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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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    Richard Prendergast Pennsylvania, USA 11-06-15
    Richard Prendergast Pennsylvania, USA 11-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good book"

    I first start reading/ listening to James Butcher books when I happened upon "Furies of Caldron" in a discount book store. After reading that whole series and enjoying thoroughly I found this series.

    It took me a while to pick it up with the fear of it not living up to his other series. I did finally bite the proverbial billet and started right here in the beginning.

    I have been pleasantly surprised by this book. It is funny, yet serious and just a fun read or listen as the case may be. I am eager to start the second book in the series.

    Great work on this audiobook and thanks for a great adventure.

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    Alyssa Joy 10-20-15
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    "Great Start to a Series"

    I am greatly looking forward to reading the rest of the books! Good character development. I can't wait to see what Harry Dresden does next!

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    WendyA 10-19-15
    WendyA 10-19-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story and performance; audio is messy"

    This is clearly and older recording with some weird transitions and inconsistent sound quality, but it didn't distract me from the story too much. Re-recording it entirely would be a shame because Marsters did such a nice job, but maybe the recording company could dig out the recording and remaster it. James Marsters is an excellent reader and really captures Dresden's personality and brings the reading to life with other sounds like sighs, throat clearings, etc, which people do every day when speaking to one another. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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    Drew 10-19-15
    Drew 10-19-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved the story, the narrator was Meh."

    I never thought I'd write a review like this but the story was great, the one thing that took me out of our was the narrator. Throughout the entire book he would make all kinds of throaty gulping and saliva swallowing noises. It was rather off putting, to say the least. If you can get past that the story was rather enjoyable, I'm excited to see where things go in the next few books.

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    Saurav K. Ghosh 09-27-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Awesome start -- bad production."

    Love the series, love James Marsters, love Jim Butcher, Harry Dresden is my favorite fictional character ever... But Buzzy Multimedia did a horrible job producing this. They left in every extraneous sound (swallows, pauses, lip smacks, etc) that I've never heard in any other production or James Marsters performance. Please re-record professionally!

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    Manuel Rivera 09-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    I have read this book before. the whole series is awesome. I can't wait to get the next book on audio book.

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    Kurt Upplands Vaesby, Sweden 09-21-15
    Kurt Upplands Vaesby, Sweden 09-21-15
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    "Great fast paced mix."

    Mixes a lot of magic tricks from other writers and books into a concept of its own. Nice reading but not very surprising. Might read the next book though which is always a good sign.

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    Federico Alvarez 09-17-15
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    "A nice book but some predictable"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The theme is very predictable, Harry has two cases and they are related? How rare? the same old private detective, not really a new idea.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was short and for some time got interesting.


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

    I don't really like his performance.


    Was Storm Front worth the listening time?

    Not really, but was short.


    Any additional comments?

    Not really going to buy any more of the Harry Dreden series.

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    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 09-16-15
    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 09-16-15
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    "Terrible Narration!!!!!!!"

    This book is one of the all time worst narrated books ever. James Marsters sounds like he's doing golf play by play. The book is stupid, and the characters are not very likable. I could totally see a real dork liking this series, but for me it was just not very good story telling.

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    jason hayen 09-14-15
    jason hayen 09-14-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Mystically Noir"

    I love the promise of an old private eye story weaved together with magic and fantasy.

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