"good book good reading"
a good book, not butchers best, but as its his early work its ok. the same can be said for Jmaes Marsters acting of Dresden, its good, but his later books are better.
"Same same but different"
Felt very similar to the first book. Dresden getting in over his head with [insert mythical beast of choice here] but who should he trust and then coming through somehow. Having said that it was still enjoyable to listen to.
Solid performance, enjoyable story and I will get onto the third book at some point.
loved every minute of it. a fantastic narrator which made rhe book a really exciting read. can't wait to listen to tthe next one.
"fast paced fun"
easy listening fast paced funny good characters what more can you want from a book
"Perfect second installment"
Entertaining fantasy with a sense of humour and more than a touch of style. Beautifully read by James Marsters.
Loving theses books, Can't seem to stop wanting to listen to more...... Narration is good and the characters lead you into a magical world.
I have listened to a number of the Dresden files, Jim Butcher does not do things by halves, his stories are just full from beginning to end, they keep you absorbed and entertained. Harry is an interesting and very human protagonist and brilliantly protrayed by James Marsters. This story centres on the world of werewolves and the many different incarnations of them.
"James Marsters is Harry"
I've read all the Dresden files before and listened to the last one as audible (wothout reading it first).
To be honest, going back to the start I thought it would be riddled with inconsistencies (X-men and Wolverine origins, anyone?!) but two books in, it's not.
James sounds less gritty, less angry than he does in the latest offering- but that makes it even better.
In audio form, there's a new dimension added. For anyone who prefers dramas over narratives, give these a go. The only dissappointment will be realising you'll be spending the next year buying them!
The story is great, the characters realised brilliantly- I have a better view of Karen and Harry that even the Tv show didn't give me. Love it!
"Odd, but addictive!"
To being with, there's something odd about the style of narration - all breathy and sighing and in the first person, which isn't very common, but as odd as it seems to begin with, it really gets you INTO the character and not just listening as an objective outsider.
I really enjoyed the stories and like the fact that Dresden isn't completely infallible and perfect - he's "human" in a wizardy way!! I also like the fact that the stories aren't SO supernatural that you're having to come to grips with a whole new world, but there's enough "real world" to keep it familiar, but enough magic to keep it entertaining.
Overall, I only recently downloaded Fool Moon and I have just today downloaded Book 3 and have the remaining books in the series in my wishlist!
I would definitely recommend this series, but with the caveat that you need to give it some time to get used to the style, it's worth it!
"A wonderful second novel to the series."
Harry is back and his life is as complicated and as difficult as ever maybe even more so. The story moves along at a very past pace and is well narrated and the time just flies as you listen to the story.
The magical world that Harry lives in is developed a bit more with there being a virtual infestation of were-wolves all of the place with chaos and mayhem following.
Harry's view of the world, the people around him and life in general tends to make things harder for him but is an endearing trait for the rumpled wiztective. He treads a fine line between all the factions around him and frequently discovers that it is impossible to achieve this.
This novel is highly recommended and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
Only one small issue. At time especially in between chapters the sound goes completely dead resulting in a small loss of continuity.