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Book Cover Image: Fool Moon by Jim ButcherTitle: Fool Moon: The Dresden Files #02

Author: Jim Butcher

Narrator: James Marsters

Audiobook Length: 10 hours, 6 minutes

Synopsis (Courtesy of Powell’s Books):

“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 — 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…

Thoughts: Poor Harry Dresden. The man cannot catch a break. As Harry’s latest case gets stranger and stranger, Harry’s strength and character are tested to his breaking point and beyond. It makes for a thrilling whodunit of mystical proportions.

What makes Harry such a great hero is that he doesn’t shy away from his faults but embraces them and knows that they make him unique. His penchant for being attracted to the darker elements of magic as well as his chivalry combine to put him into some very difficult situations that would be easily avoided for regular, more selfish characters. He takes ownership of his mistakes rather than try to explain them away or pass them off on others. He is extremely refreshing in his honesty and compassion for fellow humans.

James Marsters embodies Harry Dresden and adds his own elements of humaneness to Harry’s character. His concern, confusion and extraordinariness come across with every breath Mr. Marsters takes. He makes the entire series an auditory pleasure.

I’ll admit I am hooked on this series. It has everything I enjoy in a mystery – elements of the supernatural, great characters, interesting mysteries that are difficult to solve in advance, and a backdrop that takes on a life of its own. Fool Moon continues the promise established by the first novel in the series and builds on it, making a reader extremely anxious to continue to find out what else will befall our hapless hero.

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