I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
The first thing I love about this Jim Butcher book is that the next disaster does not show up a week later but time has passed. The events from before still are in effect. Murphy still is mad but we learn her perspective. Butcher has a great way doing his research into the world of magic and its monsters.
A murder has happened and its a attack by a magical animal, werewolves are now in Chicago and it looks like they may be going after the crime boss. When Harry Dresden asks his friend Bob he learns there are 4 different types. and only one is against the magical law. Dresden is being manipulated and guided from one group to another. All to find the cursed man.
well written and well thought out this book is a great mix of Magic and being a Private Eye. best for the fan of either world
I would highly recommend listening to the series. James Marsters is an excellent narrator and always gives a wonderful performance.
Even though I know there are many more novels, I am always amazed how Dresden manages to stay alive.
I am loving the Dresden Files. Great, quick reads with well-rounded characters and I just love Harry Dresden. He's an awesome protagonist.
Dresnan is always beat up beyond recognition and still seems to function quite well even though the story explains how he's so exhausted and in great pain beyond endurance. It never indicates he has healing ability but what is describes as being done to him then what he accomplishes does'nt quite make sense.
Jim Butcher seems to write his character into a bind that would be impossible to get out. Then without a real explanation of why he escapes.
Narrator does a good job except the heavy breathing that he does for the character gets annoying.
not read very many more books of his. Definately doesn't have as much planning or thought as a brandon sanderson, kevin hearne or brent weeks when putting the world and story together.
Average guy thats not good with women but always has sex with some hot gorgeous gal and a love interest with someone else. The sterotype that everyone in the movies is a supermodel. Granted its fantasy but there is very little believable story here.
The fact that Harry can never piece it all together until the end. I loved that there are so many potential villains that you cannot keep it straight. When you find out who it was all along you may be just as surprised as me. This book was better than the first because you get to see the relationships from the first book develop further (with Karen Murphy and Susan Rodriguez).
No but that's because I didn't have time
I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
This is the 2nd book of his I've read. I read a much later one, and somehow that seemed more polished (which it should, right?). Anyhow, this didn't do it for me, and I was glad when it was over. It's not bad, it's just mediocre. The narration is excellent.
I enjoyed the first in the series, mainly because the focus was more on the very-likable main character and his life as an actual wizard working in Chicago alongside the police. I'm not a fan of the blood-and-gore schtick and tiptoed my way through that part of book one. No way to avoid it in the blood bath that is the second book in this series. Yuck! No thanks.
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I tried to like this series, but I just couldn't it was only a mediocre story. I just don't understand how this series gets so many 5 star reviews. I am not a fan of Harry Dresden he is such a whining bore and always saying one thing and doing something different, usually something dumb. I'm sick of his complaining that he has no money, most people get another job that pays if they are going hungry. I'm also not a fan of Murphy she is over the top supposed bad ass, but instead it seems like she is throwing a tantrum instead. What this book does have going for it is that there is lots of supernatural lore that has an interesting take on it. There is lots of action and mayhem that also improve the book some. Unfortunately the narrator is sleep inducing with a touch of a saliva swallowing problem. I solved that problem by putting on the fast speed for listening. I gave Storm Front the first book a better review thinking I would like this book better, but this book just make me like the first book less but admittedly it wasn't terrible. Although I think I will skip the rest of this series.
I've listened to, and will continue to listen to this entire series.
I love the whole Dresden world, I like how Butcher can write great action scenes, can always use a touch of comedy (usually in the right places), and while not afraid of using profanity; doesn't use it to cover up a lack of writing chops.
James Marsters IS Harry Dresden if you ask me.
That being said... I don't know if it was a problem with editing, too sensitive of a microphone, or just lack of delivery on Marsters part... But listening to the narrator throat swallow and smack his lips drives me fucking crazy...
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY IT DOES NOT REFLECT HOW GOOD MARSTERS, AND THE REST OF THE AUDIO, IS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SERIES
Marsters is awesome, the story line and world building of Butcher is fantastic... Just that one thing is really killing it for me but it doesn't tarnish the story or the series, just a knit pick maybe.
I suggest this book and the rest of Jim Butcher's Dresden series to anyone from the ages of 12-102... It's fun yet meaningful and well worth the time
After reading the first book in the series based on several friends recommendations and really enjoying it, which was a surprise to me, I picked up the audio book of the second book in the series - Fool Moon. Since I have recently started listening to audio books and find myself having more time to commit to listening to a book than to actually sitting down and reading that this is the perfect avenue to continue enjoying the books, or at least, I hope.
When I read the synopsis of this book and was promised werewolves, magic and generally a fun time, I couldn’t help but smile to myself, it definitely sounded like my kind of book. It did not disappoint. Harry Dresden is a really fun and interesting character, I couldn’t help but get wrapped up in the story, how he gets himself into these situations is beyond me, but deep down, wizard or not, he has a heart of gold. I like that in a character, that makes me care about what happens and allows me to become invested in the story. Jim Butcher really know to write a good story and he does it so well. Jim does a fabulous job of keeping characters grounded even with all the magical aspects of the story, really it’s a book about people and what makes them tick and how far they are willing to go for the people they care about…or maybe I’m reading too much into it, either way, it was a fun book.
I had heard from a friend that James Marsters was the narrator and did an incredible job, I have enjoyed every audio book this friend has recommended to date, so when he told me I should check this out, I had faith that he wouldn’t steer me wrong, and he didn’t. James does a wonderful job setting the scene, giving each character a unique sound and feel to them. I never once wondered which character was which or what was going on, it made it extremely easy to follow.
Overall I would highly recommend this book to others that enjoy a well written, fun story.
If you can get by the constant lip-smacking of the narrator, I would recommend this book; in fact, better to read the book than listen to the audiobook.
I've never come across a narrator as annoying as James Marsters. As an actor, I enjoyed him a lot in the Buffy, the Vampire Hunter series, but his narration was so boring that I will probably switch to just reading the books from now on.
Where Wolf? THERE Wolf. EVERYWHERE Wolf.