Mixes a lot of magic tricks from other writers and books into a concept of its own. Nice reading but not very surprising. Might read the next book though which is always a good sign.
The theme is very predictable, Harry has two cases and they are related? How rare? the same old private detective, not really a new idea.
It was short and for some time got interesting.
I don't really like his performance.
Not really, but was short.
Not really going to buy any more of the Harry Dreden series.
This book is one of the all time worst narrated books ever. James Marsters sounds like he's doing golf play by play. The book is stupid, and the characters are not very likable. I could totally see a real dork liking this series, but for me it was just not very good story telling.
Without commenting on the story, I have to say that this had the most terrible audio of any full-priced audiobook I've heard. It wasn't the performance, but that you could hear every time he took a breath or swallowed or moved in his chair (or something, I don't know exactly what the sound was).
Audio problems aside, not a bad story, but not a great one. I have hope for the series, tho.
James Marsters did a great job differentiating all characters in this novel. However, due to his quiet voice/tone--similar to Garrison Kellior, I thought--it was difficult to hear a lot of the time if there was road noise or something happening in another room of the house. I often found myself straining to hear, while my volume was up very high. I loved how he read; I just couldn't hear well, and I typically have normal to good hearing.