Soon he finds himself pinned between trigger-happy FBI agents, shape-shifiting motorcycle gang members, a threatened mobster boss, and an heir to an ancient curse along with his primal fiance. Throw in environmental activists and a pair of young werewolves in love and you have something of Fool Moon.
©2002 Jim Butcher; (P)2002 Buzzy Multimedia
I have loved everything I have ever seen James Marsters do. I love his interpretation of the narrator's voice in this book. I would listen to anything that he narrates! I actually picked this book up because I saw that James Marsters is the narrator. These are great books and I look forward to the rest of them. I am so happy to know that James Marsters will be reading them!
splendid follow up to the first story. ..love the characters interaction with each other...very enjoyable
A wonderful 2nd book. The author is clearly finding the character and knows how he wants him to grow and be challenged. Worth the listen. And yes it is narrated by the guy who played Spike.
Yes. I think Harry Dresden is one of the best characters around. If you like magic and strange characters, this is the book series for you. Harry is a wizard consulting for the Chicago police to solve mysterious murders. Believe me they are strange too.
I like all Patricia Briggs books but this is very like her Mercedes Thompson series. Harrynand Mercedes would make a good team.
He is Harry. He gives Harry the personality and brings him to life.
Yes, there just might be wizards among us. Ask your neighbor.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
The first thing I love about this Jim Butcher book is that the next disaster does not show up a week later but time has passed. The events from before still are in effect. Murphy still is mad but we learn her perspective. Butcher has a great way doing his research into the world of magic and its monsters.
A murder has happened and its a attack by a magical animal, werewolves are now in Chicago and it looks like they may be going after the crime boss. When Harry Dresden asks his friend Bob he learns there are 4 different types. and only one is against the magical law. Dresden is being manipulated and guided from one group to another. All to find the cursed man.
well written and well thought out this book is a great mix of Magic and being a Private Eye. best for the fan of either world
I would highly recommend listening to the series. James Marsters is an excellent narrator and always gives a wonderful performance.
Even though I know there are many more novels, I am always amazed how Dresden manages to stay alive.
I am loving the Dresden Files. Great, quick reads with well-rounded characters and I just love Harry Dresden. He's an awesome protagonist.
More than one Jim Butcher fan has told me that the Harry Dresden series takes several books before it really picks up. I am still unsure if I have the perseverance to keep reading one mediocre book after another until the awesome happens.
Fool Moon is okay. This time Harry Dresden, the angsty, soulful, oh-so-manful-yet-gentlemanly-yet-chivalrous-yet-really-a-big-fat-tool wizard, has to solve a bloody series of murders in Chi-town. At least there is no coyness in this urban fantasy — right from the beginning, he, and the reader, knows he's dealing with werewolves, and he even mostly convinces his mundane cop friend Detective Murphy.
Dresden pulls the magic staff and demon-summoning and charmed amulets out right away. So far the best aspects of Jim Butcher's writing seems to be the worldbuilding. In two books, we already have been presented with a considerable menagerie of supernatural beings existing in the shadows of the mundane world, complete with rules and secret societies and laws of magic that are as consistent as in any urban fantasy.
The werewolves killed some associates of "Gentleman Johnny" Marconi, Chicago's biggest gangster and Harry's nemesis from the previous book, apparently destined to be the ongoing mundane antagonist to our hotshot wizard, as opposed to all the demons and dark wizards he's pissing off on the supernatural side. Murphy is under investigation by Internal Affairs because of stuff that happened in the last book (some of it Harry's fault), and the FBI shows up to investigate the killings, with their usual lack of humor, and lack of appreciation for so-called "wizards" babbling about werewolves.
Naturally, there are twists. The biggest non-spoiler twist is one of the better elements of Butcher's worldbuilding in this book - there are several kinds of werewolves. Butcher makes the distinctions between them interesting and believable. Dresden finds himself alternately allied with and battling werewolves of different types and factions.
Butcher is a decent writer. The weakness in this book was the same weakness as in the previous book - Dresden is supposed to be this bad-ass wizard, who has so much darkness in his soul that his "soul gaze" can leave people shaken and stunned, and yet he spends much of the book being chased, beaten, bushwhacked, and bedazzled, between musing on how very old fashioned and chivalrous he is. Karen Murphy, his "will they/won't they?" supporting character, is a hot-shot police detective who's constantly described as a cute little cheerleader getting cutely irate at Harry for cutely holding doors open for her. Harry has a real white knight complex going on and while I know it's gauche to infer too much about an author from his characters, I really do wonder if Butcher is one of those guys who spent his entire high school and college years moping about being "friend-zoned."
By the second half of the book, you can predict how it will end, but it's still a decently entertaining story. Butcher is starting to hint that "dark things are afoot" and the supernatural is becoming more active, so maybe Harry will go on to more world-saving stunts in future volumes. Will I continue reading this series? Eventually I'll probably try the next book. But so far it is a strictly average urban fantasy series, basically a paranormal romance for guys.
James Marsters is a great voice actor - however, I can't give the performance 5 stars for this book, because he does have a tendency to speak in a low, almost muttering voice, which is not a good feature in an audiobook that may be listened to while driving or doing housework with background noise, etc.
Dresnan is always beat up beyond recognition and still seems to function quite well even though the story explains how he's so exhausted and in great pain beyond endurance. It never indicates he has healing ability but what is describes as being done to him then what he accomplishes does'nt quite make sense.
Jim Butcher seems to write his character into a bind that would be impossible to get out. Then without a real explanation of why he escapes.
Narrator does a good job except the heavy breathing that he does for the character gets annoying.
not read very many more books of his. Definately doesn't have as much planning or thought as a brandon sanderson, kevin hearne or brent weeks when putting the world and story together.
Average guy thats not good with women but always has sex with some hot gorgeous gal and a love interest with someone else. The sterotype that everyone in the movies is a supermodel. Granted its fantasy but there is very little believable story here.
The fact that Harry can never piece it all together until the end. I loved that there are so many potential villains that you cannot keep it straight. When you find out who it was all along you may be just as surprised as me. This book was better than the first because you get to see the relationships from the first book develop further (with Karen Murphy and Susan Rodriguez).
No but that's because I didn't have time
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