Absolutely -- but only because H. Beam Piper's original novel is also thrown in for free (part II of this set). Skip the amateur remake and enjoy the bonus classic.
The original (50s era, I believe) showed its age in a few aspects, but this update does nothing for the story. Instead, the main character is reduced to an uninteresting (and overused these days) anti-hero, the fuzzies are reduced to being flat plot elements, and the overall story has been recast into a plastic legal procedural with a splash of eco-minded syrup. There's little here to recommend the rewrite -- in fact skip it and play part II instead; Piper's original novel has been included and is actually worth the listen.
Yes, though it was overall uninspiring. Also, ending every line of dialog with "_____ said" is mind numbing after a while...
I learned more about context and reality of the American Revolution as incidental points in this book than in academic study. An excellent book, with a pleasant-voiced narrator, marred only by the poor quality of the recording. Also, breathing and related noises, as well as noticably poor editting, can be a slight distraction from this otherwise excellent work.
If you've made it this far into the Dresden series, you already know how great it is. (And I'd opine that Book 4 tops the initial trilogy.) I had read the first three in paperback, however, and this was my first time hearing James Marsters narrate.
His performance was nothing short of fantastic.
Having heard more than a few audio book performances to date, it is abundantly clear that Marsters timing and understanding of the work outclass his contemporaries. He is the benchmark others should be gauged against, and he brought this book *vividly* to life.
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