I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
I enjoy Jim Butcher. This was a great story and I really enjoy his characters. The narrator did a decent job.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars because I thought the narrator was a bit too monotone in certain parts.
Harry Dresden is back slinging spells and fighting the good fight. Now werewolves have been added to the mix. With all the noise about werewolves showing up on the shelves, on TV and in movies these days, nobody has it nailed the way Jim Butcher does. This is not all about werewolves however and just like Storm Front this book races along and it is doesn't wind down even in the last chapter. Thank you James Marsters for taking Jim Butcher's work and bring it alive in sound. Now how about a movie?
I own the first book in the series, on audio, listened to it some time ago, it was okay, but not great. Was looking for something to listen to while doing paperwork so decided to try the second. It was better, a light fun read not requiring a ton of concentration. A little heavy on the different types of werewolves, seemed a tad bit of overkill, but flowed well, engaging characters, a bit of a twist with Tara, all in all great fun.
Harry, Murphy and every flavor of werewolf you can think of and perhaps a few you didn't think about at all. Susan shows up in this one and she and Harry expand a bit on their relationship. Very good book, lost of twists, some you can intuit and some that just plain blindside you.
A loathsome and predictable tale. Anyone who reads suspense or mystery novels will have this pegged in the first few chapters.
Only read/listen for history and insight into the remainder of the series.
Fool Moon is a wonderful way to escape the mundain world. I love Harry. His outlook on the world and way he can look at himself gives me chuckles and excitment all at the same time. Marsden is perfect as the voice of Harry. I have all the books that have been made available so far and have listened to them multiple times already. I want more!
I would love to love this series and I tried, I read the first and now this one. But the cop character is a royal pain in the rear. The most unrealistic character and the things she does, and yet Harry still loves her to death. Makes no sense at all!
And the reader, good lord is there any way he can read without all the sighing and mouth chomping, I can hear his saliva in his mouth it is absolutely disgusting.
I know it's possible for readers to not do this because there are many many well read audiobooks, but this one is just not one of them.
I guess, I'm not a werewolf fan, but all in all it's not a bad book. I think James Marsters did not like this book, his reading of this one is so lackluster and down that I can't get into it. The words themselves are words of hunger, anger, and the fight for one's life, but James does not do it justice. You are better off to read this one than to listen to it. Don't worry the next 2 are absolutely fantastic! Keep going! Its worth it to follow along. The climax is mouth-watering!
Indeed I would. Masters is brilliant at capturing Dresden as I imagine him. The story is good, but Masters is just brilliant!
Dresden is not perfect, and I do get annoyed about him taking the blame for everything, but it still works. His relationship with Murphy - even though she messes thing up, the werewolves, the plot all those are good.
The best part though is that sometimes I find myself smiling with Dresden. I really like the way he views things, and I like how he interacts with his surroundings.
He is just Harry Dresden incarnated. People may complain about being able to hear him breath, swallow etc. but that is part of the book.
You listen and you "see" Dresden when Masters narrates.
This also ends up on Amazon, so I'll make it short.:)
I'm a sucker for first person, hard boiled, sarcastic, Private Investigator stories.
Dresden, especially as he noted the things he did wrong in the last novel. (This is book 2.)
Marsters was able to voice other characters without sounding like Dresden doing a falsetto.
There is more than one type of werewolf.
Not to denigrate the writing. It is hard to stay internally consistent when adding to laws of physics. The writing was very good, but the reading... Wow.
I'd say the writing is an A- and the reading is an A+.