Narrator: James Marsters
Published by Buzzy Multimedia Publishing Corp. on 10 June 2009
Length: 10 hours and 6 minutes
Source: Purchased through Audible
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.
Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn't been able to dredge up any kind of work--magicalor 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...
Thoughts: I watched The Dresden Files years ago when it was a TV show, and it has been a few years since I read the first book in the series, Storm Front. I shouldn’t have waited so long to continue this series. I love detective stories and I love magic. This series combines the two in a way that ups the tension, adds to the mystery, and makes everything more exciting.
Fool Moon is a werewolf story and I really enjoyed the different elements it juggled. I did not piece together what was happening, so I was on the edge of my seat as Harry Dresden solved the mystery, but then had to fight his way out of a tough situation. The very, very end had a bit of a twist that I found surprising and thought-provoking. I also appreciated that there are a few clues thrown in for the bigger series mystery. I’m just as curious as Harry is to find out about his mother, and I hope it’s something dealt with sooner rather than later, as I continue reading.
Favorite Moment: Figuring out what the FBI was hiding… I did not see that coming!
WTF Moment: At one point Harry puts on a magical wolf belt and transforms into a werewolf. It is a very intense scene, perfect within the book, but also shocking to hear the animal instinct take over within a first person perspective.
Narrator: I seriously love James Marsters, and his deep, gravelly voice was perfect for Harry Dresden. He perfectly captures Dresden’s weariness and resignation, but his determination, intelligence, and magic as well.
Overall: I love The Dresden Files. They take one of my favorite genres–classic crime/detective novels–and add magic!