Ideally I'd give this 3.5 stars if Audible allowed. It is a decent listen and I was engaged in the story but I'm not sure I'll come back for more. The story is interesting for its newness and the combined magic-real world is intriguing, but it is probably too short to get depth and I didn't fully connect with the characters.
I liked the first one much better. I could be jaded by all the werewolf stuff going on main-stream, but it just didn't feel as well put together.
The story was good - not great. But I have bought 3 on a special purchase so I will continue.
How many times can one person sigh in one sentence??? What about the voices? Bob and Harry are the only voices that work.
Yes, definitely. I loved the dry humor, the story was great and the narration was superb. I loved the nonchalance of the narrator. It fit the character of Harry to perfection.
The narrator brought this book to life.
Harry Dresden, a close second was the ghost in the skull.
The "battle" scene in this book was too long and didn't add anything to the story.
Yes. I wouldn't recommend starting the series with this book but it is worth listening to once you know the characters from some of the other books.
The Dresden series is fantastic and gets better as it goes along. This book is good but does not live up to the rest of the series.
A long commute audio listener
This is a good story, and the narrator is good too. He holds your attention.
Funny, supernatural, detective story.
Hubby and I listened together. Had forgotten how enjoyable rough around the edges dick stories were. Add in the supernatural and it fit perfectly. Hubby wants to start the second book really soon.
I probably would not recommend this book. It was just OK. It was not a good detective strory and it wasn't a good wizard story. It was an average combination story. I will not be listening to any more of the Dresden files books.
Perhaps but not the Dresden stories. There are other books in a simlar genre that I have like much better. I thought Hard Magic was a better story for this genre.
Not much drama
It inspired me to find something else to listen to.
I know this series is very popular so maybe I just don't get it but I was not impressed with this book.
I am liking the story but the narrators style is killing me. Breathing directly into the mic, short phrases, at first I thought it may be that is how he was portraying the main character, unfortunately he does it thought all I have listened to. I have stopped part way through because of it.