I have read all of the Dresden Files books, and love them so much I wanted to get a copy I can bring with me to listen to anytime. James Marsters truly brings the world of Harry Dresden alive in his readings of Jim Butcher's works. His voice is now the one I associate with all the characters. Great job on this one and all the ones he reads. I am hoping that he will get a chance to read Ghost Story, as I will not get the audio version of the book without him as the voice actor.
Its okay but heavy on the gore, blood and such.
Not so much emphasis on the wolves, their thoughts and actions
He has good tone inflextion, keeps you on track with the characters and puts emotion into the characters.
Don't go if you don't enjoy GORE!
The cynical wit of the protagonist makes this a must- read. And James Marsters pulls off the performance perfectly. For the first time in my life, I have honestly shied away from picking up a paperback version of the book (I often go back and forth; reading at home and listening in the car or out and about). But Marsters' performance is TOO good. I can't think Dreseden without him.
The new characters
I liked the werewolves
Love the way he does the character voices.
A good read.
I have loved the Dresden Files books for a decade. Listening to James Marsters sounds much like I always imagined Harry Dresden sounding like, and his performance makes a book I love even more enjoyable.
No, I have tried books 1 and 2.
Way to much time and effort by the author in creating the image. Every or almost every minute detail about the scene is spelled out in painfully long passages.
The performance was great.
Tighten up the descriptions. Let my imagination come to play in how the scenes might appear. I used fast forward pretty frequently to get through the rubbish and into the action.
Harry is one of my favorite fictional characters. The only negative is using up all my credits once I became addicted to the series.
A long commute audio listener
James Marsters is a great narrator. He does all the voices in the stories so well. I enjoyed this story.
The second Dresden book is quite a bit more graphic than 'Storm Front.' In fact, one of the things I said in my rating of the first book was that I was impressed with Butcher's reliance on great storycrafting over simple shock value. In the first book, the gore did not seem gratuitous. This book didn't feel as authentic. Aside from learning every possible way a werewolf can savage a victim, poor Harry gets beaten within an inch of his life far too many times each "book" day to be remotely possible.
I found this book far less enjoyable, but the characters are further developed, which is enticing enough to get me to rush to the next book to find out where they are headed.
Marsters' narration was even better than the first book, which I liked. He switches almost seamlessly between characters and does a wonderful Dresden, Bob, various mobster and FBI/cop voices, and even the demon (I forget his name) in this book was spot on! The breathing and swallowing is part of the effect, though I know that a lot of reviewers take issue with it.