Loved author's different series so decided to dive into this one. Great read! But the audio quality was little low but that comparing to newer books
Wonderful characters great story very very enjoyable... Can't wait to get into the second book!
Yes. I think the narration adds to the book, any book, but especially books about fantsy.
The way the wizard was developed and interacted with humans.
Yes. I like the series and will be listening to others in the series.
Drama teacher and Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan
At first I was a little leery about Marsters playing Dresden, but after a few minutes, I was pleased. In fact, I can't read Dresden without hearing Marsters' interpretation of his voice. Jim Butcher's novel is fast paced and an interesting read. The only complaint I have about this particular production is that there were times when I felt that the audio was lacking. But Marsters reads almost like he's speaking directly to the listener without the "reader" quality some audiobooks can have. Listen to the preview clip to make sure that you like his delivery.
Absolutely. A quick, fun, albeit very dark, read. James Marsters is a fantastic narrator; he gives a very intimate performance.
To my friends who like mysteries and magic. The subject matter turned out a lot grittier and darker than I anticipated so I know some of my friends won't like it, but I would encourage them to give it a chance.
Unquestioningly, Marsters' Harry Dresden is a spot on, richly done performance.
This was entertaining, kind of silly, not a waste of credit but I will not be reading the other books in the series.
Good pacing. The plot progression kept moving.
I like that the characters all acted human. They had faults and flaws, biases and regular shortcomings along with their more heroic traits.
I just really get irked when another man talks to me with his bedroom voice. He was talking so low and quiet, that I could hear his tongue moving in his mouth. I don't know maybe his wife likes and encourages it, I sincerely don't.
I didn't, not that it isn't a good story, but it was more in the brain candy sort of mindset for me.
We need to stick the narrator in an open room with regular acoustics, and away from the microphone. This way, he'll talk louder. Then maybe he will discover another dozen ways he can do this.
I'm late in finding this series, but I'm really glad I found it. It is written in first person from Harry Dresden's point of view. I don't always enjoy first person narratives, but in this case I really enjoy it. Harry is a wise cracking PI and a wizard. I enjoyed the mix of mystery, magic and humor. This is a great urban fantasy and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. The audio was not the greatest. It would go from quiet to loud and had some hissing noises in the background for some of it. I still enjoyed the audiobook, but I hope they get better.
I had read all of the Dresden Files that were in print before I listened to any of them, this is probably a good thing. I have, also, listened to all the audio versions of the books, and, by the end enjoyed them just as much. Had I been so unfortunate as to have attempted to listen first and read after, I doubt I'd have made it past this first installment, for, although I love Mr. Butcher's film noir gumshoe version of a wizard, and have later enjoyed Mr. Marster's interpretation, this first audiobook is read at such break-neck speed, with so scant an attempt at character differentiation that it is a real, albeit brief, chore to get through.The series is one of my favorites, full of unique and fascinating characters, tons of action and lots of heart, and Marster's interpretation improves as the series continues, but this one, rapid, monotone and full of mispronunciations is not very enjoyable.