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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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    Graham 02-26-15
    Graham 02-26-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great, noir feel!"

    The narrator's performance has the perfect noir feel to it. You can almost picture him smoking a cigarette in his 1950's office while he tells you the story. A great listen!

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    Maximus T. Williams 02-25-15

    Husband, Father, Ideaist, Mormon

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    "Not a bad beginning"

    Not a bad beginning to a popular series. I didn't love quite as much as most listeners, but I wouldn't hesitate purchasing book two.

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    PamMonheimer Portland, Oregon 02-24-15
    PamMonheimer Portland, Oregon 02-24-15

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    "This was one tough book to finish..."

    The story was shallow and childish, the reader... Meh. I was determined to finish and feel my time would have been better spent doing just about anything else.

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    Andrew 02-24-15
    Andrew 02-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome book - too casual narration."

    This book was great! Excellent pacing, likable characters. I'm hoping that James puts in a little more preparation for his next reading. There were quite a few instances when he should have re-read a section to get the sentence flow correct. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely getting the next book, just wanted to share.

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    Tony K 02-22-15
    Tony K 02-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Simply a lot of fun"

    I a relatively new to Fantasy genre and in the midst of other heavy Epic Fantasy series reading. This book was a simple, well written and read delight. I liked the small cast of characters and straight ahead storytelling. I'm looking forward to sprinkling this series in between Malazan and Stormlight books.

    Either they fixed it by the time I got to it or it's just negative nellies, I didn't notice the production value being too bad. Yes, they could have used a thicker sock on the mic but there was not an over abundance of background noise noted in other reviews.

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    B. Pearce 02-22-15
    B. Pearce 02-22-15

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    "Great Narrator & Enjoyable Well-Written story"

    I adore James Marsters and he was wonderful narrating this book. And the book is great fun - far more imaginative than the lighter Hollywood-fare TV show that's based on these books.

    I'm buying the next one in the series.

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    liuhoo 02-20-15
    liuhoo 02-20-15
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    "Meh"

    vaguely amusing, but spends way too much of the book describing the various ways in which women are attractive and how their mouths look.

    james masters, aka spike from Buffy, delivered a pretty good reading.

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    Kristi 02-17-15
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    "The breathing."

    The story was good overall, but when I noticed the loud and nasally breathing, it drove me a little nuts...

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    Daniel C. Midkiff 02-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't judge the series by this one."

    It's a solid beginning, but the author is still feeling things out. There are a few discrepancies, and the reader is unpracticed. That being said, it's still worth the listen. It's like a rough hewn sculpture.

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    Christopher L. Valentine 02-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "it only gets better from here."

    this is the first book in what has become one of my favorite series. it vary much fills the niche of good wizardry that was left after the harry potter series from my youth.Tho this is a solid book it's definitely his first and it takes some time to set the stage for his next books it a good read overall in my opinion but can feel a little slow.

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