Series: The Dresden Files
Published by Penguin Group on April 1st 2000
Genres: fantasy, Fiction, Magic
Length: 8 hours and 1 minute
Narrator: James Marsters
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Also in this series: Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
Also by this author: Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name.
I know this was a TV show once upon a time, but I never watched it. I didn’t even know it was based on a book until my mom told me. I have to say I enjoyed this book.
Harry Dresden is a wizard, and he has a very dry sense of humor. Which I completely loved. He gets himself into a huge case without realizing just how deep everything goes. I like that he tries to be as cautious as possible so that he doesn’t piss off the council, but he also knows when he needs to say “screw it” and do what needs to be done. I do wonder what exactly he did to make the council pay so much attention to him.
I’m a sucker for books dealing with magic so I know this was right up my alley. There are different forms, and I like that it’s established so that everyone doesn’t think all magic is awful, or awesome. I found it funny that technology pretty much hates Harry. And he’s definitely not what people would picture as a hero. He doesn’t go out looking to save the day. He’s just trying to pay rent and get by.
I’ll be continuing this series to see what happens after the drama from this one.
On to the narrator
It’s no secret that I love James Marsters. I loved him as Spike and in the few novels I’ve heard him narrate. I love that he gets into character. There are some sighs and other noises when he speaks, but those only add to the character he is portraying. He knows when to add inflection to get the point across.
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