Dresden is off and running in this series. One of the best written series in a long time with an excellent story line mixed with a twist of the surreal. This is one to really capture your imagination.
The intro to the series sets a great basis for the whole series.
Excellent and believable performance
Likes any genre so long as it is done well.
Characters and plot very shallow. Like a first draft from a new writer.
Sigh. (Once you've listened to a sample, you'll get it).
First book in a long while from audible that I didn't like.
Yes. I listen in my car while driving to work. I leave for work at 11:30 p.m. and looked forward to the drive.
This was very different from anyother story I had listened to. I truly enjoyed it. It was very captivating.
At first I had difficulty understanding his narrative. Once I became used to his timing, it was great. There is much humor in is delivery.
I could have.
It was a fun read.
I do not normally read this genre, but I took a chance on something new. The story is relatively simple and well narrated
Learning bout the supernatural world the wizard lived in.
I loved the narrator, tone and inflections brought the story alive
Harry Dresden, the only Wizard in the Chicago yellow pages, is an engaging character. The stories, starting with this book, get progressively more complicated and Harry's character gets more interesting. There is humor, drama and interesting relationships all mirroring real life but with a lot of weird fantasy species and magic. The performace by James Marsters is excellent!
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife. Parish Ministry Assoc. for the Nebraska Synod of the ELCA. Lover of life in all it's glory!
I'd never heard of Jim Butcher or Harry Dresden until I downloaded this first book on a whim. I should pay more attention to my whims. A delightful novel and a great narrator. I'm collecting the rest of this series.
WHAT A GREAT CONCEPT. A MODERN DAY WIZARD FOR HIRE, WITH MAGIC AND ALL THE GOOD STUFF THAT COMES WITH IT. THE STORY IS FUN AND ALMOST BELIEVABLE ESPECIALLY WITH THE TERRIFIC NARRATOR. A LOT OF ACTION, SOME SUSPENSE AND A LITTLE ROMANCE TO BOOT. DEFINITELY NOT YOUR USUAL RUN OF THE MILL DETECTIVE NOVEL, DEFINITELY RECOMMEND FOR A GREAT READ.
This was quite an entertaining story. Harry Dresden is a real wizard, and you can even find him in the Chicago yellow pages. When Dresden is called by the Chicago P.D. to help in a crime that can only be magical in nature, a rough few days ensue for the wizard. He's threatened by the mob, targeted by a dark wizard, and even has a warrant issued for his arrest by the Chicago P.D., even though he's been helping them solve the case. This is quite an interesting world, filled with magic, demons, and even Bob, Harry's helper spirit (sort of) that lives in a polished human skull. In addition to magical problems, Harry has plenty of real world ones, as well. All of it adds up to an excellent story. James Marsters does a great job with the narration.
Story was average, and the book should of been edited better. The reader's heavy breathing was very distracting.