Good story well crafted, fun, glad its a series. Production was substandard however but did not stop me listening. Narrator was enjoyable but needs to not brathe into the mike so much.. Or is that production. Still going to buy book 2 though!
What I love best about this book is how young it feels. Having read the entire series, it's a delightful trip in the 'way-back machine' as Dresden would say. It feels so noir in a sense that the rest of the series only improves upon.
Whether it was Toot-toot, or Dresden drooling for the first time at Mac's ale, this is loaded with just downright funny moments. While the story sometimes gets away (it is the first in the series after all) the heart of what makes Butcher such a great author is still here.
I have, and this one feels as if Marsters was dragged in off the street, set in an easy chair, had a mike stuck in front of his face, the book in front of him, and told to read it, or else. Given he is my voice for Dresden, this one very nearly turned me off to the series. He hadn't cemented what each character sounded like yet (looking at you Toot). And I'm sorry. The way he pronounces the spells just sounds so silly, given my future knowledge. Also. MARCON-Y?! Inexcusable.
I mean, all the Case Files are. But there simply isn't enough time. Large chunks however are a must.
Mother-baby (postpartum) nurse.
Fantastic story line and excellent performance by James Marsters. Going to start the next one immediately!
I don't read much, and this book is why. James Marsters is the best reader I have ever heard.
The titular character, Harry Dresden, is the best. He is powerful and knows it; he is limited and knows it, but he doesn't let that stop him. He also has a great sense of humor.
You could read a book and imagine voices in your head, but Marsters does such a good job of personalizing each character you never question who is speaking. He emphasizes the right words and projects strong emotions, unlike most readers.
There's magic in the air, and it's about to rain.
I don't want to sell this book short, but the series just gets better and better.
Main character have an amazingly witty sense of humor out all the trouble he gets into. The plot will keep anyone interested and the story is full of interesting twists and turns. I couldn't stop listening.
The combination of an excellent writer, in-depth characters, and an amazing voice actor!
Harry because who else would advertise as a wizard while the Doom of Damocles surrounds him!
Captures individual characters with his voice performance while keeping the emotion of the scene in Harry's voice!
I love these books, but I am the first to admit that the series really catches its speed in the third book. It takes time to evolve characters of this depth and a story this involved.
Mix Jim Butcher's Dresden with James Marsters as the reader and you have brilliance. Get Marsters to play Dresden, movie or t.v., and you will get one of the best moments in media ever. You have to listen to this!
Narrator has a great voice with great expression, but there are some consistent issues with heavy breaths, audible swallowing noises, awkward edits, etc. I highly recommend it in spite of this.