Small Favor has all the things that got me hooked on the Dresden Files with the first book: good characters, a mystery without secret doors, ironic, wry humor, and a level of descriptive detail that pulls you into the book's world like you were a regular inhabitant. I've read all 10 books in the last 4 months, so all the stories are fresh in my memory. I think this is the one I may read again soon because it was a good "read".
James Marsters was excellent. He does a very good job with Harry's different moods, and his timing for the wisecracks was spot on. The voices and accents for the other characters were distinctive enough that you could follow the dialog easily. The voice he uses for Toot-toot had me laughing out loud. Like Nathaniel Parker for the Artemis Fowl books, I think James Marsters is *the* voice for Harry Dresden.
I have been listening to audio books for over two years. This will be my first review.
I love the TV series Dresden Files. And the audio book was just as wonderful. Jim Butcher can tell a story and make you want more. He takes the unbelievable and makes it possible, scary. I love Harry, more please.
James Marsters is the absolute best narrator. Love the stories. They keep me wanting much more. We have listened to all the books and just can't wait to start the next one. This book leaves lots of unanswered questions and concerns for those of us who have become invested in the characters. Hope Jim Butcher keeps Harry casting magic for many more adventures.
This is brain candy - but really tasty sophisticated brain candy. While the setting is fantasy, the characters are real enough to care about. Furthermore, Butcher always comes up with a complicated and interesting twist to the motivations driving the plot. James Marsters is an inspired choice for the narrator. His voice for Harry Dresden is suitably hard boiled while his voice for Toot-toot (the fairy) is indescribable. This is a thoroughly enjoyable ride.
This is an excellent addition to the Dresden Files. The narration is spot on. I can picture Dresden belting out "FOZARE" as though I was right there with him! Jim Butcher continues the tale of Harry Dresden, Wizard of the White Council. The stakes just seem to be getting higher and higher, with Harry forced to take on more burdens and and make continuous life altering (or shattering) decisions. Add to that suspicion from his friends, children's fairy tales come to life, and a few fallen angels and you have one hell of a ride!
Jim Butcher creates a world of magic and grim reality, where the good guys can be shininig knights and grey wizards in leather coats. The characters really come alive and you get such vivid discriptions of colorful characters. I love the whole Dresden series.
I love Dresden Files. My Ipod does not recognize the CDs as an audiobook like these Audible downloads. I am glad I can listen and it will hold my position no matter if I need to listen to something else or not.
I hope the other books are placed on here as well.
James Marsters and Jim Butcher - what could be better? The story was fun, the plot was surpisingly unpredictable, and Marsters was a wonderful narrator.
To Audible - more please! The first nine Dresden books would be a great addition.
I am easily amused!
I loved, loved, loved this book but I am a huge Dresden fan so I wasn't surprised. It has Butcher's usual witticisms and amazingly profound insights as well as a kick ass story. All my favorite characters come together in this tale. Harry has learned a technique to dull some of his aches and pains so he isn't as whiny about his injuries, which are plentiful, so that was an added bonus. This might be my favorite so far but it is hard to tell since all have been so terrific.