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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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    TCHall Florence, MT, United States 05-06-15
    TCHall Florence, MT, United States 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved the show, was looking for more Harry Dresden"
    What made the experience of listening to Storm Front the most enjoyable?

    Terrific story, narriation, and pacing. The concept of Wizard For Hire in a mundane world is fraught with possibilities.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry, naturally. .. the Real Wizard caught between disbelief of mundanes and The Council.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Marsters caught Harry's constant anxiety and ironic acceptance of his lot perfectly


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

    Will Wizard for Food...


    Any additional comments?

    Getting the next book and looking for enough hours to listen from beginning to end.

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    Deborah L Read 05-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Wizards are Not really my thing."

    the narrator was really good. the book was well written, funny In parts. I'm just more an action, spy, terrorist book type. not totally into the wizard thing.

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    Magnussan 05-05-15
    Magnussan 05-05-15
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    "Fantastic"

    The reading of this book was amazing. I dint think I could have read this book on my own and enjoyed our as much!

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    Joseph Hojnacki Raleigh, NC, US 05-04-15
    Joseph Hojnacki Raleigh, NC, US 05-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great beginning for a continuing storyline"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Author, vocal performance, story, main character, all come together very nicely. It is the total package and a great starting point for a regular continuing story line.


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    Jessica OSCODA, MI, United States 05-03-15
    Jessica OSCODA, MI, United States 05-03-15 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Dissapointing"

    I had a really hard time with the reader. He sounded like he was trying to create a very calm character, but it just didn't fit. It was hard to listen too. I think it would have been better if not for this.

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    GORDON 04-19-15
    GORDON 04-19-15
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    "The book is always better!"

    I had been introduced to The Dresden Files television show and enjoyed it very much. The problem with the show was that it was too short-lived.
    Thankfully, the audio books are available, and I'm enjoying them very much.

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    Brian C. 04-16-15
    Brian C. 04-16-15
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    "Very fun"

    I finished this so quickly, I couldn't stop reading (listening, really.) The narrator may lack range as far as character acting goes, but he makes up for it with his skill in actual, general voice acting. The story itself is really fun, with convincing red herrings all the way to the end, and everything comes together, just as a gritty noir type novel should. My only criticism is that there are too many beautiful women involved with Dresden, but I suppose that comes with the territory. It only slightly bothered me, not enough to give it less than five stars. Really fun read (listen) and I'm excited for the second.

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    Robert J. O'rourke St. Paul, MN USA 04-15-15
    Robert J. O'rourke St. Paul, MN USA 04-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great story , greater narration!"

    A friend of mine has raved many a time about James Marsters rendition of the Harry Dresden novels. I finally decided to give over and give them a listen.
    The story is as wonderful as I remembered it & Marsters is utterly fantastic ! As she put it "He just absolutely nails Harry!!"
    I couldn't agree more!

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    Edward Hunter 04-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Wizarding Begins"

    The first entry in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files is an excellent piece of Urban Fantasy Noir. Harry Dresden is a Wizard P.I. complete with arcane soaked brooding, deadly dames, and grisly death.

    It is am excellent short read, and the series takes off in subsequent books. I listen to the entire available series sat least once or twice a year.

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    Kyle R. Bemis nashville, tn 04-12-15
    Kyle R. Bemis nashville, tn 04-12-15 Member Since 2017

    avid researcher and avid listener!

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    "Great story!"

    Very well done. I enjoyed it. Quick listen but absolutely worth a credit. I enjoyed it very much. There ya go

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