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I must say that I didn't even listen all the way through. It may be fine for others just not me. I believe it was read correctly as how the writer had written it, going for a certain style. I enjoyed watching the series and so thought I'd enjoy the books. I didn't. It was this monotone, kinda 40's (I'm thinking) detective style. No real inflection. I did not feel a connection to the characters, didn't care that Dresden was behind in his rent, and even with that had scrupels in regards to his prospective client.To me a sad waste of a credit in buying a book.
I have done the first 5 books. I ran out of gas at that point…but I must say, the narrator, James Marsters makes the books! I think Jim Butcher realizes this…and about book 2 or 3 he gives a prologue giving James due credit…well done! Nothing new to add to reviews…but would say Marsters keeps you coming back!
I found myself so distracted by the heavy breathing of the narrator that I couldn't even pay attention to the storyline. I will put this narrator on my black list and not download anything read by him again.
This was my first audio book so take this review with a grain of salt. The book was good but not great. I thought it moved kind of slow and the main character, Dresden, was kind of a wimp. It did pick up in the end but I'm not sure I will listen to any more of these. I suppose Dresden may get tougher as the series continues but I'm not interested enough to find out.
Jim Butcher is one of my favorite authors for the Alera saga but this start of Dresden files is simply lacking. Add the narrator's annoying heavy sighs, grunts, and swallows makes this audiobook very annoying. Sorry, Jim...I wont be a fan of Dresden.
I LOVE the naration...really sets the mood. I have seen the Television series (multiple times) and I have no problem picturing Harry's care worn face while listening to James Marsters! I now own all 12 novels!
I thought this was a great story, fast paced, a bit of humor, good story line. The Reader was good as well, I would recommend. I should note that if you like Wizards, Vampires, Fairies, and Demons, along with a good murder mystery, you'll like this audible book.
I enjoyed this and recommend as entertaining. Kind of alex cross meets Harry Potter.
I really wanted to like this book. Friends I trust have enjoyed it, the premise of a Wizard making his living as a private investigator was interesting, and the short lived series that was based on it had me hooked. Alas, I just couldn't. The problem, for me, is that the limitations and irritations of reading a first person perspective story couldn't be overcome. I've never found a first person story that I've enjoyed. The story is bottled by only allowing Harry's point of view and the plot comes to a shuddering halt in several places as massive exposition scenes are needed to expand things and fill in the missing parts of the plot. Some of it turns out to be just too convenient for me to believe. So, to each their own, but this was just isn't for me.
Audio wise, I do think Mr. Marsters does an adequate job of capturing Dresden's manner, but he just doesn't have enough to work with in this book.