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.
What I loved about the book is the main character Harry, he never gives up and even when he believes that time has ended and about to die Harry comes off as a fighter, with comic views on the end of his life. On the downside I would've been happier if he got to kick more butt.
Long series, great continuity.
If it was wine I'd blah on about pepper and oak.
Literally (no pun intended) this is where it all kicks off.
Awesome book Jim, James you killed it with the narration.
Jim has absolute control over the craft. it's amazing how he can build up the drama to a point where you can see no way out for Dresden and yet when the solution comes you are left with a satisfying sensation that all is as it should be.
James Marsters is a great reader, and I can't imagine Harry Dresden's voice without hearing him, but he way he mispronounces words every once in a while bothers me, but nowhere near enough to not love these audiobooks.
A bit repetitive in parts, but still an entertaining listen.
My brothers encouraged me to keep listening through the series, as they think that the series grows stronger and more interesting with each book. They seem to be right. I will listen to the next book in this series. Entertaining Sci-Fi/Mystery/Fantasy Fluff.