The narrator was breathy. I know that sounds picky but there were pauses and backgound noises that made it sound like pages turning. The narration was also slow like the narrator was bored.
No, I didn't find the author's humor to be that witty. I love Southern humor but the delivery in this book seemed to spoil the punch lines.
Have only listened to audio.
This is my first book narrated by Marsters. He handled the characters superbly. I especially like his Harry Dresden. Marsters does more than read, he gives the characters depth and personality, almost "acts" the character. Well done without being over the top.
I was entranced throughout. My first Jim Butcher book. Enough supernatural to make it interesting, enough police story to satisfy my who-done-it, with lots of easy humor. Great characters.
Will definitely buy more Butcher/Marsters books.
I love to listen to the Jack Daniels series when I'm driving. Light enough approach, some humor, likeable characters, and a pretty good plot line. While I enjoyed Shaken it was a little hard to follow because it jumps between time periods (15 years ago, a few years ago, and current day). You can follow along but it is distracting to be reminder at the beginning of each chapter what time period you are in. Not Konrath's best.
I typically devour audio books when I'm driving and can listen to most anything. I have tried listening to this book several times and have given up after an hour or so. I think it is the narration. The reader using a voice that is probably meant to be dark and menacing but it comes out to be overly affected and slow.
This book contains sections related to ink blot testing and computer look ups and the technical results. While it may be fine to see on a printed page, to hear rows of numbers read to you are pretty meaningless and can be irritating. I travel a lot and love audio books when I'm driving. I found this book to be dull.
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