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Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1 | [Jim Butcher]

Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

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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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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    david 02-23-12
    david 02-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story line"
    What did you love best about Storm Front?

    Easy first person narrative listening. Following a wizard for hire, where the world touches on the super natural, make for a book.


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    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 02-22-12
    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 02-22-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Magically Marvelous"
    Where does Storm Front rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    In my top 10


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

    Dare I say the whole thing?


    Have you listened to any of James Marsters???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first Marsters's performance and I do think I will have trouble thinking of him as anything other than the voice of Harry Dresden.


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

    BOTH and with nearly every time I turned on my audio. Butcher is a great author weaving the most unusual items from that bottomless brain of his.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for hear the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Long Beach, WA, United States 02-18-12
    Marc Long Beach, WA, United States 02-18-12 Member Since 2011

    Give me a spy novel, mystery, history, and a little science and I'm totally happy

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    "Storm Front"

    Fun story and humor, great narration. I would have given it a full 5* if it hadn't gotten so verbose. At times it was hard to listen to the details of the present situation when it was obvious that changes were soon to come. From others' reviews it sounds like things improve as you get into the series, so I will listen to the next in line.

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    Karl Fairhaven, MA, United States 02-18-12
    Karl Fairhaven, MA, United States 02-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Read this series!"
    Any additional comments?

    First of all, I don't write reviews, but I'm 10 books into this series and it is freaking amazing! The characters and narration is out of this world.I will agree with a lot of folks that the first 2-3 books are just good. Even the premise isn't all that exciting in Book 1 but they are all entertaining. After that, I am fighting to get in my car and listen! I'm sitting in parking lots and outside of restaurants just so I can finish a chapter. IT IS WORTH THE WAIT!

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    Lisa Southport, NC, United States 02-18-12
    Lisa Southport, NC, United States 02-18-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Quirky and fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A wizard for a detective? Great idea.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sarcastic, a loner, yet with a heart of gold, the wizard is interesting with his foibles but unshakeable morality.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    At first he seems very monotone. For the first 2 seconds, I thought,


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

    Yep.


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    David TURPIN, OKLAHOMA, United States 02-16-12
    David TURPIN, OKLAHOMA, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Story good, reader not so good"

    While the story and plotline were somewhat good, the narrator was breathing into the mike too much. It made me think that he wanted to be done with the book, that he was getting bored. The use of breathing can be used to punctuate the narration, but his was at times when the breathing did not fit the story line. The use of his magik was good and some was even original. All in all, the plot was descent. I might even listen to a second book, especially if someone different is narrating.

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    Andrew WHITESTONE, NY, United States 02-16-12
    Andrew WHITESTONE, NY, United States 02-16-12
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    "Perfect narrator for hardboiled, fun urban fantasy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Storm Front to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I'm sure the print version is fine, the writing seems very fluid and modern without


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Because he's the only one given true depth--which is okay, because he's a well developed and pretty good guy. This is a very unique novel, with lots to appreciate, but under it's very rich world, it's also pulp. Very, very enjoyable pulp, but still pulp. As the series goes on, it gets much more rich in depth and design however.


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    Charlie K Princeton Junction, NJ United States 02-16-12
    Charlie K Princeton Junction, NJ United States 02-16-12
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    "A Fun Listen"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. It is the first published novel of Jim Butcher and (according to Wikipedia) he had a heck of a time getting it published. Not clear why because the book is well-written and kept me engaged.Often in this type of urban noir fantasy mysteries the characterization is superficial. Here there was depth and interesting twists.Neither the author nor the protagonist seems to take themselves overly seriously and that is all to the good. Is it a perfect book or a classic -- no. But it's fun and engaging. I plan to read the rest of the series.My one complaint is the heavy breathing that James Marsters indulges in. Not sure if this was deliberate or poor audio editing but I found it distracting and annoying. Too bad because his reading is otherwise fine.

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    Jarrod OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 02-15-12
    Jarrod OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 02-15-12
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    "First Book in a Great Series"

    First book in a great series. Dresden is one of my favorite fictional characters. This is one of the weaker books in the series...but you have to start somewhere.

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    William 02-15-12
    William 02-15-12
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    "wounderful, LOVEED IT"
    What did you love best about Storm Front?

    the setting and the story line, i liked the magic angle


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dresden, he cool in geeky kind of way but totally comfortable with it and himself, even if he got no game, not many of us do.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    If Dresden were real and I were to meet him, he would have Marster's voice


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    They did make a tv series of the books. Thats what made me want to listen to the books. Tag line who knows


    Any additional comments?

    I was right, the books give Dresden a soul

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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