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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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    This story held me the entire time. The recording isn't fantastic but to be honest I didn't care. The performance was good and so was the story. The recording although not spectacular oddly lent itself to realism at times. I'll definitely get the next book

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    Judith E. Prueitt Dallas, Tx 03-27-15
    Judith E. Prueitt Dallas, Tx 03-27-15 Member Since 2017

    Enjoying life, taking time to be myself, trust me it's a hoot!

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    "man that guy can write"

    i read Storm Front 6 or 7 years ago then bing read all th Dresden files. The more i learn about the American novel the more mystified by Butchers ability to tell a good tale. I enjoyed the book twice as much as i did the first time.

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    G. Parish 03-26-15
    G. Parish 03-26-15 Member Since 2013

    Blind Bard

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    This is an excellent tale, however, the narration is regrettable. His voice is deep, toneless, and rarely is there the slightest bit of inflection. You will likely enjoy it in spite of the narration, but one should be aware.

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    Jimmy 03-26-15
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    As a modern fantasy fan, I had always wanted to read the Dresden Files. All of my friends had sung its praises.
    They weren't wrong.

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    "It only gets better!"

    This is the start of a great series. As the books progress, the plot gets more and more complex and the characters deeper and more interesting. Also, James Marsters really develops as a narrator, giving each character a voice, and bringing their personalities to life, especially the main character, Harry Dresden. This is only the first book, and Marsters' reading isn't as good as in later books, but both Marsters' reading and Butcher's writing only get better from here!

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    Karl 03-24-15
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    "Now I know I don't have to buy the rest of them"

    I can't recall the last time I sat through such poorly written drivel. If you are going to be writing a misogynistic male power trip the only saving grace will be if you write it really really well. This is not.

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    The Todd 03-20-15
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    Entertaining. Will probably be getting the next book in the series with my next audible credit. Good prose and pacing.

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    Connor 03-19-15
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    Good story, great narration, though it could stand to have a little more audio editing.

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    Anthony Michael 03-15-15 Member Since 2017

    Just a guy trying to fill a small void in my life by reading some great literature.

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    The story line wasn't to bad. At lot of canned phrases through out the book. Magic and creature scenes drew and keep my attention. Will read the next book to see the improvement every one keeps talking about. Also, the book was a quick listen and finished in a week (listened to while driving to/from work).

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    This was an excellent story, and the narrator made the story more real. The action combined with fantasy gives this book five stars all around!

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