I really liked "Storm Front," the first in the Dresden Files series. I was disappointed with the Fool Moon. The story just could not catch my attention.
32 year old female in the DC area with a terribly long commute and high standards for my audiobooks... I like science fiction, science, instructional, and humorous novels.
I really liked the beginning of this series which I read in the old school, paper-bound form. I'm not totally sure if it's the book itself, the actor, or the bad translation from words to audio but I never even finished this book.
The narrator has a good voice and was likely going for the verbal gritty equivalent of Film Noir but it ended up merely convincing me he had some serious lung problems. Every time he did this shaky breath-in thing in between lines, I wanted to scream, "Go see a Doctor, sir!"
Unless desperate, I won't be listening to the rest of this series. I may buy the books, though.
Already have. It mixes two of my favorite genres Detective Stories and Fantasy.
Harry Dresden. I love that hard nosed, uncompermising, outlaw type.
He dose a great job doing Harry Dresden. Getting that tough guy feeling across.
I never expected to like Harry Dresden so much, he caught me by surprise. He's like the guy next door but he performs magic and electronics seem to stop working around him! Very good story and very good narration. Easy listening and a very workable reality in present day. Highly recommend this series to all, lots of books to keep you in a story no matter how fast you go thru books!
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
First off, you need to disabuse yourself that this is great literature, except in the Ray Chandler sense. That said, I found it a delightful and silly romp.
This is the second Dresden novel I've read. Like most detective fiction, it's not about the plot, although I enjoyed the different sorts of were wolves and finally the were human. It's the gritty conflict of right/wrong, honest/dishonest lawful/needful code of the detective. With a wand.
Of course it's silly. And very fun.
Yes, it had humor and action.
Harry of course.
Harry was the most natural.
If you thought you had a bad day, meet Harry.
Loved James Marsters
I found the author's story to be intriguing. I have now listed all of the Dresden Files audiobooks into my Wish List.
I would tell you, but that would be a spoiler.
The narrator brings Harry Dresden to life. I cannot imagine any other narrator for this series of books. James Marsters IS Harry Dresden.
Who knew there were differant types of Werewolfs?
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!