!!
As with the previous books they're still awesome...and james does a great performance. The only problem is his mispronounciations of commonly used words. At some points I almost want to shut it off and take the time to read it instead. However, overall it's very good...if you can get past it.
Epic Fail Penguin. James Marsters is Dresden. Even when I read the paperback I hear James when Dresden speaks.
Try again please. Or it looks like I'm adding a paperback to the Dresden collection instead of an audio =/