Yes, James Marsters brings Harry Dresden to life > I would imagine Dresden sounding just like Marsters Portrays!
The character Terra and how she conducts herself was memorable and somewhat chilly!
No, though it is worthy if you have the time!
Though for me this was not a better edition than the Original (Storm Front - book 1) it is a good listen ! I would listen to it if your going to continue to develop a relationship with this character and progress through the rest of the series...
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!
Definately! The book is well written and brilliantly performed! It keeps you engaged and not wanting to turn it off!
Yes! He always gives an excellent performance! He IS Harry Dresden! He pulls you right into the scene with him. You can feel the emotions of the character, the fear, the excitment, joy, foreboding, etc. He can convey every emotion with the tone, timbre, and tempo of his voice. Brilliant!
Yes, because it's funny, impossible of course, but so well written one almost believes in Wizards.
His voice is perfect for Harry. You can actually see him if you close your eyes. Mr. Marsters is a master of intonations and vocal inflections. He makes me wonder how many times he read
Yes, and I actually listened to the entire book in two sessions.
If you have an imagination and a sense of humor, read this book!
Words are cool.
4.5 Stars. I'm really enjoying this series a lot. It's interesting reading some of the negative reviews. I should point out, though, that I'm not a Harry Potter fan or really interested in urban fantasy either, but Butcher has put a spell on me with Dresden. I'm actually excited I'm only two books into the series because of all the adventures that lay ahead. A really fun and enjoyable read.
It is clear that Jim Butcher has not mastered his craft yet if you read this book a second time after having read the others, as I am doing now. It is, however, clear he is on his way towards that mastery. His talent is in creating characters that are real - people you would recognize if you passed them on the street in Chicago. This story is very good in that respect. It is a good enough mystery that, while I knew who the bad guy was from a previous reading, it was still interesting to see the clues I had missed the first time through. Any writer who can weave a plot intricate enough to hold together even when the reader knows the outcome is worthy of ignoring some of the imperfections of his sophomore effort. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book a second time.
James Marsters is getting comfortable as Harry too. He's got the snarky sense of humor down. The one thing I wish he would do is give some more audible clues about which character is talking. There are some times when I had to go back 30 seconds to pick up who said what when I got distracted by traffic. Still, Marsters *is* Harry Dresden as far as I'm concerned.
The audio engineering for this book is far superior to "Storm Front". You can still hear Marsters' breathing, swallowing, and other mouth noises, but most of the time, it fits what is happening in the story. I noticed it most when I was listening with good quality headphones and not at all when I was driving in the car. All in all, the engineering has reached the level where it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the story now.
Everything that was negative about the first Dresden files book is worse here. I had this downloading as I finished StormFront. I was ready for more. The annoying stuff in Stormfront was a three. In Fool Moon, it's turned up to Eleven.
Harry is less likeable than ever. Shrugging off injury and fatigue like he's on a PCP-drip, while still remaining useless as a wizard. Throughout, he would literally be better off if he lacked magical ability. Murphy is a bigger c*nt than before, never ending the antagonism from Book one and taking it to new psychotic heights here. The 137 direction misdirect plot misses, never actual veiling who the big baddies are and making Harry seem even dimmer.
I wish I could have given this credit to a homeless person to spend on booze instead of listening to this. First audiobook I've ever not finished.
James Marsters portrayed the character as if he's Harry Dresden. Great performance and good plot...makes you want to listen to the rest of the series.
Found the TV series on Netflix and was disappointed that it was cancelled. I was hesitant at first but found both the story and performance absolutely excellent!
The Dresden series is Harry Potter for grown ups. The Harry Dresden stories are intriguing and wonderfully indulgent for those that need a bit of fantasy and magic!
James Marster's is excellent. He's a wonderful actor and is fantastic as the narrator of this series. Too often male narrators create annoyingly simpering female voices - even if the dialogue is fine, an annoying voice can destroy a character - all of the characters voices that Marsters creates are wonderful to listen to - he treats the female characters with respect.
I loved this book - can't wait to listen to the next one in the series..