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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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Love it


I Couldn't stop listening and James Marsters really brought the character of dresden to life.

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incredible and great humor!

The story was awesome. The narrator has a fantastic voice that I will enjoy listening to on other books. There is only one small con. Either the mic is too sensitive or the narrator was too close. There were a lot of mouth noises and swallowing sounds that got a little bothersome. Even when he leaned or shifted in his chair I could hear it loud and clear. Apparently just some technical difficulties. Happily many of them cleared by the end of the book. I look forward to the next book where it shouldn't be an issue. Check this book out and enjoy!

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Fantastic Adventure

Enjoyed the book immensely. A really down to earth main character who struggles to do the right thing. Powerful conflicts, and a satisfying resolution.

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love Jim butcher

great narrator superb writing style great characters love the whole series of books fifth time going through again

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Terrible narrator

My stars regarding the story shouldn't be considered accurate because the narrators performance was so terrible it obscures all else. The bored, blase attitude paired with sips of a drink and sentence long sighs make this book unintelligible. Skip this narrator. As for the book itself, don't judge it by my review. I would give this book another chance on paper and very well nay continue with the series.

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Great listen

Loved every moment of it, listened to it before and it was really nice to listen to it again, some parts still send shivers down my spine

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Good book for parents and sons alike

My son recommended this book to me and to be honest I really was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I like the narrator with his expressive voice and sighs and looked forward to listening every time I got into my car. The story did hook me in . I will definitely try book 2 in the series!

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Just the beginning

The journey begins here for Harry Dresdin. The first of many many good books many

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  • 03-16-16

7 stars!

This is one the best books ever written. The person reading it is amazing at all the different voices, and brings the story to life. Amazing book! Do read!

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Mouth noise and audio production.

I hate to give the performance low marks, but there is no other way to express bad production quality. Mouth noise is natural and can easily be edited out after with basic audio programs. no excuse for this.