"Gonna read me some more."
I understand this is the start in a successful series by Jim Butcher and I am hooked already. James Marsters performance was just so good. Between the storyline and Marsters' nuances and intonation which are just so compelling, I listened to the whole book in one night.
I like me a good detective story and this combined with magic and mystery means that I shall be following up on the remainder in the series very soon.
"Excellent story - masterful narration!"
The story is excellent and captured me right at the start. I will definitely be listening to the sequels.
The best part of this experience was James Marsters. hus voice is perfect for the story, for Dresden - simply perfect!
"Absolutely worth it."
Long time fan of Dresden files. I love Butcher's work to death and James Marsters is just the perfect person to take the role of Dresden.
"Amusing - enjoyable"
Excellent entertainment. Raymond Chandler nicely balanced with the supernatural in Chicago. Very plausible in terms of its assumptions. The narration works very well. I have bought the next one of these and think I will enjoy another one, though more than that might be too much, we will see.
"Great start to a series! 4.5 stars!"
Harry Dresden! I thought his character was absolutely fantastic and James Marsters portrayed him excellently. All of his funny little quirks and phrases made me laugh at loud (and look completely weird to people on the bus.. but who cares!).
Again, I'm going to have to say Harry Dresden. James Marsters was made for the role!
I strongly urge you to listen to this audiobook if you even have the smallest inclination to do so. The narration is superb - James Marsters definitely brings the characters to life. Most importantly, the story is absolutely fantastic and Storm Front is a really strong start to the series - I cannot wait to pick up the next one.
I just stumbled across this book and quite honestly, being a Buffy fan of old, purchased it because James Marsters was reading it!!
I wasn't disappointed. It gripped me from the word go and I listened to it practically non stop. The story was gripping, the narrating excellent and I am now on book 5!!
I urge anyone who likes a bit of fantasy fiction to listen to this series, they are well worth it.
Magical, gripping, exciting
The emotion he uses as he reads the story in the first person. It's like he is telling his story directly to the listener.
"Awesome Intro to Harry Dresden!"
Storm Front is a great first book in the Harry Dresden series. James Marsters gives a masterful performance, bringing the story, and Harry, to life. Enjoyable from beginning to end. Now onto the 2nd book...
"Excellent book - narration is a bit odd"
Excellent plot but the narration is a little odd. You can hear the narrator rustling at points and he makes a few odd noises where I think he's clearing saliva from his mouth. It put me off at first but I learned to tune it out as the story was so amazing!
Really wanted to like this, but Harry as a character left me a little cold. I think the problem with first time out novels is a balance between the characterisation and the unfolding plot, and i would have preferred more of the former and less of the latter. The narration was good, it had the right pace and emphasis, but ultimately I came across this off the back of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series, and it couldn't compete.