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.
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The clarity of the description of the action at the denoument could be improved.
Yes. Chris Langham would play Dresden. or perhaps Hugh Laurie. Sean Connery playing Morgan.
The explanations about how the internal physics (and perhaps biology) of magic works within this world are interesting. The meld of Noir style and almost British self-deprecation is quite amusing.
Not through any audio file. I think Jim Butcher's book would be better being read as hard copy.
Probably not because I'd always hear the story in James Marster voice instead of who ever else reads the story.
I don't thing so, or I will debate with myself for a long time before I chance it again. While there are parts of the story that his breathing adds to the story, for the most part it detracts from the story and makes me think of the old Sam Spade/Humphrey Bogart kind of monotone
The plot is wonderful, I enjoyed the twists and turns and the adding of the old legends to modern day.
This is a solid fantasy novel set in the mean streets of Chicago - great for fans of noir fiction, and wizards.
The read though is interrupted by sighs, deep breaths and pacing that at times can only be compared to Shatner at his finest. It detracted from the experience for me and never stopped being annoying.
I am a nerd that love weird scifi fantasy detective novels.
Yes I would and most likely will
All of them
Being a wizard has its ups and downs
Everything! This series of books are second to none in this genre. I just finished listening to this the second time. Harry Dresden is one of my favorite characters of all in literature. Jim Butcher is great with characterization. His books move at a great pace. Everything happens within like 2 or 3 days. You will have 3 different things or angles that start off that seem separate but they always fall in to place at the end. Perfect touch of humor.
**SPOILER*** I really enjoyed all of it but if I had to pick one moment.. I would have to say the scene that starts off with Harry in the shower and the demon shows up at his door. All the way through to where he dispatches the demon.
There couldn't be a better narrator for this series than James Marsters. He absolutely brings Harry to life. He only gets better with each book. Definitely one of my favorite authors!!!
This book touches you and you can relate to Harry. The guy is isn't perfect but tries to always do the right thing. He makes mistakes, reflects on them. He is just like a normal person and you can relate to him. That's what makes these books so good.
You can't go wrong with this series!!!
This was the third or fourth time I have listened to this audiobook. Even though it is easily the weakest novel of the entire series, (in my opinion) it sets the stage for some absolutely fantastic Urban Fantasy.
I am a true Dresden fan. Plain and simple. In future novels they introduce other characters I like equally or better, but this novel really sets out to make Dresden a fantastic character.
Marsters brings a fantastic sarcastic tone to the character Harry Dresden much akin to his character Spike from Buffy and Angel, sans English accent.
Not necessarily. It was a little difficult to follow the first time I read it, but once I go back and already know all the characters it is much more enjoyable to just sit and listen.
Butcher's writing is such that I do have a hard time setting his novels down.
Decent beginning to a fantastic urban fantasy series. Can't wait for more Dresden.
Most certainly. it has the ingredients to become a block buster movie.
IT was able to somehow create a visual experience in your mind.
Cover to cover
No just the whole book
It is a long series but every volume kept me wanting more.
Funny, dangerous, suspenseful,and above all a bloody good read.
Love the series and this audio version does justice to the novel. If you have only seen the TV series then you are in for a treat. The characters are stronger, action more frequent, blood is gorier, and bad guys are badder .... you get the picture.
At first the narration seemed a little odd, it was almost depressing actually. The storyline was also hard, at first, to really get into. I like to feel "part" of the book, get to know the character(s) and in the beginning I really felt that Harry might not be someone I want to get to know.
However, as the storyline evolved so did Dresden. Within the first couple hours I started to find myself wanting to listen more than just during my 30 minute commute to work. As the story reached near end, I found myself getting "excited" (as much as I get excited anyway) when I knew I would have an opportunity to listen to more of the book.
No, but at the end I listened for a couple hours at one sitting.
Just bought book 2 and looking forward to it.
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