So many books, so little time.
This was a new take on an old genre. It was enjoyable. The only down side of the listening to it was the extra sighs that were added to the narration.
A man like any other. Only more so.
The way the story unfolded. Some plot twists were predictable but even those were done in an intriguing way.
The first time he conjured up a gnome or ferry or whatever it was. Quite charming.
I hadn't read this kind of book before. Wizards and monsters and such. I really liked it.
So I saw the first episode of the SciFi series, The Dresden Files, and thought that it was okay. Then I ran into someone talking about Dresden and they bluntly told me...
I love Harry's dry humor, which just gets more twisted under pressure.
James does a great job of reading Harry the way you imagine him--droll, frequently exhausted or exasperated.... Really like his Bob too!
I had heard of this series, but hadn't read them yet. If you like fantasy novels this one's for you. It's just as good as I'd heard and James Marsters does a great job of narrating them. I just joined audible about a month ago, and I'm already on book 3.
My favorite is the lead character Harry Dresden. He seems very
The scene where Harry's in the lab with Bob the spirt who lives in a skull.
No, I was just hooked due to Harry's down to earth nature. It made him a very endearing character.
Listens to audiobooks while travelling to and from various countries in Europe.
Storm front was the first Dresden book I've ever read, and I wanted to listen to it in the car on a long drive. As much as I liked the story and I have listened to it from beginning to end, I really disliked the way this book was narrated. The sound technician should have stepped in a few times but didn't. Drinking a glass of water is fine, just not in the microphone. The sighing and swallowing got quite annoying. It did seem to get better later on in the audiobook, but the beginning was nothing short of crincheworthy.
I have not read the print version of this book. The audio edition was very entertaining.
Outside of the Harry Potter series, this is the first book I have read with a wizard theme. Of course, the two do not compare as they are different genres.
Marster brings the Dresden character to life, creating a delightfully entertaining character---one who is funny, fierce, and slightly vulnerable at the same time.
I laughed out loud at Dresden's elation at defeating the scorpion when the elevator landed.
One of my students convinced me to try this series, and I am glad I did. Excellent read.
The book was probable worth the money, but barely.
Jim Butcher's books later in this series are much better in the characthers' depth then this book.
I loved it from beginning to end. Great characters that you care about. Good plot, good pacing. A nice easy listen that is well narrated. Written with a sense of humor and read with the comic timing to let it be fully realized.
The combination of Jim Butcher's sarcastic humor and chilling mysteries with James Marsters' electrifying storytelling create an audiobook that is practically impossible to turn off. I listened as I was walking to class, when working out at the gym, and back at my apartment when working on homework. It was an incredibly delightful book and was told so well. It took me a while to stop thinking of the narrator as "Spike," but when I did I got lost in the story. I've already bought the next few books in the series and can't wait to get started. This is a must for anyone who loves a good mystery story. The paranormal aspect is just the icing on the cake.