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Fool Moon

The Dresden Files, Book 2
Auteur(s): Jim Butcher
Narrateur(s): James Marsters
Durée: 10 h et 6 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (204 évaluations)

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Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

Soon he finds himself pinned between trigger-happy FBI agents, shape-shifiting motorcycle gang members, a threatened mobster boss, and an heir to an ancient curse along with his primal fiance. Throw in environmental activists and a pair of young werewolves in love and you have something of Fool Moon.

©2002 Jim Butcher (P)2002 Buzzy Multimedia

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Leaves a bit to be desired, but worth it!

Somehow, the second installment didn't captivate me quite as swiftly as the first one did.

This book is another well-written insight to the urban fantasy of Butcher's universe, and still worth checking out if you enjoyed the first book. Marsters is still the perfect casting choice for the narration and I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. Would I call it a worthy sequel, though? Not quite.

Writing-wise, I feel as if too many new characters and plot threads were introduced to make the plot sufficiently compelling. Murphy, who was one of my favourite characters in the first installment, feels like a caricature of herself, here--the once-endearing character traits of a strong moral compass and lawful stubbornness overblown to offer little more than annoying interruptions and obstacles for Dresden at the most inconvenient times. Marconi also felt like a shade of his former self, his eerie sense of unmatched power, influence, and greed now an unfounded joke in light of the plot's progression. The majority of new characters introduced felt flat and one-dimensional, only present to serve very specific roles in the carefully crafted outline of the mystery.

Agent Denten, on the other hand, was fantastically written! He was realistic, formidable, strong, and fabulously intimidating. One of my favourite parts of the book was the soulgaze he exchanged with Dresden--what an awe-inspiring turn of prose. Without giving too much away, his role was the highlight of this story for me, and I honestly feel as if the addition of the weaker cast mates on his team diluted his impact as a character.

I also really enjoyed Susan's character development and the development of her relationship with Dresden, as well. She was fleshed out a bit more, given a bit more personality and motivation and agency, and I love her all the more for it. I do hope we get to see more of her and Dresden in the future.

All in all, this was still an entertaining read! I will definitely be continuing the series as I am excited to see where Dresden's adventures take him next.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Loved this book!!

loved this book! good story and good orator!! going to listen to more of the books in this series!!

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Entertaining though not spectacular

Very well read. Story was entertaining but sometimes painful or predictable, it really clubs you over the head with the theme. Still a good fun read.

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an overall upgrade from Stormfront

The narration is cleaner, the story feels more original, the chapter format is just flat out better. if you enjoyed stormfront you will like this installment as well.

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Awsome.

I love this story and can't wait to start the next one. James Marsters is amazing.

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Terrible

The only thing worthwhile is the narration by James Marsters, but this is brought down by some of awful dialogue he has to read. There is also nothing but derogatory descriptions of women.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • David Ziegler
  • 2010-05-06

One of the best books I've read in a long time!

I first discovered The Dresden Files series on NetFlix and was instantly hooked. I was nervous about reading Jim Butcher's books after seeing the series, worrying that my preconceptions and possible knowledge of plotlines might take away from the experience, but there's so much more to the characters and stories that I didn't even think of the TV series as I listened. Wonderful characters, wonderful stories, wonderful prose. I liked Marster's narration better in the second book. In fact, as much as I loved the first book, I found the second far more enjoyable, suspenseful, and thought provoking.

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • pterion
  • 2009-07-16

I'm liking Harry more and more

I was looking for another engaging series to try after reading all of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books and found Jim Butcher's books.

Harry Dresden, a wizard/detective in Chicago, is a very quirky, compelling main character who gets himself in one unbelievable predicament after another. I found the writing style of this second Dresden book to be decidedly improved from the first (Storm Front). Although there is still some hackneyed detective-genre prose to make me cringe at times, I am won over by Jim Butcher's talent for painting these characters, creating an intriguing paranormal universe, and some twisty-turny storylines that keep you guessing.

Fool Moon (nice pun, BTW) is about Harry's search to discover the source of a recent spate of killings, presumably by a werewolf. You will learn more about the different flavors of werewolf than you ever thought you wanted to know, and how they kill their prey (warning: not for the squeamish!)

I'm going to download the rest of the Dresden series because I just have to know what happens next to Harry and how he'll get out of it!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Joseph
  • 2015-11-06

Good story reader saliva issue

The story was good but the reader needed to drink some water or something. He keeps lip smacking throughout the book which is like listening to someone eat hot wings. Very distracting.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kent A. Larson
  • SLC, UT
  • 2009-07-09

Another great novel of the Dresden Files

This novel is a turning point in the series. It is the second book in the Dresden Files and paves a strong foundation for turning a fairly light fantasy series into a substantial series with characters that live and breath. Murphy and Dresden begin to define the kind of friendship that will blossom into something very special.

Harry becomes something a bit more than just a brooding wizard as he begins to realize his responsibilities not just to trying to make a living but to his friends and his community of wizards.

James Marsten continues his excellent talent of reading these books and I disagree with a previous review that his delivery was shaky. His performance was stronger than the first book, Storm Front, and it continues to get better through the rest of the series.

I hope Audible gets all of the series. You should, too!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • William
  • Suwanee, GA, United States
  • 2014-03-06

Reasonably good book, poor performance

What did you like best about Fool Moon? What did you like least?

After enjoying the Codex Alera series, I hoped that I was going to enjoy the Dresden Files. Unfortunately, I can't say that I have, and I'm not going to buy any more of the books in this series. In fairness to the author, my primary issue with the books is the reader. Maybe I have been spoiled by George Guidall, Kate Reading, and others, but Marsters' narration is so distracting that it keeps me from appreciating the author's work. That having been said, I can only rate the book itself as good, as opposed to very good or excellent. Some of the things that the characters do are simply implausible. Granted this is a book series about a wizard, but still, the actions of the people in the book need to be consistent with human nature. For example, an FBI agent would not draw her gun and try to kill a police lieutenant simply because they had gotten into a tussle. So, net-net, the first two books were disappointing.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • RabidReads
  • 2015-01-04

Werewolves, lycantropes, hexenwolves & loup-garou!

I enjoyed this installment more than book 1; the narration was much improved, it had chapters (I need order in my reads), and the story showcased countless different types of werewolves. The cast of secondary characters were wonderful as was Dresden's POV. The author's dark humour is catchy, and the action sequences were heart-stopping, especially the one in the police station. Whoa Nelly!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Brandon
  • 2013-05-21

Done with Mr. Dresden

Any additional comments?

I have to admit I came into The Dresden Files expecting something really great but in the end it really just isn't for me. Dresden is a bit of an ass and spends most of the book in an emo mess of self loathing about how everything wouldn't be so screwed up if he was just able to figure out the convoluted mystery sooner.

Then there is Karrin Murphy. Ms. Murphy is far to quick to just assume Dresden is an evil, murdering, bastard when in truth he is just a crappy friend who can't just tell her what is actually going on which is what she is paying him to do.

Oh and lets not forget Mr. Masters. The breathing, oh the breathing. Why in the world did the editor allow all of the damn breathing and swallowing to stay in the book? Don't get me wrong, it isn't half as bad as the first book but it really pulled me out of the story. At least the production value for this book was a bit better than the first because it didn't sound like a bootleg of a 1950s radio program.

Alas, I have to say that I really don't think I am going to continue the Dresden Files. I had high hopes but it really just seems like a chore to continue with the series. It isn't the worst thing in the world and I fully understand that a lot of people really love the series but it's just not for me.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Steadfast
  • 2018-02-05

not even close to first one

Excellent amazing police station scene...
made the whole book worth it!

Everything else pretty much sucked...
Rinse and repeat over and over again...

I had a REAL hard time buying that all types show up at once...please... Was there a convention?

number 3 book better pick up this mess...or I'm out...


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    4 out of 5 stars
  • pashopper
  • BUTLER, PA, United States
  • 2009-07-05

Howling entertainment

With all the undead books out there it was surprising to find a werewolf story that is actually original. Lots of suspense and lots of laughs mixed together - very enjoyable detective story fun. Some adult content, tastefully written, but not for pre-teens.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • Bethel, CT, United States
  • 2012-10-09

Pity Party

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Dresden's moaning. He goes on about how its all his fault that other people have died. He is also on his last leg, yet has energy to save the day one more time. I think Butcher pushed it in this book.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jim Butcher? Why or why not?

Possibly, but if its another pity party - count me out of the Dresden series.

Which scene was your favorite?

Nothing comes to mind

Do you think Fool Moon needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, because it would involve more self pity.

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