I couldn't stop listening. I love the modern day "Wizard". The reader is very good and the story keeps you hanging on. I will buy more of Jim Butchers Dresden Tales
The magic theme was woven in with everyday modern life. I loved the alchemy descriptions.
This just lacked appeal to me. I felt like it was aimed at a younger audience ready to be wowed by the protagonist's general attitude toward things. Perhaps when I was a teenager I really would have liked this sort of thing. In fact it seems like back in high school someone spoke of this guy rather often.
Knowledge is power
It is one of the better fantasy series I have ever read.
James the narrator is a bit rough around the edges at first and this book but he gets better, and to be honest he might be one of the best narrators I have ever listened to.
The story is relatively short, but the rest of the books in the series get much longer and better.
Take the Narrator out back and pull an "Old Yeller!!!!!!!!!!!" This is a great book and I wanted to listen to it and basically puked in my out a bit after the narrator started to make love with the mic.
Excellent story and great performance puts this audiobook series right up in my top 10 favorites.
James Marster's performance brings the story to life. I don't believe it could be done better.
I started the Dresden Files series some what optimistic. I have to say I am totally hooked! I listen while I work and am taken away to the trials and tribulations Harry has and don't want it to end. These are so well written that I laugh and cry and get angry and feel elation throughout the story!
I first heard of the Dresden Files when it was a series on Scifi. I loved the series so I figured why not check out the books. Boy was I glad! As usual TV does not have the ability to do the books justice. You get the normal character introductions and butcher lays the ground work for more.
As this was the first audio book in the series the direction was a little sketchy. Marsters doesn't really let you know when a new chapter is starting other than by a long pause. He does do some heavy breathing which is a little distracting but I got used to it and it did not distract from listening.
Butcher yes - Marsters no.
Someone more professional - he's got a good voice but he's CONSTANTLY swallowing right into the mic and/or smacking his tongue against the roof of his mouth - it has the effect of someone chewing gum in your ear.
yes - the character is perfect for a longer series.
The idea of a wizard in modern times. The story wasn't very interesting.
The book was kind of boring. Especially with the way the narrator read it it just didn't hold my interest for very long.
I wish there had been a different narrator. He sighed a lot and gave the character a really bored persona that I didn't like.