not very memorable for a first entry, for a series so highly spoken
my main critique with this book is how boring AND bored the narrator sounded...it could been much more enjoyable if he stopped sighing and swallowing so much mid scene....but that might be a personal problem (so bad that i had to write my disappointment in a review)
the story was fine, characters were interesting and quite unique in their own way and the plot was quite entertaining
I have just discovered the Dresden Files series and I can't wait for the next (already purchased and downloaded)! Great characters, plenty of action and humor, an interesting world, and a consistently good story made this book a terrific listen. Storm Front is a well woven mashup of mystery and fantasy and if either genre appeals to you, then you're going to enjoy this story.
Harry Dresden is a wizarding series for grown ups. It has great character development. Harry is an honest honorable man - think Charlie Brown meets Harry Potter with men in black mystery solving. I love this series and it makes me feel like life is better with a little magic thrown in and it is hard to keep a good man down. If you are looking for a new series to read -Dresden files will not disappoint
I don't know what to say that hasn't been said in other reviews. It was good story, but the audio production was not even to the level of amateur.
I decided to revisit the entire series so this is the first book which introduces us to Harry Dresden the only practicing wizard in Chicago (with a yellow pages ad no less). We are also introduced to some enduring characters in the series, Susan, John Marcon, Karen Murphy and others.
Harry is just really getting developed in this story and we see hints of what he will become in future outings but is really quite limited compared to what he is in later installments of the series.
The story is well thought out and enjoyable, well worth the investment in both time and money in my opinion, if you are looking for a good series to get engrossed in for some time this is a good option. I think this one is good on its own but the story only gets better from here.
Storm Front was the first audio book that I purchased. I chose this based on the amazing reviews given for this book and the reader.
It is different than most of the fantasy fiction available. It's not overly dark, nor overly romantic; just right.
What was amazing to me is that I was able to listen to his voice, female or male, and remain lost to the story. He softened his voice enough for the female characters that it didn't sound disturbing. I also really liked how he made Harry's emotions come through in his voice. The sighs and sounds of annoyance in his voice were in keeping with the character's temperament and the story line.
I listen to audiobooks when I'm forcing myself to do housework or other undesirable projects. Nothing helps me to get boring things done like a good book.
Excellent performance by the reader. Good book for fiction/fantasy lovers who just like a good, solid book. If you are tired of reading books with too much romance or gore, this is a good series.
I've listened to this audiobook a few times now and it's always an adventure and delight.
Love the James Martsters as the narrator. He definitely made this story jump off the pages for me. I attempted several times to read myself this in the past but could never get into it until I heard the audible version. Butcher really has an excellent style but this series may not be for me. I am not a fan of erotic content and even though this was lighter than somethings I've read it was kind of a turn off (pun intended) for me. Kind of a bummer because a fun series like this is hard to find and I probably won't continue it.
Favorite narrators: Simon Prebble
Yes. Reader is awesome!
Standing inside the 3 foot copper circle.
I am not really into magic type stories like this, but with audiobooks the reader really makes or breaks it. It doesn't even seem like he is reading, just telling a story. Very natural, doesn't over-dramatize like a lot of readers. He kept me in the story. I will continue this series.