A few years ago I asked some science fiction authors at DragonCon what book they had read recently that they really enjoyed. I was surprised when more than one of them said “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher. I am sorry it has taken me so long to begin reading the Dresden Files series; I should have taken their advice and read Storm Front much sooner.
The audio books are read by James Marsters who also played Spike on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James is such a great actor that I could not picture him being the reader even though I have met him at DragonCon a couple of times. He creates voices for the characters that really bring them to life for me.
Getting to know everyone, the Writer, the characters, and the Narrator. I always either love or hate that about a new series, and this one i loved.
Learning Butcher's way of interpreting the way magic works and effects it's surroudings.
This was my first, but i must say he does a great job of keeping you believing, and wanting more.
It will open your SIGHT.
At the time of this post, there are 13 more in this series and they just keep getting better.
I was disappointed in his skills as a narrator at first, but as I've listened to more of the series I see great improvement in each book. By Summer Knight he's among my favorite narrators. If he stops improving at this point I'd highly recommend him, and I wouldn't be surprised if he gets even better.
Enjoyed it as a stand alone story and left me wanting more
Harry. Great combo of young Dumbledor crossed with Humphrey Bogart.
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.