MESA, Arizona | Member Since 2014
It's nice to see James Marsters return to Jim Butcher's Dresden files, after 12 books any other narrator doesn't just seem right. In this outing of the The Dresden Files, Dresden is finally having to deal with the aftermath of Changes, and manages to lay groundwork for future Dresden novels. It's a nice pace to start to ramp up after a slower Ghost story. I cant wait till the next installment.
Storm Front is a book that excels at nothing, The story is mediocre, the narrator hasnt gotten his grove down, and the character is rough around the edges for all the wrong reasons.
But, it's just a beginning. Literally Jim Butcher's first published book it shows, both in lack of polish and in potential because it's a bedrock that the much larger Dresden series is built on.
StormFront is a necessary listen that isn't fantastic but gives you a starting point to measure the obvious growth that Butcher, Marsters, and even Dresden go through as the series progresses.
Into the Storm, is a beginning of a story without an ending. Which , given the following 6 books already written at the time of this review is apparent. It feels as though this was a book that was written and forced to be broken up so you don't have the "decisive" victory to conclude the saga of the internal narrative inside the the broader Destroyer men story.
Had I Listened to this when it was the only book in the series I would have been disappointed. but knowing there is (quite a bit) more to come I feel it makes a good foundation for an epic tale.
To the Narration, William Dufris is an excellent narrator with a limited range of distinctive character voices (to my ear 3-4 male, 1-2 female). However his ability to keep his voice active makes him easy and enjoyable to listen to.
A fun jaunt into the meta, but a bit of an over the top ending. The Codas however were some of the best parts of the story.
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