Yes I would. At fist I wasnt sure I would like this book. One of my best friends is an avid Jim Butcher fan, and has been harping on me to give the book a chance. (Im normally into Fantasy novels like Way of Kings). So I did give it a shot, and ended up loving it! Just got book 2. Narrator is excellent, main character is humorous.
The main characters wit and personality seem perfectly paired with the narrator.
No. This was my first, he is a very good narrator.
It made me laugh in a few parts.
Give it a shot!
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - Storm Front is an engaging urban fantasy, but it isn't awesome. Harry is a very unique and likeable character and I can see this becoming a very good series, but this book fell just a little short, in my opinion. The crime/mystery aspect is interesting but just didn't grab me, so IMHO the book relies a bit too much on demons and magic to keep things interesting. It does have a good ending and can stand alone as a story.
NARRATOR - I liked the narrator, despite some complaints I've read in other reviews. He does have sort of a boring, negative-type presentation, but I think that's reflecting Harry's attitude toward the situations he always finds himself in.
OVERALL - I would recommend this book if you plan to continue the series. Otherwise, you might want to skip it.
I love to read. On average I read and/or listen to more than 100 books a year. Audible has been a fantastic addition to my life. Love it!
I enjoyed this first installment of the series. The main character is witty and snarky and I enjoyed the story. This is an easy read and a great summer time filler.
Storm front is a pretty good novel, with lots of action and humour. As a story it's well worth reading or listening to. However I regret that the quality of the recording isn't as good as the other audio books I've listened too. The narrator is good enough, but I don't like having to hear him swallow and smack in my ears when I try to focus on the story. Also the sound volume goes up and down too much, which makes it difficult to listen to the story outdoors or in faintly noisy places.
but I was really disappointed, I have a couple of friends who LOVE this series, but I could not get past the second chapter.
I have read this and own it on cd and now on audible.
Dresden isn't anything like you would expect. He is believable, and feels like some people you know without all the magic.
James Masterers does a wonderful job I with these books. He has been great in everything I have heard. In all of the Dresden books I'm glad he was there to add pieces of himself to the character.
Story is not predictable, but not the extreme reaction type. Great story, could be listen to by almost any age from teen on.
I hope to hear all of this series here since there are new books I have missed.
I thought this was OK. The weird sighs and mouth noises from the reader didn't bother me as much as it did some people, but they were noticeable. The main character was a believable, lovable guy. The whole thing was just OK. Not great, not awful. I probably won't pursue the series.
I would totally listen to this book again. It was just the right mix of thriller and fantasy. It definitely wasn't something that I was expecting, but now I can't wait to get to the rest of the series!
I really enjoyed the fantasy aspect of it. I thought that it was very well written and that it was definitely something that could appeal to many different people.
I haven't listened to the reader's performances before. I didn't really like how he read this book. His monotone made it difficult sometimes to differentiate between who he was talking about. Problem was that his reading was perfect for Dresden. By the end of the book you got used to it, but at the beginning it was a little difficult to get used to.
Not really. It was an overall good book.
I first met Harry Dresden one lonely Saturday night. He was tall, perfectly spoken and I spent all the time I could with him before we were parted by circumstances beyond my control. Darn single season television.
I was hooked and was extremely excited when, after my weekend binge, I discovered that Harry Dresden was THAT Harry Dresden of the book that I had downloaded based on a review all those months ago and sci-fy recommendation and hadn't had the time to listen to yet. Needless to say, I MADE the time right then and there. I was in love and wanted more.
And he gave it, in spades. Jim Butcher has created a character in Harry who is totally believable, even if you, like me, think that a wizard is someone who belongs anywhere medieval but not modern day. Harry is a roughened character who...feels...right. Someone you would know and love to hate because of his smart mouth, attitude and general piss-you-off-regularly personality. We all know people like him and we all love and hate them. This book is the perfect introduction to Harry Dresden and will leave you eager for more. Even my guy, who rarely actually pays attention to what I am listening to, was drawn in and asked for more.
While there is magic in this book and series, its not airy-fairy...though there are faeries...and vampires and...other things but I won't spoil anything, I promise. The magic is seamlessly woven into the daily life of Dresden, not overpowering any one aspect of the story and it is wholly believable that Harry's Chicago, and world, could be mine too. Coming from someone who lives 50 miles away from Forks, has been camping in La Push and never looked twice to see if anyone sparkles or looked for a wolf in the forest, let me tell you, it was a fantastic feeling.
I'm an avid listener. Audio books are a mini-vacation for me. They fill my "need to read" when I don't have time - which is most of the time. Great element of multi-tasking!
Harry Dresden is a film noir-like character: private eye, helps the Chicago police, barely makes ends meet, not always great with the ladies....oh, and he's a wizard. If the cops need help that the evidence doesn't readily provide, they call in Harry to see if magic is at play. Turns out, it often is in the criminal world. A fun and creepy tale of criminal mischief being cleaned up by the good guys, with enough trolls, fairies, talismans and disgusting insects to make it exciting. This is NOT a children's or young adult series - entirely too graphic adult behavior. At least in this first book. I am looking forward to reading more.