This was a better experience all-around, compared to my listen of the first novel in this series. I fully admit I listened to the first only because James Marsters was the narrator, and was disappointed. I gave this one a chance only because it was on promotion at a very low price. Being his first effort as an audiobook narrator, he still had kinks to work out in his narration style; I think he was going for a sort of noir-blasé vibe, but he ended up sounding bored. His style for this book (and possibly the second book in the series, I haven't listened to that one) was much more dynamic and engaging. Aside from narration, I felt that the novel itself was also much better than the first in the series and I really appreciated the more modern approach -- still invoking noir-style detective but with a self-awareness of the slightly ridiculous nature of the material. Overall, much stronger narration and more solid material. I think the series has come into its own, and I will be listening to more.
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