The Jim Butcher story was worth the price alone, but this is a delightful- and delightfully performed for the most part, collection of stories. The Harry Dresden story was masterful in writing as well as performance.
One of the early stories is a bit too fantasy for my tastes, and relied upon a confusing list of fanciful beings and items which was very chaotic. Added to the annoying "read", was an annoying voice that made it intolerable (I will let you figure out which one I refer to: Hint: It will be obvious). If it's not on the page it's not on the stage however, as the same voice actress rendered a stunning performance on a later story.
Overall I recommend this collection highly- look at the klinker as an extra that doesn't matter, but don't let it stop you from picking this up- heck, most collections like this have only a couple good stories, this has only one mediocre one!
Harry Dresden. The writing and performace were both 5 star.
Depth of field in his ability to range from believeable woman to Harry himself.
Laughter was common.
A must have in the Short Story Genre collection of Audio Books.
I really liked this collection of stories and the characters. Some of them were just a bit short but enjoyable. I got a chance to listen to other authors and see if I would enjoy other stories by the authors.
The variety of the settings and the various authors made for a good read.
I enjoyed all of the stories. I have started listening to Jim Butcher's Furies series as a result. These collections are a great way to meet new authors!
My favorite genres are absurdist humor, Sci-fi & modern fantasy, but, as you can see, I'll read just about anything. Don't mind the typos.
I like these authors but I didn't really like any of the stories. I'd pass on this one.
I would not, I bought the book because it has a short story by Jim Butcher and I am a big fan of the Dresdin Files. I found all the short stories to be lacking. They could not keep my attention to the point that I just fast forwarded through them and I will rarely do that.
I like the idea behind the book being full of novella's by different authors, it is a great way to be introduced to a new author, however this book the stories were flat with no depth.
Some of the readers did a great job, others I would not choose to listen to.
I think it is already part of a pseudo series
I enjoy anthologies, because they can lead me to authors I haven't read or steer me away from ones that are on my list, and I find I don't enjoy the way they write or the story lines. this book has authors I already read except for one or two and stories I have read. Which was on since they refreshed my memory.
Hard to go wrong with an all-star author line-up like this one. The collection incorporates short stories about favorite characters like Harry Dresden, Jack (P.N. Elrod's vampire), and many more.
It is a great introduction to many of these authors and to their characters. These short story collections often serve (for me) as a way to sample authors I've not read or listened to before without using a credit on a book that turns out to be a disappointment.
No disappointment here, though. Loved every minute.
This is a collection of my favorite authors however the worse flipping narration ever. Literally I rewound over and over because there was just nothing to hold your attention. You've been warned, listen at your own risk.
Beknighted was the ultimate example in overly dramatic narration making the entire story difficult to listen to. The Beacon wasn't much better. If you're ok with overly theatrical voices, then you might be able to get through this.
Many of the stories seemed to require background knowledge into the series they were from in order to appreciate them fully. Quite a few just didn't stand on their own as complete stories.
Way too dramatic for entirely too many stories.
Not the greatest book by any means. P.N. Elrod's story was the only one I felt could stand on its own as an interesting short story without knowing the series it came from.