Fool Moon (Dresden Files, Book 2) by Jim Butcher

Rating: 5

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 2)
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Author: Jim Butcher
Reader: James Marsters

Short Review: Harry Dresden, Wizard of Chicago, gets pulled into a murder investigation riddled with werewolves and betrayal. Marsters remains the perfect reader to bring the Dresden Files to life.

Long Review: The second installment in the Dresden Files is perhaps stronger than the first.  In this  all our enemies have either claws or guns. Not satisfied with simply one bad guy, Butcher has thrown a whole arsenal of people and creatures to complicate Harry’s life. Not just werewolves, but multiple kinds. Not just the cops of Special Investigations are not on his side, but the FBI is in town. Gangs not enough for you? Never fear, we have the Mafia too!

Can you read this without having read the first book in the series, Storm Front? I suppose so, but you will have more fun with it if you start at the beginning and meet everyone along the way.

In this book we also get a bit more background on Harry and the world he lives in. We learn a few Wizard secrets and get to know his allies a bit better. Butcher’s characters are not cardboard cutouts – even those just passing through get enough detail to make them feel real. To top it off, Marsters has all the right voices for this wild assortment of characters. Most importantly, his voice for Harry, both his speaking voice and the one inside his head, is just perfect. He makes it sound so easy, so natural.

I don’t want to spoil any of the story for you, so from here I just say – go listen!

You can listen to the first chapter for free.


  1. c smythe wrote:

    the reader is an idiot, bland and tasteless, his rendition detracts from a slightly better than mediocre story . . . pretty lame all around.

  2. Jeanne wrote:

    I am so sorry you feel this way. I guess we will just have to agree to disagree. For those still on the fence, I encourage you to listen to the audio sample available via the link above.

  3. Whoo Hoo Sounds like c.smythe hasn’t heard this book and has some sort of grudge against James Marsters. Harry Dresden is always a great ride. The Dresden Files read bu Mr.Marsters is anything but bland. I began reading the Dresden Files with Fool Moon, went back and got Storm Front and devoured anything Jim Butcher has written . I read the books, then listen to the audios. In fact, I started listening to audio books because of the Dresden Files and now have quite a collection of Sci-F & Fantasy, Horror and mystery audio books in my collection.