I found the performance of this book very distracting. One moment you can hardly hear what he is saying , the next you are yanking out your headphones because someone is screaming in your ears. They kind of fix it at the end, but it was quite off putting for a short book
I was really annoyed at the beginning because I got tired of hearing him Screech as he intimidated the ghosts in the beginning. beyond that this book is absolutely fantastic I can't wait to read the rest of the story line.
The books and stories are one of my favorite series. The audio is VERY hard for my to listen to. The reader uses a very quiet voice that's almost a whisper. I was hoping it was only like that on the first book, then the second but now that I am listening the third I'm worried it is not going to end. I totally get using a quiet voice or a whisper during an intense part of the book but this guy whispers the entire story. When the characters yell he uses a normal voice instead of a whisper. It's VERY annoying because it takes away from the stories and it is very hard to focus on the story. I'm constantly having to skip back to re listen. This is my third time reading this series and my first time listening to the books on audio.
This book and the performance of it deserve all the stars! I've so enjoyed this series that I have to pace myself as to not spend all my time and money on them at once; I want to savor them at 4 or fewer a month. The books are written in a way that is easy to enjoy on many levels, and appeal to those seeking adventure, mystery, fantasy, some romance, and a whole world to explore. Of all the audio books I've heard, none have come close to the level of perfection of this narrators performance. Often when men pitch their voice to represent a woman, it comes out sounding whiney and distracts from the experience, but Marsters is able to seamlessly switch from person to person in a story with both genders. His voice and mannerism fit impossibility well with the character of Harry Dresden as it is written. As I hear the story I feel as though I am listening directly to the characters thoughts, not a retelling by a narrator. Again, all the stars, and give this narrator a lifelong contract.