It's the magic that draws me. The Dresden books are a little too much about monsters and I don't really want that stuff living in my head. But the magic is enticing.
Really enjoyed the second book in the series. I have never really been interested in this genre but bought the first Dresden novel because it was on sale and the reviews were good. I was pleasantly surprised with it and immediately bought the second book. I may have enjoyed it even more than the first. I once again loved James Marsters' performance as I did in the first. Love the development of the characters and the hints at Dresden's past and hints at a future conflict with a mysterious dark wizard or demon. Also enjoyed seeing a little romance flourishing for Harry. The action was much more fast paced and a lot cooler in this book (werewolf battles are bad ass) but I kind of have the same complaint that I did with the first book: the mystery just wasn't that mysterious. I love a good mystery and these books attempt to be mysteries, but they're pretty obvious and there's never really an A-HA! moment. But I still enjoyed the ride just as much, if not more, than the first novel. Looking forward to the third!
I really like the urban fantasy genre and Jim Butcher is definitely one of the reason's why. I loved all the different werewolf lore but did get a bit overwhelmed at the sheer number of different varieties present at times. Ultimately it was well written, well narrated, and well worth it. Already have the next two on my shelf!
I think this is a much better story than the first one.
Narrative is fluid, performance is superb, and the plot is really good
No. I couldn't even get through 8 hours of the first book in the series, Storm Front. I returned both books after spending 3 months trying to finish Storm Front.
I loved the show; I thought the books would be just as good if not better but I was very disappointed.
He conveys emotion well.
I know there a lot of books in the Dresden series, but they're not for me.
Storm Front received over 13,000 great reviews and I was excited to listen, but I never got invested in the characters or the story line. For me, these stories are better adapted for TV.
Some twists and turns that keeps you listening for more. Nice story. Enjoy the books as well as this reading. Well narrated. Looking forward to more of Harry.
The story is complex, and incredibly enjoyable. I'm beginning to enjoy the series very much, and would like for the series to continue indefinitely. I wasn't a particularly big fan of the fantasy genre as a rule. But after listening to the first couple of books, I readily changed my mind. And, of course, having James Marsters as a narrator is the best of all! It's like he's sitting next to me on my couch reading the story to me. And of course, it's only natural to imagine that James is shirtless.
Harry, of course. Harry is a wise-cracking badass who blends a great investigative instinct with awesome magic.
I really felt for Harry when Murphy suspected Harry of the murders. He has few friends as it is, and to know that one of them didn't trust him enough to believe that he was innocent must have hurt him deeply.
Self professed geek and Hermit
Fool Moon is generally considered the weakest of the Dresden Files, and does show some flaws of an early work. The laws of magic aren't as codified, and Harry pulls some tricks that are never seen again. The book does introduce important characters, like Billy and the Alphas, and builds some over arching themes.
James Marster's narration improves over Storm Front. the characters develop more distinct voices, and I defy anyone to read the big fight at the end between Harry and <redacted> without chills as they circle and strike.
all in all, strongly recommended.