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Storm Front Audiobook

Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - What makes Harry Dresden so essential in the world of urban fantasy is his incapability to ignore those in need, or skip a single glitch in the appearance of a case - it makes him a good detective, and it keeps his character steady. Jim Butcher has created a wizard who exudes the callous confidence a private detective needs to survive and placed him in our world - a world where you cast a spell or become a thrall, trade or be traded, investigate or die. Narrator James Marsters embodies Dresden at his core, smooth and solid, with an unmistakable outside edge of gruffness that leaves listeners with a hardboiled swing in their step. —Erin

Publisher's Summary

My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. I'm a wizard. I work out of an office in midtown Chicago. As far as I know, I'm the only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. You can find me in the yellow pages, under Wizards. Believe it or not, I'm the only one there.

With rent past due and a decent meal becoming an issue of some importance, Harry needs work, and soon. A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

©2000 Jim Butcher; (P)2002 Buzzy Multimedia

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    Amazon Customer 01-02-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoyable start to a great series"

    This is my 2nd or 3rd time re-listening to this series. I enjoyed watching Dresden grow and develop in each new book and the narrator is excellent.

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    Antonio 01-02-15
    Antonio 01-02-15

    Books are my escape. Wish I could sit and open one but this will do

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    "awsome"

    awsome ..........that is all. stop reading i said that is all. and you're still reading

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    Sara 12-27-14
    Sara 12-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Go read/listen to these now!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. If you like reading any fantasy with magic you will love this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Storm Front?

    There are many memorable moments in this series. But the prevailing humor under stressful situations binds you to the main character's personality.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    He does an amazing job of portraying the authors droll humor that makes this series great.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. Laughing out loud many times while listening to this series made two of my family members listen to it too.


    Any additional comments?

    Again go read/listen to it now!

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    Thomas Nashville, TN, United States 12-26-14
    Thomas Nashville, TN, United States 12-26-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Audio quality was the only issue"

    Loved author's different series so decided to dive into this one. Great read! But the audio quality was little low but that comparing to newer books

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    Troy West Valley City, UT, United States 12-20-14
    Troy West Valley City, UT, United States 12-20-14
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    "wow...very cool story"

    Wonderful characters great story very very enjoyable... Can't wait to get into the second book!

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    Dadio1437 12-18-14
    Dadio1437 12-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Nicely done 4 sure !!!"

    Luved it , very original, superbly told outstanding start, of the series, only thing missing... a Light Saber!!!!!

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    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 12-16-14
    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 12-16-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Harry is Intriguing Character"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Storm Front to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I think the narration adds to the book, any book, but especially books about fantsy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the wizard was developed and interacted with humans.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Harry Dresden.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I like the series and will be listening to others in the series.


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    RKR Georgia 12-12-14
    RKR Georgia 12-12-14 Member Since 2007

    Drama teacher and Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan

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    "Harry Dresden - as played by James Marsters"

    At first I was a little leery about Marsters playing Dresden, but after a few minutes, I was pleased. In fact, I can't read Dresden without hearing Marsters' interpretation of his voice. Jim Butcher's novel is fast paced and an interesting read. The only complaint I have about this particular production is that there were times when I felt that the audio was lacking. But Marsters reads almost like he's speaking directly to the listener without the "reader" quality some audiobooks can have. Listen to the preview clip to make sure that you like his delivery.

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    Lindsay Kopp 12-09-14
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    "Neo-Noir Mystery. With Wizards."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Absolutely. A quick, fun, albeit very dark, read. James Marsters is a fantastic narrator; he gives a very intimate performance.


    Would you recommend Storm Front to your friends? Why or why not?

    To my friends who like mysteries and magic. The subject matter turned out a lot grittier and darker than I anticipated so I know some of my friends won't like it, but I would encourage them to give it a chance.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Unquestioningly, Marsters' Harry Dresden is a spot on, richly done performance.


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    Andrew Wesport, CT, United States 12-04-14
    Andrew Wesport, CT, United States 12-04-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Ok Fun book"

    This was entertaining, kind of silly, not a waste of credit but I will not be reading the other books in the series.

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