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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Yes. And I have. Twice. Although, I only use terrible speakers to mitigate Marsters dry mouth
Everything but the poor audio production.
The audio production did not match the narration.
Harry Dresden, Wizard.
Worth listening to
Not sure what every fan boy is so excited about. I felt like the writing was clumsy and unpolished. Awkwardly derived from better stories. What bothers me most is that now that I have bought and read one Jim Butcher book, Amazon, Audible and Goodreads will be recommending the other 15. I won't be reading any more books about Harry Dresden.
I prefer urban/para romance right now for the fantasy aspect, but I listen to other genres as well.
Harry is a great character. He's a little bit smart-aleck but all heart.
I'm not sure. Harry Dresden is in a class by himself. There aren't too many wizards out there.
I love James Marsters. For the first few minutes of each book I have to remind myself I'm not being read to by Spike. But, if you aren't a Buffy fan, you should be fine. If you are, you'll love it even more. But, on the serious side, Mr. Marsters is a very good narrator. His voice is very pleasant to listen to. Good pacing, inflections and intonations are done well.
This is a good mix of paranormal and normal. I realize that sounds odd, but if someone is unsure of trying out a paranormal book, this might be a good one to try.
I have something like 216 books in my library at this time, I always mean to be more active but I go nowhere without a book in my earphones
most defiantly, Jim butcher is a fantastic author and storm front is the first ripple in a huge wave that is the Dresden files. I have listened to all the books out so far and have loved them all, but that being said I only picked this book up because James Marsters was narrating.
If this was a stand alone novel it might not be as memorable to me, don't get me wrong it is a good story but most of the book in my mind was more world building then anything else. and that in my mind is the best part of the story its a firm base for Harry Dresden to step off from.
I have listened to just about all of them, i have enjoyed them all but the Dresden files is some very impressive work. I in no way want to slight Jim Butcher because this is his world and he did a wonderful job writing it and i cant wait for skin games to come out in a week. but James Marsters IS Harry Dresden.
again this book to me was really just a stepping stone to the later books in the series, and Harry is more or less an adolescent by way of not being written into full detail yet. that being said I punched the air when Harry blew the doors off gentlemen John Marcone's night club.
if you are a fan of paranormal investigation type novels you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't listen to the Dresden files. Harry Dresden is a staple of the supernatural world (any supernatural world)
The story was at best boring. The character unlikable and whiny. The narrator's loud breathing drove me nuts. Sounded like he was bored and tired.
Waste of a credit.
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.
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