dresden files #2
read by james marsters
Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Business has been slow lately for Harry Dresden. Okay, business has been dead. Not undead - just dead. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry hasn't been able to dredge up any kind of work - magical or mundane. But just when it looks like he can't afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise. A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses. And the first two don't count. Magic - it can get a guy killed.
When I found out that James Marsters read for the audiobook versions of the Dresden Files I decided to give fiction audiobooks another try.
Marsters has a great voice, no doubt about it and I can fully believe him as the Harry Dresden character. I was able to get through the whole book, although it took me weeks listening here and there. I would drift off a time or two and have to rewind a bit, but it wasn't as bad as my previous attempts at fiction audiobooks.
The story itself was okay. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. It reminds me a lot of early Anita Blake. I do like that Dresden isn't a tough guy. Except for his magical abilities he's a pretty average guy. His courage comes from his goodness. But the pace and the subject matter is very similar to Anita Blake. I think I would have enjoyed this more had a read it instead of listened to it so I will continue on with the series, but do the reading myself!