My favorite books are when rational characters are put into an interesting world and let go. Favorite narrators: Bronson Pinchot, Tim Curry
This review is kind of meta, but this is one of those books that makes me question the entire audible review/rating system. It currently has a 4.20 overall rating, which is very high for a non-sequel, and that's *despite* getting hugely dinged for the narration. If it had just average narration, it would probably be one of the higher rated books in all of audible, at least considering only those with 1000+ ratings.
And yet... I still think I'd have given it a 3 even with average narration. The story just isn't that interesting, and - worse - the main character makes totally unrealistic decisions just to further the plot. That's just bad writing.
I quite like fantasy set in modern - or at least not medieval - times, but this just didn't do it for me, even though so many reviews of other books & series use Dresden Files as a measuring stick.
It's hard to find good audio books, and while I find audible's reviews and ratings helpful, there are cases where it can be misleading. With a book like Storm Front, I often find myself looking for reviewers who complain about the same things as me (unbelievable characters, boring, etc.) and then go see what books they loved most. I like being able to do that, and I wish Audible would add more features... to be able to comment on reviews (as parent company Amazon already allows), to see other readers' ratings in addition to their reviews, etc.
My favourite listen is epic fantasy and I just loved this series. The narrator was great and I really enjoyed getting to know Harry Dresdan, his friends and going on adventures with them. I was sad when I finished which is the mark of a great series :)
This is the series that started me out for audio books. After the first book, it was game over.
Butcher especially gets into full swing by book 3. James Marsters also embraces his character and really brings Dresden to life. His timing and nuances are flawless.
Stop reading this review and buy this book!
It definitely made the road trip a lot more interesting, being able to follow a well written tale and drive keeps the long hours from getting boring. We binged it from over to cover! It's hard to beat the feeling of a book but having such a quality reader, James Marsters, made it an adventure all the way through.
I would have to give it to Bob for this book, his witty banter and jokes had me laughing aloud.
Well, I did!
My uncle and I where driving back home from visiting with family for the Holidays. I put this book on and we listened to it cover to cover, only stopping as frequently as stretch. It kept us enthralled the entire time.
I very much like this book and series I can guarantee but if you're up or have an open mind this book is an excellent one every book from here on it's better and better all the way up to the skin I have listen to this series at least four times still every time I love them and I get the chills I love the narrator he doesn't excellent job I hate how on the 13th Book that they change the narrator I hate of the narrator in that one he does not fulfill Dresden as well I have to disagree with anybody that says the extra noises were distracting I think they add character to the book
inconsistent, decent, swallow -
Nice plot with a few twists
Decent book. Narrator needs to swallow his saliva more often, his reading sometimes was annoyingly wet.
The plot of the book is ok, keeps it interesting. The power capabilities of the main character and his jumps for super naive to super experienced is sometimes frustrating.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
‘Storm Front’ is an interesting idea with great characters in some witty one liners and clever escape situations which makes for a fun romp through the fantasy world. However the story never really reached out and grabbed me. There was a lot of down time (especially in the middle) which didn’t really seem to add much to the story and the descriptions and writing style just didn’t make a vivid picture in my mind. I’ve heard that the series doesn’t get going until the fourth (I don’t think that’s not really a strong endorsement for a series that you need to read four before they really get good) but it was interesting enough that I would continue on in the series as some point in the future.
The narrator is good and I like the job that he did but the recording seems a bit old. You can sometimes hear him breathing and at one point I heard a page turn.
I'm one of those type of people who would rather drill a hole in my head than hear someone chew and unfortunately the audio in this book was too much for me to deal with so I ended up returning it. Oh well :-(