Not sure if it is the narrators fault or need a better producer. Hated the fact that I could hear the narrator breath and open / close his mouth. It was very distracting.
No, the production was terrible.
Again not sure if it was his fault.
Not sure why, but I don't like this book.
Its a decent story technically, the guy who reads it is ok.
I just didn't like it, maybe it was a combo, of everything but people have been praying these books and I thought it would be entertaining. No, don't want to continue this series.
Crime/Magic. Didn't work for me, I managed to get through it, but I think I'm done with books by Jim Butcher. Not sure why so many people like his books, different tastes I guess. Doesn't seem to be anything wrong with his writing skills, but I don't like his stories.
Marsden reads a fitting tone to Butcher. Enjoyable and eats up the miles of a blistering coarse commute.
Even though I own every book in the series, it's well worth hearing a differing interpretation. Rather like sitting down to enjoy a play that you've perused numerous times before.
As any geek should say, stay a while and listen...
I'm a bored Alabamian looking for a way to escape!
Before beginning the audiobook, I read a few reviews from other listeners on James Marsters’ performance. Most of the ones I read didn’t seem to like him. But it’s their opinion, and happily one I do not share. Mr. Marsters’ inflections were wonderful and really fleshed out the character. The performance reminded me of a reading. I enjoyed the swallowing, the deep breaths, and pauses. What nailed it for me was the first crime scene. I was struck how he read as if the listener was inside his head. He became “clinical” and at one point I could “hear” the bile rising up his throat. He swallowed more as if he were trying to keeping it down. Fantastic!
Another cool thing the narrator did was slow his pace and when Dresden went to bed. He got slower and sleepier! Okay I’m gushing a bit, but I isn’t this what good narrators do? Yeah, some people won’t like it, but I did so there ya go! Before I forget again, the story was unique. I’m already interested in learning more about Harry Dresden and Morgan. I would definitely re-read and listen to the story again.
if you enjoy film noir, hard boiled detective fiction like Philip Marlow, you will live this! Butcher builds the character and then let's his power rip. just fun!
Dark and just enough sarcasm portraying fantasy as it should be! Marsdens superior narrative just adds icing to the cake.
I enjoyed the overall story and main character. I will definitely continue on with the series, however, the plot line was a little predictable from the very beginning. Hoping the future books in this series have a few more twists and turns!