As others have said, James Marsters IS Harry Dresden and it's like coming home to hear him narrate another wonderful novel full of the characters we have come to know and love. Oh yeah, and the plot is fun, as usual, too!
Steven Brand's voice is raspy - like a heavy smoker's voice. Not easy to listen to. In addition, he basically uses the same voice for narration and all the characters. You need to discern who is talking by what they are saying. That being said, I continued to listen because the story grabbed me. Great characters and story line. Can't wait for Book 2, but hope they get another narrator.
This isn't fantasy, it's a fairy tale. Very simplistic and predictable. I read about 2 hours and stopped. I can't understand the good reviews, except that they must be kids. If you are a kid, you'll enjoy it. If you are an adult, don't waste the credit or your time.
This book could have been half as long, as descriptions are way too lengthy. One wants to shout "I get it already!" I have my iPod set on the fast mode and have found myself skipping ahead. That being said, I grew to dislike the main character who is fatally flawed. I am about 20 hours into the 32 hour book and am not sure I will finish. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion. I just want it to be over! If I do finish, it's because I am curious as to what is going to happen with the damn painting. The best part of the book is the narration which was very convincing.
Loved it the first time. Liked it just as much if not more the second time. Great characters (I loved them all), story, twists, narration, ending, etc. But, listened to it again after listening to the Chronicles. Was great fun recognizing the small bits of foreshadowing and tidbits that made you smile and say "oh, now that makes sense". This was clearly one of my all time favorite books.
This trilogy was very fast moving and engrossing. Interesting take on the nature of magic. However, I had a hard time liking the characters, especially Faye, who I thought was pretty one dimensional and hopelessly immature. Bronson Pinchot's narration was very good except for one criticism: all of his southern accents sound the same, and they are all very annoying. I have family from both Texas and Virginia, and none sound as inarticulate as these characters. I especially didn't like Faye's accent, and Jake's wasn't much better. And, wow, can you say obsessed with guns!? I read the author's biography and understand why. All in all, though, a good read (listen?).
Didn't think I'd like this series as much as the Harry Dresden books, but I did! The narration is awesome. The story is fun, characters are fun, ending is fun. Did I say these books are fun? Can't wait for more Jim Butcher books!
Colorful story and setting. Larger than life characters. Performance was quite adequate. However, the love-making scenes were repeated over and over and over. Alright, already! I get it! They had unbelievably (truly unbelievable!) fantastic sex every chance they could get. So, get on with the story! After about halfway though the book, I just wanted to be finished.
The story was fun and creative, as usual, and the ending was perfect. But, John Glover is not Harry Dresden. James Marsters is. Eventually, I was able to engross myself in the story and was able to get beyond the narrator, but James Marsters is much better at capturing Harry's sarcasm and wit, as well as the essence of the other characters. Thankfully, I saved Side Jobs for last, so am back to J.M. and the true Harry, again.
A five year old with the vocabulary of a college educated adult should know the difference between "brung" and brought and numerous other glaring grammatical errors. This book was also tedious. Couldn't wait for it to end. I began to realize that the main reason I plodded on through it was to find out if the mother finally stopped breast feeding her five-year-old son. Sheesh! Not worth the credit.
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