This is my second book of the series and it just keeps getting better. I really like it! Looking forward to reading the next one :-)
I got the first book in this series very cheap and was stunned and amused at the reading performed by James Marsters. Incorporating real sounds like sighs, groans and laughter to his readings he makes the reader feel Harry's frustration or fear. I was annoyed at first, as bedtime listening this is not. Harry's always yelling "fuego" or "Murphy", and it feels a little loud. But sometimes he really sounded groggy with sleep and I could feel his morning fatigue in his voice. Dresden is always getting into trouble with the White Council and/or the cops and he can't get officer Murphy to trust him. Somehow he pulls everything out of the fire and limps good naturedly to a satisfying ending.
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I am a HUGE fan of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. I may even be a bigger fan of Bob the Skeleton Head. Jim Butcher has proven to be a master of story telling. I not only love the lead character Harry Dresden. I feel like I would miss almost every other character that plays even a tiny role in this entire book. Keep them coming is as simple as I can make it...
I don't usually like stories centered around the main creatures in this book but this was an interesting/different take on them and their lore. Even though, I was having a little trouble keeping the different "types" of the creatures straight in my head this still ranks high on my list.
Any moment were Harry gets the crap kicked out of him and still keeps his "stuff" together...(so there were quite a few "memorable moments" here)...j/k;)
But really one of the most memorable moments in this book for me was when Harry showed that he wasn't unaffected by the stress of having to constantly fight for his life. It made him seem more human to me...
James Marsters really brings Harry Dresden alive!
Lovin' the Listenin'
Great story - my second experience of Dresden and very enjoyable it was. I like the pace of Butcher's writing and Marsters is Dresden for me.
I read/listen purely for enjoyment and any reviews are based on that. Mostly fantasy, mystery, suspense.
Let me start by saying that im glad i decided to read the dresden series. It is a fun one. Harry is a likeable character and there plenty of action and supernatural vibes going on for us paranormal lovers. Im pretty new to urban fantasy and actually read the Iron Druid Chronicles first and must say i may prefer those to these. they are definately not the same cut though. These do require us to suspend disbelief but no so much as TIDC and harry is forced to work more within the bounds of reality.
I am currently on book eight of the dresden series and these books have gotten better with each novel. Book one and two were just eh for me and i left to read something else. Book 3 and 4 were better and started to get good. they were good enough to keep me thinking about them even as i read other stuff. Finally at book 5 they hit their stride and im now a full fledged Dresden fan. Book 7 was my favorite so far and Im in it for the long haul.
I love James Marsters, but I just can not get into the stories :(
I don't think so.
I have tried to like it but I just can't. I'm not even sure I can tell you why.
Engrossing story, loved-it
Dresden has got a lot of hard edges but very likable and you do find yourself rooting for him.
He definitely gives all the characters their own voice. I'm amazed at how he can pull of male and female voices and you don't even really notice it's the same narrator.
I'm late to pick up on this series but it's definitely worth checking out. I'm loving the story line.
I love to read. On average I read and/or listen to more than 100 books a year. Audible has been a fantastic addition to my life. Love it!
I have enjoyed these books. I like the narration and the snarky wit of the main characters. This is not a life changing series by any means, but it is a fun and easy time filler.
Heed what others wrote about disgusting a saliva, swallowing, and - in chapter 12 - sucking on a lozenge. Story might have been good, but I couldn't get past the poor production. Seriously, it was if they recorded from inside the narrator's mouth. Last Jim Marsters reading I purchase. Yuck!
Use different narrator and production.
Disgusting sounds of his salivating, swallowing, and - in chapter 12 (where I stopped listening) - the sound of him swirling a lozenge around his mouth while reading!
The narrator Jim Marsters
I won't purchase another book read by Jim Marsters.