I think this is a much better story than the first one.
Narrative is fluid, performance is superb, and the plot is really good
No. I couldn't even get through 8 hours of the first book in the series, Storm Front. I returned both books after spending 3 months trying to finish Storm Front.
I loved the show; I thought the books would be just as good if not better but I was very disappointed.
He conveys emotion well.
I know there a lot of books in the Dresden series, but they're not for me.
Storm Front received over 13,000 great reviews and I was excited to listen, but I never got invested in the characters or the story line. For me, these stories are better adapted for TV.
Some twists and turns that keeps you listening for more. Nice story. Enjoy the books as well as this reading. Well narrated. Looking forward to more of Harry.
The story is complex, and incredibly enjoyable. I'm beginning to enjoy the series very much, and would like for the series to continue indefinitely. I wasn't a particularly big fan of the fantasy genre as a rule. But after listening to the first couple of books, I readily changed my mind. And, of course, having James Marsters as a narrator is the best of all! It's like he's sitting next to me on my couch reading the story to me. And of course, it's only natural to imagine that James is shirtless.
Harry, of course. Harry is a wise-cracking badass who blends a great investigative instinct with awesome magic.
I really felt for Harry when Murphy suspected Harry of the murders. He has few friends as it is, and to know that one of them didn't trust him enough to believe that he was innocent must have hurt him deeply.
Self professed geek and Hermit
Fool Moon is generally considered the weakest of the Dresden Files, and does show some flaws of an early work. The laws of magic aren't as codified, and Harry pulls some tricks that are never seen again. The book does introduce important characters, like Billy and the Alphas, and builds some over arching themes.
James Marster's narration improves over Storm Front. the characters develop more distinct voices, and I defy anyone to read the big fight at the end between Harry and <redacted> without chills as they circle and strike.
all in all, strongly recommended.
I listened to the first book of the Dresden files on the recommendation of a friend and found it a little dull. This book and narration on the other hand, makes me want to read/listen to the remainder of the series.