Storm Front Audiobook by Jim Butcher (Review)

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Review of: Storm Front Audiobook
Jim Butcher

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On September 29, 2014
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Storm Front Audiobook Review

By: Jim Butcher

Narrated by: James Marsters

Published by: Buzzy Multimedia Publishing Corp. o6/10/2009

Storm Front Audiobook Cover


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The Dresden Files

8 hrs and 1 min

Whispersync- for Voice-ready

Urban Fantasy

Storm Front Audiobook Sample

Storm Front

My Thoughts

I read this book many years ago, but never picked up any other books from the series. I have no idea why. I enjoyed this book. I have heard so many great things about the series and even the narrator, so I decided that I should give it a try on audio. I did go back to listen to book one because it had been so long, I knew I would never remember what was going on the series.

Harry Dresden is a wizard. He is even listed as one in the phone book. He helps his clients with magical problems. He is a consultant for the Chicago PD. Things get a little hairy when Harry has to help investigate magical murders where he could be one of the prime suspects.

Dresden has to help protect the public from some pretty weird magic. He has to do some things he isn’t happy about. He loses the trust of one his few friends. He has the governing council of wizards after him. Things don’t look good for him.

Overall, I enjoyed Storm Front, though it didn’t set my world on fire. I’m definitely intrigued and want to see more of what is going to happen to Harry Dresden. Is he able to heal some of the relationships that he damaged in this book? What other crazy cases does he end up working. I love police with magical twist, so I think this has a lot of potential. I have already requested book two from my library, there is a waiting list for it.

Storm Front Audiobook Narration

My Review

You might recognize the name, James Marsters. He is also known as Spike from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show. His narration was different than what I am used to, but it worked for this series. He had a bit of a guy next door voice for Dresden and there was some breathing and sighing that would normally annoy me, but seemed like something Harry Dresden would do, so it fit. I would like to see Marsters do a better job with women’s voices, but there are not a lot of women in this series, so far, so it wasn’t too bad.

Author Jim Butcher

Author Jim Butcher Photo by Karen Hacker

Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.


Narrator James MarstersAMERICAN actor, singer and songwriter James Marsters first found international fame playing punk-goth Brit vampire Spike in the critically acclaimed American TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the equally popular spin-off Angel.

Film roles include live action film Dragon Ball, romantic love story P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler and Kathy Bates , USA Original true-crime film Cool Money, independent thriller Shadow Puppets, Winding Roads, The House On Haunted Hill and Chance with Buffy co-star Amber Benson.


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