The first few installments of the series are rough but that's only to be expected. This one has a bit of a convoluted storyline but dont let that dissuade you from the rest of the series. This saga really picks up Steam in the book after this one but don't skip it! Jim Butcher is a master of weaving bits of information into each story that will help you to understand important aspects later on in the series.
There were a lot of characters in this one that blended together. I wasn't overly invested in their outcome. I kept falling asleep toward the end when everything is supposed to be exciting.
Can't stop listening to this book series narrator is great you may know him from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Spike he sounds nothing like his prior character and we couldn't be happier
It's still great. There are a few editing artifacts and flubs left in the recording, but nothing too bad. The story and writing more than make up for it. Overall it's great.
Again the story and performance suffers for poor production, direction and editing. It sounds like it was recorded with a smartphone in one take. The reader will smack his lips or stammer and they just keep it in the recording instead of editing. Unfortunate. Otherwise enjoyable.
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!