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Download Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (84,581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Buzzy Multimedia Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dren | 2/14/2014

    " I enjoyed the story. I wasn't expecting anything *mind blowing* so it was just a good story. I'll keep reading the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Henderson | 2/3/2014

    " Loved it! Wizard detective complete with fairy and troll conjuring - omg haha - my kinda book for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 1/31/2014

    " This was a very enjoyable book. Nice blend of mystery and fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Bernstein | 1/27/2014

    " 3.5 stars. Overall enjoyable read. Mildly suspenseful, often humorous. I kept reading after the introduction of a vampire...that says a lot. I'm a sucker for the noir style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Niehoff | 1/24/2014

    " Having seen the TV show before listening to the audiobooks, I can say I have enjoyed both. Well, the first book anyway. I am giving it 4 stars mostly in the hope that the groundwork that has been laid here is expanded on in the next books. I won't have to stay in suspense long because they have already been released, and though I do feel a bit guilty... I will make good on it by saying I will adjust to 5 stars if the following books satisfy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale Mccoy | 1/14/2014

    " A good start to the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody Wingfield | 1/14/2014

    " Good intro book. Not stellar, but the ideas are there to develop, good basic knowledge of the magical sphere made for decent realism. Good enough to make me want to read Book 2, Fool Moon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Kiraly | 1/10/2014

    " A fun story that is the intro to the series. I love this series. Its fast paced, and quick witted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley Howell | 11/8/2013

    " Excellent plot and character development. Great story and great laughs! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Holcomb | 10/18/2013

    " Well written descriptions & full of wizardy. I could see how this character is so popular. I got lost a few times with the fight scenes. Those demons just kept coming! Lol! It seems like a fun series to get caught up in! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Brehme | 9/9/2013

    " Every time I hear a bump in the night, i want Harry to come to my rescue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maz | 7/12/2013

    " This is brilliant. Must read more..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lexi Italia | 5/30/2013

    " The first in what are my favorite books of all time. Maybe the least exciting of them...but really really good books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janevstar | 5/10/2012

    " Great start to a fun character "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wdmoor | 1/7/2012

    " Good stuff. A cranky PI who happens to be a sorcerer scraping by in Chicago. I'd never heard of the urban fantasy genre and the only reason I picked up the book were the comment on Hulu. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missie | 10/13/2011

    " I had to keep reminding myself that the series came before The Iron Druid Chronicles. They are so similar, though I think I laughed a bit more with Atticus. Still, Harry charmed the heck out of me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Flohre | 9/27/2011

    " Great fun! Harry is an awesome hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Cullivan | 9/4/2011

    " There are a lot of Dresden books on my shelf, I recommend them all, and I don't think it's necessary to review each one. Just read this book. If you like it, you'll like the others. If you hate it, well, it's still better than what's on 499 of those 500 channels your TV gets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 8/24/2011

    " The friend who lent me this book warned me that even Jim Butcher thinks the writing in this book is not great, and he was right. The story and the characters are really well done though, and I believe EVERYONE when they say to keep reading. So I will. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Utech | 7/10/2011

    " Not sure what it would have taken to get this to a five star book, four just felt right to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/22/2011

    " Read a while back on the recommendation of a friend. Pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/21/2011

    " this book is awesome! I loved the chicago detective, dresden. He's a wizard working with the CPD to catch the bad guys. The book keeps you wanting to turn the pages to discover who did it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Batmensch | 5/18/2011

    " What a great book for traveling! Lightweight, pulpy writing, slam bang adventure, and new takes on all my old fantasy creatures (vampires, ogres, fairies, demons, etc). I've read the first five books on my 10-day trip to Mexico! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Comedian999 | 5/18/2011

    " If I have developed a perverse weakness for urban fantasy, it is largely Jim Butcher's fault. His, and the Sci-Fi channel's adaptation, and the airport bookstore only gave me the choice of this or Sarah Palin's book to kill a cross-country flight's worth of nicotine fits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 5/18/2011

    " listened to this via audiobook. I really like the narrator. James Marsters does a great job.
    am listening to the second book now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 5/14/2011

    " I like to audiobook the Dresden Files from the library. They're kinda bad but very listenable and eventually they really grow on you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald | 5/12/2011

    " Took a bit for me to get into it, but it sure picked up. On to the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 5/10/2011

    " Bruce Campbell as a lazy, vaguely employed sleuth/magician. "

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About the Author
Author Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old—The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight, he’d added the rest of the Narnia books, the Chronicles of Prydain, every book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels, and The Lord of the Rings to his count. He was pretty much doomed from the start. Love of fantasy drew him toward a fairly eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding, archery, martial arts, costuming, music, and theater. He played a lot of role-playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and eventually got into live-action role-play. He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until, just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every piece of her advice. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways. The result was the Dresden Files. She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on writing. Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera. He has plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one.

About the Narrator

James Marsters, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, graduated from Davis High School and attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. After spending ten years doing stage work, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. He got his big break as Spike in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He is also a talented musician; his band Ghost of the Robot has released three albums: Mad Brilliant, B-Sider, and Murphy’s Law.